Training is carried out at CancerCare Manitoba, Western Manitoba Cancer Centre (Brandon), Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface General Hospital and Victoria General Hospital.
CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) is the provincially mandated cancer agency tasked with providing comprehensive cancer services to the people of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. The catchment population is approximately 1.3 million people.
The Department of Radiation Oncology at CCMB consists of 18 radiation oncologists. There are eight linear accelerators, one orthovoltage unit, one conventional simulator and two CT simulators. The department is well-equipped to deliver conformal radiotherapy, RapidArc intensity modulated radiotherapy, stereotactic body radiotherapy and both low and high dose rate brachytherapy.
Residents are strongly encouraged to participate in clinical and basic research during their training. It is expected that at least two research projects and one publication will be completed during training. It’s also expected that residents gain experience by presenting their work both at the annual CancerCare Manitoba Residents Research Day and at national or international conferences.
Opportunities for research exist within the Department of Radiation Oncology, Department of Medical Physics as well as through the Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology and through the National Research Council Institute for Biodiagnostics. Other opportunities exist through the research centres at the Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface General Hospital.
There is a well-established didactic teaching program in this residency. Residents have protected time every Wednesday afternoon for lectures in treatment planning, medical physics, epidemiology and biostatistics, radiation biology, pathology, radiology and clinical radiation oncology.
There are regular molecular biology didactic and interactive sessions with Medical Oncology and Hematology Oncology residents. Residents are expected to attend the monthly Journal Club and the weekly Oncology Grand Rounds.
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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