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