JULY 2020


Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (RFHS) is committed to sharing updates and information related to our Faculty as events unfold.

For RFHS support materials, links and communiques, please visit our website.

UM will continue to share university-wide information at umanitoba.ca/coronavirus.


Undergraduate update

Dr. Sasha Thiem has provided an update on undergraduate activities.

Read the report


Parkland update

Michelle Jubenvill submitted an update on activities in the Parkland Family Medicine Residency Unit. Other units that would like to share their news are encouraged to send a submission to dfm@umanitoba.ca.

Read the update



The Department of Family Medicine has hired Dr. William Ring as a GFT at Kildonan Medical Centre commencing July 13, 2020. Dr. Ring will also be doing some work on the family medicine CTU at St. Boniface Hospital.


Organizational charts

Family medicine has updated its organizational charts at both the departmental level and for enhanced skills. View the department org chart and the enhanced skills org chart.



Virtual supervision and assessment of learners

Monday, July 13, 2020
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Friday, July 17, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Clinical teachers have needed to pivot quickly to adapt to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. One such pivot has been the transition to virtual care.  As teachers, we must also adapt our supervision and assessment strategies.

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Virtual precepting the new resident

Monday, July 20, 2020
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

In this session, we will explore precepting models that support resident learning. Using a framework of entrustable professional activities, we will examine decisions for adapting your approach to precepting learners given the current context of increased virtual appointments.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session, you will be able to

• Adapt your precepting for new residents

• Identify challenges in the virtual environment

• Incorporate strategies to mitigate these challenges

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been approved by the Continuing Competency and Assessment (CCA)/CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba for up to 9.0 Mainpro+ credits. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Continuing Competency and Assessment (CCA)/CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba for a maximum of 9.0 hours.