Patient undergoes anesthesiology
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    • Department of Family Medicine

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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

    • 6–12 months

Increase your skills as a family physician by learning how to safely provide local anesthesia in tertiary, community, and rural hospital family medicine settings.

Rotations demonstrate anesthesia use in a variety of settings that are relevant to family medicine. Your elective block includes the opportunity to learn more in a core rotation, or to develop skills in either chronic pain management or regional anesthesia.


This program consists of several mandatory blocks, one vacation block of four weeks (taken as one block or divided into two periods of two weeks each), and one elective block in an area of interest, chosen by the resident.

Tertiary Anesthesia (4)

The adult tertiary rotations are the largest component of the training program. Divided between the Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface General Hospital, each rotation provides a different case-mix and approach.

Community Anesthesia (1)

The community anesthesia rotation has been developed to provide residents with expertise and experience in all aspects of anesthesia practice in a community setting—from ambulatory management and working with limited resources, to the nature of caseloads and on-call arrangements.

Obstetric Anesthesia (1)

This rotation allows the opportunity to spend a concentrated period of time in the obstetrical anesthesia environment, particularly with staff with a subspecialty interest. As a resident you’ll have ample opportunity to provide epidural analgesia to labouring patients and will have excellent exposure to the obstetrical OR.

ICU (1)

This rotation develops your knowledge and skills in managing critically ill patients. Enhance your airway management skills in a non-operating room setting, as well as learn about and perform central vascular access with bedside ultrasound guidance.

Pediatric Anesthesia (2)

Completed near the end of your year of training, the pediatric anesthesia rotation offers access to excellent teaching and hands-on experience with the team at the Health Science Centre.

Rural Anesthesia (2)

The rural anesthesia rotations allow you to refresh your skills in rural family practice. Working in local practices providing anesthesia for orthopaedic, general surgery and obs/gyn surgeries, you’ll also provide on-call expertise to the rural ICU and have an opportunity to work shifts in the rural emergency room. You’ll also return to the clinic one day each week to see family medicine patients.

Elective (1)

One block is dedicated to an elective. Options include:

  • An additional rotation in any of the mandatory core blocks
  • Regional anesthesia
  • Chronic pain service
  • Depending on availability and schedule, you may also undertake extra chest ultrasound (cardiac and respiratory) teaching offered.
  • Hand with an intravenous line.

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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