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    • Department of Family Medicine

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    CaRMS match

    • R-1 (Main Residency Match)

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    • The College of Family Physicians of Canada

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    Expected duration

    • 2 years

Join our residency program to explore the diverse field of family medicine in one of Canada's most multicultural cities, Winnipeg. With a population of over 700,000, where more than 100 languages are spoken, you'll gain valuable experience in a truly diverse community.

Our program offers a well-rounded training experience. You will have the opportunity to spend four weeks in rural Manitoba, providing family medicine care in a different setting. Additionally, you'll spend eight weeks in a hospital medicine unit, honing your skills and becoming a versatile family physician capable of excelling in any practice environment.

Our inter-professional team includes experienced faculty members such as dietitians, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners, ensuring comprehensive learning experiences in various practice environments. With five months of family medicine block time in your first year, you'll have the chance to establish continuity of care with a defined panel of patients.

To enhance your skills, we offer simulation labs where you can practice and refine your abilities on manikins that simulate a wide range of conditions. These simulations provide crucial feedback through readings and reactions, allowing you to continuously improve your clinical expertise.

Diverse learning environments

Training occurs at a variety of sites throughout Winnipeg.

Kildonan Medical Centre (KMC)

Situated within Seven Oaks General Hospital, Kildonan Medical Centre is an ideal choice for potential residents seeking healthcare services in the culturally diverse North End of Winnipeg. With a focus on promoting wellness and health, KMC offers a state-of-the-art fitness facility, the Wellness Institute, right on the premises. The medical team consists of six academic family physicians, a social worker, a dietitian, and highly skilled nursing support.

ACCESS River East (ARE)

Located in the East/North Kildonan community of Winnipeg, ACCESS River East is a clinical teaching practice that thrives on collaboration. The dedicated team at ARE includes five family physicians, two nurse practitioners, four nurses, a dietician, a speech language pathologist, midwives, as well as shared care psychiatry/counselling professionals.

ACCESS Fort Garry (AFG)

Nestled in the vibrant Fort Garry community of Winnipeg, ACCESS Fort Garry is a clinical teaching practice that emphasizes collaboration. The dedicated team at AFG comprises family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, a dietician, a clinical pharmacist, and mental health counselling services. 

ACCESS Winnipeg West (AWW)

Situated in the Winnipeg West community, ACCESS Winnipeg West is a clinical teaching practice known for its collaborative approach to healthcare. The collaborative team at AWW includes family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, a clinical psychologist, clinical pharmacist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, registered dietitian, and professionals from the mental health and Healthy Aging Resource Team. 

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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Contact us

Family Medicine Postgraduate Office
770 Bannatyne Avenue 
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3