Infectious Diseases

Welcome to the Infectious Diseases Residency Program at the University of Alberta.







Interview/CaRMS Specific Information 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual question and answer time for candidates with current ID subspecialty residents

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Virtual candidate interviews

Please see the CaRMS website for detailed program information, and a description of the requirements for applying to our residency program.

This year's interviews will be held virtually. 

The candidates will have two separate virtual interviews by panels of two infectious diseases specialists and a current ID resident. They will be about 30 minutes in duration. 

  1. Strong oral and written communication skills
  2. Strong interpersonal skills with patients, families, and all types of healthcare providers
  3. Good knowledge of microbes, antiinfective drugs, vaccines and human disease caused by microbial agents
  4. Ability to teach and mentor junior residents and medical students
  5. Ability to deal with substance abuse and sexual health in a compassionate and nonjudgmental manner
  6. Commitment to lifelong learning

Contact Us

Dr. Isabelle Chiu
Program Director, Department of Medicine 
1-124 CSB, University of Alberta 
11304-83 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2G3

Linda Semper
Educational Coordinator

dr. chiu

Dr. Isabelle Chiu
Program Director

Linda Semper
Educational Coordinator

Welcome to Our Program

The Adult Infectious Diseases Training Program at the University of Alberta is a strong, innovative and exciting program that has grown substantially over the last several years. The diverse clinical teaching faculty, comprehensive and centralized HIV and viral hepatitis care programs, access to dedicated training in Transplant Infectious Diseases, and structured Continuity Clinic for ID subspecialty residents are notable assets.

We are a fully accredited program that follows the guidelines set out by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

Dr. Isabelle Chiu
Program Director

Our Program

We are a fully accredited program that follows the guidelines set out by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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Program Highlights

The Royal Alexandra Hospital offers our trainees opportunities to work with other programs that serve our marginalized population including Addiction Medicine.
This program can lead into a one-year clinical fellowship in the field of Transplant Infectious Diseases.

Supportive research through mentorship and projects. Opportunities are available in both clinical and basic science research.

Residency at a Glance

This residency program is for 2 years. Program length of training does not exceed the Royal College or College of Family Physicians of Canada standard.

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ID Mandatory Components of Training (total two years in length)

  • 9 months Consults (mainly at UAH and RAH with at least one rotation at GNH or MIS)
  • 3 months Medical Microbiology
  • 1 month Transplant ID
  • 6 weeks Infection Control
  • 6 weeks Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • 2 months Pediatric ID
  • 1 month Tuberculosis
  • 1 month weeks of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)
  • 2 weeks STI clinic
  • 2 weeks viral hepatitis
  • Longitudinal Ambulatory Care Clinic (2-yr)
  • 2 weeks Public Health 
  • Research
  • Electives (all electives must be approved by the program director)
Booking an elective with us

To book an elective in Infectious Diseases at the University of Alberta, please contact Leah Sanders at

Electives are competitive, we will try to facilitate your elective timing but for the best chance of success apply early.

Documentation: all applicants for elective rotations should provide a letter from their Program Director or UGME office to Dr. Chiu, indicating good standing in your program and support for the proposed elective. If applying from another university, please provide a completed application for elective and fill out the "Incoming Elective Form" on the PGME site

Send materials to:
Leah Sanders
13-129 CSB
11350 - 83 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G3
Telephone: 780-492-3418
Fax: 780-407-7771

Teaching Hospitals

Any teaching sites not listed below must be approved directly by the Program Director.

Accommodation Suggestions

For a few accommodation suggestions located within walking distance of the University, please try the Varscona Hotel or Campus Tower Suite Hotel, both conveniently located near campus.

Resident Testimonials

We asked our residents what they like about Edmonton and what they liked about the program. Here is what a few of them had to say.




"I was able to get an Edmonton ID elective in January 2020 as a R2 IM resident (right before COVID elective restrictions), and I'm so glad that I did! I loved my time here on elective, the clinical breadth and depth of case presentations, the phenomenal teaching, the close-knit relationship with Med Micro, and most importantly the atmosphere of support and collegiality. I was invited to a staff member's home for journal club while on elective, and felt so welcomed by everyone here. It made the Edmonton ID program an easy choice for me during CaRMS. The great experiences have only continued since joining the program, and I'm very much looking forward to the rest of my training!"