This program is designed to help trainees 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, palliative care out-patient consult service (or in-patient care depending on previous exposure), outpatient pain and symptom management clinics, and rural oncology and palliative care as applicable.
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 allows the option of six or twelve months.
The goal of the program is to provide additional training in the management of patients with malignant disease primarily (with the additional benefit of providing learning experience and knowledge in benign hematology, symptom management and palliative care).
As this is a third year Family Medicine Enhanced Skills Program, the trainee will be required to have one half day a week continuity clinics in Family Medicine.
The majority of the training will be under the supervision of Medical Oncology/Surgical Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology specialists, but where available/feasible, at least one half day a week during the rotations should be with Family Physicians in Oncology (FPOs) in the Disease Site Groups (DSG) clinics.
At the completion of training, graduates will be able to confidently work as Family Physicians in Oncology/General Practitioners in Oncology (FPO/GPO) in any of the following nationwide – Academic Cancer Centers, Regional Cancer Centers/Clinics, and Community Oncology Clinics in both urban and rural locations. They will also be able to, as required provide consultative service to other family/generalist physician colleagues.
The training is designed to be entirely out-patient based with the option of an elective in-patient cancer ward exposure as desired by the trainee.
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 urgent care clinics, clinics in radiation oncology, palliative care, and symptom management. Trainees will also gain experience doing palliative care consults (or if desired, in an inpatient palliative care unit), and work in a family physician in oncology (FPO)-run continuity oncology clinic.
Other potential exposures include surgical and psychosocial oncology, gynecology oncology, rural family practice oncology and research.
The 12 month (52 week) rotation schedule is divided in to 13 four week blocks. The 6 month (26 week) rotation schedule will comprise 6.5 four week blocks.
Core experiences during training (12 months) will include:
Additional exposure during each rotation as appropriate
Participation/attendance at academic half days during each 4 week block
Attendance/participation at journal clubs
Attendance and possibly presentation during disease site group (DSG) “walk rounds”
The majority of the training will be under the supervision of medical oncology/surgical oncology/gynecologic oncology specialists, but where available/feasible, at least one half day a week during the rotations should be with Family Physicians in Oncology (FPOs) in the Disease Site Groups (DSG) clinics.
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:
- 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.
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 Max Rady College of Medicine.
Updated July 3, 2018
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To apply or to ask questions about the process, please contact:
770 Bannatyne Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3M 3E9
The application deadline for this program is November 1 of each year