Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Program

Make a difference.

The Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Alberta provides a five year postgraduate training program in the specialty of Emergency Medicine, accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Residents will be trained in all aspects of emergency medicine and will be able to provide clinical care at a consultant level. Upon completion of training, Residents will be poised to become a clinical, administrative, and/or academic leader within the specialty, as well as the medical community in general. Residents will be trained to be an effective advocate both for individual patients and the population as a whole. In addition, successful residents will learn habits that will help build and maintain a sustainable practice.

Our outstanding trainees and dedicated teaching faculty have proven a powerful combination. Since the program's inception, we have not received a single unsatisfactory evaluation for any of the rotations undertaken by our residents. In fact, the vast majority of the evaluations have been in the "exceeds expectations" category, citing not just the residents' clinical performance, but also their personal and professional qualities.

As more and more of the care of acutely ill or injured patients is directed to the emergency department, emergency physicians will play an ever-increasing role in the clinical and academic training of all physicians. The new generation of academic specialists we are training will be well equipped to meet this challenge.


Sandy Dong MD, MSc, FRCPC, DABEM
Postgraduate Program Director