Through elective rotations you'll round out your career planning and skill development with two fellowships that offer residents the chance to develop in-depth skills in subspecialty areas of interest.
Rotate through related disciplines such as internal medicine, acute surgical service, emergency medicine, surgical intensive care and ultrasound to form foundational skills, and experience research time and opportunity for thesis development.
Master the essential surgical skills and perioperative care in cesarean section, operative vaginal delivery, laparotomy, laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.
Develop skills and knowledge of multiple aspects of patient care such as pediatric gynecology, family planning and menopause.
Experience multidisciplinary teaching including grand rounds, traditional academic study and clinical practice overseen by experienced faculty.
Closely collaborate with other women's health disciplines such as pediatrics, anesthesiology and oncology. You'll have the opportunity to apply for one of two fellowship programs—Maternal Fetal Medicine or Gynecologic Oncology.
Develop clinical experience providing service to rural northern communities.
Explore a rich, fast-paced clinical environment that oversees 11,000 deliveries per year. Dedicated research time and opportunity for thesis development.
The training program is delivered in four stages designed to train complete competence in obstetrics and gynecology. Transition to discipline, building the basics of medical and surgical skills; foundations of discipline, wherein competency in diagnosis and treatment of common conditions is developed over a steep learning curve; core of discipline, where learned skills are developed to a point of mastery; and transition to practice, which consolidates skills, knowledge and behaviours that support practice as a fully competent consultant in obstetrics and gynecology.
A research curriculum is delivered throughout the five-year programme with both in-person and online components. Residents are expected to complete one research project and one case report during their five-year residency programme.
Our residents frequently present at meetings across North America and a number of our residents have presented at international conferences in Asia, Europe, South America and Australia. While publication of primary research is not a requirement to complete our programme, most completed residency projects do go on to be published.
As the culture of medicine shifts to increasingly value work-life balance and wellness, our program continues to develop opportunities to build supportive relationships, sustainability and mentorship within the department. Each year the residents enjoy a two-day retreat with team-building activities, decompression in nature and enriching talks which foster purpose and meaning in our work.
Faculty providers partner with each resident in a formal mentorship role for all five years of training, providing a safe space to work through the challenges of residency and prepare for a professional path ahead. Department-wide didactic sessions also feature key topics in this area such as civility in the workplace, burnout prevention and strategies to address inequities in medicine.
Further training opportunities
Residents are eligible to apply for funding to further their training in medical education or research through programs like the Dean of Medicine’s Education and Research Fellowship Fund. Past winners of this funding have completed fellowships in Reproductive Infectious Disease, Menopause and Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology—a field that cultivates expertise in the intersection of addictions and mental illness with reproductive health.
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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Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Residency
Cidalia Hodnett, Program Coordinator
665 William Ave
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9