The Postgraduate Medical Education Orientation for all residents, which is MANDATORY, will be held on Wednesday June 29, 2022.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 one of the following:
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:
Three letters of reference are required from clinical preceptors and/or mentors.
The CASPer Test - Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics
All applicants to the Diagnostic Radiology 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 to maintain admission eligibility.
CASPer is 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 www.takeCASPer.com to sign up and reserve a test using your student identifier and a piece of government-issued photo ID. A limited number of testing dates and times will be available in October/November (please note that these are the only testing dates available and no additional tests will be scheduled). Please use an email address that you check regularly; there may be updates to the test schedule.
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.
CASPer test results are valid for one admission cycle. Applicants who have already taken the test in previous years will therefore be expected to re-takeCustom Résumé / CV Medical School Transcript
Order from your RegistrarMedical Student Performance Record
Order from your Dean's OfficePersonal Letter
The letter should outline past background interests and accomplishments and include reasons for the choice of Diagnostic Radiology as the chosen career specialty as well as what aspects of our program appeal the most to the candidate.
Applications submitted after file review has opened on January 31, 2022
Supporting documents (excluding letters of reference) that arrive after file review has opened on January 31, 2022
Letters of reference that arrive after the unmasking date on January 31, 2022
The various documents that have been submitted will be reviewed by our committee and interview invitations will be determined after review of the applicant's files.
Interviews dates are March 2022 (TBA)
Applicants are rated on a point scale in each of the following areas:
personal letter and reference letters
medical school grades and any standardized examinations written during medical school
Previous electives in radiology and scholarly activity is preferable.
Research interests and experience
The mission of this program is to successfully prepare residents personally and professionally for independent practice and to put them on the path to achieve their career goals.
This will be accomplished by rotating residents through several years of various radiology rotations with increasing levels of responsibility and providing mentorship at the various stages of training.
In addition, a component of the residency program will include after hours (on-call) work. The residents will be prepared for their on-call responsibilities using a graduated call system, and using a buddy call system, to ensure they are adequately prepared.
Our fellowship trained staff will also provide a comprehensive educational curriculum for the residents consisting of interactive small group sessions, and didactic lectures to ensure the wide breadth of radiology curriculum is covered.
In order to ensure that our residents are successfully prepared for independent practice, both personally and professionally, we believe the following skills and attributes will be highly sought after in the successful residency candidate;
Review team composition : The team will consist of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director, Assistant Program Director, a selection of academic radiology staff, current radiology residents, and the Program Assistant.
Average number of applications received by our program in the last five years : 51 - 200
Average percentage of applicants offered interviews : 51 - 75 %
|CV||Academic and work experience|
|Electives||Impression of medical/radiology knowledge|
|Extra-curricular||Volunteer work and Interests|
|Leadership skills||Projects initiated and completed. Various roles in groups|
|MSPRs||Extent of involvement in medical curriculum and activities|
|Personal letters||Motivation for radiology and professional goals|
|Reference documents||Professionalism and medical knowledge|
|Research/Publications||Summary of academic projects and experiences|
|Transcripts||Undergraduate field of study and grades|
Interview format :
We routinely accommodate requests to re-schedule interviews for applicants.
|Collaboration skills||Examples of past initiatives working with other people and health care professionals.|
|Collegiality||Feedback you have been given about how well you work with other health care team members|
|Communication skills||How does the candidate ensure proper communication occurs. Communication style.|
|Health advocacy||Examples of initiatives you have been a part of, and/or experiences where you advocated for your patients or the patient population at large.|
|Interest in the discipline||Electives completed and scholarly projects within radiology.|
|Interest in the program||Completed any electives. What are the perceived strengths and areas for improvement.|
|Leadership skills||What roles have you had in the organizations that you have been involved.|
|Professionalism||How does the candidate comport themselves. Feedback given on patient and team member interaction.|
|Scholarly activities||Presentations and academic publications.|
The program offers exposure to all modalities and disciplines in radiology. Unique aspects of the program include a very active interventional/neurointerventional service and a high volume of cutting-edge imaging studies, cardiac CT and MR, breast MR, abdominal MR and PET/CT.
Multiple fellowship-trained radiologists in every sub-specialty are on staff, including dedicated pediatric radiologists at Winnipeg Children's Hospital. The large catchment area of the entire province of Manitoba, Northern Territories, and Northwestern Ontario ensures a high level of pathology at the tertiary care teaching centres.
This residency program is for 5 years.
Program length of training does not exceed the Royal College or College of Family Physicians of Canada standard.
This year consists of a multi-disciplinary basic clinical training which will solidify the extensive core knowledge required in the role of a consultant radiologist.
PGY2 to 4
The resident is exposed to core training in all imaging disciplines organized in block rotations of 1-3 in duration. These include abdominal imaging, chest & cardiac imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, interventional radiology, neuroradiology, pediatric imaging, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and breast imaging. The resident receives instruction in image interpretation and procedural skills related to each discipline.
Our PGY4 residents attend a 4-week radiographic pathologic correlation course organized by AIRP, which is based in Washington, D.C. The AIRP Course may be provided virtually, depending on existing travel restrictions at that time.
This year includes 8 core rotation blocks and 5 elective blocks, which allows the resident opportunity for selection in their area(s) of interest.
Residents attend a weekly academic half-day seminar series and daily resident rounds
Dedicated in house physics teaching for the PGY2-5s
Journal Club is scheduled several times per year
A formal staff and peer-to-peer mentorship program exists
In-house practice oral exams twice per year
Many oppourtunites for medical student and peer-to-peer teaching
Participation in the National OSCE
Successful completion of a scholarly project is required. Financial support and protected time is available for research. Residents are expected to present their projects at the annual Radiology Resident Research Day.
The residency program is based at the Health Sciences Centre (including the Children's Hospital), St. Boniface Hospital, and Grace General Hospital, which are tertiary care institutions. The teaching hospitals offer state of the art scanners, l.5T and 3T clinical magnetic resonance scanners.
The Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine is located at the Health Sciences Centre and is home to one of the only IMRIS hybrid 3T MRI and biplane neuroangiography suites in Canada.
The Nuclear Medicine Department at Health Sciences Centre also performs high volume on-site PET/CT and SPECT/CT scans.
Residents rotate through the Manitoba Breast Health Centre, where comprehensive multimodality breast imaging and intervention is performed, and the Pan Am Clinic, a dedicated sports medicine centre with on-site MRI.
Several electronic medical resources are available.
All residents are given time and receive funding to attend AIRP and one scientific conference per year (PGY2 to PGY5). An additional subsidized meeting will be allowed, if presenting at a major radiological conference.
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