The Section of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Manitoba is a busy enterprise, both clinically and academically. The more than 40 intensivists on our faculty come from the departments of Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Surgery.
The Section of Critical Care Medicine has a robust program of scholars from around the world who visit Winnipeg to enrich us with their clinical and research experience.
Critical care services for adults are provided in Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut. Because of the distances, critical care transport, including specially equipped aircraft, is integral to our clinical work.
Five Intensive Care Units make up the Section of Critical Care. These exist within two academic/tertiary hospitals; the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre has a Medical ICU, a Surgical/Trauma ICU, and a Respiratory ICU; St. Boniface Hospital has a Medical-Surgical ICU and a Cardiovascular Surgery ICU. In addition, a community hospital, Grace General Hospital, has a Medical-Surgical ICU.
Diverse learning experiences
The section of Critical Care Medicine is active in education, research and outcomes improvement. Many faculty members are active researchers and ICU subspecialty trainees are provided the opportunity and encouraged to participate in this research.
ICU Outcomes Improvement
Critical care has an active program in ICU Outcomes Improvement. Not only does this program harness evidence-based best practices for the benefit of patients, it also improves the cost-effectiveness of ICU care.
This structure, co-headed by Drs. Kendiss Olafson and Carmen Hrymak, has two main components:
- a Quality Circle in each ICU, and
- a centralized steering committee that sets overall system priorities and supports the work of the Quality Circles.
As the modern approach to Outcomes Improvement is powered by high quality, systematically collected data, a powerful resource that figures prominently in our Outcomes Improvement program is the Winnipeg ICU database.
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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