Dr. Steven Meyer

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Diep Do

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Program Highlights

We serve one of the largest catchment areas in the world, covering more than six million square kilometres and an incredibly diverse patient population. You will gain first-hand exposure to a wide variety of cases.

Our program offers a comprehensive curriculum covering all facets of cardiac surgery, including thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), minimally invasive surgery, transplant, ventricular assist devices (VAD), congenital (adult and pediatric) and aortic surgery.

We are ranked sixth in the world for transplant research, scholarship and training. All teaching and clinical care take place at the world-leading Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.

Our clinical educators are dedicated to providing a comprehensive surgical experience for trainees, focusing on hands-on surgical training with progressively increased responsibility.

We have exceptional research resources available to residents, including the Clinician Investigator Program.

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General Information

The city offers an excellent cost of living and affordable housing.

There is an extensive network of bicycle trails for commuting and leisure activities.

The city’s river valley features natural areas, paved and natural trails and amenities. It is considered the largest urban park in Canada, with more than 160 kilometres of maintained pathways and 20 major parks.

Edmonton is just a few hours away from the world-famous Rocky Mountains.

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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 - Cardiac Surgery - 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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