Undergraduate Program

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Pediatric Undergraduate Medicine

The Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education Program strives to provide a supportive learning environment that enables students to appreciate and understand the unique features of infant, child and adolescent medicine. By teaching the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes appropriate for pediatric medicine, students will have a solid foundation for providing competent child care both inside and outside of Pediatrics.   

Pre-Clerkship years

In Pre-Clerkship (Year 1 and 2), pediatrics is integrated into various teaching blocks, including the body system themes.  The goals and objectives of Pre-Clerkship are met through lectures, interactive tutorials, small group problem-based learning sessions, independent learning, bedside teaching and clinical sessions with both actual and "standardized" patients.  This preclinical education provides a framework for the intensive six-week pediatric rotation in the Clerkship years.

Clerkship years

The six-week Clerkship rotation (Year 3) involves both ambulatory (outpatient clinic) and ward (inpatient) experiences.  The ambulatory three week block places students with pediatric preceptors in community or hospital-based general pediatric clinics, Children’s subspecialty clinics, neonatology, pediatric emergency rooms, and pediatric fast track areas (minor treat area in the pediatric emergency room).  The three-week  ward component allows students to work as a team member of a pediatric general medical service based at the HSC-Children’s site. Students work under close supervision of pediatric physician preceptors as well as pediatric residents in the University of Manitoba Pediatric Postgraduate Training Program.  On the inpatient rotation, students will work on one of three teams: Oak – predominantly primary subspecialty patients and patients without a community pediatrician; Elm – patients with complex medical needs with a community pediatrician; and PINE (Pediatric Inner-city and Northern Experience), the team that focuses on pediatric patients who live in the Winnipeg Core or Northern areas of Manitoba. All teams care for children with common and complex medical needs providing a broad-based introduction to pediatric hospital medicine. The Pediatric Clerkship is supported by a comprehensive pediatric academic half day, pediatric noon hour tutorials, scheduled observed history and physical examinations with pediatric patients, and additional educationally- focused rounds and teaching opportunities.

Transition to Residency

In Transition to Residency (Year 4), students have the opportunity to return to pediatric ambulatory clinics and work in a general or subspecialty area for two weeks. Pediatric electives are also available to interested student by applying through the Rady College of Medicine Electives Coordinator.

Pediatric Electives

Additional time in Pediatrics will be available during the elective periods. Three-week rotations in various Pediatric specialties, general pediatrics and in rural communities will be available to interested students.  Contact the Rady College of Medicine Electives Coordinator or the UGME

Program Staff

Program Director – Maury Pinsk, MD FRCPC
Associate Director & Pre-Clerkship Coordinator - Samantha Marin, MD, FRCPC
Pediatric Lead - Consolidation - Jeff Hyman, MD FRCPC

Nurse Coordinator – VACANT
Program Coordinator -  Shedlmor Sevillo
Program Assistant – Ashley Green

Contact Information

Office Location and Hours

Room CK239 – 2nd Floor, Children’s Hospital (Blue Dr. Goodbear Zone)
The Program Coordinator and Program Assistant are in the office Monday to Friday, 0800-1600.

Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education Program
CK239 – 840 Sherbook St. (Children’s Hospital)
Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3A 1S1
T: (204) 787-1730
F: (204) 787-2027
E: ugme_peds@exchange.hsc.mb.ca

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Note to Prospective International Students: The Max Rady College of Medicine restricts admission into its Undergraduate (MD) Program to Canadian Citizens and Landed Immigrants; no applications are accepted from international applicants.

Clerkship Resources

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The Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education Office is currently seeking volunteer families to participate in their clinical teaching sessions.

For more information, please contact the office at (204) 787-1730 or via e-mail at UGME_PEDS@exchange.hsc.mb.ca.