Dr. Jaggi Rao

Program Director

Réanne Lobay

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

Our program is fully accredited.

We have bright, new facilities.

We have several multidisciplinary clinics and many specialized clinics.

Our new program director is full of energy and ideas.

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General Information

We have an extensive, well-developed support system for residents with an annual celebration of their achievements.

Edmonton is a large but safe city with affordable housing, limited traffic and an efficient LRT system.

The city is sports-oriented, with many arenas, an extensive trail system and an excellent riverfront pedestrian park system. And it’s not far to the Rocky Mountains.

There is a vibrant multicultural scene in the summer, with many festivals.

Alberta is a vast province with many natural attractions, from mountain ranges to beautiful lakes to dinosaur parks.


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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 - Dermatology - 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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Explore Location

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.

Resident Experience

Airiss Chan
U of A’s Dermatology Program has an amazing variety of medical and surgical dermatology cases, with expert staff in medical dermatology, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, melanoma, and Mohs surgery, among many other things. In addition to this, our staff are highly dedicated to teaching, whether it’s teaching around cases in clinic and directing us to quality resources to help focus our studying, or about something else that a resident may be interested in. Collaboration is a must in our program – we work with other specialties to have regular multidisciplinary clinics like the Dermatology-Rheumatology Clinic, Dermatology-Hematology Clinic and Dermatology-Psychiatry/Skin Health Clinic. The residents themselves are very friendly and encouraging of one another – we are very social, but also collegial and love to share our knowledge with one another!

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