What we offer

Family medicine is a wide-ranging discipline, with the chance to impact a diverse spectrum of patients in various communities. Manitoba is one of the most diverse provinces in the country, providing an excellent opportunity to work with patients from a variety of backgrounds.

Our story

Watch a brief video to learn more about our department and what we offer.

Educational support

In the Department of Family Medicine, we strive to provide comprehensive educational support. This both optimizes the learning environment for our residents and helps identify those who may need additional support.


As a new resident, you will receive an orientation to the program and to the associated teaching sites. As part of this process, you will complete a self-assessment questionnaire, which provides the basis for an initial education plan.

Primary preceptor

Residents are each assigned a primary preceptor at the start of their residency to serve as a faculty advisor. Throughout your two-year program, you will meet regularly to discuss your progress. You will have the opportunity to request a primary preceptor who is not directly responsible for your assessment.

Education plan

All residents will have a documented education plan, which will be reviewed at least twice yearly. This will help ensure that you stay on track to achieving both short- and long-term learning goals.


Preparation is key to success. You are expected to prepare for each rotation by reviewing rotation objectives and in-training assessment reports (ITARs). These are available in Entrada.

Reflection in practice

You are encouraged to reflect on your clinical activities and to document your reflections on a twice-weekly basis using Resident Field Notes. These are for your use only and are not used in your assessment.

Log in to Entrada to access these resources and more.

Entrada login


Awards and scholarships

The University of Manitoba issues more than $17 million to students each year in the form of scholarships and bursaries. Find out how you can access funding so you can focus on your studies.

50th anniversary awards

The department of family medicine has established a selection of new awards, including:

  • Staff Excellence Award
  • Undergraduate Teacher of the Year Award
  • Teaching Site of the Year Award
  • QI, Research & Educational Scholarship Excellence Award
  • Excellence in Social Accountability Award
  • Postgraduate Teacher of the Year Award
  • Resident Leadership Award
  • Early Career Development Award


Applications are due January 6, 2023.

For more information

Visit Entrada for full details.

Dr. Claude H. Murphy Continuing Medical Education Awards

The Manitoba Chapter Guidelines for the Dr. Claude H. Murphy Continuing Medical Education Awards


Applications are due January 6, 2023.

For more information

Visit Entrada for full details.

Susan Wright Bell Award for the Study of Developmental Disabilities

A donor who wishes to remain anonymous has established an endowment fund in honour of Susan Wright Bell, a friend with a developmental disability. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative have made a matching contribution to this fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship support to students undertaking study in the area of developmental disabilities.

Apply now

Unicity Labs Family Medicine Travel Award

Unicity Labs has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba with an initial gift of $25,000. Unicity Labs is a full service community clinical laboratory that provides services to physician clinics in Winnipeg. It has provided services for more than 30 years and is locally owned by four partners.

Apply now

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Undergraduate Research Awards

Each year, the University of Manitoba provides a multitude of unique learning opportunities through the undergraduate research awards. This program allows undergraduate students to interact with the best minds and research leaders in their fields. This experience opens them up to new possibilities for a research career in either government, academic or industry sectors.


Office of Research and Quality Improvement (OR&QI)

The UM Office of Research and Quality Improvement is committed to developing practice redesign for family medicine in ways that improve primary care delivery. Our aim is to find new ways of working that will shape the future of family medicine in Manitoba and beyond.

Staff of the OR&QI work collaboratively with The Manitoba SPOR PIHCI Network (MPN) and the Manitoba Primary Care Research Network (MaPCReN) in a shared effort to support evidence-informed health care transformation.

Contact our research staff

University of Manitoba Family Medicine Research and Innovation Professorship

The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba is seeking applicants for its inaugural Professorship in Research & Innovation in the Department of Family Medicine (DFM). This three-year professorship aims to advance research, scholarship, mentorship, and leadership in the field of Family Medicine, with a specific focus on innovative primary care services aligned with the Patient Medical Home Model.

Application information


The successful candidate will lead and collaborate on research projects aimed at innovating primary care delivery, with the goal of improving care quality and outcomes for individuals and communities. They will expand the current research initiatives within the the department by participating in provincial, national, and international research funding competitions, while also providing mentorship and collaboration opportunities for trainees and new researchers pursuing careers in family medicine and primary care.

