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    • Department of Pathology

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    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

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    Expected duration

    • 1 year

Program details

Program structure

The residency (PGY6) is 13 blocks (12-months) in duration divided into rotations as follows:

  • One block of Transition to Discipline
  • Three blocks of Foundations of Discipline
  • Six blocks of Core of Discipline
  • Three blocks of Transition to Practice (with one of the blocks being an optional elective block)

Further information regarding the training experiences can be found on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons website 

Educational components

The program consists of four major educational components:

  • Performing autopsies and scene visits
  • Observation of autopsies and court testimony
  • Academic half-days
  • Seminars and special events

Admissions requirements

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements. You must:

  • Have completed residency training in an RCPSC-accredited program in general pathology or anatomical pathology. 
  • Be either a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident. 
  • Be presently enrolled in a Canadian/American residency program or have finished their residency program e.g.  anatomical pathology within the last academic year.

How to apply


Applicants must submit the following:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement of interest to the program
  • Medical school transcripts
  • A copy of specialty certification in either anatomical or general pathology. If your expected date of completion of specialty certification is after the application deadline, please include a letter of good standing from you program director, with your anticipated date of completion.
  • Three letters of reference from individuals that have had a meaningful responsibility in your training. 

Reference letters should be sent from the referees directly to the program administrator by mail or email at the addresses below.

All other materials should be sent via email to

Please be aware that further documentation may be needed based on individual circumstances.

Dates and deadlines

Application deadline

July 1 of postgraduate year 4 (PGY4)

Interview dates 

August 26–30, 2024

Positions may still be open outside of the normal application deadlines. To inquire about available positions, or for more information about the program or resident elective opportunities, contact the program assistant or program director.

Contact us

Jason Morin
Program director

Forensic Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (Bannatyne campus)
University of Manitoba
401 Brodie Centre, 727 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5