Care of the Elderly

Through this collaborative program offered jointly by the departments of Family Medicine and Geriatrics, you will gain expertise in providing complex geriatric care. You will work with geriatricians and family physicians in a variety of settings including hospitals, personal care homes, geriatric day hospitals, as well as home and community settings. Graduates of this program provide care across the province.


The curriculum is flexible and designed to meet the learning needs of the fellow. The program consists of either a 6- or 13-block schedule of rotations, depending on the needs of the resident.

Rotations include core experiences in geriatric psychiatry, in- patient geriatrics, geriatric day hospital, behavioural unit, and community-based geriatrics.

Elective experiences are available in sub-specialty clinics, health policy, and research, among others. Horizontal experiences in personal care home medicine and continuity clinics in family medicine are available to interested candidates.

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
  • You have current ACLS certification
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
  • 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 Care of the Elderly Enhanced Skills program you will receive a diploma from the University of Manitoba’s Max Rady College of Medicine.

Contact Us

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

Collette Thiessen
Tel: 204-594-5352 
Fax: 204-272-3090

P228 Pathology
770 Bannatyne Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3M 3E9


The application deadline for this program is November 1 of each year