Prospective Trainees
Registration/Training Categories

Residency Training
Residents are trainees that are enrolled in a primary specialty training program for the full duration of the program, at the end of which they will be eligible to write the certification exams of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

All applications for residency training at the University of Manitoba is handled through Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS). This include Canadian and US Medical School Graduates as well as  international medical graduates that wish to enter a medical residency.

Internationally (Visa) Sponsored Positions (Non CaRMS)
The Postgraduate Medical Education Office accepts applications from individuals sponsored by agencies approved by the  - Faculty of Medicine - University of Manitoba. Applicants must apply with their home Sponsoring Agency who will direct the applications to the PGME office.

International Medical Graduate (IMG) Program
Please refer to the International Medical Graduate Programs website for programs currently available.

Fellows are enrolled in short-term specialized training programs, usually after the completion of a primary residency training program and within the same area of specialization. Training undertaken during a fellowship is NOT recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Area of Focused Competence (Diploma)
An Area of Focused Competence (Diploma) or AFC (Diploma) Program is a highly-specialized area of expertise within a medical specialty or subspecialty that addresses a specific  societal need but does not  meet the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) criteria of an independent specialty or subspecialty discipline. The length of training is typically 1-2 years. Training is competency-based.

Demystifying the Matching Process

External Electives

The College of Medicine welcomes postgraduate trainees to complete an elective at one of its accredited training programs in the Regional Health Authorities within Manitoba. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Postgraduate Medical Education program at another university. All training completed at the University of Manitoba will be evaluated and credited toward their academic requirements at their home institution.

The list of the Postgraduate Program contacts can be found on our PGME Residency Programs webpage.

Please refer to the External Electives Page for additional information including the application processes.

Resident Transfers

Residents interested in transferring to the University of Manitoba are required to follow the Postgraduate Medical Education National Transfer Guidelines.

Please refer to the Transfers Page for additional information including the application process.