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    • Department of Family Medicine
    • Department of Psychiatry

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    CaRMS match

    • FM/ES (Family Medicine/Enhanced Skills Match)

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    • The College of Family Physicians of Canada

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    Expected duration

    • 1 year

Throughout the program, you'll have opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitude to support addiction patients, create prevention strategies and deliver treatment across a variety of treatment settings.

You'll deepen your scholarship of addiction medicine including education, policy, program development and research while learn to support vulnerable community members who have a higher likelihood of addiction including 2SLGBTQ+, Indigenous and at-risk youth patients.

Academic requirements

Continuity of care experiences

Part of your program curriculum includes longitudinal addictions clinic exposure tailored to your interests and previous experience and based on consultation with the Program Director. This may include Opioid Agonist Therapy clinic (MOST clinic), out-patient addiction consult (CARMA) clinic, contingency management (or other group facilitation) and/or RAAM for 0.5-1 days per week.

There is also the opportunity to maintain your clinic-based family medicine experience during the training.

Journal club

Journal clubs are a popular way to continue your lifelong learning as a practicing physician, providing an opportunity for peer-assisted review of recent publications relevant to your field of practice. For residents, journal clubs offer the chance to present methodology, results and interpretations of journal articles in order to develop oral communication skills.

Journal clubs are held on a monthly basis. You must present a minimum of twice per year at a journal club.

The Manitoba Opioid Agonist Treatment (MOAT) group is held quarterly. MOAT reviews current literature and provincial case studies for discussion.

Seminars and academic rounds

As a resident, you will attend hour-long seminars focusing on issues related to addiction, facilitated by preceptors or other members of the interprofessional team.

While on rotation at HSC, you will also attend weekly teaching sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 AM. Relevant grand rounds presentations in psychiatry, internal medicine, anesthesiology and other specialties will also be highlighted for attendance.

Scholarly project

Each resident will be expected to complete a scholarly project during the course of the enhanced skill program. Your scholarly project can take the form of an in-depth literature review of a relevant topic that would be fit for publication, a quality improvement project or a research project. You will be encouraged to present at a peer-reviewed conference and/or publication in a peer-reviewed journal during the course of your training.


The program consists of a twelve-month (13-block) schedule of rotations:

Rotatation Blocks Breakdown
Academic block bootcamp 0.5 Two weeks
Addiction consult service 2 Health Sciences Centre and Saint Boniface Hospital, four weeks each
AFM residential treatment 1 Men's and women's, two weeks each
Community based withdrawal management 1 MWMS (two weeks) and Main Street Project or Eaglewood or Brandon (two weeks)
Co-occurring disorders including co-facilitating DBT skills group on AU and CODI DBT groups 1 Four weeks
Hospital based withdrawal management 1 Four weeks
Longitudinal varies MOST clinic, OAT clinic, CARMA clinic, RAAM, contingency management
Northern remote 1 Four weeks
Pain management 1 Acute pain service and chronic pain clinic, two weeks each
Primary care and addictions 1 Nine Circles, 601 Aikens, Klinic or rural primary care
Vacation 1 Four weeks

Electives (may occur out of province, two and a half blocks)

Elective Duration
HIV or HCV/hepatology clinic two to four weeks
Indigenous treatment centre two to four weeks
iOAT clinic two to four weeks
LGBTQ – Transgender clinic  
Managed alcohol two to four weeks
Perinatal addictions two to four weeks
Research elective two to four weeks
Supervised consumption/harm reduction two to four weeks
Therapeutic community two weeks
Youth – AFM Compass, YASU – withdrawal management and in house treatment  
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Program details

Complete residency details, including program curriculum, application requirements and selection criteria can be found on the Canadian Resident Matching Service website.

How to apply for residencies

  • To be considered for admission to any residency at the University of Manitoba, you must apply through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).

    CaRMS is a national, independent, not-for-profit, fee-for-service organization that provides a fair, objective and transparent application and matching service for medical training throughout Canada.

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