Nuclear Medicine Residency Program

University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba offers a 2 year post Radiology residency position open to residents who have completed or will be completing a Royal College of Canada accredited residency in Diagnostic Radiology. 

We no longer offer a straight Nuclear Medicine residency program as we believe dual certification best prepares our residents for the rapidly expanding field of hybrid imaging and best equips them for future career opportunities.

Royal College Certification:

All the requirements for Royal College certification in Nuclear Medicine can be fulfilled at the U of Manitoba.  There are no mandatory out of province rotations, although elective time in other centers can be arranged and is encouraged. 

Highlights of the U of M program:

ü  2 year didactic seminar program.  This covers all basic science and clinical subject areas.  It fully prepares our residents for the Royal College exams and  subsequent clinical practice. Clinical areas are facilitated by staff physicians.  Basic sciences are facilitated by medical physicists, radiopharmacists and radiation safety officers who bring their expertise and experience to these areas.

ü  Fully funded clinical PET program

ü  On site cyclotron facility with a wide range of clinical and  research opportunities

ü  Centralized radiopharmacy and dedicated radiopharmacists

ü  Involvement in the well renowned provincial Bone densitometry program

ü  Opportunity for funded research in clinical and basic science fields

ü  Support for a conference or course annually, with additional funding available for research presentations or workshops.

ü  Close collaboration with Sections of Endocrinology and Cardiology. This provides ongoing clinical experience to correlate with, and complement imaging and therapy.

ü  Dedicated Thyroid Cancer Clinic provides experience in the therapy and ongoing clinical management of Thyroid Cancer patients.

ü  Close interaction with medical physicists, radiopharmacists, and radiation safety officers.

ü  Approval for a PET/MRI system for clinical and research purposes.

A residency position is funded every 2 years – the next available funded position is expected to be July 2015. 

Inquiries into the program can be directed to the Program Director – Dr. Sheryl Stern (contact information below)

Application Process:

In general, applications will be accepted until September 1st  of the year prior to the commencement of training. Under special circumstances, applications may be accepted after the deadline - interested residents are encouraged to contact the Program Director for more detailed information, and to confirm the deadline date


Short listed candidates will be invited for an in person interview which will be conducted by the Residency Selection Committee.  This will be arranged at a mutually convenient time.


Interested applicants should submit the following:


1. A letter of interest summarizing the candidate’s interests, achievements, research, and reasons for applying to the University of Manitoba program


            2. Curriculum Vitae


3. Three reference letters.  Letters must be dated and should be within 1 year of the date of application. If currently enrolled in a residency program, one of the reference letters should be from your Program Director

Applications should be submitted to:
Dr. Sheryl Stern
Program Director, Assistant Professor
GC325 – 820 Sherbrook Street
, Manitoba
R3A 1R9
(204)  787-3060