Portage La Prairie
Portage la Prairie accept its first CaRMS applications in the 2013 cycle. Residents receive exposure to a wide variety of training areas at the Portage la Prairie FMEDEC, with Indigenous Health as an integral part of practice in this region.

Family Medicine training for Portage la Prairie residents is done in the context of the rural community. Residents care for their patients at the Portage Clinic and Portage District General Hospital. Portage Clinic is the home unit where residents complete both first- and second-year Family Medicine Block Time. Residents care for admitted patients at Portage District General hospital.

For Family Medicine training, residents are paired with a primary preceptor. Learning opportunities include general family practice, emergency room coverage, critical care, in-hospital patient care, obstetrics, surgical assists, palliative care, and personal care home visits.

Benefits of completing a rural residency at the university’s Portage location include:

  • Experienced teachers with low preceptor to trainee ratios
  • The opportunity to work with medical students in a clinical teaching unit model of hospital practice
  • Large clinical volumes with excellent variety of patients
  • Frequent opportunities to perfect procedural skills through clinical encounters and procedural labs
  • Continuity of care within preceptors’ practice is an educational priority achieved through six months of Family Medicine Block Time  
  • Simulation based Medicine cases incorporated into monthly Academic Days.
  • Routine use of Point of Care Ultrasound in clinic and hospital based settings with certified preceptors.
  • Priority registration for residents interested in completing the EDE course run annually by local physicians.

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Portage la Prairie

About Portage la Prairie

Demographics: According to the 2016 Canadian census, the population of Portage la Prairie is 13,304.

Distance from Winnipeg: 85 km

Portage la Prairie:  official website