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Education & Training

Shared Health supports the continued professional development of our staff and encourages life-long learning.

In the dynamic field of diagnostics, continued learning is integral to staying on the leading edge in your area of practice. There are a variety of professional development opportunities available through Shared Health.

Ongoing professional development is also a requirement of membership with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba (CMLTM). For information on CE requirements, please visit the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba website.

Some training opportunities that may be available to staff include:

Media Lab

Media Lab is an online learning management system available to all laboratory technical staff. Staff have access to more than 60 courses covering both general and specific laboratory topics. This is an easy way for you to refresh or upgrade your knowledge in topics of your choice as well as satisfy continued education requirements outlined by the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba.

Site-based Continuing Education Sessions

Many of the laboratory sites and discipline teams offer a variety of continuing education events that are available to staff. These include laboratory rounds, videoconferences, web-conferences, tele-medicine rounds, lunch and learn sessions, case-of–the-week reviews, etc. Look for these opportunities to be posted at your site and/or communicated to you by your supervisor or discipline Technical Director. These courses provide valuable information and serve to meet your educational needs.

Cross-training Programs in Laboratory or Imaging Procedures

Shared Health works with Red River College to develop cross-training programs in laboratory and imaging procedures. These programs provide the knowledge and skills needed to practice safely in a secondary diagnostic discipline and meet the challenges of rural practice. If you currently work in rural Manitoba and would like to be cross-trained, please approach your Regional Diagnostic Manager.

MIEMLT Bridging Program

The Manitoba Internationally Education Medical Laboratory Technologist (MIEMLT) Bridging Program provides internationally trained medical laboratory technologists with the knowledge, clinical experience and confidence to achieve College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba (CMLTM) registration and employment in Manitoba. Application deadline for the 2020 Bridging Program is May 22, 2020.

Click here to learn more about the program and application requirements.

Shared Health Post-Doctoral Training Programs

Post-doctoral Training in Clinical Biochemistry

Shared Health offers a post-doctoral training program in Clinical Biochemistry. The program provides an excellent opportunity to learn Clinical Biochemistry and gain exposure to other laboratory medicine disciplines in preparation for pursuing a career as a Clinical Biochemist. Shared Health offers the program every three years; next call will occur in fall of 2022 for a program to start in 2023.

Clinical Biochemistry Post Doctoral Program Handbook

Post-doctoral Training Program in Genetic and Genome Diagnostics

Shared Health offers a three-year Canadian College of Medical Geneticists -accredited post-doctoral training program in Genetic and Genome Diagnostics. This laboratory genetics program includes training in the subspecialties of clinical cytogenetics and clinical molecular genetics used to diagnose and treat patients with genetic or genomic disorders.

For additional information on the program visit: https://www.ccmg-ccgm.org/

Post-doctoral training program in Clinical Microbiology

Clinical Microbiologists have a broad scope of responsibilities and are expected to demonstrate competency in many areas of laboratory medicine, including:

  • Creating and directing an accredited clinical/diagnostic laboratory service, both operationally and financially, that will support and improve the clinical diagnosis and epidemiological investigation of infectious diseases.
  • Generating, disseminating and interpreting data from microbiological investigations as they apply to the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients with infectious diseases and public health scenarios involving infectious diseases.
  • Developing and supporting accredited microbiology training programs for clinical/medical professional and technical personnel.
  • Establishing and supporting microbiological research programs that advance the field of infectious diseases for improved patient care and public health.
  • Acting as a microbiology consultant to support clinical and public health programs/initiatives at the local, national and international level.

The two-year post-doctoral program in Clinical Microbiology will prepare trainees to apply for examination as a Fellow of the Canadian College of Microbiologists (FCCM). FCCM certification is formal recognition that an individual has demonstrated proficiency in, and comprehension of, the specialized body of microbiological knowledge necessary to provide clinical, scientific and administrative oversight of a clinical microbiology laboratory.

For more information about the program and how to apply to the program visit: https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/units/medical_microbiology/clinical_microbiology.html

Lean / Six Sigma Training

Shared Health has experienced success with several Lean and Six Sigma initiatives. The use of these process improvement methodologies are an important part of continued efforts to improve patient safety. Lean and Six Sigma training will better prepare staff to effectively participate on these projects, maximize resources, modify processes and maintain or improve quality. Six Sigma and Lean training is available for staff who lead or are involved in process improvement projects.

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