All residents entering our Geriatric Medicine program will participate in Competence By Design (CBD).
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. The Residency programs is broken down into stages, and each stage has a series of Entrusted Professional Acts (EPAs) that must be achieved. EPAs 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 stages must be successfully completed in addition to academic requirements and internal exams to complete the training program. Royal College examination must be successfully completed to achieve certification.
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Please be advised that the 2022 PGME New Resident Orientation Day is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
This Orientation is mandatory for all residents.
Please provide your Return of Service Contract at the time of application.
Program application language: English
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:
This means a total of 3 Reference Letters: one from Current PD, and 2 others.
If the applicant has done an elective within the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Manitoba, the local supervisor must provide a letter of reference.
Medical School Transcript is required.Personal Letter
This should clearly indicate the applicant's reasons for applying, what he / she feels they can bring to the program, as well as program and career expectations. Activities, skills and characteristics that may relate to “Selection Process Goals” are evaluated. If there have been gaps in training, the applicant should explain them. At least one reference letter must be from the core IM Program Director. If the applicant has engaged in remediation for any rotations in Core IM, he/she must indicate this. If there are gaps in training, the applicant is expected to indicate this. 500 words maximum.Custom Résumé / CV
CV – Aside from what is written within the body of the CaRMS document, the applicant must include a formal Curriculum Vitae (CV) at the end of the CaRMS package. It is very important that you fill out your CV carefully and completely, because part of our evaluation process involves a "semi-blinded" assessment of your CV. There will be overlap of information recorded in the CV and in the body of the larger CARMS document. Both the CV and the main CaRMS document should include all professional and personal activities that reflect the qualities outlined in “Selection Process Goals”. The CV and the main CaRMS document should indicate which activities were/are voluntary versus reimbursed/salaried. If the activity contributed to the applicant’s growth as a physician and as a person, he/she should indicate in what way. The CV should describe any activities in academic areas including research, education, administration, advocacy and leadership. Please refer to the section on this website called "Additional Information" which provides guidance regarding how the publications within the CV should be described.Photo
A photo is required with your application.MCCQE Part I - Statement of Results USMLE Transcript
Applicants who have graduated from a medical school outside of Canada or the USA (including VISA applicants) must have passed one of the following
Applications submitted after file review has opened on August 25, 2021
Supporting documents that arrive after file review has opened on August 25, 2021
The Section of Geriatric 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 candidates for our residency training program.
Our selection processes are outlined below.
Mission: We educate the next generation of Geriatric Medicine physicians 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.
Goals (not necessarily in order of priority):
Objectives (not necessarily in order of priority):
Our program values the following candidate attributes:
Review team composition : At various stages of the ranking process, the file may be reviewed by the following: the Program Director, Section Members, members of the Department PGME Committee, administrative personnel and selected physicians appointed by the PGME Chair.
Average number of applications received by our program in the last five years : 0 - 50
Average percentage of applicants offered interviews : 51 - 75 %
|CV||Professional/personal activities that reflect qualities outlined in "Selection Process Goals"|
|Electives||Electives are evaluated in terms of how they relate to the above described "Selection Process Goals". It is recognized that for this application cycle candidates may had limited opportunity to complete desired electives and this will be taken into consideration|
|Examinations||We require MCCQE I scores. We also require information regarding whether the MCCQE II has ever been written, and if so, what the scores were for any time the exam was written. If the candidate is from a US institution, we require their USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores.|
|Extra-curricular||Activities, skills and characteristics that may relate to “Selection Process Goals"|
|Leadership skills||Activities, skills and characteristics that may relate to “Selection Process Goals” are evaluated.|
|MSPRs||We do not evaluate this file component.|
|Personal letters||Activities, skills and characteristics that may relate to “Selection Process Goals” are evaluated.|
|Reference documents||Activities, skills and characteristics that may relate to “Selection Process Goals".|
|Research/Publications||Peer reviewed publications, presentations, monographs, studies, awards, current work are evaluated.|
|Transcripts||Academic excellence, range of interest and study, duration and continuity/gaps are evaluated.|
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/succinctly|
|Health advocacy||Demonstrated skills in healthy advocacy.|
|Interest in the discipline||Interest in sub-specialty and Internal Medicine holistic care.|
|Interest in the program||Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the Manitoba training program.|
|Leadership skills||Experience, success, and learning from failure, through leadership in professional / personal life.|
|Professionalism||Demonstration of professional behaviors and ethics.|
|Scholarly activities||Demonstrated depth of understanding of his/her academic & clinical work.|
|Other interview component(s)||
Evidence of compassion in the provision of care.
If the candidate has ever been the subject of a complaint from a patient, another health care worker, or other source in their professional life, the candidate should be prepared to discuss the circumstances in the interview. This includes complaints submitted to undergraduate or postgraduate offices or departments, through evaluations and mechanisms such as "Speak Up" which is available at the University of Manitoba.
