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Doctors Manitoba provides an opportunity to connect medical learners with personal and professional support from trained mentors to assist them in becoming practicing physicians.

Doctors Manitoba, in collaboration with the Manitoba Medical Students Association (MMSA) and the Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Manitoba (PARIM), and UGME Student Affairs has developed a Mentorship Program that we hope will benefit students, residents and practicing physicians. Participation as a mentor or mentee contributes to changing medical culture and will aid in bridging the gap between medical learners and practicing physicians.

Development has included consultations with medical learners and mentors, and other mentorship programs across Canada. You can expect:

  • A full-time Mentorship and Member Engagement Coordinator — Cynthia Okojie cokojie@​doctorsmanitoba.​ca — to provide ongoing support to the program
  • Comprehensive orientation and evaluation plans
  • Established connection expectations (23 times per year) for mentors and mentees
  • Doctors Manitoba will host a minimum of two mentorship events each year
  • Planned regular meetings with UGME and PGME Student Affairs to strengthen partnerships

Doctors Manitoba has partnered with CMA-Joule to develop a tailored training program for Doctors Manitoba Mentors. This includes:

Introductory orientation session
Introduction to physician wellness

Mentors are encouraged to partake in at least one of three complimentary CME Accredited PLI courses
- Strength-based Leadership – September 21 – 22, 2023, from 9:00am – 4:00pm CT
- Trauma Informed Leadership- December 8 – 9, 2023, from 9:00am – 3:45pm CT
- Crucial Conversations- January 18 – 19, 2024, from 9:00am – 4:00pm CT
- Leadership Strategies for Sustainable Physician Engagement- March 21 – 22, 2024, from 9:00am – 4:00pm CT

There are also complimentary optional development sessions for mentees. Topics include:
• Self awareness
• Effective communication
• Engaging others

If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Okojie, Mentorship and Member Engagement Coordinator at cokojie@​doctorsmanitoba.​ca