Program Contact Information
|Director||Dr. Al Buchel|
Department of Emergency Medicine
RM. T-258 - 770 Bannatyne Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0W3
The CFPC-EM program is a 1 year extension of family medicine residency, and is intended for those who wish to be better prepared in Emergency Medicine.
The CFPC-EM Program is under the auspices of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. It prepares residents for the CFPC-EM Certification in Emergency Medicine. Applicants must have completed the 2-year program in family medicine prior to commencing the EM program.
Our emergency program runs parallel to the FRCPC-EM program at the University of Manitoba and offers a rich learning environment, including regular weekly rounds (1/2-day back), seminars, journal clubs and research projects. Pre-hospital and Lifeflight (Air Ambulance) experiences are encouraged. The clinical experience is shared by three central teaching hospitals which consist of the Health Sciences Centre, which is the major regional trauma centre, The Children's Hospital, and St. Boniface Hospital.
Note: Of the reference letters, one letter must be from your primary Family Medicine preceptor and at least one letter must be from an Emergency Physician.Your personal letter should describe yourself and your career interest.
The Selection Committee is chaired by the Program Director and includes resident representation. This committee is responsible for offering and conducting interviews of the candidates.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada offers one year of specialty training in Emergency Medicine through its CFPC-EM Residency Training Program. Any physician earning a Certificate in Family Medicine (CCFP) is eligible to apply. Upon successful completion of the residency program and satisfactory results on oral and written examinations, candidates are conferred with a Certificate of Special Competency in Emergency Medicine (CFPC (EM)). 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. The program provides a strong clinical experience with ample opportunity to develop and strengthen clinical knowledge, as well as triage and department management skills. This academic experience takes place mostly within the tertiary care settings of the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface Hospital and Children’s Hospital training sites. Further sites include the Winnipeg EMS system, Winnipeg Victoria Hospital and Thompson General Hospital.
The following is an outline of the specialty rotations (four weeks) undertaken during the PGY3 year:
|PGY 3 Rotation|
|Anaesthesia||4 weeks||Health Sciences Centre (HSC) or St. Boniface Hospital|
|Emergency Medicine (tertiary)||16 weeks||Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital|
|Pediatric Emergency Medicine||8 weeks||Children’s Hospital|
|Medical ICU||4 weeks||HSC or St. Boniface Hospital|
|Surgical ICU||4 weeks||HSC or St. Boniface Hospital|
|Trauma Surgery||4 weeks||HSC|
|Selectives||8 weeks||Combination of EMS and 1 of Community Emergency sites|
(include but not limited to Thompson GH and Victoria GH)
Evidence Based Medicine skills are integrated within our core curriculum halfday and journal club. As well, the resident is required to present a small research project at the annual Section of Emergency Medicine Research Day at the end of the academic year.
There is a protected academic half day each week as a combined half day with the FRCP program. Once a month, there is a full academic day in combination with the Pediatric EM Fellows providing extra sessions on Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Core curriculum is covered in an interactive format under the guidance of academic staff. Residents also participate in faculty rounds that include Section of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, monthly Trauma Rounds, and Journal Club.ACLS, ATLS and PALS are requirements of the program. The resident will have funded opportunity to partake in these courses. The resident is also encouraged to obtain ACLS instructor certification.
The program was last reviewed by the College in February 2004 where it received full accreditation.
Faculty of Medicine Counselling
Free confidential consultation and treatment for students experiencing emotional stress. Service is available to students of the Faculty of Medicine, their spouses and immediate family.
Located in A120 Chown - Bannatyne campus. Phone: (204) 789-3328 for initial appointments
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