The training program will provide the resident an opportunity to work across the spectrum of services and gain a strong foundation in general geriatrics. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Rehabilitation, Healthy Aging and Seniors Care Program has a well-established coordinated geriatrics program that spans the breadth of clinical services.
Our well-developed programs in inpatient consultation, geriatric rehabilitation, outpatient care, home visits and geriatric psychiatry will form the foundation of the training program. As well, the trainee will be supervised in a weekly longitudinal clinic. The trainees will also participate in collaborative care provision to the TAVI program and Family Medicine Clinical Teaching Unit and have access to a breadth of subspecialty clinics/ rotation. There is a unique opportunity to work with Dr. Rhynhold, a geriatrician in rural Manitoba and this is mandatory 2 week component of the program
The program has partnered with University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto to create a 2 month experience where the trainee will travel to one of those 2 academic centres. This will be an opportunity to participate in acute care services, specialized clinics and teaching events. This is a mandatory component of the program and funding is in place to support travel and accommodation costs.
The training program has strong relationships with the Care of the Elderly and the Geriatric Psychiatry training programs. Academic half-days are combined with trainees from those program to foster collaborative learning.
The Section has a strong teaching commitment to the undergraduate program, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. Trainees will have an opportunity to teach at all levels. In addition, within the program there is considerable opportunity to tailor the training to a particular interest. Faculty members have expertise in evidence based medicine, clinical epidemiology, administration, education curriculum development and interdisciplinary education. The members of the Section of Geriatric Medicine have strong links with the Undergraduate Curriculum, Centre on Aging, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Section of Geriatric Psychiatry, WRHA Palliative Care Program, WRHA Personal Care Home Program.
For trainees interested in academic careers there is local access to Masters level courses in Clinical Epidemiology and research methods, and the training program supports participation in distance learning in Quality Assurance and Medical Education. Our program supports residents who wish to combine clinical training with research training through the Clinical Investigator Program.
The Geriatric Medicine training program has partnered with the Section of General Internal Medicine to create personalized training experiences within the residency program for those interested in combining Geriatric Medicine with General Internal Medicine in their future careers.
This residency program is for 2 years.
Program length of training does not exceed the Royal College or College of Family Physicians of Canada standard.
The clinical experiences and formal curriculum complement each other with the goal of ensuring all EPAs and required training experiences are successfully completed. The components of the formal curriculum include:
The academic and clinical communities in Manitoba offer rich and varied learning opportunities in terms of local courses and conferences. As these opportunities arise the trainee will be freed up from clinical duties to participate.
The two main training sites are:
St. Boniface General Hospital for acute care and outpatient care. There is a resident office located there.
Deer Lodge Centre for inpatient care. There is a resident office located there.
Clinical experiences also occur in a variety of settings in Winnipeg. These include:
St. Boniface Hospital, 409 Tache Avenue (www.saintboniface.ca)
Health Sciences Centre, 820 Sherbrook Street (www.hsc.mb.ca)
Riverview Health Centre, 1 Morley Avenue (www.riverviewhealthcentre.com)
Deer Lodge Centre, 2109 Portage Avenue (www.deerlodge.mb.ca)
Seven Oaks General Hospital, 2300 McPhillips Street (www.sogh.ca)
Victoria General Hospital, 2340 Pembina Highway (www.vgh.mb.ca)
PRIME, two sites - 2109 Portage Avenue and 99 Cornish Avenue (http://www.wrha.mb.ca/prog/rehab/prime.php)
There is a mandatory 2 week experience in rural geriatrics. This occurs in the Prairie Mountain Health Region. Accommodation will be arranged in Brandon, Manitoba.
There is an 8 week mandatory rotation in Toronto or Vancouver. Funding covers the cost of accommodation, one return flight and any registration/ licensing costs.
The applicants must indicate which publications are in peer reviewed versus non-peer reviewed journals/publications. If the applicant has submitted an article for publication at the time of CaRMS application, the applicant must provide evidence of journal notification of submission. The applicants must indicate all presentations at local resident research day as well as national and international conferences, and any prizes awarded. If a presentation (oral or abstract) has been submitted to a conference, the applicant should include any letter of acceptance by conference organizers.
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
A current curriculum vitae (CV) including all relevant information required for assessment of education, leadership, administrative and research experience is mandatory. Where applicable, please document whether activities are voluntary or reimbursed. Your CV should be downloaded to the document section. For research papers that have been submitted but not yet published, please include acknowledgement of submission from the journal. See comments above under Research/Publications for information regarding how to document your work.
Other Document - Evaluation of Training - for International or US Medical Graduates Only
International or US Medical Graduates Only - you must provide a RCPSC assessment of training form from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: website: www.rcpsc.medical.org
For the CaRMS Match which will take place in the Fall of 2021, all interviews will be conducted electronically. The applicant may meet electronically with a panel of interviewers, or with interviewers individually, or a combination of both.
Orientation for all incoming residents
Please be advised that the 2022 PGME New Resident Orientation Day is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29 2022. This Orientation is mandatory for all incoming residents.
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