Contact PGME
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Educational Program Office
260 Brodie Centre, 727 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB Canada R3E 3P5
Office: (204) 789-3290   Fax: ( 204) 789-3929  

General PGME Enquiries Accreditation Enquiries
Awards Enquiries eHealth Enquiries
Research Enquiries Sponsored Trainee Applications
Trainee Employment Issues       Trainee Payroll Enquiries
VENTIS Help desk CBD Enquiries


Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education
Dr. Clifford Yaffe, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Director, PGME Core Curriculum
Dr. Alexandra Ilnyckyj
, MD, FRCPC

Chair, PGME Resident Research Coordinator Council
Dr. Shayne Taback, MD, FRCPC

Chair, PGME Alternate Route of Entry (ARETS)
Dr. Tamara Buchel, MD, CCFP

PGME Program Director Accreditation and Allocations
Dr. Kurt Skakum, MD, FRCPC 

Academic Lead, Competency Based Education Implementation
Dr. Robert Brown, MD, FRCPC

Subject Matter Expert (CanMEDS Intrinsic Roles)
Dr. Joel Kettner
MD, LMCC, FRCSC, MSc, FRCPC


Business Manager, PGME, IMG, PGME Wellness , Professionalism, CIP
Amarbeer Bhandari, (204) 295-2737

  • Manages HR Unit Needs for PGME, IMG Program, PGME Wellness, and Professionalism
  • Manages operating and grant department budgets
  • Oversees Financial Management and Departmental expenditures

Team Lead, PGME
Wendi Charette, (204) 272-3120

  • Oversees PGME administration, implementing the goals and objectives of the PGME Executive Committee
  • Oversees resident, fellow, and exchange student admissions and registration
  • Oversees all aspects of the national accreditation process (7-year cycle) including pre-accreditation workshops
  • Oversees management of PGME Clinical Fellowship administrative processes
  • Oversees and provides program support for CaRMS processes

Assistant to the Associate Dean, PGME
Donna Coulis, (204) 789-3290

  • Manages the Associate Dean's schedule, including booking appointments
  • Provides administrative support for Core Curriculum registration and attendance management
  • Completes the mandatory course tracking in VENTIS
  • Provides administrative support for the PGME Executive Committee, and the following PGME Executive Subcommittees: Competency Based Education Committee, and Educational Development Committee.

PGME Resident Administrator (RA)
Gail Tomczuk, (204) 789-3452

  • Provides administrative support from entry to completion including admissions, registration, training advancement, verification of training requests, completion of training certificates, and External Elective requests for the following departments:
    Obstetrics & Gynecology, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Clinical Health Psychology and Dental and Diagnostic Surgical Science.
  • Provides administrative support for the PGME Executive BCY and Allocation Advisory Subcommittee (AAC)

PGME Resident Administrator (RA)
Jenn Doroniuk, (204) 789-3453

  • Provides administrative support from entry to completion including admissions, registration, training advancement, verification of training requests, completion of training certificates, and External Elective requests for the following departments: 
    Family Medicine, Anesthesia, Community Health Sciences, Dental and Diagnostic Surgical Science, Clinical Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Cytogenetics, Clinical Biochemistry, Emergency Medicine,Biochemistry & Medical Genetic and the Musculoskeletal Fellowship
  • Provides administrative support for the PGME Executive Fellowship Advisory Subcommittee

PGME Resident Administrator (RA)
Kim Le, (204) 789-3352

  • Provides administrative support from entry to completion including admissions, registration, training advancement, verification of training requests, completion of training certificates, and External Elective requests for the following departments: 
    Surgery, Internal Medicine, Preventive Dental Science, Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases and Clinician Investigator Program 
  • Provides administrative support for the PGME Executive Assessments Subcommittee

Administrator, PGME Resident Research and Awards
Karen Holmes, (204) 789-3498

  • Provides administrative support for all general resident research activities including Biostatistical Consulting for Residents and Fellows and the Resident Research Coordinator Council
  • Administers the Clinician Investigator Program, including acting as the main point of contact for program inquiries and coordinating the annual application and intake process
  • Administrator and primary contact for all PGME awards, scholarships, and bursaries
  • Provides administrative support for the PGME Executive Awards, Bursaries, & Scholarships Subcommittee

Admissions Assistant, PGME
Deniz Yildiz, covering for Fitri Gagne (maternity leave), (204) 789-3572

  • Provides administrative support for Sponsored Trainee applications and confirmation of sponsorship
  • Administers the PHIA Online Course
  • Manages the distribution and contact lists for Program Directors and Administrators
  • Processes Letters of Approval for travel
  • Provides administrative support for the PGME Executive Accreditation Subcommittee (PGME-AC) and the Alternate Resident Entry & Transfer Subcommittee (ARETS)

Administrator, PGME Finance
Tracy Smith, (204) 789-3568

  • Provides Program support for processing travel claims
  • Processes funding allocations for Sponsored Trainees

CBD Administrator, PGME

  • Provides administrative support to Program Directors, Residency Program Committees, Competence Committees, Faculty and Residents with the transition of residency programs to a Competence By Design Framework


Residency Program Contact List
(October 16, 2017)