CCFP-EM Residency
The CCFP-EM program in Manitoba enhances the competencies of family physicians to prepare them for a practice in Emergency Medicine. Our program accepts four residents per year in Winnipeg and two residents at a Brandon Satellite Site.

Core clinical training takes place at two academic hospitals, Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital, with additional training in Emergency and Anesthesia at Victoria Urgent Care Centre and Seven Oaks Urgent Care Centre.  

The academic component of the CCFP-EM program is robust and integrated with the FRCP program academic days. Extensive training in simulation and formal training in ultrasound to obtain Independent Practitioner status are core elements of the academic program. Numerous additional training opportunities, include PALS, ACLS, ATLS, AIME, Procedural Sedation, and ICU-based vascular access and pleural ultrasound courses. Monthly sessions focus on readings from the core text, Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine, and practice oral and written exams ensure a high rate of success in certification examinations. A mentorship program started in 2014 has also proven extremely successful.

Orientation information for current residents may be found here.


Dr. Caroline Kowal, Director

Brenda Gerwing, Program Administrator
Phone: 204-977-5664 | Fax: 204 789-3515

Mailing address
Emergency Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
S203 Medical Services Building 750 Bannatyne Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W2