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For further information regarding this Training Program please contact:
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For further information regarding this Training Program please contact:


Specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) are called physiatrists (Fizz- eye – a –trist). A physiatrist adds quality to life by providing expertise and skills to a diverse patient population suffering from neurologic, musculoskeletal, and cardiorespiratory impairments. Physiatrists can be found in interventional pain clinic practices, performing electromyography (EMGs), sports medicine, independent medical examinations, as well as working with children and adults with disabilities. Physiatry is a 5 year Royal College of Canada Specialty.

The current program is divided into 65 four-week periods as set out by the Postgraduate Office at the University of Manitoba. The current collective bargaining agreement allows for one four-week period per year to be taken as vacation. The rotations are as follows:

Off Service Rotations:

  • CTU Medicine (3 periods)
  • Medicine Subspecialties (3 periods)
  • Selectives (4 periods)
  • Surgical Selectives (Vascular, Orthopaedics, General, Urology, Plastics) (2 periods)
  • Neurology (3 periods)
  • Rheumatology (3 periods)
  • Orthopedics (3 periods)

Physical Medicine Rotations:

  • Musculoskeletal (6 periods)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (3 periods)
  • Stroke Rehabilitation (3 periods)
  • Amputee Rehabilitation (3 periods)
  • Spinal Cord Injury (3 periods)
  • Neuromuscular Diseases and Electromyography (4 periods)
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation (3 periods)
  • Respiratory Rehabilitation (1 period)
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation (1 period )
  • Electives (8 periods)
  • Research (3 periods)

On Call

Physiatry call is home call and is 1 in 3 at maximum but is usually less frequent.


A required component of training with 3 dedicated periods to complete a project under staff supervision. Projects must include research ethics board approval and be completed in a form that could be submitted to a journal for publication.


Ample elective time is allotted for the resident to explore areas related to their career pathway. External elective rotations are encouraged. These may be research-based, clinical or a combination. If desired, residents may spend extra time in some of the compulsory rotations described above. The purpose of this elective time is to allow a “mini-fellowship” within the context of a residency to gain special expertise in an area of sub-specialty within PM&R.

Interdisciplinary Core Curriculum half day is offered by the PGME office for all residents and covers diverse topics included in the CanMEDS roles.

Semi-Annual Practice Examinations to simulate the royal college examinations for PM&R.

Application Deadline and Requirements: See CaRMS website at http://www.carms.ca/

Program Dates: Five year program from July 1st in year one until June 30th in year five

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