Respirology Residency Program

Why choose University of Alberta for the Pediatric Respirology Residency Program?

  • A busy tertiary/quaternary referral center covering a population of two million from Northern Alberta, and complex referrals from across Canada.
  • Collegial, collaborative and innovative staff with national and international training in all major areas of Pediatric Respirology.
  • Commitment to excellence in clinical care, research, education and quality improvement.
  • Unique inpatient exposures in invasive and non-invasive ventilation, complex cardiopulmonary interactions, pediatric pulmonary hypertension, end stage lung disease and pediatric lung transplant.
  • Busy outpatient clinics with expertise in sleep and home ventilation, home oxygen, aerodigestive, complex asthma and environmental health, along with a robust general pulmonary clinic.
  • Routine inpatient and outpatient bronchoscopy.
  • An expert pediatric sleep lab with dedicated sleep specialists, including expertise in infant sleep medicine.
  • A large Cystic Fibrosis population and CF newborn screening program.
  • Core member of the Alberta Respiratory Centre with nationally and internationally-recognized researchers.
  • Opportunities to pursue a graduate training in research and education.
  • Diverse living, arts and recreational opportunities in Edmonton and one of the top five universities in Canada.

Pediatric respirology is a pediatric subspecialty which deals with the study of the respiratory system from newborns to adolescence in health and disease. Learners will acquire clinical, procedural and professional skills in the management of all pediatric respiratory conditions to perform at a consultant level.

Our fully accredited program is developed in accordance with Competence by Design standards of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). We offer subspecialty residency training to Canadian and non-Canadian trainees. Training is expected to take two years, containing 13 blocks per year.


Program Highlights

  • This program is a fully accredited Royal College program.
  • An emphasis on high teacher to learner ratio and individual attention to learners.
  • A wide variety of rotations providing a rich learning program and procedure exposure.
  • A graduate level respiratory physiology course (13 lectures and one examination).
  • A bronchoscopy course, bronchoscopy simulation, dedicated bronchoscopy OR time, with over 100 flexible bronchoscopic procedures per year.
  • Dedicated time for scholarly projects (research, medical education, quality improvement) and expert mentorship.
  • An extensive two year academic half-day program provided by expert speakers.
  • Mock oral and written exams and a wide range of rotation assessment tools.
  • Program support for conference attendance.
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