Family Medicine

  • Dynamic programming rooted in Family Medicine responsive to the changing educational landscape as identified by residents past and present.
  • The University of Alberta is a leader in medical education preparing you for practice in any location over the course of our two year program.
  • Our residents are able to customize their schedules based on individual learner interests and career goals.
  • We are a program that values collaborative learning and collegiality between staff and residents.
  • Provincial electronic health record systems that connect providers and patients with a central access point for information.

Train Here, Practice Anywhere.

What are we looking for? Successful candidates should have:

  • A strong knowledge base and ability for clinical decision-making
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Passion for patient-centered care

We ensure our processes are fair and transparent. Our program makes room for a variety of people from all backgrounds and interests, because family medicine needs a wide variety of people. 

Interviews are delivered virtually, conducted by a resident and a faculty member. To learn more about the process, visit the CaRMS website

  • Practice in state-of-the-art facilities with culturally and medically diverse populations
  • Good balance of family medicine primary care with high acuity skills and confidence building rotations
  • Live and learn in Edmonton, offering a high variety of professional and personal activities.

We have three amazing sites (Red Deer, Grande Prairie, and Yellowknife) where you can train to be a confident and competent rural family physician.

You will experience:

  • Outstanding exposure to full-scope rural family practice
  • Hands-on, one-on-one training with experienced preceptors
  • Close, supportive supportive relationships with fellow residents, preceptors, and administrative staff

Our Enhanced Skills Program provides training opportunities for Family Medicine physicians who wish to supplement their comprehensive training skills in a specialized area. 

  • Addiction Medicine 
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Family Practice-Anesthesiology 
  • Palliative Care 
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine 
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Maternity and Newborn Care

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