Emergency Medicine
ENHANCED SKILLS PROGRAM

We offer one year of specialty training in emergency medicine, accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. After successful completion of our program and satisfactory results on the oral and written examinations, you will receive the Certificate of Special Competency in Emergency Medicine. This program is open to applicants holding their Certificate in Family Medicine.

In this program you will develop critical care skills that will help you recognize and manage acute illness and injury. You will gain this expertise through training in a wide variety of practice settings including adult and pediatric tertiary hospitals, urban community hospitals, as well as experiences with the Winnipeg Emergency Medical Service and the Northern Medical Unit of the University of Manitoba.

A second stream based out of Brandon Regional Health Centre mirrors the urban program, with experiences based at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Two residents are matched to this program.

Goals and objectives

The objectives of the program are to ensure residents develop competency in recognizing and initiating management of acute illness and injury using critical care skills.

Curriculum (Winnipeg)

  • Anesthesia (4 weeks) at Grace Hospital
  • Emergency Medicine – tertiary (16 weeks) at Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital
  • Emergency Medicine – community (8 weeks) at Grace Hospital
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (4 weeks) at Children’s Hospital
  • Medical ICU (4 weeks) at Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital
  • Surgical ICU (4 weeks) at Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital
  • Trauma Surgery (4 weeks) at Health Sciences Centre
  • Selectives – 2 (8 weeks) at a choice of EMS, Community ER or Cardiology*. Other options are also available.

*Required if not taken in the Family Medicine Program.

Curriculum (Brandon)

  • Anesthesia (2 weeks) at Brandon Regional Health Centre
  • Emergency Medicine – tertiary (4 weeks) at Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital
  • Emergency Medicine – community (18 weeks) at Brandon Regional Health Centre
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (4 weeks) at Children’s Hospital
  • Medical ICU (4 weeks) at Brandon Regional Health Centre
  • Surgical ICU (4 weeks) at Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital
  • Cardiac (4 weeks) at St Boniface Hospital
  • Selectives (8 weeks) at a choice of EMS, Community ER, Ortho Clinic, Plastic Surgery, Trauma, CCU*. Other options are also available.

*Required if not taken in the Family Medicine Program.

How to apply

1) Confirm your eligibility

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

You have successfully completed a two-year family medicine residency (or equivalent) and/or have received the CCFP designation.

You have current ACLS certification

2) Complete your application

Visit the CaRMS website at http://www.carms.ca/en/ for deadlines and application procedures. This is also where candidates apply for the program.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medicine 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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Visit the CaRMS website at http://www.carms.ca/en/ for deadlines and application procedures. This is also where candidates apply for the program.