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View a message from Dr. Brian Postl, Dean, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and Vice Provost (Health Sciences).


Job Posting University of Manitoba

Interested in Advancing Your Career in Health Care Education and Assessment?

The Office of Continuing Competency and Assessment is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Clinician Assessments.

The Clinician Assessment Program provides assessment-based programs for clinicians, primarily in the province of Manitoba. Programs range from the administration of national certification examinations, to full practice assessment of clinicians, to customized individualized programs based on the specific needs of the individual clinician.

Working with an expert team of assessors, this unique .3 EFT (1.5 days per week) portfolio offers the opportunity for the applicant to enhance the careers of health care providers, who seek educational opportunities to regain competency in a variety of professional domains. Term and percentage part-time are negotiable. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Visit and search “clinician assessment”.

Want to know even more? Please contact, Manager of the Office of Continuing Competency and Assessment or, Vice-Dean Office of Continuing Competency and Assessment.


Participants wanted

Drs. Thiem and Condon are part of a research study with the University of Toronto entitled, “A Cross Country Check-Up: Assessing Generalism in Canadian Pre-clerkship Case-based Curricular Materials”. 

The study will utilize a short assessment tool (Toronto Generalism Assessment Tool (T-GAT)) to quantify the degree to which generalist principles are present in pre-clerkship undergraduate learning materials across the country, including Manitoba.

Participation in this research study will provide valuable feedback and help improve efforts to include generalism principles into case-based learning materials, so please consider participation.   

Drs. Thiem and Condon will be looking for 10-20 DFM faculty members to participate in this study in the upcoming months, with more details to follow.

Alex Lytwyn with his guide dog

Special guest lecturer at Parkland unit

On Thursday, September 24, 2020, the Parkland Unit hosted Winnipegosis resident Alex Lytwyn to talk about disabilities.

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Parkland family medicine residency unit update

Parkland unit continues through rotations; this report ending period #7. Academic days began in period #2 on July 30 and 31 with orientation to Dauphin, technical blitz and resident wellness in the afternoon.

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Aaron Jattan recently did an interview with our very own Allison Paige for the the College of Family Physicians of Canada magazine:

Choosing insomnia treatments wisely | The College of Family Physicians of Canada



Recent podcast

Alex Singer was featured in a recent podcast, Research in Medicine #1: Family Medicine with Dr. Singer.



Recent publications include:

What the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Teach Us About Resource Stewardship and Quality in Health Care, Elissa M Abrams  1 Alexander G Singer  2 Marcus Shaker  3 Matthew Greenhawt  4


Residents' Quality Improvement Day (QID)

Monday, January 18, 2021
Virtual via Zoom
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Department of Family Medicine’s Annual Quality Improvement Day (QID) will be held in collaboration with Continuing Competency and Assessment, Continuing Professional Development. This full-day event is the annual forum in which residents in their second year of training present their quality improvement projects.

Follow the link below for detailed information and speaker bios.

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The MEDS Conference

January 30, 2021
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Virtual event

This event will be available via livestream to Manitoba and bordering provinces. The link to connect will be emailed to registered participants 24-48 hours prior to the event.

To register, visit


Manitoba virtual care study needs to hear from you!

Researchers studying virtual visits and management of primary care in a pandemic environment are seeking your input on the use of virtual care in Manitoba. You can participate in a focus group by piloting a patient feedback system or attending a capstone event to develop recommendations.

For additional information, contact

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