General Pediatrics Residency Program

As defined by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: Pediatrics is that branch of medicine concerned with the study and care of infants, children and youth in health and disease, their growth and development, and their opportunity to achieve full potential as adults.

A pediatrician is a specialist trained in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of diseases involving children based on a sound knowledge of normal growth and development and of the wide range of clinical conditions encountered in infants, children, and youth.

For information about our curriculum and application process, please visit CaRMS.

Program Highlights

The Pediatric Residency Training Program at the University of Alberta is a fully accredited program that follows the guidelines set out by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Highlights include:

  • Core program is three years.
  • Fourth year (planned by the resident, in consultation with the program director), spent in general pediatrics, a subspecialty, or other career-directed activities.
  • Trainees have the opportunity to gain experience in inpatient and ambulatory care in the teaching hospitals.
  • Trainees also have the option of spending time in a variety of community-based practices within and outside Edmonton.
  • With a large base to draw upon, our residents achieve a high level of general consulting abilities.
  • Teaching staff is recognized for its excellence and dedication.
  • Our program includes a multi-organ transplant program, regional pediatric cardiac surgery, EMCO and an interprovincial pediatric cardiac surgical program.

Referral Base

Our referral base is approximately two million people in Alberta coming from Red Deer and north, the Western Arctic, the prairie provinces, and northeastern British Columbia. Both the pediatric intensive care unit and the neonatal intensive care units have active transport teams which treat and transport critically ill neonates and children from the referral area.

Subspecialities and Facilities

The full spectrum of subspecialties is available for core rotations, and many of these also offer residency training or fellowships as well. In addition, our position, within the larger University of Alberta Hospital and adjacent to the University of Alberta campus, provides opportunities for additional learning and research which can be more difficult to access in a traditional free-standing children's hospital. In addition to the Stollery Children's Hospital we have locations at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Royal Alexandra, Misericordia, and Grey Nuns Community Hospital.