Post Secondary Students

Post-Secondary students who are currently studying for careers in the health care industry are of special interest to Shared Health (MB Healthcare Providers Network). We are counting on these individuals to fill the job vacancies in the near future. Shared Health (MB Healthcare Providers Network) engages these students on many levels.

Medical Focus

Shared Health (MB Healthcare Providers Network) regularly engages with medical students utilizing a series of presentations to provide students with information relating to the structure of Manitoba’s health care system and opportunities to live and practice in Manitoba. Shared Health (MB Healthcare Providers Network) also works actively with the Manitoba Medical Students Rural Interest Group (MMSRIG) at the University of Manitoba to increase the exposure of students to practice in Manitoba.

University of Manitoba – Faculty of Medicine Admissions Statistics

MCAT Preparation Workshop

The MCAT is a mandatory standardized test that measures the ability to understand basic concepts and to solve problems in the areas of physics and physics-related chemistry (PS) and biology and biology-related chemistry (BS). It is also a measure of the ability to understand, evaluate and apply information and arguments presented in prose texts (VR) and a measure of the skill of developing a central idea and presenting these in an essay (WS).

With so many things for you to to think about as you apply to Medical School we would like to offer our support in the form of workshops and a comprehensive list of valuable online resources to make your experience less stressful and hopefully end in success!

There is no magic to medical school admissions, it’s up to you to be prepared.

New MCAT® Fee Assistance Program for Canadians

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) are piloting a new fee assistance program for Canadian examinees in financial need who register for the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) during the 2018 testing year.

The AAMC and AFMC are pleased to support Canadian MCAT examinees through this program. Canadian applicants who qualify will receive reduced scheduling, rescheduling, and cancellation rates for the 2018 and 2019 testing years. Canadian examinees will be able to register for an MCAT exam date through this pilot fee assistance program beginning on February 1, 2018.

MCAT Information- PowerPoint Presentation

Interview Preparation Workshop

When: TBD

Where: Brandon University

Over the past few years Shared Health (MB Healthcare Providers Network) has collaborated with students who recently and successfully completed the University of Manitoba Medicine, Pharmacy & Med Rehab interview process and have agreed to provide applicants to these programs the opportunity to practice their interview skills in a real life scenario. The goal is to teach additional skills and then put them to the test. This is a Shared Health (MB Healthcare Providers Network) sponsored, student organized event. If you are interested in registering please let us know and we will inform you of the next possible date. Email ashaw3@sharedhealthmb.ca for more information.

Nursing Focus

Manitoba hospital practice provides a variety of different practice models. The Shared Health (MB Healthcare Providers Network) attends nursing career fairs at the University of Manitoba, Brandon University & Red River College to connect with students and provide information relating to Manitoba career placements.

Manitoba communities provide excellent quality of life opportunities such as affordable housing and recreation.

Shared Health (MB Healthcare Providers Network) offers Manitoba nurses and nursing students interested in placements with a path finding function for your career search. By identify what you are looking for in a professional practice and community and including information about your family needs and spousal employment requirements we can connect you with potential employers.

Shared Health (MB Healthcare Providers Network) will utilize its network within Manitoba to identify some qualified leads that meet the criteria you have identified and will provide you with the relevant contact person for you to further explore your career opportunity

What other resources are available to Manitoba’s Nursing Students?
Manitoba Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund

Manitoba Wants You Back!

Shared Health (MB Healthcare Providers Network) is the organization in Manitoba responsible for recruitment and retention of health care professionals. We are trying to connect with nursing students pursuing their education outside of Manitoba to make them aware of senior practicum, summer employment, and career opportunities in Manitoba. If you are a nursing student originally from, or with a connection to Manitoba, completing your education outside of Manitoba and would like to explore what a future in Manitoba can provide, please complete and submit this form.

Candidates accepted for summer positions or senior practicum placements may be eligible for travel, accommodations, and living allowance support.

