University of Manitoba


  • Winnipeg is a city of 750,000 people located in central Canada and is the capital of Manitoba. The two major teaching hospitals act as a major referral center for the entire province of 1.2 million people, as well as parts of Northern Ontario, Nunavut and Saskatchewan.
  • This is a 5-year Royal College accredited training program leading to specialist certification (Royal College FRCPC) in Emergency Medicine.
  • Academic day is full-day protected time off clinical duties and takes place once a week on Tuesdays.
  • There are approximately 4 residents per cohort.
  • The residency program has recently transitioned to the new competency-based medical education curriculum. The Royal College Examination will now be written at the end of PGY-4. The goals of PGY-5 are to focus entirely on Transition to Practice.


  • Department Chair: Dr. Alec Chochinov
  • Program Director: Dr. Cheryl ffrench
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Drs. Deb Hill and Kyle Burkett
  • Research Director: Dr. Erin Weldon

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

  • Health Sciences Centre
  • St. Boniface General Hospital

Secondary Hospital

  • Winnipeg Children's Hospital
  • Grace Hospital


  • This is subject to change with the new competency-based curriculum.



A variety of electives are offered in-house by the program. This includes:

  • EMS
  • EM Administration
  • Simulation
  • Medical Education
  • Toxicology
  • Trauma Team Leader
  • MSK Sports Medicine


  • At this time, the Department of Emergency Medicine does not offer any formal fellowships. However, in the past, residents have pursued relevant fellowships from other departments.
  • A prehospital/EMS fellowship is currently being developed and hopefully will be available in the next couple of years.

Contact Information

  • The Chief Resident can be contacted here:

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