Contact PGME
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Educational Program Office
260 Brodie Centre, 727 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB Canada R3E 3P5
Office: 204-789-3290   Fax: 204-789-3929  

General PGME Enquiries Accreditation Enquiries
Awards Enquiries eHealth Enquiries
Research Enquiries Sponsored Trainee Applications
Trainee Employment Concerns       Trainee Payroll Enquiries
VENTIS Help desk CBD Enquiries


Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education
Dr. Clifford Yaffe, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Director, PGME Core Curriculum
Chair, PGME Educational Development Committee (PGME-EDC)
Dr. Alexandra Ilnyckyj, MD, FRCPC

Chair, PGME Resident Research Coordinator Council
Dr. Shayne Taback, MD, FRCPC

Chair, PGME Alternate Route of Entry (ARETS)
Dr. Tamara Buchel, MD, CCFP

PGME Program Director Accreditation and Allocations
Chair, PGME Accreditation Committee (PGME-AC)
Chair, PGME Accreditation Working Groups (PGME-AWG)
Chair, PGME Allocations Committee (PGME-AAC)
Dr. Kurt Skakum, MD, FRCPC 

Academic Lead, Competency Based Education Implementation
Chair, PGME Education Advisory Committee (EAC)
Dr. Robert Brown, MD, FRCPC

Subject Matter Expert (CanMEDS Intrinsic Roles)
Dr. Joel Kettner
MD, LMCC, FRCSC, MSc, FRCPC


Business Manager, PGME, IMG, PGME Student Affairs/Wellness , Professionalism, CIP
Michelle Oshanyk, 204-295-2737

  • Manages HR Unit Needs for PGME, IMG Program, CIP Program, PGME Student Affairs and Wellness, and Professionalism
  • Manages operating and grant department budgets
  • Oversees Financial Management and Departmental expenditures

Team Lead, PGME
Wendi Charette, 204-272-3120

  • Oversees PGME administration, implementing the goals and objectives of the PGME Executive Committee
  • Oversees resident, fellow, and exchange student admissions and registration
  • Oversees all aspects of the national accreditation process (8-year cycle) including pre-accreditation workshops
  • Oversees management of PGME Clinical Fellowship administrative processes
  • Oversees the CaRMS match process

Assistant to the Associate Dean, PGME
Donna Coulis, 204-789-3290

  • Manages the Associate Dean's schedule, including booking appointments
  • Provides administrative support for Core Curriculum registration and attendance management
  • Completes the mandatory course tracking in VENTIS
  • Manages the distribution and contact lists for Program Directors and Administrators

PGME Resident Administrator
Gail Tomczuk, 204-789-3452

  • Provides administrative support from entry to completion including admissions, registration, training advancement, verification of training requests, completion of training certificates, and External Elective requests for the following departments:
    Clinical Health Psychology, Dental and Diagnostic Surgical Science, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology,  Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology 

PGME Resident Administrator 
Kaitlyn Bonhomme, 204-789-3464

  • Provides administrative support from entry to completion including admissions, registration, training advancement, verification of training requests, completion of training certificates, and External Elective requests for the following departments: 
    Anesthesia, Biochemistry & Medical Genetic, Community Health Sciences, Clinical Biochemistry, Emergency Medicine,  Family Medicine, Molecular Genetics & Cytogenetics and the Musculoskeletal Fellowship

PGME Resident Administrator
VACANT, 204-789-3352

  • Provides administrative support from entry to completion including admissions, registration, training advancement, verification of training requests, completion of training certificates, and External Elective requests for the following departments: 
    Clinician Investigator Program, Internal Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, Preventive Dental Science, and Surgery

PGME Resident Research and Awards
Phillip Snarr
, 204-789-3498

  • Provides administrative support for all general resident research activities including Biostatistical Consulting for Residents and Fellows and the Resident Research Coordinator Council
  • Administers the Clinician Investigator Program, including acting as the main point of contact for program inquiries and coordinating the annual application and intake process
  • Administrator and primary contact for all PGME awards, scholarships, and bursaries

Admissions Assistant, PGME
Laura Lamont, 204-789-3572

  • Provides administrative support for Internationally (Visa) Sponsored Trainee applications and confirmation of sponsorship
  • Administers the PHIA Online Course
  • Provides administrative support to the accreditation team 

PGME Administrator, Competency Based Education (CBE)/Education Advisory Committee (EAC)
Jenn Doroniuk, 204-789-3453
CBD Inquiries 
EAC Inquiries
  • Provides administrative support to Program Directors, Residency Program Committees, Competence Committees, Faculty and Residents with the transition of residency programs to a Competence By Design Framework
  • Provides administrative support for Remediations and Modified Learning Plans

Assistant, PGME Finance and Reporting
Adriana Cesario, 204-789-3351 

  • Responsible for compiling financial forms, preparing reconciliations and administering weekly payroll
  • Assists with the coordination of the hiring process for all academic and support staff
  • Processes funding allocations for Sponsored Trainees  
  • Processes Letters of Approval for travel