Dr. Tamara Buchel
Canadian Medical Graduates
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.
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.
This training requires an additional 6–12 months of study. Residents finishing their second year and practicing family physicians may apply.
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.
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
The City of Steinbach is the third largest city and the fastest-growing city in Manitoba. It is located a short 45-minute drive from Winnipeg. The community is driven by both sports and arts and culture. Steinbach residents are passionate about outdoor activities. Recreation opportunities in Steinbach include swimming, bike and running paths, golf and cross-country skiing in the winter. Ball parks, soccer fields, cycling, walking paths and a golf course help keep the community active. Several outdoor skating rinks keep the residents moving in the winter. Steinbach boasts a fairly impressive 24,000 sq ft Aquatic Centre. The facility includes a junior Olympic pool (6 lanes), 2 water slides, lazy river, feature sprays, children’s water play area, sauna, hot tub, outdoor pool and deck area, and outdoor splash park. Steinbach has numerous heritage sites as well as the Mennonite Heritage Village Museum. The active Steinbach Arts Council provides numerous cultural activities through the Cultural Arts Centre.
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.
Updated October 7, 2021
Salary & Benefits effective July 1, 2020.
See also, terms of the contract of the Professional Association of Residents and Interns of Manitoba (PARIM – www.parim.org). 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.