Dr. Michael Harrington
The five-year residency-training program in Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba is a well established, thriving and growing program designed to produce psychiatrists with broadly based academic and clinical expertise.
Additionally, we have an independent training stream in Brandon. The Brandon stream provides the opportunity to train in a friendly rural city and gain a perspective of psychiatry services in rural setting while maintaining the benefits of a connection to an urban program in terms of elective experiences, psychotherapy supervision and academic teaching.
To train psychiatrists who are fully qualified to practice within the complex, changing field that is modern psychiatry.
To provide a breadth of exposure and opportunity for in depth training in the many varied aspects of psychiatry appropriate to the candidate’s chosen community of practice.
To provide a formal education program which prepares the residents not only for success at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS) specialty examinations but will also fulfill the many roles of a competent physician including:
To continue to change and evolve our training program in response to the changing needs of residents, community and the specialty of psychiatry.
The program is designed to meet these objectives through several overlapping approaches including clinical rotations, didactic seminar series, psychotherapy training program, research, community-based experiences and continuing education.
The Manitoba program offers multiple rotations including all subspecialty areas rotations focused on high needs and high complexity populations. We are innovators in medical education, and distributed psychiatry with residents able to take advantage of unique training opportunities in Nunavut. The Manitoba psychiatry program is especially engaged with the larger community, and residents are regularly leaders in mental wellness initiatives throughout the province including partnerships with community organizations, and leading community education initiatives.
As our program is growing we have maintained all the advantages of a medium- sized program. We have all of the resources of a larger program and the welcoming, friendly and personal atmosphere of a smaller program. Within our faculty are nationally recognized educators, multiple world renowned researchers, and clinicians at the forefront of their field. Training in our program will leave you ready to comfortably move into your career as a psychiatrist.