Dr. Tamara Buchel

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Shannon Rankin

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

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.

Enhanced Training

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:
FM Anesthesia
Cancer Care
Care of the Elderly
Emergency Medicine
Obstetrical Surgical Skills
Palliative Care
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 Didactic teaching 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

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General Information

What about fun in Parkland?

Under the shade of its tree-lined streets, Dauphin is a bustling community with a solid infrastructure to ensure you have everything you deserve. Aside from its natural beauty and recreational opportunities, Dauphin is a regional service center for health care and retail in the Parkland. We have a growing business community, excellent education system and are fortunate to have many active service clubs rooted in a strong, proud history. Dauphin is an arts and culture-based community that offers many creative opportunities, as well as scores of youth, seniors and support groups. Affordable housing opportunities and some of the best recreation facilities in Manitoba are only a few of the reasons to live here. It offers a wealth of activities outside of the work setting such as: Sporting activities throughout the year ranging from curling, hockey, squash, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball (indoor and beach), and archery. Northgate Dauphin is a 26 km system of stacked loop, multi-use trails featuring section for mountain bikers, hiking, train running, and areas to gather and take in the scenery of Riding Mountain National Park. Other activities include Manitoba MudRun, Dauphin ColorBlast 5K, various other races accessing Dauphin and area. Lake Dauphin and Rainbow Beach are located only 10 miles from town, and offer camping, swimming and golf. Riding Mountain National Park is only 16 km away, and provides quick access to hiking, camping, golfing, biking, boating, and cross-country skiing. Wasagaming/Clear Lake is a resort town located 40 minutes south of Dauphin and is considered the Banff of the prairies with its terrific restaurants and recreational opportunities. Duck Mountain Provincial Park is 1 hour north of Dauphin, and offers fabulous lakes for camping and fishing for rainbow trout, walleye, and northern pike. For the golf enthusiasts, there are three beautiful 18 hole golf courses within 45 minutes of Dauphin. Cultural activities are available at the Watson Art Centre year round, and there is an active community band that is always in search of musicians. Dauphin is presently known as “The City of Festivals.” Several major festivals are celebrated annually including Dauphin’s Country-Fest and Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival along with street fairs and winter festivals.

Websites of interest:

Travel Manitoba Parkland Tourism Dauphin Tourism Dauphin Prairie Mountain Health Town of Ste. Rose du Lac Riding Mountain National Park Discover Clear Lake



As a resident in the University of Manitoba’s Rural Family Medicine stream, you’ll see large patient volumes and hone your procedural skills through a variety of clinical encounters. This stream offers excellent learner-to-physician ratios ensuring as much one-on-one time as possible. These sites also welcome undergraduate students, enhancing the opportunity for collaborative learning.

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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 - Family Medicine - Rural Parkland.
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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Explore Location

River emptying into a lake with rock and tree landscape
Rural Parkland
Parkland County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. Located west of Edmonton in Census Division No. 11, its municipal office, Parkland County Centre, is located 0.25 km north of the Town of Stony Plain on Highway 779.

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