Obstetrics & Gynecology

Postgraduate Residency Program

The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Training Program is committed to providing quality specialist training through leadership and scholarship in education, clinical care and research. 

Our goal is to provide an excellent learning environment which fosters the training of highly skilled Obstetricians/General Gynecologists who will be well-prepared for independent practice, and also prepares residents who wish to seek further subspecialty training.

In addition to our commitment to excellence in resident training and research, we strive to create a dynamic and supportive social community for our student body. We provide opportunities for professional growth and social wellness through research and conference events, academic half-days, monthly journal clubs, and resident-focused retreats and group activities. 

Program Strengths

Our dedicated team and unique catchment area in central Alberta provide ample learning opportunities, a diversity of research aims, and optimal learning environments for our residents:

  • Generous first-hand exposure to gynecological and obstretric surgical procedures. As we do not have any formal fellowships in these areas, our residents benefit from high surgical volumes in all areas of general gynecology, including
    • minimally invasive surgery,
    • gyne-oncology,
    • urogynecology,
    • reproductive gynecology.
  • High volume of tertiary care obstetrics due to our large catchment area, which includes central and northern Alberta, northern British Columbia and the North West Territories.
  • High level of laparoscopic training as basic procedures are performed by the majority of our gynecology staff, as well as fellowship-trained MIS staff surgeons. 
  • Generous exposure to minimally invasive surgical procedures via the CAMIS (Center of Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery) labs. CAMIS training is aimed at each level of residency.
  • Adequate elective time is prioritized to ensure that each individual resident's interests are fostered, thereby allowing more dedicated time for subspecialty training, international health initiatives, and research.
For curricular information and PGY-1 through PGY-5 year objectives, see Residency Program Overview.

How to Apply

Canadian applicants to our Residency Training Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology must apply through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS). Please consult the CaRMS website for guidelines and requirements. 

For general questions or admission inquiries, please contact the Residency Program Administrator.