The department supports tertiary care and quaternary care medicine for the Province of Manitoba, and parts of Nunavut and Northwestern Ontario - a catchment area consisting of over 1.5 million people.
The department is made up of 17 sections with national and world-renowned faculty members and staff dedicated to excellence in patient care, research and education.
The Department of Internal Medicine has six clinical teaching units and is affiliated with two academic health centres: Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface Hospital, as well as the Grace Hospital. The CTU’s are the focal point of the in-patient training programs for medical residents and clerks rotating through Medicine.
The Rady College of Medicine is affiliated with both the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) and Shared Health. The WRHA oversees the health management of Winnipeg urban hospitals (excluding Health Sciences Centre) as well as Churchill Health Centre; community health agencies, home care, public health mental health services and long term care facilities. Clinical programming is organized by a matrix management model. There are 16 clinical programs in the WRHA, each responsible for the provision of services to their population base within this system. A three person multidisciplinary team consisting of medical, nursing, and an administrator, leads each clinical team. The Department of Internal Medicine is affiliated with seven of these programs. Shared Health is responsible for: Diagnostic Services in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) and Prairie Mountain Health (PMH); Digital Health staff; certain Mental Health Program services; Regional Emergency Medical Services and Patient Transport and WRHA Emergency and Continuity Management; Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (HSC); and a number of corporate and administrative departments from within the WRHA