Dr. Tamara Buchel
Overview of Department
For more than 40 years, the University of Manitoba’s Department of Family Medicine has been positively influencing the health of individuals, families and communities across Manitoba. Through clinical work, teaching and innovative research, family medicine is making a difference.
This program, accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, promotes whole-person medicine through a combination of patient-centred care and structured seminars. During clerkship, learners are distributed in over 20 communities throughout Manitoba.
Training Passionate Family Physicians
After completing a four-year undergraduate degree in Medicine, students who enter the two-year Family Medicine residency choose a learning stream tailored to their practice interests.
In addition to the postgraduate program, Family Medicine also offers enhanced skills training which allows Family Medicine doctors to continually shape and reshape their careers.
Enhanced training is available in the following areas:
Care of the Elderly
Obstetrical Surgical Skills
Sport & Exercise Medicine
This training requires an additional 6–12 months of study.
Residents finishing their second year and practicing family physicians may apply.
Integrative Medicine in Residency Program Option
The Integrative Medicine in Residency (IMR) program is a two-year program of study exploring the integration of Complementary and Alternative therapies with conventional family practice in an evidence-based manner. This program is being offered in conjunction with the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, and is a 200-hour, interactive web-based curriculum that is completed longitudinally alongside the Family Medicine residency program. This program option is available to residents in all streams. Visit the Integrative Medicine in Residency Program page for full details.
Scholarly activities in our program include:
Participation in monthly Journal Clubs
Presentations at patient case rounds and regular guideline appraisals
Formal Quality Improvement curriculum
Critical Appraisal assignments
PEARLS exercises as offered through the College of Family Physicians of Canada
Academic Days throughout the year
Additional core curriculum as mandated by PGME for all postgraduate program residents