Application Form

Information Postcard

Allied Health

Manitoba Wants You Back!

Shared Health (MB Healthcare Providers Network) is the organization in Manitoba responsible for recruitment and retention of health care professionals. We are trying to connect with allied health students pursuing their education outside of Manitoba to make them aware of senior practicum, summer employment, and career opportunities in Manitoba. If you are a Speech Language Pathology or Audiology student originally from, or with a connection to Manitoba, completing your education outside of Manitoba and would like to explore what a future in Manitoba can provide, please complete and submit this form.

Candidates accepted for summer positions or senior practicum placements may be eligible for travel, accommodations, and living allowance support.

Application Form– SLP/Audiology

Information Postcard– SLP/Audiology

Application Form– Diagnostic Services

Information Postcard– Diagnostic Services


Health Mentorship Program

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program has been cancelled for this year.

The Rural Manitoba Health Mentorship Program (RMHMP) is a partnership between Shared Health (MB Healthcare Providers Network) and various rural Manitoba hospitals. This program was established to enable students to learn about the clinical and non-clinical aspects of the health care system in rural Manitoba. Students involved will gain insight into the relations within rural communities and gain valuable medical experience. The health professionals involved will play an instrumental role in the development of tomorrow’s practitioners as mentors for the interns.

The Rural Manitoba Health Mentorship Program is designed to allow students to:

  • Gain insight into the practical aspects of the healthcare field
  • Learn about the benefits and limitations of rural medicine
  • Apply their gained knowledge towards making career decisions
  • Develop interpersonal and technical skills
  • Acquire leadership experience through administration of the program

Students gain exposure to health professions as well as network within the rural medical community. The program offers the student the opportunity to view the other aspects of medicine: non-clinical atmospheres, community clinics, public health awareness, and medical ethics.

Attend An Information Session For More Information:

University of Winnipeg
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

University of Manitoba
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Brandon University
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Participating Sites

The coordination committee plans to competitively select approximately 9 students to participate in the next cycle. Students accepted into the program will be provided with the opportunity to rank each rural site in order of preference, and, in groups of three, the coordination committee will designate participants to one of the following three rural sites.

  • Dauphin, MB
    Dauphin Regional Health Centre
    90 Beds
    3 Operating Rooms
    Dauphin Medical Clinic located minutes from the hospital
    Clinic located on nearby reserve in Pine Creek, MB
  • Portage La Prairie, MB
    Portage District General Hospital
    88 Beds
    2 Operating Rooms
    Portage Clinic located minutes from the hospital
    Clinic located on nearby reserve in Sandy Bay, MB
  • Selkirk, MB
    Selkirk Regional Health Centre

    65 Beds
    3 Operating Rooms
    Selkirk Mental Health Centre (SMHC) and Crisis Stabilization Unit located minutes from the hospital
    Quick Care Clinic located across from the hospital
    New MRI Facility

Application Process

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must:

  • be registered in or have completed an Undergraduate program at any accredited Manitoba University.
  • have a minimum 3.30 GPA (4.5 scale)
  • be willing to make a minimum 5-day commitment
  • have a prior clinical experience (ie. Hospital or personal care home)
  • provide the selection committee with two reference letters (Cannot be from family members or friends). Letters of reference are to be sent directly from the referee to ruralhealthmentor@hotmail.com
  • provide the selection committee with one unofficial copy of a university transcript (this will need to be uploaded in the application form)
  • provide the selection committee with an official criminal record check and child abuse registry (Only required if accepted into the program)
Selection Process

The selection committee, comprised of this years coordinators and a representative from the MB Healthcare Providers Network, will review the applications of all applicants and select the top 16 for an interview. From this group, 9 students will be selected into the program for the next cycle.

The following weights will be assigned to the pre-interview criteria for the current admissions cycle:

  • 40% Personal Statement
  • 30% References (15% per reference)
  • 20% Previous Clinical Experience
  • 10% Attendance at the information session

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