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Family Medicine - Residency Program

Welcome to the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Alberta.

 

Prepared

Rigorous and comprehensive - our residents graduate feeling ready for practice

 

Flexible 

Flexible and adaptive - tailor your training to best prepare you for your community

 

Responsive 

Resident Wellness a top priority - responsive to resident needs

 

Interview/CaRMS Specific Information 

Online information sessions hosted by current residents, preceptors, and the program director will be taking place in January and February. Events will be posted on the CANPRePP calendar.

These will include urban site specific, rural site specific, and IMG specific information sessions.

Residents will be posting on the Family Medicine Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Pages:

Instagram: ualberta_dofm

Facebook: UofAFM

Twitter: @UAFamilyMed

YouTube: uafammed (CaRMS 2021 Playlist)

Family Medicine Interview Dates

For Edmonton: TBD

For Rural: February 15 and 16, 2023


All interviews will be conducted virtually.

Notification/Invitation:

Program will notify all applicants through CaRMS Online and will send email invitations directly to applicants selected for an interview.

Several opportunities for an online program orientation with the program director will be held prior to the interviews. 

For the CaRMS 2023 cycle, the interview period will include Virtual Orientations hosted by the Program Director, Distributed Site Co-directors and Resident Co-chiefs. Opportunities to interact with residents will also be provided.

An interview portion where applicants will have the opportunity to meet an interview team “face to face” (virtually) to share their passion and desire for family medicine and for the UofA program in particular will be held. This will also provide the opportunity for those that are not sure of their choice to ask questions and decide if our specialty and our program are the best fit for them.

*For Rural Candidates* the interview portion will be specific to rural family medicine.


The University of Alberta ideal candidate:

  1. Demonstrates a genuine passion for family medicine. 
  2. Demonstrates a solid knowledge base and excellent critical thinking skills.
  3. Demonstrates superior communication skills.
  4. Demonstrates a deep sense of responsibility to the community, including diverse populations and multiple settings. 
  5. Demonstrates adherence to the highest professional standards. 
  6. Takes responsibility for their own well-being in order to ensure they are able to fulfill their responsibilities given the physical and emotional demands of a rigorous residency training program.

IMGs who wish to compete for postgraduate medical training positions in Alberta are eligible to apply to IMG positions at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary provided they have applied to and been assessed as eligible by the Alberta International Medical Graduate Program (AIMG) Program.

The AIMG Program determination of eligibility to participate in the match process is valid for the specified match year only. Please visit the AIMG Program website (www.aimg.ca) for details on deadlines, eligibility criteria and the application process.

 

Contact Information

Edmonton

Dr. Michelle Morros
Program Director

Erika Siroski
Program Coordinator
erika.siroski@ualberta.ca
780.492.9961

Red Deer

Dr. Jack Bromley
Site Co-Director

Dr. Cayla Gilbert
Site Co-Director

Jessica Horvath
Site Administrator
rfmrd@ualberta.ca
403.314.6085

Grande Prairie

Dr. Valentin Duta
Site Co-Director

Dr. Brad Martin
Site Co-Director

Jane Schotz
Site Administrator
rfmgp@ualberta.ca

Yellowknife

Dr. David Pontin
Site Co-Director

Dr. Hannah Shoichet
Site Co-Director

April Lau
Site Administrator
rfmyk@gov.nt.ca
867.767.9105 ext. 40232


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Dr. Michelle Morros 
Associate Program Director

Welcome to Our Program

We offer a dynamic and flexible residency experience designed to ensure that, at the end of the two years, our residents feel ready for independent practice. 

We deliver our program from four home sites: Edmonton, Red Deer, Grande Prairie and Yellowknife. Each site has its own unique curriculum geared towards meeting the needs of our residents and the communities they serve.

We expose our residents to a broad variety of clinical settings including a minimum of 9 months family medicine (academic, community, rural) as well as hospital-based rotations, acute care experiences, and complimentary specialty areas. We believe this broad exposure encourages career exploration (you won’t know what you’ll like until you try it!) and builds confidence (you won’t know what you’re capable of until you try it!).

We compliment our excellent clinical training with strong academics plus exceptional research, teaching and leadership opportunities. As well, we strive to be supportive and understanding of the various challenges our residents may face as they progress through their residency journey.

Our program is challenging for sure! But it prepares our residents to graduate feeling competent and confident to provide great comprehensive care no matter what their future practice goals may be.

Michelle P Morros
MD, CCFP, FCFP
Associate Professor


Our Program

Family Medicine at the University of Alberta is made up of 4 sites. Edmonton, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, and Yellowknife.


Program Supports

Resident wellness is key to success and therefore a priority for our program.

  • Dedicated assistant program director for Resident Support
  • One Faculty Advisor assigned to each resident
  • Dedicated Site Directors and Site administrators
  • Regular assessment and feedback
  • Office of Advocacy & Wellbeing (OAW)
  • PARA - Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta

Subspecialties

After completing the University of Alberta Family Medicine Residency Program residents can apply to an R3 (Enhanced Skills) year in any one of the programs listed below. All Category 1 programs lead to a CAC (Certificate of Added Competency) upon successful completion.

  • Care of the Elderly, 6m and 12m
  • FM-EM, 12m
  • Sports Medicine, 12m
  • Palliative Care, 12m
  • Family Practice Anesthesia, 12m
  • Enhanced Surgical Skills, 12m
  • Obstetrical Surgical Skills, 6m
  • Occupational Medicine, 6m (Category 2)