Dr. Michelle Morros
Canadian Medical Graduates
International Medical Graduates
The main strength of our program is in its personnel. Our program leadership, administrators, preceptors, residents, and in some instances our patients, exhibit a true desire to provide excellent clinical care and prioritize our resident’s training. Our program is exceptionally receptive to feedback and responsive. Annually we hold a “resident feedback” session during an Academic Day, to field organized feedback regarding areas of strength and improvement from the entire resident cohort.
Examples of changes made to prioritize resident learning and wellbeing include:
Addition and/or removal of rotations as learning experiences and clinical expectations change
Increasing flexibility of vacation scheduling
Simplifying residents’ experience in tracking graduation requirements
Introducing a “Transition to Residency” curriculum in block 1 of the R1 year
Increasing program assistance to Family Medicine Resident’s Association (FMRA) activity
Residents are treated with the utmost respect as junior colleagues in our program. We respect your status as adult, self-driven learners by providing flexibility through electives, horizontal programming, and options for integration.
We recognize that the breadth of Family Medicine’s scope can be intimidating. To that end, our curriculum allows ample opportunities for exposure to diverse clinical settings, including acute care. Maintaining a balance between acute and outpatient care, resident wellness, and the clinical confidence of our graduates is one of our highest priorities.
We respect that residency training can be demanding. To provide dedicated, individualized support, we have a designated Assistant Program Director, Resident Support whose main focus is to support residents in need, and to provide guidance for navigating residency. Flex days, float days, educational days, and a recent increase in vacation flexibility are additional ways we support resident wellness. Post-call taxi rides (both to and from the hospital) are reimbursed to ensure resident safety.
Our curriculum is deliberate in its design to ensure residents leave our program prepared to practice in any setting. Exposure to a solid foundation of family medicine, bolstered by experiences in rural, acute, and specialty care help to equip our graduates with the competencies they need to confidently provide care to their patients and communities. Family physicians learn throughout their career, and our curriculum helps our residents build skills to continually adapt to a dynamic medical landscape.
Our program leans heavily on a sense of community. We have an active Family Medicine Residents Association (FMRA) with regular social activities, a welcome BBQ each summer, and a graduation celebration at the end of training. Post-Covid19, we are actively reviving in-person, social activities to ensure our residents enjoy time together, outside of clinical settings. Come join our family – we would love to have you!
Horizontal Experiences: Half or full-day elective experiences during R1 FM Blocktime, customized by resident’s individual interest or educational needs.
Integrated Options: A unique way to integrate (plan and meet learning objectives) certain rotations longitudinally over multiple blocks, allowing for continuous learning as well as gaining additional elective time during their R2 year.
Our program is resident-driven, with abundant opportunity to become involved in the running and refinement of our program. There are many positions within our Family Medicine Residents’ Association (FMRA) including two co-chief’s, academic planning reps, advanced skills reps, research reps, social and wellness reps, site reps, and many more.
Edmonton, the capital of Alberta is situated on the North Saskatchewan River and has a diverse and multicultural population of just under one million (1.8 million including the surrounding areas). Summer is amazing here with our beautiful river valley, abundant parks, and rich summer festivals. Edmonton is home to North America’s oldest and largest Fringe Festival and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival is recognized as one of the best in the world. And yes, it’s cold in the winter but Edmonton embraces winter! Our residents walk, skate, ski and yes, even bike throughout the winter. Residency and practicing in Alberta is also well supported with Electronic medical records, Netcare, Connect Care, and Primary Care networks. We hope to see you here!
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14 days paid leave
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
Extended Health Insurance
75% premium paid $1000 per year Flexible Spending Account*
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
75% premium paid
CMPA Dues Paid
100% towards $150,000 coverage
Life Support Course Costs (Program Approved)
Long-Term Disability Insurance
100% paid for 75% gross income
Paid days. Additional days off are given if resident works the day before and part of a named holiday.
2 weeks leave with full pay and benefits; 52 weeks (inclusive of Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leaves) – unpaid leave
Up to 3 months or to end contract paid leave, whichever occurs first
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)