Position details

The Professorship is a three-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for two additional three-year terms, subject to available funding and performance review. The department will facilitate a full-time position that combines the professorship with a primary care clinical placement if the applicant does not currently hold a clinical position. The successful candidate will report to the Head of the Department of Family Medicine and the Director of Research and Quality Improvement. The anticipated start date is September 4, 2023, or a mutually agreed-upon date.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
  • MD and CCFP designations
  • Eligibility for an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the Department of Family Medicine
  • Demonstrated excellence in research, including a strong track record of high-quality research output, successful research projects, and significant contributions to the academic and clinical community at local, national, and/or international levels
  • Research experience, preferably with a sustained record of extramural funding as a principal investigator and peer-reviewed publications
  • Track record of innovation
  • Proven leadership, mentorship, and student supervision skills
  • Ability to establish collaborations with internal and external investigators and institutions

Application process

Interested candidates should submit their application to orqi@umanitoba.ca. The application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Please note that application materials, including reference letters, will be handled in accordance with the privacy provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Curriculum vitae may be shared with members of the search process.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to building an inclusive, open, and diverse community that values and amplifies underrepresented voices. In line with this commitment, the hiring process incorporates proactive measures to address equity, diversity, and inclusion, including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We encourage applicants to self-identify any aspect of diversity in their cover letter.

The University of Manitoba upholds the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and aims to promote opportunities for systemically marginalized groups, including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual, and other diverse sexual identities) in hiring, promotion, and tenure. While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

If you require accommodation support during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195.

Please note that this contact information is for accommodation purposes only.

Community and partnerships

Communities served

Communities that received family medicine learners in 2018-2020:


Our sites model comprehensive patient care and provide quality learning experiences to Master of Physician Assistant students, undergraduate medical students, family medicine residents, as well as to a variety of other health professions.

Our provincial network of core family medicine residency training sites includes:

  • Urban

    • Access Fort Garry
    • Access River East
    • Access Winnipeg West
    • Kildonan Medical Centre
  • Bilingual

    • Notre-Dame
    • St. Anne
    • St. Boniface
  • Rural

    • Boundary Trails (Winkler/Morden)
    • Brandon
    • Parkland (Dauphin)
    • Portage la Prairie
    • Interlake-Eastern (Selkirk)
    • Steinbach
  • Northern Remote

    • Northern Connections
    • Thompson

Become a community preceptor

The community preceptor is a skilled practitioner who supervises medical students and/or residents in a clinical setting to allow practical experience with patients. As a community preceptor, you’ll provide educational experiences consistent with the goals and aims of the Department of Family Medicine, The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba.


Preceptors teach students at all levels of training:

  • Undergraduate Medical Student Clerkship (5 weeks)
  • Postgraduate Rural Family Medicine Selective (8 weeks)
  • Postgraduate Bilingual Program Placements (5 or 6 months)
  • Postgraduate Resident Core Rotations (4 weeks)
  • Undergraduate Medical Student Electives (2 - 4 weeks)

Medical students consistently rate their Family Medicine clerkship experience as one of their best rotations. We attribute this to the warm welcome students on placement receive from our community preceptors.


To teach medical students, you must have full registration with The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. Certification from The College of Family Physicians of Canada is not required but preferred.


We pay a stipend for each week of placement, though this is unlikely to be your motivation to mentor a student or resident. Most physicians become preceptors because they enjoy the camaraderie, appreciate the service the students and residents contribute to their practice and feel good about being involved in someone’s education and future career. We believe your relationship with our students and residents will be among the most rewarding of your professional life.

Preceptors receive:

  • Orientation materials
  • Clinical teaching workshops
  • A University of Manitoba appointment
  • University email account
  • Full access to the university library system and online collection
  • Invitations to special events

Duties and responsibilities

1) Educational

A community preceptor

  • Is aware of the educational objectives of the relevant rotation/placement and works toward meeting them
  • Orients students/residents to the clinic, practice, and hospital
  • Discusses his/her educational goals, expectations, and prior experiences with students/residents at outset of rotation
  • Sets reasonable expectations of students/residents and modifies these based on observed progress
  • at the beginning of the rotation, sets a schedule for students/residents and shares this with the students/residents and the program
  • Participates in direct observations of students/residents and facilitates ongoing case discussions

2) Administrative

The community preceptor

  • Ensures students/residents have adequate space to work
  • Provides access to a computer with Internet access for students/residents to use in the clinic
  • Consults with others, as appropriate, in completing required evaluations
  • Completes a midpoint evaluation if required and reviews it with the student/resident
  • Seeks input from appropriate program personnel if progress is unsatisfactory (i.e., the Director, Undergraduate Education or the Assistant Director, Education of the relevant residency stream)
  • Completes the final evaluation and reviews it with the student/resident
  • Forwards the final rotation evaluation (i.e., FITER [final in-training evaluation report] or ITER [in-training evaluation report]) to the program
  • Submits or approves invoices for receiving preceptor payments as required
  • Participates in continuing professional development and faculty development by engaging in a variety of scholarly activities.

For more information about the duties and responsibilities of a preceptor, please contact:

Kim Le
Education coordinator

For information on acquiring a UM academic appointment to become a preceptor, please contact:

Stephanie Plaitin
Administrative services coordinator

Faculty and staff

Contact us

Family Medicine
S100, 750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R33 0W2 Canada