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Residents of the General Internal Medicine Program will find some excellent resources and opportunities at the University of Manitoba.
Our Medicine Clinical Teaching Units (CTUs) accept admissions in all areas of internal medicine. With few sub specialty wards, the majority of patients are admitted to general medicine CTUs. This means that your time spent on medicine CTU’s gives you the broadest exposure to all aspects and areas of internal medicine.
Our Program Faculty consist mostly of full-time members in all Royal College certified sub specialties. GIM is now a Royal College 5 year specialty program.
The Academic Half Day is scheduled for every Tuesday afternoon. This half day consists of topics that are chosen by a committee of residents with input from the program director.
Our Semi-Annual Resident Retreat takes place in the spring and late summer. This retreat affords the residents the opportunity to leave the hospital environment as a group. This retreat is aimed at discussion of issues directly related to internal medicine training but may not necessarily be clinical in nature.
Conference Leave and financial assistance is offered for travel to attend meetings or conferences.
The University of Manitoba General Internal Medicine program has some very distinctive features including reports, rounds and the availability of resources for residents.
Morning Report is run every weekday from 7:30-8:15 am with a goal of providing interactive Royal College style case-based discussions to junior residents on the CTU and Night Float services. The emphasis is on core internal medicine concepts. Attending physicians frequently contribute to the morning discussion. There is also a focused handover from the prior night.
Senior Rounds occur every Friday at noon. These rounds are given by and R3 on their senior block to a group of attending physicians and senior residents. Topics will be based on a specific clinical question and the evidence supporting the answer.
Grand Rounds are held every Tuesday morning. Guest speakers and local faculty present relevant topics related to their area of expertise.
We have numerous Resources for Residents. This includes Residents’ Rooms at both teaching hospitals. Each room is furnished with numerous resource books for all subspecialties of Internal Medicine. The Residents Rooms are open 24 hours and also serve as an informal meeting place. Computers and full internet access are available in these rooms and, also on all Clinical Teaching Units.
All electronic journal subscriptions are accessible from home or the Residents Rooms. Residents also have access to PubMed-based document delivery. The medical library is attached to the Health Sciences Centre for access to print journals and clinical librarians are available to assist with searches.
We have a comprehensive Night Float call system for residents covering emergency, ward consults and the clinical teaching units. Our system dramatically reduces the number of overnight call shifts residents must fulfill.