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Winnipeg Free Press: U of M medical fellowship program will help more Manitobans end nightmare of sleep disorders

April 10, 2024 — 

A good night’s rest will be within reach for more Manitobans, thanks to a new fellowship program that will recruit and train doctors who specialize in sleep disorders.

While sleep-disorder education has long been a part of the University of Manitoba’s Max Rady College of Medicine, the university’s respirology section is now accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, allowing it to offer certification in the sub-specialty of sleep medicine.

The fellowship will offer that certification and take on one physician every year.

The U of M is one of only six universities in the country with the accreditation — and, hopefully, a tool to recruit doctors who will then practice in Manitoba, sleep specialist Dr. Nancy Porhownik said.

To read the full article, please visit Winnipeg Free Press

Global News Winnipeg also wrote an article on the announcement.

Radio-Canada also covered the day’s announcement with this article “Création d’une bourse pour former des spécialistes en médecine du sommeil“.

And finally, here is CTV News Winnipeg‘s coverage of this announcement. 

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