University of Manitoba - Family Medicine - Interlake Eastern (Selkirk)
Overview of Department
For more than 40 years, the University of Manitoba’s Department of Family Medicine has been positively influencing the health of individuals, families and communities across Manitoba. Through clinical work, teaching and innovative research, family medicine is making a difference.
This program, accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, promotes whole-person medicine through a combination of patient-centred care and structured seminars. During clerkship, learners are distributed in over 20 communities throughout Manitoba.
Training Passionate Family Physicians
After completing a four-year undergraduate degree in Medicine, students who enter the two-year Family Medicine residency choose a learning stream tailored to their practice interests.
In addition to the postgraduate program, Family Medicine also offers enhanced skills training which allows Family Medicine doctors to continually shape and reshape their careers.
Enhanced training is available in the following areas:
- FM Anesthesia
- Cancer Care
- Care of the Elderly
- Emergency Medicine
- Obstetrical Surgical Skills
- Palliative Care
- Sport & Exercise Medicine
This training requires an additional 6–12 months of study.
Residents finishing their second year and practicing family physicians may apply.
Integrative Medicine in Residency Program Option
The Integrative Medicine in Residency (IMR) program is a two-year program of study exploring the integration of Complementary and Alternative therapies with conventional family practice in an evidence-based manner. This program is being offered in conjunction with the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, and is a 200-hour, interactive web-based curriculum that is completed longitudinally alongside the Family Medicine residency program. This program option is available to residents in all streams. Visit the Integrative Medicine in Residency Program page for full details.
Scholarly activities in our program include:
- participation in monthly Journal Clubs
- presentations at patient case rounds and regular guideline appraisals
- didactic teaching
- formal Quality Improvement curriculum
- Critical Appraisal assignments
- PEARLS exercises as offered through the College of Family Physicians of Canada
- Academic Days throughout the year
- additional core curriculum as mandated by PGME for all postgraduate program residents
What about sun in Selkirk?
Selkirk and area is a progressive community with an area population of approximately 30,000 inhabitants. It is the seventh largest city in Manitoba. It is located a 30 minute drive from Winnipeg.
Selkirk is on the doorstep of many outdoor activities including world-class fishing, watersports, and renowned beaches. Opportunities to explore the Interlake and North East areas of the province which include: Whiteshell Provincial Park, Grand Beach, Hecla Provincial Park and many others are just a short drive away.
The Selkirk Recreation Complex has hosted national hockey and curling competitions bringing world class sport to small town Manitoba. Selkirk has hosted the Western Canada Summer Games and has benefitted from lasting infrastructure related to that event. Available outdoor facilities include tennis courts, softball diamonds, soccer fields, a rubberized 400 meter track and golf course. Indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities are available at Selkirk Park and Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School.
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As a resident in the University of Manitoba’s Rural Family Medicine stream, you’ll see large patient volumes and hone your procedural skills through a variety of clinical encounters. This stream offers excellent learner-to-physician ratios ensuring as much one-on-one time as possible. These sites also welcome undergraduate students, enhancing the opportunity for collaborative learning.
Strengths of the Interlake Eastern stream:
- Experienced teachers, with low preceptor to trainee ratios.
- Large clinical volumes with excellent variety of patients.
- Frequent opportunities to perfect your procedural skills through clinical encounters and procedural labs.
- Well staffed, busy emergency department with ample opportunity to obtain acute care experience.
- Exposure to Aboriginal health through clinic in Selkirk, and throughout the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority
- Opportunity to explore communities of various sizes through rural rotations throughout the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority.
- Varied settings for clinical learning from tertiary care centres to rural sites, with the opportunity to explore benefits of rural medical care.
- Monthly academic days in small group learning environments, rural Continuing Medical Education (CME), and a resident-led journal club.
Selkirk and area is a progressive community with an area population of approximately 30,000 inhabitants located 30 minutes north of Winnipeg. Learning opportunities include general family practice, emergency room coverage, inhospital patient care, obstetrics, surgical assists, palliative care and personal care home visits.
Selkirk Regional Health Centre is located in Selkirk and has 61 beds.
Selkirk Medical Associates is the home base for all learners. Selkirk Medical Associates is a fully computerized, private, fee-for-service clinic and home to 7 family physicians. Preceptors will generally have only one student at a time to ensure plenty of one-to-one teaching.