Explore family medicine in one of the most diverse cities in Canada. Home to over 700,000 people who speak some 100 different languages, Winnipeg is a truly multicultural city. You’ll also experience four weeks of family medicine block time in rural Manitoba and eight weeks in a hospital medicine unit, helping you become a well-rounded family physician no matter where your future practice takes you.
A wide range of practice environments guarantees learning experiences alongside inter-professional faculty members such as dietitians, pharmacists and nurse practitioners. Five months of family medicine block time in your first year allows for continuity with a defined panel of patients. Simulation labs allow you to test your skills on manikins that simulate a variety of conditions, with readings and reactions that provide crucial feedback.
Diverse learning environments
Training occurs at Kildonan Medical Centre (KMC), ACCESS River East (ARE), ACCESS Fort Garry (AFG) and ACCESS Winnipeg West (AWW):
Kildonan Medical Centre (KMC)
KMC is located in Seven Oaks General Hospital, which serves the ethnically diverse North End of Winnipeg. The hospital’s mission places significant focus on wellness and health promotion. In keeping with this, attached to the hospital is a state-of-the-art fitness facility, the Wellness Institute. KMC includes six academic family physicians, one social worker, one dietitian and experienced nursing support.
ACCESS River East (ARE)
ARE is a clinical teaching practice located in the East/ North Kildonan community of Winnipeg. Its collaborative team consists of five family physicians, two nurse practitioners, four nurses, one dietician, one speech language pathologist, midwives, and shared care psychiatry/counselling.
ACCESS Fort Garry (AFG)
AFG is a clinical teaching practice located in the Fort Garry community of Winnipeg. Its collaborative team consists of family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, dietician, clinical pharmacist and Mental Health Counselling Services.
ACCESS Winnipeg West (AWW)
AWW is a clinical teaching practice located in the Winnipeg West community of Winnipeg. Its collaborative team consists of family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, clinical psychologist, clinical pharmacist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, registered dietitian, mental health, and Health Aging Resource Team.
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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