Dr. Sandy Dong

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Jenni Marshall

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

Don’t take it from us. Here’s an excerpt from our last Royal College Accreditation Survey Report:

Respected, approachable and highly supportive program
Excellent diversity from a large catchment area
Teaching faculty highly committed to residency education
Structured curriculum utilizing various formats covering full spectrum
Provides meaningful feedback to residents covering all CanMEDS roles (and this was before the Competence by Design or CBD initiative)

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General Information

We have a fantastic program director, assistant program director and program administrators who genuinely want the best for all our residents.

Our faculty is committed to the program and its residents. And we have the most welcoming, loyal and cohesive group of residents you will ever find.

Edmonton’s river valley is the largest stretch of urban greenspace in North America. You can go for amazing trail runs and bike rides without leaving the city.

Alberta is known for beautiful blue, sunny skies. Even in the cold winter months, you can enjoy outdoor activities while soaking in the sun.

Our academic hospital sites are very distinct and provide great learning opportunities for a diverse set of skills, from addictions medicine at the Royal Alexandra Hospital—with an accessible safe injection site for emergency department patients—to a prominent transplant centre at the University of Alberta Hospital.

The wide array of community hospital sites of varying sizes within the city and region provide an excellent opportunity for residents to see bread-and-butter cases.

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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 - Emergency Medicine - 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

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Amazing sim and procedural skills sessions. The acuity and volume of patients in our city is unparalleled.

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