General Surgery Residency Program

The General Surgery Residency Program at the University of Manitoba is dedicated to training and developing fully qualified and competent general surgeons who are ethically and morally sound and who dedicate themselves to the high standards of surgical practice and contribute to the provision of total patient care.

The scope of General Surgery is very broad and the types of practice will vary considerably. As such, the Program is designed to provide the training necessary to allow our residents to pursue a career path in academic or community surgery.

Graduates of our program have been highly successful in acquiring fellowship training positions in various surgical subspecialty programs in both Canada and United States.

Our program has approximately 35 full-time and many part-time faculty members who are dedicated to teaching residents and medical students the principles and techniques of safe, effective, ethical, and compassionate care of the whole person of any age.

About Winnipeg

Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba, is a vibrant city with a population of about 800,000. Situated at the meeting of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, this friendly city offers ethnic and cultural diversity and hosts many artistic, social, and sporting events and festivities throughout the year.

Residents quickly become part of this prairie city’s “home-town” attitude offering them a great place to live, work, and play!

We invite you to visit Tourism Winnipeg and get to know our city better!

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Contact Information

Program Director
Dr. Andrew McKay MD FRCSC

Program Administrator
Melissa Stamm