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    • Department of Surgery
    • Section of Orthopaedic Surgery

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    CaRMS match

    • R-1 (Main Residency Match)

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    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

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    Expected duration

    • 5 years

About the program

During your orthopedic residency, you will rotate through a variety of core and specialty fields, including training in adult reconstruction, pediatric orthopedics, hand surgery, trauma and spine surgery. You can also choose to use one month of your elective opportunities to dive deeper into an orthopedic subspecialty that particularly interests you.

Academic sessions

Through seminars, rounds, academic day and conferences, you will acquire an in-depth understanding of basic mechanisms of normal and abnormal conditions and acquires the ability to apply current knowledge to orthopedic surgery.

Each surgical sub-specialty holds scheduled academic rounds once a week, giving you insight into a broad range of surgical fields. As an orthopedic surgery resident, you'll attend monthly Department of Surgery grand rounds and orthopedic grand grounds, with interesting topics presented by faculty, visiting professors and residents.

The Surgical Foundations Program is comprised of weekly education sessions, surgical skills courses, assigned reading and presentations by second-year residents to help you build the basic blocks of knowledge and skills in your pursuit of a career in surgery.

Faculty and research

This established program overseen by 19 full-time specialist faculty members.

Access world-class research opportunities, with Joint Research Council representatives from sports medicine/upper extremity, arthroplasty and trauma, spine and pediatric surgery, generously supported by the Gibson Orthopedic Fund for Research and Education.


The residency is taught across three main centres in Winnipeg:

Health Sciences Centre
A newly constructed emergency department streamlines care, while the cast clinic is being remodelled to improve cast and fracture care. The Orthopedic offices include a resource room with a library for residents.

Concordia Hospital
Recently renovated operating rooms with video integration are adjacent to the brand new Concordia Hip and Knee Institute, housing research facilities as well as offices for surgeons and support staff.

Pan Am Clinic
This state-of-the-art sports medicine centre includes video integrated operating rooms and research equipment for biometrics motion analysis, strength testing, and material properties.

Program details

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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Max Rady College of Medicine
AE101-820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada