1) Matched applicants must attend a mandatory College Postgraduate Medical Education Orientation on Tuesday June 29, 2021.
2) Matched applicants will participate in an Internal Medicine Orientation Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
2) Matched applicants must have completed the ACLS course before the July 1st start date.
3) Matched applicants must have completed Electronic Patient Record (EPR) training at the SBGH site before the July 1st start date.
CASPer Test - *New/Mandatory test started in 2019.
(Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics)
ALL applicants to the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Manitoba are required to complete an online assessment (CASPer), to assist with our selection process. Successful completion of CASPer is MANDATORY in order for admission eligibility.
CASPer in an online test which assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program, and will complement the other tools that we use for applicant screening. In implementing CASPer, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.
In order to take CASPer, you will be responsible for securing access to a computer with audio capabilities, a webcam, and a reliable internet connection on your selected test date. CASPer can be taken practically anywhere that you can satisfy the aforementioned requirements. No exceptions will be provided for applicants unable to take CASPer online due to being located at sites where internet is not dependable due to technical or political factors.
Please go to https://takecasper.com to sign up and reserve a test using your student identifier and a piece of government-issued photo ID. You will be provided with a limited number of testing dates and times. Please note these are the only testing dates available for your CASPer test. There will be no additional tests scheduled. Please use an email that you check regularly; there may be updates to the test schedule.
Please direct any inquiries on the test to email@example.com. Alternatively, you may use the chat bubble in the bottom right hand corner of the screen once on the website.
The CASPer test is comprised of 12 sections of video and written scenarios. Following each scenario, you will be required to answer a set of probing questions under a time contract. Each response is graded by a different rater, giving a very robust and reliable view of personal and professional characteristics important to our program. No studying is required for CASPer, although you may want to familiarize yourself with the test structure at takeCASPER.com and ensure you have a quiet environment to take the test.
After a 3 week processing time, your results will be directly released to the programs on your distribution list.
CASPer test results are valid for one admissions cycle. Applicants who have already taken the test in previous years will therefore be expected to re-take it.
* NEW Information in Residency Education
CMBE Program Updates
Residents entering Core Internal Medicine in July 2019 and beyond will experience Competency - Based training.
To contribute to the success of Canadian physicians and the delivery of high-quality patient care, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has embarked upon an initiative to introduce competency-based medical education (CBME) in Canadian postgraduate specialty training and in professional practice in Canada. This initiative, called Competence By Design (CBD), aims to enhance patient care by aligning medical education and lifelong learning with evolving patient needs and empowering learners to more fully engage in their education process.
CBD will use time as a framework rather than the basis for progression. It is not anticipated that the duration of training will change for the majority of trainees. Residency programs will be broken down into stages, and each stage will have a series of milestones based on required competencies. These milestones will create more targeted learning outcomes and involve more frequent, formative assessments within the clinical workplace to ensure residents are developing and receiving feedback on the skills they need.
All programs implementing CBD will continue to undergo the same rigorous accreditation processes as traditional programs. All CBD programs (and traditional programs) will continue to lead to Royal College approved certification. Certification for trainees in both CBD and traditional programs will include the completion of Royal College examination; however, residents in CBD programs will also be assessed against program milestones through their training. Within a CBD program, all milestones and the Royal College examination must be successfully completed to achieve certification.
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The following applicants will be required to sign a Return of Service “ROS” contract with the Province of Manitoba. The ROS commitment is commensurate with the length of the training program.
IMGs already holding a return of service obligation must disclose these obligations at the time of application. IMGs who have undischarged return of service obligations may not be eligible to begin training in a position funded by Manitoba Health.
Such individuals may wish to contact Shared Health at email@example.com for more information.
Program application language: English
You are required to fulfill ALL of the most current Provincial Criteria for Canadian Medical Graduates for Manitoba
The criteria can be found at: https://www.carms.ca/match/r-1-main-residency-match/eligibility-criteria/manitoba/
English is the language of study at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. All applicants whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency to CaRMS by the file review opening date.
Candidates who attended medical school in Quebec or the University of Ottawa where the language of instruction or the primary language of patient care was not English, must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements.
Candidates are exempted from English language proficiency testing under the following circumstances:
All other candidates must have taken the Academic Version of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7 in the same sitting. IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.
List of countries that have English as a first and native language - Countries: Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, US Virgin Islands - Caribbean Islands: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Grenadines, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago
Please note the following:
Please note, for the 2021 R-1 Match cycle, the IELTS Indicator will be accepted as a substitute for the Academic Version of the IELTS.
We require three letters of reference written by faculty members.
Your letter should answer the following questions in 250 words (Total for all three questions) or less:
1) Why Internal Medicine
2) Why Internal Medicine at the University of Manitoba
3) What ties do you have to Winnipeg?CASPer exam
Applications submitted after file review has opened on February 8, 2021
Supporting documents (excluding letters of reference) that arrive after file review has opened on February 8, 2021
Letters of reference that arrive after the unmasking date on February 8, 2021
Each applicant file is reviewed by the program director and the resident selection committee. Only short listed applicants will be invited to interview. Offers to interview will be made on Monday, March 1 on or before 12:00 noon EST. Core Internal Medicine programs across the country use an external website for booking CaRMS interviews. This system will open for viewing on March 1 and you will receive an email with a login and password, this will allow you to plan your interview schedule. The system will officially open to book interviews on Tuesday March 2 at 12:00 noon EST.”
Interviews will be conducted the week of March 22 -26th, 2021.
An interview is mandatory for the first iteration of the match. Offers to interview will be made on Monday, March 1 on or before 12:00 noon EST. Core Internal Medicine programs across the country use an external website for booking CaRMS interviews. This system will open for viewing on March 1 and you will receive an email with a login and password, this will allow you to plan your interview schedule. The system will officially open to book interviews on Tuesday March 2 at 12:00 noon EST. The interview is conducted by one faculty member and a selected senior internal medicine resident, and will last approximately 30 minutes. The interview will be an informal discussion of the candidate's interests, career plans, and of the content of the program. There are no standardized questions. All invited applicants will have the opporunity to attend a virtual program overview session with a question and answer period. Applicants can also meet with the Program Director in a small group session.
The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Manitoba is committed to a fair, equitable, and transparent application process. We maintain the right to choose the applicants we feel are the best people for our training program. The Program Director will select the candidates invited to interview. The Resident Selection Committee, consisting of the Program Director, faculty and residents will determine the rank-list order. The Selection Committee will consider performance on the interview, academic record, clinical assessments, letters of recommendation, interpersonal skills and extra curricular interests and activities. Prior research experience is not necessary, but will be noted. Local elective exposure prior to application is not necessary.
New** All applicants to the Internal Medicine Residency Program, at the University of Manitoba are required to complete an online assessment (CASPer), to assist with our selection process. Successful completion of CASPer is Mandatory for admission eligibility. Further details found under "Important Information".
Mission: We educate the next generation of Internal Medicine residents who will sustain and promote the health of those we serve through the provision of the highest quality of clinical care, research, innovation and communication. The Internal Medicine Residency Training Program is a center of excellence for the learning of Internal Medicine through patient care, scholarly activity and administrative activities.
1. It is the ultimate objective of the Internal Medicine Training Program to ensure that residents develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of competent consultants in Internal Medicine.
2. To develop Internal Medicine residents who excel as scholars, communicators, leaders, health advocates, collaborators and professionals.
3. To train physicians who will go on to practice in academic and non-academic settings
4. To meet the needs of the people we serve (locally in Manitoba and beyond).
5. To support and mentor our trainess and nurture excellence within our training program.
Identify applicants with:
Review team composition : At various stages of the ranking process, the file may be reviewed by the following: the Program Director, Faculty Members that are part of the resident selection committee and selected senior internal medicine residents.
Average number of applications received by our program in the last five years : 201 - 400
Average percentage of applicants offered interviews : 51 - 75 %
|CV||Activities, skills and characteristics that may relate to "Selection Process Goals" are evaluated|
|Electives||Will be reviewed as evidence of interest and commitment to the specialty applied for|
|Extra-curricular||Activities that display attitudes of professionalism, empathy, social and community responsibility|
|Leadership skills||Activities that display attitudes of professionalism, empathy, social and community responsibility|
|MSPRs||Medical school performance on clinical and non clinical rotations|
|Personal letters||Activities, skills and characteristics that may relate to "Selection Process Goals" are evaluated|
|Reference documents||Activities, skills and characteristics that may related of "Selection Process Goals" are evaluated|
|Research/Publications||Research involvement including publications and conference presentation|
|Transcripts||Transcripts are evaluated for evidence of academic excellence, range of interest and training gaps|
Interview format :
We may accommodate requests to re-schedule interviews for applicants due to weather, technology failure, or unforeseen circumstances.
|Collaboration skills||Demonstrates understanding of and engagement in successful teamwork.|
|Collegiality||Evidence of respect for others within and between teams/groups.|
|Communication skills||Ability to speak fluently and clearly in English. Ability to express complex ideas clearly.|
|Health advocacy||Demonstrated excellence in Health Advocacy|
|Interest in the discipline||Demonstrated interest in Internal Medicine.|
|Interest in the program||Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the Manitoba training program.|
|Leadership skills||Degree of experience and success in professional and personal life.|
|Professionalism||Demonstration of professional behaviours and ethics.|
|Scholarly activities||Demonstrated depth of understanding of his/her academic work and chosen field of study.|
|Other interview component(s)|
Highlights of the Core Internal Medicine Training Program at the University of Manitoba include:
This residency program is for 3 years.
