Radiology Residency Program
The radiology training program at the University of Manitoba is committed to training Radiologists that can perform and function in all aspects of Diagnostic Imaging. The program is fully accredited training program by the Royal College of Physcians and Surgeons of Canada.

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Teaching Sites

The training program is divided amongst the three main teaching facilities at the University of Manitoba: Health Sciences Centre (HSC), St. Boniface Hospital (SBH), and Winnipeg Children's Hospital. The residents also receive exposure to several community hospitals and sites.

All three centers are tertiary care centers for the province of Manitoba, as well as portions of Northern Ontario, and the Northern Territories. The hospitals are part of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA).
Health Sciences Centre is an 800 bed tertiary centre adjacent to the University of Manitoba’s Bannatyne Campus. It is the Trauma and Neurosurgery centre for the province. Health Sciences Center also hosts General Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Obstetrical and Gynecology, Vascular Surgery, and other departments. The hospital is also the site for the largest and busiest Emergency Department in the Province. Cancer Care Manitoba is dedicated to providing Oncology care to patients, and is also part of Health Sciences Centre.

St. Boniface Hospital is an additional tertiary care facility that has a large Emergency Department, as well as busy Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vascular Surgery Departments, amongst other departments. The St. Boniface Research Centre is located adjacent to the hospital.

Winnipeg Children's Hospital is the only Children’s Hospital in the province and has a catchment area that extends beyond Manitoba’s borders.
During their 4th and 5th years of residency, residents have a number of options for community hospital elective exposure.  These sites are affiliated teaching centres of the Department of Radiology of the University of Manitoba.


Resources

The WRHA and the Province of Manitoba are committed to providing state-of-the-art-imaging facilities to the population of Manitoba. Currently at the teaching sites there are:

CT Scanners

  • FLASH dual source CT Scanner
  • Two 64 slice scanners at St. Boniface Hospital
  • GE Revoution CT Scanner that can scan an entire heart in one heartbeat.
  • GE Revolution HD dueal energy 128 slice CT
  • 128 slice CT scanner with interventional capacity at Health Sciences Center.

MRI

  • Two times 3T and one 1.5T MRI’s at Health Sciences Center (including IMRIS MRI that can be moved between two OR suites)
  • One 3T system and the NRC.
  • 1.5T MRI at the Grace Hospital.
  • One 3T and two 1.5T MRI’s at St. Boniface Hospital.

Interventional Radiology

  • New Diagnostic Center of Excellence building with state of the art biplanar fluoroscopy in two new general interventional radiology suites
  • An additional new neurointerventional radiology suite.

Children’s Hospital

  • FLASH dual source CT scanner
  • 1.5T MR

Additional Resources

  • Digital Mammography
  • 3-D Ultrasound
  • PET-CT, SPECT/CT 

Teaching

One of the strengths of the training program at the University of Manitoba is the large number of fellowship trained radiologists that provide education to the residents. There are very few radiology fellows and this results in one-on-one teaching and mentoring between the residents and attendings.
Weekly academic half-days are scheduled for resident education. This is on a two year rotating curriculum. The summer months are dedicated to providing on-call education for the new residents. The residents also have daily rounds that are performed in a “hot-seat” format that simulates the Royal College Oral Exam.
Formal in-house physics lectures are organized on specific half days as part of the curriculum for the residents. Residents are required to complete a scholarly project and present at the annual Resident Research Day.
Residents also attend a one month course at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) in Washington, DC.
Each resident also receives funding each year that can be used toward conferences, textbooks, learning resources, AIRP, etc.


Strengths of the Program

  • Limited fellows. This allows for one-on-one resident and attending interaction with first access to multiple procedures and cases for the residents.
  • Training program centered at several tertiary care centres in Winnipeg that provide care for a large catchment area with exceptional exposure to pathology.
  • Dedicated medical physics, daily rounds, and weekly half-day curriculum.
  • State-of-the-art-imaging resources and facilities.
  • Collegial work environment. Our residents are treated as junior colleagues.
  • Accredited program with an excellent exam success rate.
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Postgraduate Program Directors

Diagnostic Imaging
Dr. John Ross Bonanni
jbonanni@hsc.mb.ca

Nuclear Medicine
Dr. Mashael Alhrbi
malhrbi@sbgh.mb.ca

Radiation Oncology
Dr. Aldrich Ong
aong3@cancercare.mb.ca

Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine Postgraduate Program Coordinator
Bre-anne Kiesman
204-787-7677
brkiesman@hsc.mb.ca

Radiation Oncology Program Coordinator & Advanced Radiation Oncology Fellowship
Julianna van den Beuken
204-787-1328
jvandenbeuken2@hsc.mb.ca