Dr. Kerri Chung

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Kathryn Tomlinson

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

We are a medium-sized training program with two to four residents per year. This allows for the formation of close bonds with resident colleagues, flexibility in scheduling and ample learning and research opportunities for everyone.

We have six training sites across the city, allowing residents to gain experience in academic hospitals, tertiary care hospitals, community hospitals and a private lab. This prepares residents for job opportunities in any type of environment.

We offer funding for books, travel to conferences and research.

We have a well-established academic half-day where staff pathologists present a core curriculum every two years. This ensures all essential topics are covered and reviewed at least twice during residency training.

We have a very high ratio of teaching staff to residents, with expertise across all pathology disciplines. They are dedicated and caring. Our residents consistently report that our teaching staff is “one of the best things about the program.”

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General Information

Edmonton is known as Festival City. There are activities for every interest year-round. It might get cold here, but we don’t let that stop us from having fun.

We have a diverse group of trainees and staff who have interests outside of pathology that span everything from downhill ski racing to needlepoint to playing in local and international orchestras.

Edmonton is known for its culinary scene. New restaurants find it the perfect place to test the waters, resulting in an abundance of amazing dining opportunities.

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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 University of Alberta - Anatomical Pathology - Edmonton.
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Educational Leave
14 days paid leave
Annual Vacation
4 weeks/yr
Call Stipends
Weekday in-house – $118.02
Weekend in-house / holiday – $178.72
Weekday home call – $59.01
Weekend home call / holiday – $89.35
Frequency of Calls
In-house call: 7/28. 2/4 weekend call.
Home call: 9/28. 2/4 weekend call
**A Resident scheduled on Home call but who is required to work more than four hours in hospital during the call period, of which more than one full hour is past 12:00 a.m. and before 6:00 a.m., or more than six (6) hours in hospital during the call period, shall be remunerated at the rate for In-House call.$100 per day for each scheduled weekend day of patient rounds when not on-call
Practice Stipend
Extended Health Insurance
75% premium paid $1000 per year Flexible Spending Account*
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
Dental Plan
75% premium paid
CMPA Dues Paid
Life Insurance
100% towards $150,000 coverage
Life Support Course Costs (Program Approved)
100% paid
Long-Term Disability Insurance
100% paid for 75% gross income
Statutory Holidays
Paid days. Additional days off are given if resident works the day before and part of a named holiday.
Parental Leave
2 weeks leave with full pay and benefits; 52 weeks (inclusive of Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leaves) – unpaid leave
Sick leave
Up to 3 months or to end contract paid leave, whichever occurs first
Maternity Leave
18 weeks total (17 weeks paid to match 90% of salary when combined with EI)

Updated September 9, 2022

Resident Physicians shall advance to the next pay level upon completion of twelve (12) months of service at each level. (PARA Agreement – Article 35)

*Terms of Agreement July 1, 2018 – December 30, 2021

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Walterdale bridge in Edmonton, Alberta
Edmonton is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is situated on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, which is surrounded by Alberta’s central region.

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