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.
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:
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.
Postgraduate Program Directors
Dr. John Ross Bonanni
Dr. Mashael Alhrbi
Dr. Aldrich Ong
Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine Postgraduate Program Coordinator
Radiation Oncology Program Coordinator & Advanced Radiation Oncology Fellowship
Julianna van den Beuken