Urban Sites (Edmonton)

Program Highlights

Family Medicine centred: our residents are family docs first

  • Six months family medicine block time in PGY1; five months urban/rural family medicine in PGY2
  • Foundations course in July to ground everybody in family medicine and connect
  • Bi-weekly return to your home clinic throughout the two years (continuity clinics) 

Rigorous and comprehensive: our residents graduate feeling ready for practice

  • Mandatory acute care rotations to challenge and build confidence
  • Integrated maternity and newborn care to enhance continuity of care
  • Strong academics: academic days, evidence based curriculum, research opportunities, exam prep and more!

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

  • Amazing Rural Opportunities (your second year can be almost entirely rural!)
  • Optional integrated programming
  • Wide array of block time Horizontals and electives
  • Interprovincial and international elective opportunities

Resident Wellness: our priority

  • Dedicated Assistant Program Director (APD) for Resident Support to help our residents succeed
  • Scheduled vacation time to avoid interference with rotational blocks
  • Active Family Medicine Residents Association with regular social activities

Fun and educational activities: we go beyond the boring basics

  • Wilderness medicine retreat
  • Practice management workshops
  • Procedural Skills workshops
  • Yearly resident retreat

Residency  and Practicing in Alberta: well supported

  • Electronic medical records, Netcare, Connect Care- all make patient care across services super easy!
  • Primary Care networks- family medicine in Alberta is a true team endeavour
  • $550 or $650 per year for conferences and textbooks etc.
  • Up-to-date two year subscription