Why Us

As a resident at Boundary Trails, you will see large patient volumes and perfect your procedural skills through a variety of hands-on clinical encounters.

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Our Program

We have an excellent resident-to-physician ratio ensuring a supportive learning environment and one-on-one time with your preceptor. While at Boundary Trails you will not only be taught and mentored by both well-seasoned and young, hungry-to-teach family physicians, but you will also have the opportunity to work and tailor your experiences with these physicians in specialty areas such as chemotherapy, women’s health, sports medicine, obstetrics, hemodialysis, addiction medicine, palliative care, emergency medicine & anesthesia. The high level of organization and service ensures that the Triple C Curriculum is being followed in the “continuity of education”, “comprehension” and always “centred in family medicine” approach.

Our residents and medical students look forward to coming to work in the fun, challenging and positive culture in medical education that we are proud to call the Boundary Trails Clinical Teaching Unit!

What is the Boundary Trails Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU)?

The Boundary Trails Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU) has been in operation since 2009. This program is a collaboration between the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, Southern Health Sante Sud, The City of Winkler, The City of Morden and the Rural Municipality of Stanley and essentially involves resident physicians supervising and teaching their junior colleagues in their assessment and management of patients. These learners are in turn under the supervision of physicians who are responsible for the care of patients.

You may find yourself asking what exactly a “resident” is and who “junior colleagues” are. A resident physician or resident is a person who has received a medical degree and who practices medicine under the supervision of fully licensed physicians. In Manitoba, a family medicine resident must complete two years of supervised practice before the ability to practice unsupervised. The junior colleagues may also be referred to as med students and/or clerkship students (clerks), and they are exactly that, university students in their first, second, third or fourth year of medical school. When referring to both residents and med students, we call them learners.

The Boundary Trails Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU) has been in operation since 2009.

The Boundary Trails Clinical Teaching Unit office is located in Boundary Trails Health Centre and is a partnership between the C.W. Wiebe Medical Centre located in Winkler, Menzies Medical Centre located in Morden, The Boundary Trails Health Centre, The City of Winkler, the Town of Morden, the RM of Stanley and the Southern RHA. Physicians work in either clinic, and they all work together at the hospital. The CTU is managed by site lead, Dr. Kevin Earl.