Adult Cardiology Residency Training Program

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Welcome to the University of Manitoba’s Postgraduate Core Training in Adult Cardiology. Over a three-year training program, you will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the field of Cardiology. The Section of Cardiology is primarily located at St. Boniface Hospital, where interaction with other members of Cardiac Sciences Manitoba, including the sections of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Anesthesia and Cardiac ICU, promote a comprehensive approach to the cardiac patient.

Trainees will be exposed to clinical cardiology (ACCU, wards, consults, and clinics), noninvasive cardiac imaging (echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI), electrophysiology (pacemakers, defibrillators, EP studies, and cardiac ablation) and interventional procedures (cardiac catheterization). Our training program also provides for the opportunity to be immersed in cutting-edge fields such as advanced heart failure & mechanical circulatory support, structural intervention, cardiac rehabilitation, and adult congenital heart disease. The program further provides exposure to state of the art 24/7 primary PCI infarction care.

Our trainees benefit from being part of a relatively small group of residents and subspecialty fellows, who all gain first hand exposure to acutely ill patients and a number of invasive procedures. Additionally, trainees will participate and present research (basic science and/or clinical research) projects with the close collaboration with the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre and Cardiac Sciences Manitoba.

The trainee will be exposed to a number of educational rounds including:

Monday: Cardiology Grand Rounds; Discovery Research Rounds; Hemodynamic Rounds; Senior Fellow Rounds; RCPSC Practice Style Written Examinations; Echo Teaching Rounds; Intracardiac Electrogram Rounds

Tuesday: Case Of The Week Rounds; Arrhythmia Rounds; Echo Rounds

Wednesday: Complex Patient Care Rounds; Combined Cardiac Sciences Rounds; Physical Examination Rounds

Thursday: ECG Rounds; Academic ½ Day; Service Rounds; Journal Club; Cath Pot Pourri Rounds

Friday: Resident Teaching Rounds


Our goal is to produce strong Clinical Cardiologists/ Clinician Scientists who will be able to adapt to the many changes in the specialty of Cardiology which will occur in their professional lifetime.

Potential applicants should refer to the CaRMS website at www.carms.ca.


FOR RESIDENTS FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES ACROSS CANADA WANTING TO COME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA TO DO AN ELECTIVE:
Please go to http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/education/pgme/Electives.html to read about the PGME External Electives Process.


FOREIGN APPLICANTS (Including USA):
We recommend that you contact the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to verify your licensing / examination requirements BEFORE applying to our program.

If you are a specialist who graduated from a non-RCPSC/ACGME postgraduate medical education system and want to practice medicine in Canada, you must have your credentials assessed. Please contact the TMCE Credentials Unit of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to obtain an application for “Assessment of Non-RCPSC/ACGME Training.”

As well, detailed information may be obtained from the registrar at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Kathy Van Der Vis, Medical Education Coordinator
Adult Cardiology Residency Training Program

(204) 258-1290
FAX: (204) 233-9162

University of Manitoba Postgraduate Medical Education Website


Program Director

Malek Kass, MD FRCPC
Associate Professor, Medicine and Radiology
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba