Clinical Biochemistry
Program Overview

The objective of the Program is to train individuals at the postgraduate medicine level in the field of Clinical Biochemistry leading to certification by the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemists (CACB) to fulfill the demands for Clinical Biochemists. The program is intended to provide training equivalent to that required by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for the fellowship in Medical Biochemistry. It will, therefore, include practical and professional training in all aspects of laboratory medicine necessary to provide the resident with the skills necessary to practice as a clinical biochemist medical consultant and independently direct a clinical biochemistry laboratory.

The program operates under Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) in the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba since mid-1970. It is based primarily in clinical laboratories of the Shared Health Diagnostic Services at the Health Sciences Centre (HSC) and St. Boniface Hospital. Both institutions are tertiary care teaching hospitals affiliated with the University of Manitoba with a total combined bed number of approximately 1,500.

Shared Health leads the coordinated planning and integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services in Manitoba. It also provides certain provincial health services and centralized business functions that support the delivery of care across Manitoba health organizations. Shared Health’s efforts are rooted in a commitment to improving the quality, consistency and efficiency of the health-care services provided to Manitobans. The organization supports collaboration, teamwork, technology and innovation, and advancement. 

Health services across Manitoba are provided in facilities located on the original lands of First Nations and Inuit peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Manitoba’s health authorities respect that First Nations treaties were made on these territories, acknowledge harms and mistakes, and we dedicate ourselves to collaborate in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in the spirit of reconciliation.
The clinical biochemistry service of Shared Health Diagnostic Services has a complement of clinical biochemists that are directly involved in the provincial laboratories and serve communities across the province. Its ultimate goal is to provide all Manitobans, no matter where they live, with high quality laboratory tests.

The Program accepts one trainee every three years. Call for applicants (once every three years) are posted in this webpage as well as the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC).

For more information, please contact:

Program Director                                      Program Administrator

Dr. AbdulRazaq Sokoro                               Michelle Newcombe
Tel: 204-926-7030                                       Tel: 204-787- 2843                       
Fax: 204-787-3846                                      Fax: 204-787-3846           
Clinical Biochemistry                                   Clinical Biochemistry
MS543-820 Sherbrook Street                      MS543-820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9                               Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9