Programs for International Trainees

Young Physician Program

The Young Physician Program is an academic medical program offered by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta.

The program will involve observation, shadowing, participation in professional meetings, and leadership training related to the management of departments and divisions, as well as physician-patient relationship models within the context of Alberta Health Services.

Program participants will visit the University of Alberta and our partners at the University of Alberta Hospital (UAH), the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH), Grey Nuns (GNH) and Misericordia (MH).


Program objectives

• Clinical Observation • Mini Objective Structured Clinical   
   Examination (OSCE)
• Access to Training program resources • Opportunity for clinical observership 
• Exposure to basic and clinical research
  training methods
• Understanding of physician-patient
   relationship models in Canada
• Familiarity with the Canadian healthcare system • Experience to Canadian society and culture

Program Requirements

• Must be a clinical medicine graduate within a minimum of 3 years • Canadian Entry Visa
• Adequate English comprehension and speaking skills • An unlocked cellphone
• From a key partner institution  

 


Program Structure

• Clinical - 50% • Academic - 30%
• Administration - 10% • Individualized - 10%

Program Benefits

• Study at a world-renowned university • Observe medical practice in Canada in different settings
• Learn about the Canadian health care system, hospital culture and society • Enhance English communication skills with patients and colleagues

 


Program Fees

3 months CAD $25,000*

Clinical observership, customized administrative, educational, and academic leadership development. Could include a brief research exposure. Does not include structured research lab experience.


* Accommodation, Medical Malpractice Insurance and Education Licenses are included.

6 months CAD $35,000*

Clinical observership, customized administrative, educational, and academic leadership development. Includes 1-2 months of structured clinical/basic research lab experience.


* Accommodation, Medical Malpractice Insurance and Education Licenses are included.

12 months CAD $50,000*

Clinical observership, customized administrative, educational, and academic leadership development. Could include a brief research exposure. Includes at least 6 months of structured clinical/basic research lab experience.


*Accommodation, Medical Malpractice Insurance and Education Licenses are included