Dr. Jayson Stoffman, Dr. Megan Cooney
Winnipeg Children’s Hospital offers very diverse clinical exposure with a vast catchment area including all of Manitoba, Eastern Saskatchewan, the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut and Northwestern Ontario. Residents have opportunities to work with patients from a variety of ethnic populations and receive significant clinical exposure to urban, rural, immigrant, refugee, Aboriginal and Inuit pediatric health. Residents can expect to see a wide variety of patients with unusual pathology.
Residents are provided experiences in rural and northern pediatrics through rotations in Brandon and Thompson, Manitoba. In addition, residents are provided opportunities to accompany pediatricians who travel to remote communities within northern Manitoba and Nunavut through Ongomiizwin – Health Services.
Wards (aside from Oncology) are designated as general pediatrics with subspecialty consultants. This provides continuous exposure to patients from every subspecialty, all of which are represented at our university.
Third-year residents are required to develop and participate in a collaborative health advocacy project with a local, national, or international perspective. This project has received accolades from the Royal College as a Top 5 What Works in residency education. Previous projects have included successful lobbying for restricting tanning salons to minors, booster seat legislation, and promoting literacy and bicycle helmets.
Residents participate monthly in Ice Cream Rounds that focus on discussing and processing difficult situations that have been encountered during residency as well as learning to adapt to adversity and improving resiliency. These rounds are resident led with mentorship from faculty trained and experienced in physician wellness. These rounds are protected educational time.
Incoming residents are matched with three mentors, including a resident mentor, a faculty mentor and a research mentor. These mentors are actively involved through the residency years.