Residents are guided through a two year, educational program that, in the first instance, meets all the Royal College of Physicians of Canada requirements for subspecialty certification in medical oncology and extends well beyond with supported opportunities including Master's degree programs at other institutions as appropriate to each resident's career goals.
- Three years of training in internal medicine approved by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.
- Two-year program under the auspices of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada preparing graduates for subspecialty practice in medical oncology.
- Run by the academic staff of the Cross Cancer Institute who also hold joint appointments with the faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta.
- Based at the Cross Cancer Institute, a full service, free standing cancer Institute including departments of:
- Medical Oncology
- Oncologic Imaging
- Radiation Oncology
- Experimental Oncology
- Gynecological Oncology
- Palliative Care
- Pathology & Laboratory Oncology
- Pediatric Oncology (based at the U of A Hospital)
- Surgical Oncology
Each resident in the program is automatically a member of the residency training program committee through which he/she has the opportunity to shape his/her own program and, as his/her ideas for a specific career path develop, tailor his/her subsequent program to meet his/her individualized goals.