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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

    • 1 year

Sports and exercise medicine is a vital part of preventative health care. As a family doctor with enhanced training in sports medicine, you'll be in an excellent position to support exercise in your community and treat exercise-related injuries such as concussions and musculoskeletal impairments.

Gain the knowledge and skills to consistently, proficiently and confidently diagnose, prevent and treat musculoskeletal and other medical conditions encountered by patients of all ages.

Pan Am Clinic curriculum 

Each block is a four-week period. The total program accounts for 52 weeks.

Core rotations

  • Primary care sport medicine (ongoing through the year)
  • Athletic therapy/ physiotherapy/sport bracing and casting (1 block)
  • Orthopaedics (2 blocks)
  • Paediatric orthopaedics (1.5 blocks)
  • Concussion clinic (1 block)
  • Pain clinic (1 block)
  • Physical and rehabilitation medicine (1 block)
  • Imaging (1 block)
  • Sport nutrition, sport psychology, exercise physiology (0.5 block)
  • Rheumatology (1 block)
  • Spinal surgery/spine service clinics (1 block with call)
  • Worker’s Compensation Board (1 block)
  • Research (ongoing through the year)
  • Vacation/research block (1 block total; taken 0.5 blocks concomitantly)

Week at a glance

  • Two to two and a half days per week in a primary care sport medicine setting at the Pan Am Sports Medicine Clinic for continuity of care.
  • Half to one day per week in acute musculoskeletal care management at the Pan Am Minor Injury Clinic.
  • Academic half-days.
  • Two days per week in other rotations.

Academic days will consist of any of the following:

  • Working on a research project.
  • Preparation and study of a topic to be discussed at weekly academic sessions.
  • Preparation of presentation to be presented at rounds.

Scholarly requirements

As a resident, you are expected to:

  • Prepare, present and discuss a sport and exercise related topic at a weekly academic session with a preceptor.
  • Attend sport and exercise medicine journal club.
  • Attend weekly orthopaedic sport medicine rounds.
  • Attend monthly physiotherapy sport medicine rounds.
  • Present at rounds at least twice in the academic year.
  • Participate in a research project at the Pan Am Clinic.

Legacy Sport Medicine curriculum

Each block is a four-week period. The total program accounts for 52 weeks.

Core rotations (blocks 1-11)


  • Primary care sport and exercise medicine (3 blocks)
  • University athletes and athletic therapy (1 block)
  • Imaging and pediatric sport and exercise medicine (1 block)
  • Imaging and orthopedic surgery and pediatric orthopedics (1 block)
  • Spine care and rheumatology (1 block)
  • Complementary sport and exercise medicine care (1 block)
  • Sport psychology, psychiatry sport nutrition and exercise physiology (1 block)
  • Pain assessment and treatment (1 block)
  • Concussion diagnosis and management (1 block)

Elective options

Block 12 is dedicated to exam preparation and elective study in an area of interest, such as:

  • Hand injuries
  • Plastic surgery
  • Emergency care
  • Event coverage
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound

In block 13, you’ll continue with an elective option as well as providing care to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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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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Family Medicine administrative assistant
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