Program length of training does not exceed the Royal College or College of Family Physicians of Canada standard.
The program consists of three core years. Each year is divided into 13 four week blocks. The program is designed to provide residents with a broad clinical experience to attain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to practice internal medicine in an exemplary manner. There is an emphasis on becoming a strong clinical physician. As residents progress through the program, they assume increasing responsibility under appropriate supervision with the flexibility to be self-directed in defining their own educational needs. Ambulatory care is emphasized in our program to expand the scope of clinical exposure from which residents will learn.
Over the three years, core residents must complete 9 to 11 blocks on the general medicine clinical teaching units (CTUs). Each resident will complete 2 blocks as a junior resident in their first year. Residents will begin rotations as a senior ward resident in January of their first year. Generally residents will rotate as ward seniors for 3 blocks during first year, 3 blocks during second year, and 2 blocks during third year. Residents will also complete a Community General Internal Medicine rotation during their first or second year.
Night float rotations are also compulsory and consist of two weeks of medicine consults coverage in the emergency room and back up for the CTUs. All residents are expected to complete 4-8 weeks of night float over PGY2/PGY3.
PGY1s complete two blocks in General Cardiology. A third block in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) is required in PGY1/PGY2.
Two blocks in the Medical Intensive Care Unit are completed in PGY2/PGY3.
During their third year residents will do a 3-block rotation on the General Internal Medicine consult service. During this rotation they will also give Senior Rounds presentations, facilitate morning report, and participate in a weekly longitudinal clinic with a general internist.
Elective Subspecialty Rotations
Elective subspecialty rotations are offered in every subspecialty of internal medicine and related fields. Out-of-province elective rotations are available. The residents may also do a 1-2 periods of research electives in place of doing a subspecialty rotation. Opportunities are available for doing rural internal medicine electives including a formal experience in Dauphin, MB.
In PGY2 and PGY3, residents are required to present at the annual departmental Resident Research Day. It is optional for PGY1s. There are opportunities to become involved in research in every area of internal medicine. Many faculty members are actively engaged in research and interested in supervising and collaborating with residents. One to two blocks can be devoted purely to research, allowing dedicated time to clinical or basic science endeavours.
Medicine Clinical Teaching Units (CTUs) accept admissions from all medical subspecialties. There are no subspecialty wards with the exception of Cardiology. This means that time spent on Medicine CTUs is a broad exposure to all areas of internal medicine. Subspecialists are available for consultation.
Program faculty consist of both full-time and part-time members in all Royal College recognized internal medicine subspecialties including general internal medicine, infectious diseases, respirology, cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology, rheumatology, haematology, oncology, allergy, gastroenterology, geriatrics, and critical care. Subspecialty training programs are available in all of these areas.
The Academic Half Day is a period of protected teaching time that is scheduled every Tuesday. The Half Day content covers core Royal College objectives. Faculty from each subspecialty teach a comprehensive curriculum of content knowledge at a level appropriate to a general internist. The sessions are a mix of didactic and case-based lectures and present clinical approaches and the latest evidence surrounding a topic. Small group discussions are increasingly utilized for curriculum delivery with faculty supervision.
In addition, residents are responsible for some curriculum delivery, including Journal Club. All residents are responsible for preparing and performing physical exam topics at regular sessions where PGY4 GIM residents are providing guidance and feedback.
Senior Residents run Morning Report every weekday from 7:30 to 8:15. The goal is to provide interactive Royal College style case-based discussions to other senior residents on the CTU and Night Float rotations with an emphasis on core internal medicine concepts. Attending physicians frequently attend Morning Report to contribute to discussion. There is also a focused handover from the prior night.
Occurring every Friday at noon, these rounds are given by PGY3 resident. Topics surround a specific clinical question and the evidence behind the answer.
During the initial weeks of PGY1, new Internal Medicine residents will participate Boot Camp. This will consist of intensive simulation training in acute medicine and emergency response team leadership. This prepares residents to respond to medical emergencies on the wards, and to be part of the "Medical 25 team" at the Health Sciences Centre who respond to "pre-code" scenarios. There is also curriculum dedicated to time management, resident wellness, research and presentation skills, and ultrasound.
Emergency Summer Series
Throughout the summer, sessions are held twice a week from 12-1 pm with attendings giving lectures on common medical emergencies/urgencies.
Held every Tuesday morning, guest speakers and local faculty present topics related to their area of expertise.
Each fall, the residents will gather together for a weekend fall retreat. Some time is allotted to cover core content (discussions on career planning, CMPA, etc.), with the remainder reserved for recreation and team-building exercises. All costs are covered by the program.
