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What we offer

Summer programs

Summer Early Exposure Program

The Summer Early Exposure Program offers students the opportunity to experience a clinical setting during Med I and Med II.

About the Summer Early Exposure program

Exposures can take place in Winnipeg, across Canada or internationally. A variety of policies apply in each case - please consult Entrada for full details. 

Students receive credit on their Medical Student Performance Report for each successfully registered and completed Summer Early Exposure.

Student is responsible for setting up the exposure and for ensuring all student evaluations and preceptor evaluations are completed and submitted to UGME.

All Summer Early Exposure forms are located on Summer Early Exposure's Entrada community page.

You must do an exposure if you wish to do job shadowing over the summer. If you are registered for an exposure you are automatically covered by malpractice/liability insurance and in turn are able to do shadowing. 

Time commitment

The Early Exposure Program runs annually from May 30 to August 15.

Each Exposure requires a minimum of 80 hours (typically 10 full days of 8-hour shifts).

Days do not need to be consecutive and can be spread out throughout the summer.

Visiting pre-clerkship students

Visiting pre-clerkship students must meet the following requirements to be eligible to participate in the Summer Early Exposure Program:

  1. Organize your own Summer Early Exposure.
  2. Complete the application form [PDF] for visiting students.
  3. Register as a visiting student for the Summer Early Exposure Program through the UGME Office. This registration occurs after we receive your application.
  4. Ensure payment of the University of Manitoba registration fee in full before participation on the ward/clinic and meeting all application requirements. Instructions for payment will be provided.
  5. Complete the PHIA Confidentiality Training online before the exposure starts. Instructions will be sent to you regarding this training.

How to apply

To apply for an exposure, follow the steps below.

  1. Read the program policy (available on Entrada)
  2. Review your options (.pdf)
  3. Set up the exposure (preceptor's email addresses cannot be listed but we trust you can use your resources to find their contact information)
  4. Complete the application form (.pdf)
  5. Wait for UGME to email you to pay registration fee (only one fee no matter how many exposures you do).
  6. The deadline for all applications is June 30 (annually). To allow for processing, submit your application to UGME two weeks prior to the start date of the exposure.

If your exposure takes place out-of-province or internationally, additional documentation will be required. Please contact for details.

For more information about the Summer Early Exposure Program, email

Summer Research Program

This program offers medical students (either in their first or second summer) the opportunity to engage in original research, either basic or clinical, under the supervision of a Max Rady College of Medicine supervisor.

About the Summer Research program

The specific aim of the program is to develop student skills within the following areas:

  • Critical evaluation of data
  • Effective communication of results
  • Experimental design
  • Hypothesis testing

This is a non-degree course but will be recorded on your transcript.

Time commitment

The program runs for approximately 12 weeks during the summer recess between either year one and two OR year two and three of their medical training program (dependent upon program time allowances). Your chosen project must be feasible within this time frame.

This program is considered full-time with a two-week paid vacation. Clinical exposure of 0.5 to 1.0 days per week (setting of the students choosing with supervisors’ approval) is suggested but not mandatory.


All students receive stipendiary support, presently $7,500 for the summer. The program pays the students directly via direct deposit). Students must submit a direct deposit form directly to payroll immediately upon acceptance into the program.

How to apply

A call for applications will be circulated to medical students annually, including abstracts from potential supervisors.

Once you have located a supervisor who has agreed to work with you on a project, you must begin preparing three documents that will be required for the application process:

  1. Research proposal
  2. Abstract
  3. Student role document

Samples of these documents and additional application information are available here.

For more information about the Summer Research Program, email


The electives program provides an opportunity for self-education in an area of your own interest. Courses are listed below.


Discipline: Anesthesiology [PDF]

Emergency Medicine

Family Medicine

Discipline: Family Medicine [PDF]

Health Care Ethics

Medical Genetics

Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

This rotation provides an educational experience in the common infectious problems experienced by patients. One-on-one teaching, small group tutorials and weekly grand rounds support an evidence-based approach to infectious disease problems. For more information, view the Infectious Diseases Residency page. 

Ongomiizwin Health Services

Discipline: Ongomiizwin Health Services


Churchill [PDF]

Fly-In [PDF]

Norway House [PDF]

Obstetrics and Gynecology


Discipline: Ophthalmology [PDF]


Discipline: Otolaryngology [PDF]


Discipline: Pathology [PDF]

Radiation Oncology

Special Topics in Population/Public Health

For more information, contact

Visiting electives program

Max Rady College of Medicine accepts a limited number of visiting medical students enrolled in medical schools other than the University of Manitoba for short periods of elective study. 

Please visit the AFMC Portal for guidelines and to submit an application.

International selectives

Max Rady College of Medicine offers a variety of selectives abroad, including:

Prior to departure, you must:

  • complete pre-departure training through UMLearn
  • complete and submit an emergency contact and liability waiver form, available on Entrada.

We also suggest that you attend the WRHA Travel Medical Clinic [PDF]and ensure you have the proper immunizations.

Advice and support

For advice on electives choices and planning, it is recommended that students discuss their situation with a mentor and or faculty member they trust to seek professional insight. Student Affairs is always available to provide assistance and insight on making informed electives choices.

Eliya Ichihashi
Electives administrator

Dr. James Butler
Electives director

Incoming students

We offer a wide selection of resources to help support your studies at Max Rady College of Medicine.

Online tools

These program-specific materials can be found on Entrada:

  • Appeals
  • Examinations
  • Forms


Max Rady College of Medicine is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS)

The Integrated Accreditation provides a SharePoint portal to provide faculty and staff with key accreditation working documents, forms and information.

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Contact us

Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME)
260 Brodie Centre, 727 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne Campus
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada