Resident Welcome

Message from Co-Chief Residents Kiranpal Dhillon and Bryan Frobb

 On behalf of the Family Medicine Residents' Association (FMRA), we would like to thank you for your interest in our program.

The University of Alberta Family Medicine Residency Program offers a diversity of clinical experience that can be tailored to suit your area of interest. We offer powerful teaching frameworks in settings such as the inner city, academic centers, Edmonton community clinics, as well as in a variety of more remote locations to provide you with a training site similar to your anticipated future practice.

Our educational curriculum is strongly grounded in Evidence Based Medicine and is supported by physicians well known for their understanding and teaching of current medical evidence. Clinical training is focused on the 99 Core Competencies in Family Medicine. Some rotations can be adapted into a longitudinal experience to create a more integrated program, highlighting the diversity of Family Medicine. Furthermore, horizontal electives allow a unique perspective on specialty clinics, with the goal of increasing your skills and gaining an understanding of referral criteria and the multidisciplinary healthcare team. We are fortunate to have a dynamic and supportive Program Director, Dr. J.T. Chmelicek, who is very open and receptive to resident feedback and strives to constantly improve our program.

On the lighter side, Family Medicine residents at the U of A know how to have fun! Through orientation activities, monthly social events, Fall Wilderness Retreat, and our annual FREEZER Conference, there are many opportunities to meet and enjoy time with colleagues. 

 Bryan Frobb
Kiranpal Dhillon