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Stacy Hicks

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Program Highlights

The goal of the General Surgery Residency Program at Memorial University is to produce broadly-trained surgeons prepared to go to the community to practice. The rotations are designed to cover many different areas, and allow for extensive community training.

There are opportunities for interprovincial and international electives while training in our program. There are two community surgery rotations, one each in of the PGY4 and PGY5 years. They are usually carried out in Carbonear, Clarenville, or Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, or Charlottetown, PEI. Other sites may be arranged.

  • The program is designed to optimize early operating.
  • The average patient load per resident by location is 5-20 patients.
  • There is access to electronic medical resources.
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Salary Information

Post graduate salaries and benefits differ by province and are determined by two things: your training year, and the province you work in. See below the salaries and benefits for Memorial University of Newfoundland - General Surgery - St. John's.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Gross Annual PGY-1 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-2 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-3 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-4 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-5 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-6 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-7 Salary
Annual Vacation
4 weeks/year
Statutory Holidays
1-1/2x pay or paid day off
Conference Leave
7 days/pd
Frequency of Calls
Excess in-hospital call > 7/28 weekday – $225, weekend – $360; Call stipend – $115 Home call > 7/21 – $75; Call stipend – $57.50
100% reimbursement
Provincial Health Insurance
Contact Medical Care Plan 1-866-449-4459
Extended Health Insurance
Mandatory medical, basic life and AD&D
Cost of examination reimbursed upon successful completion while a PARNL member
Maternity/Paternity Leave
Up to One year
Additional Optional Benefits
100% employee paid
Parking Fees
Sick leave
1 day per month
Resident Student
Full-time status
Meal Allowance
$105 per month
Updated August 3, 2023

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View of the city in the St. John's harbour
St. John's
St. John’s, a city on Newfoundland island off Canada’s Atlantic coast, is the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador province. Its harbour was settled by the British in the 1600s. Downtown is known for its colourful row houses. Rich and colourful, rugged and refined, St. John’s is the creative capital, and the beating cultural heart of the province. Woven into our history and tradition is a new wave of art, architecture, music, and cuisine all waiting for you to discover.

Resident Experience

Emily Courage
It goes without saying: the people. We are a small, close knit cohort of residents that have close relationships amongst our peers and with our staff. These relationships foster a fantastic working environment. We also gain early independence both operatively and in managing acute issues, as we do solo call at both of our teaching sites. The structure of our final PGY5 year allows for excellent operative exposure and smooth transition to practice.