Dr. Arlene Kanigan

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Cindy Doyle

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Program Highlights

We are well-prepared to train residents during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our program was recognized by the Radiological Society of North America as having one of the top pandemic responses among North American radiology programs. We ensure that our trainees are able to learn and work in an environment that emphasizes resident wellness and safety, while we continue to provide excellent education and patient care.

We are committed to quickly adapting to the pandemic and public health guidelines, including home reporting and a home-based rotation program.

Our program prioritizes resident wellness, including a wellness representative on our Residency Program Committee (RPC), a formal mentorship program, a social committee and a developing wellness curriculum.

We have a diverse staff and resident cohort, including various subspecialties, radiology groups, gender and racial backgrounds.

Our RPC adapts to evolving resident needs, including major changes over the past few years. Some recent examples include the new night float call system, the addition of a PGY 1 representative on the RPC, modifications regarding resident wellness and COVID-19-related changes.

We offer training balanced between community, academic, subspecialty and general practice, with a massive catchment area allowing for exposure to a variety of pathologies.

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General Information

The people in our program and the city of Edmonton are friendly and welcoming. Many people who come to Edmonton from other parts of Canada end up staying here for their entire careers because it is such a great place to live and work.

The city is modern, clean and safe, with an efficient rapid transit system and uncongested roads. Our facilities and infrastructure are well-maintained.

Edmonton has a wonderful river valley and great attractions, such as the Valley Zoo and Fort Edmonton Park. It is easy to stay active, with year-long outdoor activities. There is a great food, arts and music scene as well.

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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 - Diagnostic Radiology - 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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