The PGME office is responsible for guiding the overall administration and strategic direction of postgraduate programs offered at the Max Rady College of Medicine.

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  • Our mission

    Is to provide an outstanding education to our postgraduate healthcare learners in a culturally safe environment, ensuring they will serve the healthcare needs and improve the health of the people of Manitoba and beyond.

    Our vision

    Is to educate and inspire a diverse group of postgraduate healthcare learners and scholars by cultivating social responsibility, lifelong learning and delivery of high-quality patient care.

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Clifford Yaffe
Associate dean, postgraduate medical education

Operational Support staff

Penny Nanayakkara
Business manager:

  • Postgraduate medical education (PGME)
  • International Medical Graduate Program (IMG)
  • Clinician Investigator Program (CIP)
  • Leads the administrative functions of the PGME, IMG, CIP

Wendi Charette
Team lead, postgraduate medical education

Donna Coulis
Assistant to the associate dean

Gail Tomczuk (on leave)
PGME resident administrator


Laura Lamont
PGME resident administrator 

Cory Marquart
PGME resident administrator

Tashanna Gabbidon
PGME resident research and awards

Phillip Snarr
PGME administrator, Competency Based Education (CBE)/Committee for Education Support and Remediation (CESaR)



Phillip Snarr
Assistant, PGME finance and reporting

Contact us

Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME)
Max Rady College of Medicine
260 Brodie Centre, 727 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada