University of Manitoba – Anatomical Pathology – Winnipeg
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Dr. Vivian Lu

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Terri Martin

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University of Manitoba – Anatomical Pathology – Winnipeg

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Rana Chakrabarti
PGY-3
What makes this program great are a combination of the volume, diversity and breadth of cases, the inviting and supportive atmosphere which fosters confidence in learning and the small number of residents. This allows us to both work with a number of different pathologists and learn different styles and techniques, but also provides us with frequent opportunities to get to know attendings personally which fosters a great sense of community. The patient population we serve is both geographically and culturally diverse which allows residents to experience pathology that we may not see in conventional urban centers.
The best part of being a resident is being given the freedom to learn and to make mistakes. Every member of the staff is incredibly supportive and does a great job in pointing out problems and avenues for improvement in a non-judgmental way while at the same time, praising and reinforcing success. We have ample access to a diverse pool of research opportunities as well, be they case reports of interesting entities, to clinicopathologic correlations with impacts to public health or basic science projects, really the sky is the limit.
Within the program, the residents are a close-knit group that is very supportive of each other. We are constantly checking in with our juniors and asking advice from our seniors for all kinds of questions we have, both professional and personal.
I am a big fan of trying new and different cuisine, and Winnipeg has an amazing selection of locally owned restaurants! I enjoy visiting markets with local growers and vendors as well. Throughout the year there are events and festivals that showcase the amazing talent and culture here!. In my spare time I do a lot of cooking, trying out new recipes and inventing my own. I’ve found a great group of fellow residents from multiple different programs, and we try to explore as much of the province as we can!
From leadership all the way down, there is an open-door policy, where residents can raise concerns and provide feedback on every aspect of our program. Our voices have led to positive changes within the department and within the program itself. We also hold a resident retreat annually which builds confidence and cohesion in a non-professional setting.
In the next year, I am excited to continue my training, to push myself to be the best I can be and to continue learning and interacting with this amazing group of residents and continue discovering the province I now call home.
What makes this program great are a combination of the volume, diversity and breadth of cases, the inviting and supportive atmosphere which fosters confidence in learning and the small number of residents. This allows us to both work with a number of different pathologists and learn different styles and techniques, but also provides us with frequent opportunities to get to know attendings personally which fosters a great sense of community. The patient population we serve is both geographically and culturally diverse which allows residents to experience pathology that we may not see in conventional urban centers.

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