You’ll start out in the Winnipeg-based Northern Connection Medical Centre: an urban clinic that accepts patients from all walks of life, with a high concentration of inner-city area patients, patients with complex mental health needs, and out-of-town populations who need primary care while in the province’s capital city.
In your second year, you’ll head to northern Manitoba, Nunavut, or the Northwest Territories. Some of the communities you visit will be larger northern towns and cities; others will be so remote, you’ll fly in via bushplane. Along the way, you’ll be able to enjoy the astonishing beauty of northern Canada while gaining the experience you need to practice wherever your family medicine career takes you.
Residents in this stream complete 16 months of core clinical training in Winnipeg followed by approximately eight months of training in predominantly northern and remote sites. The Indigenous health curriculum is integrated into both years of the program, with an emphasis on cultural safety, anti-racism health policy, advocacy, and leadership.
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Residents accepted into the program sign a two-year return-of-service agreement with Manitoba Health for commitment to practice in a remote or northern Manitoba community, which is attached to an incentive stipend of $50,000. After your return-of-service has been fulfilled, you can apply for admission to a specialty training program of your choice in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.