Re-entry Positions:

Physicians in practice may discern they wish to change their scope of practice to an entirely different area of medicine which requires retraining. The Office of PGME will receive applications from such physicians for a small number of residency positions allocated annually for this purpose. Not all programs are available every year.

Eligibility Requirements:

Any physician in unrestricted practice, for at least 5 years, in an urban or rural area in Alberta would be eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria (including but not limited to):

This is a competitive process. There are a small number of positions available and no program has designated spots. Applicants must have been in continuous practice in Alberta for 5+ years. There should be a physician resource need for the discipline the applicant is applying for, as well as capacity of the program to accept applicants.

Application Process:

The applicant must submit the following to the Associate Dean:

  • a personal statement indicating the name of the program applying for and reason why applicant is applying

  • a curriculum vitae

  • 3 letters of reference

All documents must be received by the Postgraduate Medical Education office, no later than Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Candidates Notified By: Sunday, November 15, 2020

Start of Training: July 2021

Number of Positions: 2-3 University of Alberta

Send Applications To:

Dr. Ramona Kearney, Associate Dean

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

2-76 Zeidler Ledcor Centre

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2X8

Phone: (780) 492-9722

Fax: (780) 492-4144



Posted: April 6, 2020