Medical Microbiology

The Medical Microbiology residency program is a five year post graduate medical training program in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. It is designed to facilitate the development of expertise in clinical microbiology and for residents to acquire broad-based clinical and laboratory experience to meet training requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The inherent flexibility within the program allows it to accommodate and fulfill special interests of the trainee and initiate further advanced training in a chosen area. Completion of the program prepares residents to function as specialists in Medical Microbiology.

Rotations primarily take place at the Provincial Laboratory of Public Health for Alberta, at the University of Alberta Hospital and at a private diagnostic laboratory, DynaLIFEDx. Our faculty members have expertise and interest in a wide variety of fields including the core disciplines of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, molecular microbiology and laboratory management. The trainees are encouraged to participate in research projects in all areas of microbiology, infectious diseases, public health, epidemiology, infection control and laboratory management. For more information, please contact the Program Director.

Dr. Nathan Zelyas, Program Director, Medical Microbiology
Ms. Shelly Stevens, Program Co-ordinator