In the spring, residents will meet together for a half day and night at a local restaurant. Again, some core content will be covered. Costs are program covered.
While the retreats provide an opportunity to review important topics for resident training, they are also an excellent opportunity to spend time with your fellow residents and have some fun.
The Internal Medicine Training Program consists of two tertiary hospitals and one community hospital in Winnipeg. A brief description of each hospital is given below. The catchment area includes all of Manitoba and parts of Northwestern Ontario, Saskatchewan, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories (approx. 1.5 million people). The large catchment guarantees that residents receive a variety of clinical experience from a diverse patient population. The University of Manitoba is well known for the breadth of pathology among its patients.
Health Sciences Centre is a tertiary care referral centre formed in 1973 through an amalgamation of the Winnipeg General Hospital, the Women's Hospital, the Children's Hospital of Winnipeg and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Manitoba. As a result, the Centre provides trainees with exposure to a wide range of acute and chronic medical problems, as well as to virtually all specialty and subspecialty areas of medicine. After a major renovation and expansion the Health Sciences Centre now has a new Emergency Room, new ICUs, new operating rooms and a Clinical Learning Simulation Facility. This hospital serves a large core population and is the major referral centre for northern communities.
St. Boniface General Hospital is the second largest hospital in Winnipeg. St. Boniface Hospital has a full range of specialty and subspecialty services and departments in its role as a major tertiary care referral centre. St. Boniface Hospital is the first site in Winnipeg to transition to an electronic patient record
The Grace General Hospital was initially a rescue home for women and children and then as a maternity hospital. The Grace today provides surgical, mental health, medicine and emergency programs as well as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmaceutical, laboratory and diagnostic imaging services. Medicine has had a CTU at the Grace Hospital since 2005. The Community General Internal Medicine rotation occurs at the Grace. There is also an available simulation facility on site.
Resources for Residents
Residents' Rooms are found at both tertiary hospitals. They are furnished with computers and a selection of resource books in all subspecialties of Internal Medicine, and serves as a 24 hour in-hospital library and informal meeting place for residents. The community site also has space and resources for resident use including books and computers.
Computers with Internet and e-mail access are available in the Residents' Rooms and on all Clinical Teaching Units. Also accessible on these computers are patient lab data and radiology. The University subscribes to a large selection of electronic journals, which are easily accessible from home or the Residents' Rooms. The Library and Department of Medicine provide the web-based UpToDate for all residents and faculty.
All residents have access to PubMed-based document delivery and clinical librarians to assist with literature searches. Medical libraries (Neil John MacLean Health Sciences Library) annexed to the Health Sciences Centre and the Carolyn Sifton Library at St. Boniface General Hospital are accessible for easy access to many print and electronic journals.
And in addition...
The residents in the program come from a diverse array of backgrounds. The largest proportion are University of Manitoba grads, with representation from most programs around the country and a few schools from abroad.
The residents often socialize outside of work and many are on recreational sports teams together (like Ultimate Frisbee and Sponge Hockey, etc.). Other organized activities within the program are discussed elsewhere - retreats, etc. Outside the Internal Medicine program, the residents' professional association (PARIM) sponsors many gatherings for residents from all programs with food and beverages throughout the year. There are usually two formal evenings sponsored by PARIM per year, and numerous informal events.
A number of attendings have generously purchased Winnipeg Jets season tickets for the residents. Each resident has the opportunity to attend at least one game annually along with a co-resident and a faculty member.
Winnipeg is a friendly, multicultural city of approximately 800,000, situated in the centre of Canada. It is a fairly laid back city with a friendly atmosphere and plenty of cultural diversity.
Winnipeg is home to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Opera, and many theatre companies including Rainbow Stage and Manitoba Theatre Centre. Recently, the architecturally renowned Canadian Museum of Human Rights was opened in Winnipeg, the first national museum outside of Ottawa. We are also known for our variety of excellent restaurants serving food from all parts of the world.
Summers in Winnipeg are filled with festivals including the Folk Festival (which is outstanding), the Jazz Festival, the Fringe Festival, and, unique to Winnipeg - Folklorama.
As Winnipeg is in close proximity to numerous lakes, parks and beaches, there is no shortage of places to camp, fish, and hike. The summers are sunny and very hot for the most part. This also makes ideal weather for many summer sports including ultimate Frisbee, football and running (through our numerous parks).
Winnipeg is also known for its cold winter months. The readily available snow allows for a variety of winter sports and gives an ideal setting for the Festival du Voyageur. We are also home to many professional and amateur sports teams including the Winnipeg Jets (Hockey) Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Football), and Winnipeg Goldeyes (Baseball).
Finally, Winnipeg has an affordable cost of living. It is easy to find a very nice apartment or house within 10 - 20 minutes of either hospital for a reasonable amount of money.
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