The Palliative Medicine Subspecialty Residency Program provides learning opportunities for rotating residents from a variety of specialty and subspecialty programs.
Trainees admitted to this program can come from a background in Internal Medicine and its subspecialties, neurology and anesthesia. Training experiences include inpatient training on our palliative care units, training in palliative care clinics and home visits and training in advanced illness from a choice of internal medicine subspecialties.
Building on a legacy of care
The first ever palliative care program in Canada originated in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1974. We have continued to build on that tradition, earning a national reputation for compassionate health.
We are now ready to take the next step towards integrating palliative care education into the curriculum at the Max Rady College of Medicine and are proud to announce the launch of the Section of Palliative Care Medicine.
Learn from a multi-disciplinary team
The section’s faculty consists of Royal College certified palliative medicine physicians representing internal medicine, anesthesiology, oncology, and emergency medicine.
Internists from a variety of subspecialties also provide teaching, research leadership, and clinical care, for advanced illness within their primary specialties.
Finally, our department is closely affiliated with the department of Family Medicine, with faculty bringing additional insights on palliative care clinical work, teaching and research.
The Section of Palliative Care Medicine has two inpatient units that provide advanced symptom management, two hospices that provide end of life care in a home-like setting, and an integrated home-based program allowing patients to be cared for within their own homes. We also provide consultative services within all of our regional hospitals and continuing care facilities.
Several section members are involved in research, including Dr. Max Harvey Chochinov, Canada Research Chair and 2020 inductee into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Among other achievements, Dr. Chochinov is the co-founder of the Canadian Virtual Hospice, the world’s largest repository of web-based information and support for dying patients, their families and health care providers.
Residents will also have access to researchers working in the areas of advanced communication, dignity therapy, physician and team wellness, and advanced symptom management.
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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