The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. The Department of Family Medicine additionally participates in clinical programs in Inuit communities. We respect the Treaties and Agreements that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.
The Postgraduate Medical Education Orientation for all residents, which is MANDATORY, will be held on June 29, 2022.
Applicants must declare any Return of Service obligation at the time of application and may be disqualified if their provincial obligations preclude R-3 training.
Program application language: English
You are required to fulfill ALL of the most current Provincial Criteria.
The criteria can be found at: https://www.carms.ca/match/family-medicine-enhanced-skills-match/eligibility-criteria/
Notarized/certified photocopied proof of citizenship must be provided. Photocopies are accepted but citizenship documents other than what is listed above are not accepted.
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 Canada or the United States 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 7in 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 ask your referees to provide examples they have observed which illustrate your strengths and weaknesses, comment on your fitness to work in the field of Palliative Medicine.
Include a current CV in the Custom Resume section. Please tailor your resume to provide us with a better understanding of your experiences and commitment to the Enhanced Skills Palliative Medicine program.Personal Letter
A personal letter is required. We are looking for mature, enthusiastic physicians who bring with them a broad range of life experiences, are committed to providing excellent patient care and can embrace the depth and breadth of experiences our program offers.
In 500 words or less, please address the following areas: What have you done to prepare yourself for entering the Palliative program? How would you benefit from this extra year of training? How would you contribute to the community of Palliative medicine upon completion of your residency? Specifically address why you are suited to the Enhanced Skills Palliative Medicine program at the University of Manitoba.Certificate
Practicing Physicians must include a Certificate of Conduct from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba or from the regulatory body of your home province.
Applications submitted after file review has opened on September 15, 2021
Supporting documents that arrive after file review has opened on September 15, 2021
Enhanced skills (ES) programming at the University of Manitoba is focused on supporting and extending the delivery of comprehensive, community-adaptive care by family physicians in Manitoba (or in proximal jurisdictions served by Manitoba).
The goal of the University of Manitoba Enhanced Skills Palliative program will cover the key priority topics outlined by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and CanMeds 2017 key competencies. Our goal is to provide enhanced skills in palliative in order to prepare physicians who are capable of working in rural or remote environments. We aim to train future leaders or teachers in palliative medicine who will contribute to their Palliative medicine community and/or department.
As part of its commitment to Manitobans, priority shall be given to candidates who demonstrate intent for future practice in Manitoba (or in proximal jurisdictions served by Manitoba).
We aim to select a diversity of candidates who will serve in urban and rural centers. Our program values residents who have strong interpersonal skills, and who are team and community minded. We select candidates who are professional, mature, self reflective, have critical thinking skills and are invested in self improvement. Must be open to constructive feedback and coaching, the program is an intensive year. Candidates must be prepared to meet demands of the program.
• All positions are filled through the CaRMS process
• Strong academic record
• Proven interest in Palliative Medicine
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Review team composition : Program Director
Enhanced Skills Program Director
Representative from Palliative Medicine
Average number of applications received by our program in the last five years : 0 - 50
Average percentage of applicants offered interviews : 76 - 100 %
|CV||Standard document, gives an overview of the candidate, prior experiences, electives, timelines|
|Electives||Valuable, not required|
|Examinations||Not routinely assessed|
|Extra-curricular||Demonstrate interests outside of medicine|
|Leadership skills||Demonstrated through personal letter, CV, reference letters|
|MSPRs||Not routinely assessed|
|Personal letters||Introduction to the candidate and their interest in Palliative Medicine training, suitability to Palliative medicine|
|Reference documents||Demonstrate prior clinical experiences, clinical skill set, professionalism, collegiality|
|Research/Publications||Valuable, not required|
|Transcripts||Demonstrates prior academic performance|
Interview format :
We routinely accommodate requests to re-schedule interviews for applicants.
|Collaboration skills||Minimal requirement, team work skill essential|
|Collegiality||Global assessment during interview|
|Communication skills||Demonstration of communication skills during interview|
|Health advocacy||Not routinely assessed|
|Interest in the discipline||Necessary, do not apply if you are not interested in Palliative medicine|
|Interest in the program||Necessary, do not apply if you are not interested in program at University of Manitoba|
|Leadership skills||May be assessed during interview|
|Professionalism||Demonstrate professionalism through punctuality for interview|
|Scholarly activities||Valuable and helpful but not mandatory|
|Other interview component(s)||The interview committee would like to get a sense of who you are as a person.|
This residency program is for 1 year.
Program length of training exceeds the Royal College or College of Family Physicians of Canada standard.
You may have an option to participate in the following: