Resident Support

Program Specific Resident Support

The University of Alberta family medicine residency program is demanding and comprehensive. A resident's success can be affected by academic, medical or personal challenges. We believe that resident wellness is key to resident success. Our program is proud of the fact that we have a specific Assistant Program Director dedicated to helping every resident achieve their potential. This position, currently held by Dr. Samantha Horvey, is centred around identification of and support for residents in difficulty so that all residents are trained to be safe and competent physicians.

Click this link to contact Dr. Horvey: Dr. Samantha Horvey

Office of Advocacy & Wellbeing (OAW)

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry recognizes the need for support for learners as they experience the excitement and stress involved in their journeys toward a career in healthcare. That is why the faculty offers supports and resources for learners through the Office of  Advocacy and Wellbeing (OAW).

Resident Well-Being Committee

The Resident Well-Being Committee provides resources and supports for residents and their families to remain healthy for the duration of their residency program. The committee has developed the following list of available resources specific to residents:

Resident Well-Being Resource List

Additional Health and Wellness Supports

The Faculty offers many other health and wellness resources for postgraduate learners. These resources can be found at:

Support and Wellness for Students and Residents

University of Alberta Learning Assessment Centre