University of Manitoba - Ophthalmology - Winnipeg
- Enthusiastic, collegial, and friendly teaching staff with full subspecialty representation & a high staff-to-resident teaching ratio.
- A large catchment area resulting in high volumes and a good mixture of simple to complex pathology.
- Early surgical exposure and excellent supervision whilst on call.
- Participation in Northern ophthalmology rotations in Manitoba & Nunavut.
- Funding to attend the TORIC course in PGY1 and a budget of $8000 to attend courses/conferences of your choice with Program Director approval.
- Winnipeg is a diverse, vibrant, and affordable city with world class culture (art, ballet, symphony, theatre, fringe & folk festivals…), professional sports and an incredible restaurant scene.
- Home to the only National Museum outside of Ottawa: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
- Known as Friendly Manitoba, you will be able to find a welcoming community in Winnipeg to call home, along with a supportive faculty and resident family.
- Excellent recreational opportunities in Winnipeg and the surrounding area, with stunning lakes, beautiful parks, golf courses, cross country skiing, etc.
You are required to fulfill ALL of the most current Provincial Criteria for Canadian Medical Graduates for Manitoba
Broadly speaking, how is the program organized?
- The first year of training is dedicated to off-service rotations including: Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neuro-Radiology, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, and Rheumatology. PGY-1 Residents spend time on-service prior to attending the Toronto Ophthalmology Resident Information Course (TORIC) to help prepare them for the course.
- The mornings of PGY-2 are spent in a Resident Clinic, with Residents attending sub-specialty clinics in the afternoon.
- In PGY-3, Residents attend full days of subspecialty clinic.
- The majority of PGY-4 is spent in the operating room, learning to perform cataract & other surgeries.
- PGY-5 is a balance of subspecialty clinics and further surgical training.
How many full cataract cases can I expect to complete by the end of my training?
Our Residents typically perform approximately 300 full surgeries by the time they have completed their training.
How is call allocated throughout Residency?
Residents can expect to be on call 1 in 4 call whilst on-service throughout their Residency, with the exception of PGY-5 where the call requirement is reduced.
How is call organized?
- Residents start call at 5:00 PM on weeknights and are expected to address any urgent consultations in the evening.
- Weekend call is treated as a team endeavour, with Staff Ophthalmologists and Resident Physicians seeing patients together.