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Residents are distributed in over 20 communities throughout Manitoba during family medicine residency, including Northern and rural sites

Medical resident retreat held in Portage la Prairie to encourage physician recruitment

On Sept. 22 and 23, residents from the Department of Family Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine will attend a retreat in Portage la Prairie to explore the many options rural and northern sites can provide.

The family medicine residents from across Manitoba are excited for the opportunity to meet for their annual retreat in Portage la Prairie and obtain a first-hand view of the future practice options the community, region and province have to offer,” said participating resident Dr. Tanja Borchers, one of the 154 residents currently enrolled in the program. “The retreat is also an excellent educational and team-building opportunity.”

This event takes place each year, featuring a job fair, continuing medical education and networking. The fair component is attended by a variety of physician employers and support businesses, including regional health authorities, clinics, communities and even financial institutions.

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