Dr. Kenton Staines

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Erin Tan

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Program Highlights

The Anesthesia Resident training program at the University of Manitoba offers a wide array of clinical and academic opportunities both locally and internationally. The Department of Anesthesia at the University of Manitoba is a broad-based clinical program committed to producing high caliber anesthesiologists who will go on to fulfill leading roles, enriching their future departments and the specialty as a whole. The program is structured around basic clinical excellence as the core, with sufficient flexibility to allow the resident to tailor the training to particular areas of interest in research, teaching, administration or clinical sub-specialty. The administration is guided by the philosophy that all successful Anesthesiologists must first be well-rounded clinicians, and that the growth of the specialty depends on those individuals with special talents to develop in those directions. The clinical exposure in the program is primarily focused at the two tertiary hospitals, Health Sciences Centre and the St. Boniface Hospital. In addition to time spent in these sites, the Children’s Hospital provides pediatric experience, Pain management at Pan Am, and community rotations are offered at Concordia, The Grace and Victoria General Hospitals.

Resident well-being and continued support is an important focus in our program. A resident retreat is organized on an annual basis by our resident social representatives which includes a full day of non- clinical activities that allow all residents to network and build a rapport with one another. In addition, a Physician wellness curriculum is offered to residents to build and maintain the tools to cope with stress both within and outside the program.


Training Sites

Health Sciences Centre (including the General Hospital, the Women’s Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital)

St. Boniface Hospital

Brandon Regional Centre

Community Hospitals (Grace, Victoria, Concordia)

Pan Am Surgical Centre

Clinical Learning Simulation Facility (Brodie Centre)

Each teaching hospital site has a computer with internet access with web-based literature searching available 24 hours, close to work location. Electronic texts and journals are available as is a library of CD-ROMS. A patient simulator and Airway Lab are accessible to Anesthesia Residents. There is a Clinical Learning and Simulation Training Facility which actively engages Residents in simulation.


Additional Information

Brandon is a welcoming community nestled along the Assiniboine River, rich in diverse culture and offering a metropolitan lifestyle with the charm of small town living with an in city commute of 12 minutes. Located in the heart of Southwestern Manitoba, approximately 200 km West of Winnipeg

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Food & service outlets, all major banking institutes, and many more.

Restaurants offer something for all tastes and budgets — Over 100 restaurants & eateries and over 25 Bars & Lounges, many offer regular live entertainment.

Cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities abound

Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba — presents national and international exhibitions and works by regional artists

Brandon University School of Music

Westman Centennial Auditorium

Lieutenant Governors Winter Festival — 4 day event that with numerous pavilions that offer food and beverages from each culture

Brandon is great for the outdoor enthusiast. The Riverbank Discovery Centre is home to Brandon Tourism, Brandon First and Ducks Unlimited Canada Provincial Field offices is situation along the Assiniboine River.

The “Red Willow Trail” pedestrian bridge links together a mixture of attractive walkways, cycling routes, nature reserves and picnics spots.

The Keystone Centre is Manitoba’s premier recreation centre offering three NHL sized ice surfaces, an Indoor Athletic Court, and an eight-sheet curling rink all under one roof. The Keystone Centre offers 540,000 square feet of space making it excellent for trade shows or conferences.

Brandon, Manitoba The Wheat City

Home of the Wheat Kings, BU Bobcats, and a whole lot more!


For more information on Brandon, check out the following websites:

Economic Development Brandon

City of Brandon

Prairie Mountain Health

Brandon Tourism

Brandon Arts/Culture & Recreation

Brandon Calendar of Events

Tourism Westman

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General Information

Simulation Training

Residents have access to regularly scheduled simulation training in the Faculty of Medicine Clinical Learning and Simulation Facility.
International Electives

All residents who are in good standing and have an interest are encouraged to participate in an International experience. Residents have been to Haiti, Rwanda, India, China, New Guinea, Republic of Congo, Nicaragua and Benin. Residents have chosen to supplement local experience with elective experience in their particular areas of interest. Residents have undertaken elective experience in most other provinces in Canada as well as internationally.



All residents are required to complete a Scholarly project with the help of our Research office. Residents have opportunities to participate in an ongoing local/national and international research projects. Mentoring staff have extensive experience in basic science and clinical research and scientific publication.

You are required to fulfill ALL of the most current Provincial Criteria for Canadian Medical Graduates for Manitoba

The criteria can be found here.



The department will be hosting a virtual Town Hall on Wed. January 26th, 2022 starting at 5:00 p.m.


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Salary Information

Post graduate salaries and benefits differ by province and are determined by two things: your training year, and the province you work in. See below the salaries and benefits for University of Manitoba - Anesthesiology - Rural Brandon.
Updated July 20, 2023 Salary & Benefits effective July 1, 2023.

See also, terms of the contract of the Professional Association of Residents and Interns of Manitoba (PARIM – ACLS is required for some programs and is provided at the University of Manitoba. View the PARIM contract.

Registration Fee / Tuition Fee
University course registration/tuition fees are paid by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

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Rural Brandon
Brandon is the second-largest city in the province of Manitoba, Canada. It is located in the southwestern corner of the province on the banks of the Assiniboine River, approximately 214 km west of the provincial capital, Winnipeg, and 120 km east of the Saskatchewan border.

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