Catchment area

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The catchment area of the department's teaching hospitals includes approximately 1.5 million people:

  • all of Manitoba
  • parts of northwestern Ontario
  • parts of Saskatchewan
  • Nunavut
  • Northwest Territories

would be interesting to also have geographic size, with comparison to how many europes that would fit...


If the audience of this are people not familiar with the Canadian health care system, it might also benefit from an explanation about how this potential patient pool is a relatively captive audience.


This may be one of the things that sets us most apart from other places; it's mentioned in several subspecialty pages. I think we should centralize and own this description and make it great again ;-)

The large catchment guarantees an extensive patient pool for researchers, and that residents receive a variety of clinical experience from a diverse patient population.