Program Contact Information
|Director||Dr. Al Buchel
Department of Emergency Medicine
T258 - 770 Bannatyne Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0W3
The CFPC-EM program is a one-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 as such we can offer a rich learning environment. CCFP-EM residents participate in weekly academic full-day, grand rounds, seminars, journal clubs and research activities. Pre-hospital ground and air transport EMS experiences are offered. Part of the academic program involves innovative teaching techniques including a heavy exposure to simulation training in a state of the art simulation centre. Residents complete the year with Independent Practitioner Certification in FAST Ultrasound as well as certification/recertification in ACLS, ATLS, and PALS. The program also offers the AIME airway course, a procedural sedation course and extra ICU-based vascular access and pleural ultrasound courses.
The clinical experience is shared by three central teaching hospitals, as well as by two Winnipeg community hospitals. These include Health Sciences Centre, the major regional trauma centre; St. Boniface Hospital, the regional cardiac centre; Children’s Hospital, the only pediatric referral centre in Manitoba; and the Victoria Hospital and The Seven Oaks Hospital, two of the busiest full-service community emergency departments.
Manitoba now offers a progressive mentorship program to assist residents in all aspects of their training. This includes support with clinical, academic and personal concerns. Residents are encouraged to utilize this excellent professional resource.
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 within both tertiary care settings (Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface Hospital and Children’s Hospital) and community Emergency departments (Victoria and Seven Oaks Hospitals).
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, including 2 weeks pediatrics|
|Emergency Medicine (Community)||8 weeks|
|Emergency Medicine (Tertiary)||14 weeks||Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital|
|Pediatric Emergency Medicine||2 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/CCU||8 weeks||4 weeks of CCU at St Boniface Hospital required if not completed during two-year family medicine.
Selective in discussion with program director.
Evidence Based Medicine skills are integrated within our core curriculum academic days and journal club. As well, the resident is required to complete a small scholarly project and has an opportunity to present at the annual Dept. of Emergency Medicine Research Day at the end of the academic year.
There is a protected academic full day each week as a combined day with the FRCP program. Core curriculum is covered in an interactive format under the guidance of academic staff. Residents also participate in faculty rounds that include Dept. 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 as well as the AIME airway course. The resident is also encouraged to obtain ACLS Instructor certification.
The College last reviewed the program in February 2004 where it received full accreditation. The program is currently in the midst of re-accreditation.
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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Updated: 30 July 2013