Postgraduate Surgical Education
Department of Surgery comprises eight residency programs, each one contributing its knowledge and expertise to the entire surgical community. Below are listed the residency programs represented in the Department of Surgery. To navigate to the home page of a program, click on the individual title below:

Cardiac Surgery
The Residency Program of the Section of Cardiac Surgery is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and has achieved 100% successful completion of training by its candidates.
General Surgery
The Residency Program of the Section of General Surgery trains its residents to high standards of surgical practice and provision of total patient care. Residents are afforded a broad and varied scope of general surgery during the training, and enabled to pursue a career path in academic or community surgery.
Neurosurgery 
The neurosurgical Residency Program is enhanced by a full range of modern diagnostic equipment and Canada's first gamma knife unit, as well as a close link with the section of Neurology and a strong core of neuroscience teaching and research at the University and the city's two major teaching hospitals.
Orthopaedic Surgery
The Section of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program is dedicated to excellence in musculosketal education, research and patient care.  It is a fully accredited program with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada with approximately three CaRMS matched positions each year.
Plastic Surgery
The Section of Plastic Surgery offers a fully accredited 5-year plastic surgery residency training program. Three CaRMS matched positions are available each year, one of which is associated with a return for service agreement with the Province of Saskatchewan.  A 6 month fellowship experience is available in reconstructive microsurgery.
Thoracic Surgery
The Section of Thoracic Surgery offer a fully accredited 2-year sub-specialty training program. Candidates must be certified through Royal College certification in General Surgery in order to be eligible to write the Royal College certification examination in Thoracic Surgery. The clinical teaching unit is located at the Health Sciences Centre, and clinical activities include the full spectrum of thoracic surgery.
Urology
The Section of Urology offers a fully accredited 5-year Urology surgery residency training program.  All urological subspecialties are represented, including renal transplantation.  A state of the art endo-urology outpatient facility makes us unique.  Two CaRMS matched positions are available each year.
Vascular Surgery
The Section of Vascular Surgery offer offers a fully accredited 5-year Vascular Surgery residency training program and 2-year sub-specialty training program.  Candidates must be certified through Royal College Certification in General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery or Cardiovascular Surgery to write the Royal College certification examination in Vascular Surgery. The clinical teaching units are located at the Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface General Hospital. 

















 

Director of Surgical Postgraduate Education
Dr. Larry Tan
ltan@hsc.mb.ca

Manager of Surgery Education
Julia Patrick
jpatrick2@hsc.mb.ca