Enhanced Skills Program

Cancer Care 

This program will help you develop skills in cancer management and prepare you for future practice in a wide variety of cancer treatment settings. Your training includes experiences in outpatient medical and radiation oncology, a family physician-led oncology continuity clinic, in-patient palliative care, outpatient pain and symptom management clinics, and rural oncology and palliative care.

Your learning experiences may be customized with other experiences such as surgical oncology, psychosocial support services, in-patient leukemia/stem cell transplant services, and oncology research. This program takes between six and twelve months to complete.


The program can be anywhere from six to 12 months in length, depending on the needs of the trainee.

Core rotations include outpatient clinics staffed by medical oncologists and FPOs delivering systemic cancer therapy, as well as clinics in radiation oncology and symptom management. Trainees will also gain experience on a palliative care unit, and work in a family physician-run continuity oncology clinic.

Other possible rotations include surgical and psychosocial oncology, in-patient leukemia/stem cell transplant service, rural family practice oncology, and research.

How to Apply

1) Confirm your eligibility

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • You are eligible for full registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.
  • You have successfully completed/or are in the process of completing a two-year family medicine residency (or equivalent) and/or have received the CCFP designation.
2) Gather your documents

You will require the following:

  • Resumé
  • Three signed letters of reference written no more than three months before the application deadline 
  • Letter of intent, briefly outlining your career and learning goals for the program and stating why you are well-suited for an oncology-focused program
  • Certificate of Professional Standing from The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba or from the regulatory body of your home province
3) Complete your application

Your application is considered complete when you have successfully submitted the documents outlined above. No additional application forms are required.

Your documents can be provided to the program coordinator by mail, fax or email (contact information in the column to the right.).

The deadline for submission is November 1 of each year.

4) Notification

You can expect a response to your application by the second week of November. Successful applicants will begin the program July 1 of the following year. 


Upon successful completion of the Cancer Care Enhanced Skills program you will receive a diploma from the University of Manitoba’s College of Medicine.



To learn more about the program, contact the program lead:

Program Lead
Dr. Tunji Fatoye 

Kildonan Medical Centre, Seven Oaks General Hospital
2300 McPhillips St.
Winnipeg, MB R2V 3M3


To apply or to ask questions about the process, please contact the ESP CancerCare Assistant:

Jana Mudra
Tel: 204-594-5352 
Fax: 204-272-3090

P228 Pathology
770 Bannatyne Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3