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    • Department of Family Medicine

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    • The College of Family Physicians of Canada

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    Expected duration

    • 6–12 months

Gain experience in palliative care or at an in-patient palliative care unit with exposure to surgical and psychosocial oncology, gynecology oncology, rural family practice oncology and research.

On completion of the program you’ll be equipped to work as a family physician in a number of settings, such as academic cancer centres, regional cancer centres or clinics and community oncology clinics in both urban and rural locations.

Enhance your skills

Enhance your family medicine skills with an in-depth understanding of patient cancer care—from diagnosis and treatment to palliative care. Gain additional training in the management of patients with malignant disease.

Access personalized training options 

Potential to customize your learning by incorporating other experiences such as surgical oncology, psychosocial support services, in-patient leukemia/stem cell transplant services and oncology research.


The program can be anywhere from six to 12 months in length, depending on your needs.

Core rotations include out-patient clinics staffed by medical oncologists and FPOs delivering systemic cancer therapy, as well as urgent care clinics, clinics in radiation oncology, palliative care and symptom management.

  • The 12 month (52 week) rotation schedule consists of 13 four-week blocks
  • The 6 month (26 week) rotation schedule consists of 6.5 four-week blocks.

Core experiences during training (12 months) will include rotations in:

  • Gastro-intestinal cancer (4 weeks)
  • Breast cancer (4 weeks)
  • Thoracic cancer (4 weeks)
  • Genitourinary and gynecologic cancer (2 weeks each)
  • Radiation oncology experience (4 weeks)
  • Lymphoproliferative Diseases/Malignancy (4 weeks)
  • Quality improvement combined with a rural oncology experience (4 weeks)
  • Benign hematology/hemostasis/chronic lymphocytic leukemia, including consult service (4 weeks)
  • Palliative care consult service and pain and symptom management out-patient clinics (2 weeks each)
  • Specialty oncology disease site (4 weeks)
  • Urgent care clinic with experience in head and neck cancer clinic (4 weeks)
  • Elective (4 weeks)
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Admission and application requirements

Application deadline: November 1

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Eligibility for full registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.
  • Successful completion or ongoing participation in a two-year family medicine residency (or equivalent) and/or possession of the Certification in the College of Family Physicians (CCFP) designation.

How to apply

Applications must include the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Three signed letters of reference written no more than three months before the application deadline.
  3. Letter of intent, briefly outlining your career and learning goals for the program and stating why you are suited for an oncology-focused program.
  4. Certificate of Professional Standing from The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba or from the regulatory body of your home province.

Please direct your completed fellowship program applications and inquiries to the program coordinator by mail, fax, or email. No additional application forms are required.

You can expect a response to your application by the second week of November. Successful applicants will begin the program on July 1st of the following year.

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Collette Thiessen
Family Medicine administrative assistant
770 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3M 3E9 Canada