Dr. Justin Rivard

Program Director

Cathy Hamilton

Program Administrator
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General Information

The General Surgery Residency Program at the University of Manitoba is a program oriented at developing both community and academic surgeons. Graduates of our program are successful at attaining the clinical skills in order to go comfortably into community based practice or to move forward into competitive fellowships and academic careers.

The primary strengths of the program are:

Large and diverse clinical case load Large operative volume due to smaller program and fewer fellowship trainees Small program with friendly atmosphere. Staff to Resident Ratio is 1:1 Well-equipped skills labs with well-organized courses offered throughout the training in both open and laparoscopic clinical skills Excellent endoscopy exposure with new endoscopy curriculum in development Excellent resuscitation and operative trauma exposure Extensive/broad Acute Care Surgery experience Rural/Urban/Northern community surgery options provide excellent experience for residents interested in community surgery Significant research opportunities within the Section and University in clinical epidemiology/ clinical research/surgical education/ basic science Option of 1 year of further research training leading to Master’s degree (M. Sc), or 2 years of further research training in the Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) You are required to fulfill ALL of the most current Provincial Criteria for Canadian Medical Graduates for Manitoba The criteria can be found here.

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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 - General Surgery - Winnipeg.
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

Cityscape of Winnipeg with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in the foreground
Winnipeg is the capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba. Its heart is The Forks, a historic site at the intersection of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, with warehouses converted to shops and restaurants, plus ample green space dedicated to festivals, concerts and exhibits. Nearby, the Exchange District is known for its well-preserved, early 20th-century architecture and numerous art galleries.