Updated July 20, 2022

University of Manitoba

2023 Cycle Information

Criteria applicable for all medical graduates; for specific information, please see tabs.

The 2023 provincial criteria is currently under review.

Please note that the criteria on this page is from the 2022 match. Updated criteria will be posted on this page in the upcoming months, once it has been reviewed by the province.

CRITERIA APPLICABLE TO ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES

GENERAL INFORMATION Enhanced skills (ES) programming at the University of Manitoba allows residents to develop added competence to support and extend the delivery of comprehensive, community-adaptive care by family physicians.

In the case of practicing physicians, the successful applicant must have recent practice experience, preferentially in Manitoba.

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 such as NWT, Nunavut, and Northwest Ontario) as demonstrated by one or more of the following:

  1. applicants to programs will describe practice intentions, in line with CFPC concepts of community adaptiveness
  2. letters of references or letters of support that reflect the intention to practice in Manitoba (or areas who we serve such as NWT, Nunavut, North-West Ontario)

All candidates being interviewed shall be asked: ‘Please describe your future practice and how will this training help address the needs of the community’

LICENSING BODY All residents must meet the licensing criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) for postgraduate education. See the CPSM website for information.
SOURCE OF FUNDING  Funding for Residency positions is provided by Manitoba Health
TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY Discipline: Enhanced skills

  • Training level: Current Canadian Family Medicine training
  • Eligibility Details: Trainees currently enrolled in the 2nd year of an accredited CFPC Family Medicine Residency program OR have already obtained CCFP certification.

Discipline: Enhanced skills

  • Training level: Licensed physicians, with CCFP designation
  • Eligibility Details: Trainees currently enrolled in the 2nd year of an accredited CFPC Family Medicine Residency program OR have already obtained CCFP certification.
RESTRICTIONS  N/A
MATCH STREAMS N/A
CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Accepted Citizen types
Canadian citizen
Canadian permanent resident
Accepted Citizenship Documents
Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada
Passport page showing Canadian Citizenship
Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides of card)
Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)
Deadline for providing Citizenship documents
File review opening

Notarized/certified photocopied proof of citizenship must be provided. Photocopies are accepted but citizenship documents other than what is listed above are not accepted.

CaRMS is partnering with third-party organizations to automate the verification of citizenship/legal status required by postgraduate offices for entry into residency. Third-party verification simplifies the process for applicants and programs. All applicants who do not receive third-party citizenship verification will be required to upload and assign an acceptable proof of citizenship document. Please see additional information here.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR CANADIAN MEDICAL GRADUATES

A Canadian Medical Graduate (CMG) or U.S. Allopathic Medical Graduate (USMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY English is the language of study at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, and the 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.

Language Assessment Document Accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the Assignment of applications and documents deadline
  • Minimum score: minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7 in the same sitting.

Language Assessment Document Accepted: Occupational English Test (OET) -Medicine

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the Assignment of applications and documents deadline
  • Minimum score: with a minimum grade of B in each of the four subsets in the same sitting

Language Assessment Document Accepted: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the Assignment of applications and documents deadline
  • Minimum score: with a minimum score of 9 in each of the four skills in the same sitting

CMG/USMG

If you graduated from an English medical school in Canada or the United States, you are exempt from providing proof of language proficiency.

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:

  • the language of instruction and patient care throughout the entire undergraduate medical education curriculum was in English. A letter of attestation directly from the Dean of the candidate’s medical school confirming that the majority of the language of instruction and patient care was conducted in English is required.

For example, evidence could be provided to support the following:

  • taken in their totality, the majority (>50%) of the applicant’s undergraduate and/or postgraduate medical education was in English;
  • taken in its totality, the majority (>50%) of patient care provided by the applicant was in English

All other candidates must have taken the Academic Version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7 in the same sitting.  IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.

Please note the following:

  • Photocopies are acceptable.
  • Language Proficiency Attestations will not be accepted from the candidate or a third party.

Language Proficiency results will not be accepted by fax or e-mail.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS Examination: MCCQE Part I

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS 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.

All successful applicants to the FP-Anesthesia Enhanced Skills Program are required to sign a 1-year ROS with the Province of Manitoba prior to starting training.

MEDICAL EDUCATION Letter of projected successful completion of training from Program Director – preferred. (Practicing physicians exempt)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Prior to the commencement of training, successful applicants must provide proof of current ACLS certification.

All candidates accepted to all residency programs must attend the mandatory PGME orientation day on June 29, 2023.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES

An International Medical Graduate (IMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school that listed with the World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) published by the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).

A U.S. Osteopathic Medical Graduate (USMG- Osteo) is an individual who received their medical degree from an accredited Osteopathic medical school.

PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Language Assessment Document Accepted: IELTS Academic

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the Assignment of applications and documents deadline
  • Minimum score: minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7 in the same sitting.

Language Assessment Document Accepted: Occupational English Test (OET) -Medicine

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the Assignment of applications and documents deadline
  • Minimum score: with a minimum grade of B in each of the four subsets in the same sitting

Language Assessment Document Accepted: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General

  • Document validity (not expired) by: Must be valid up to the Assignment of applications and documents deadline
  • Minimum score: with a minimum score of 9 in each of the four skills in the same sitting

Candidates are exempted from English language proficiency testing under the following circumstances:

  • the language of instruction and patient care throughout the entire undergraduate medical education curriculum was in English. A letter of attestation directly from the Dean of the candidate’s medical school confirming that the majority of the language of instruction and patient care was conducted in English is required.
  • their undergraduate medical education was taken in English in one of the countries that have English as a first and native language (see list below):

List of countries that have English as a first and native language – 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

For example, evidence could be provided to support the following:

  • taken in their totality, the majority (>50%) of the applicant’s undergraduate and/or postgraduate medical education was in English;
  • taken in its totality, the majority (>50%) of patient care provided by the applicant was in English

Please note the following:

  • Photocopies are acceptable.
  • Language Proficiency Attestations will not be accepted from the candidate or a third party.

Language Proficiency results will not be accepted by fax or e-mail.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS Examination: MCCQE Part I

  • Date/milestone assessment submission required: File review opening
  • Requirement: Mandatory
RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS 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.

All successful applicants to the FP-Anesthesia Enhanced Skills Program are required to sign a 1-year ROS with the Province of Manitoba prior to starting training.

MEDICAL EDUCATION Letter of projected successful completion of training from Program Director – preferred. (Practicing physicians exempt)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pre-Residency Orientation Programs

To help ensure a smooth transition to residency, all IMG candidates accepted to residency programs are required to complete the mandatory two-week orientation program in June 2023. Further information about the mandatory IMG Orientation can be found on the University of Manitoba, International Medical Graduates-Orientation webpage.

Prior to commencement of training, successful applicants must provide proof of current ACLS certification.

All candidates accepted to all residency programs must attend the mandatory PGME orientation day on June 29, 2023.

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