Dr. Michelle Morros

Program Director

Erika Siroski

Program Coordinator
Application Details

Canadian Medical Graduates

50 Available Spots

International Medical Graduates

6 Available Spots

Events Calendar

Upcoming Events
— Information Session
UofA Family Medicine Overview (Urban & Rural)
— Resident Q&A
UofA Family Medicine- Urban/Edmonton Resident Q&A
— Resident Q&A
UofA Family Medicine Rural Residents Q&A
— Program Director or Assistant Program Director
UofA Family Medicine Navigating Selection: Discussion with the PD
— Open House
UofA Family Medicine In-Person Open House
— Open House
UofA Family Medicine Virtual Open House
Upcoming Events From
University of Alberta
— Meet & Greet
UAlberta Psychiatry Resident Meet & Greet
— Meet & Greet
Resident Meet and Greet - UofA Anesthesia
— Program Director or Assistant Program Director
UofA Anesthesia Meet & Greet with PDs
— Program Director or Assistant Program Director
UofA Anesthesia Meet & Greet with PDs
— Meet & Greet
Resident Meet and Greet - UofA Anesthesia
— Town Hall Session
General Pediatrics Residency Program
— Information Session, Meet & Greet, Open House, Program Information, Program Q&A, Resident Q&A
CaRMS Open House
— Information Session, Open House, Program Director or Assistant Program Director, Program Information, Program Q&A, Resident Q&A
Urology Residency Program OPEN HOUSE

Program Highlights

We are Caring, Dedicated, and Responsive

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 a Priority

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 Graduates Are Prepared

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 Residents have Fun

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!



See full details at the University of Alberta Family Medicine website.

R1 Year

  • Foundations – 4 weeks (Block 1) – Completion of required courses (First Aid, NRP, PALS), workshops, and a general transition to residency.
  • Family Medicine – 20 weeks minimum -integrating maternity and newborn care, Behavioural Medicine workshops and opportunities for horizontal electives
  • Adult Inpatient Medicine – 8 weeks, divided between Internal Medicine and Family Medicine inpatient care
  • CCU (Coronary Care unit) – 4 weeks
  • Pediatrics – 6 weeks total  –  4 weeks Peds Emergency Medicine, 2 weeks community hospital based
  • Emergency – 4 weeks 
  • Obstetrics – 2 weeks
  • Vacation – 4 weeks – Can be taken all at once or split into 2 x 2 weeks

R2 Year

  • Urban Family Medicine- 0-8 weeks
  • Rural Family Medicine – 8-16 weeks (A minimum 0f 8 weeks of rural FM must be completed, however up to 16 weeks of rural [and therefore 0 weeks of Urban] may be completed)
  • Geriatrics – 4 weeks
  • Emergency – 4 weeks 
  • General Surgery – 4 weeks
  • MSK/Ortho Selective – 4 weeks 
  • Palliative Care – 2 weeks
  • Psychiatry – 4 weeks
  • Electives/Selectives – minimum of 10 weeks
  • Vacation – 4 weeks Can be taken all at once or split into 2 – 2 week 

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.



See full details at the University of Alberta Family Medicine website.

  • Foundations Block “Transition to Residency”
    • The first block in R1 is dedicated to transitioning to residency. This will prioritize familiarization with your home clinic and faculty advisor, organized completion of mandatory requirements such as simulations, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) , Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and others. This block also allows residents to connect with each other and build community and support.  
  • Academic Days (AD)
    • The Academic curriculum consists of 24 rotating monthly topics on a two-year schedule. Monthly academic days include small group case-based learning, journal review, ethics cases, practice exam (SAMP) questions, literature updates, and didactic lectures by family doctors and other specialists and professionals. We use online tools, including recorded video lectures to enhance learning.
  • Acute Care Simulation Sessions
  • Exam Prep – SOO practice exam workshops for R2’s Monthly practice SAMP questions for both years.
  • Evidence-Based Medicine Workshop (2 days)
  • Procedural Skills workshops – Including (but not limited to) IUDs, Endometrial biopsies, obstetric perineal repairs, central lines, lumbar punctures, joint injections, skin biopsies and excisions, and more.
  • Behavioural Medicine Workshop – training in communication skills, ethics, and physician wellness
  • Resident As Teacher (RAT) – Residents will have sessions and education on how to be an effective teacher, and teach small group sessions to Y1 to Y4 medical students.
  • Practice Management  – Workshop for R2’s as they transition to independent practice
  • CASTED Course – Enhanced Orthopedics Training
  • Point of Care Ultrasound Intro Course – Introduction to the use of Ultrasound in Primary Care
  • Planetary Health– new initiatives being developed in collaboration with our Yellowknife stream.
  • Other Postgraduate Courses:
    • ACLS is required before a resident starts the program on July 1st.  ACLS, ATLS, ALARM, PALS and NRP courses are mandatory and will be coordinated with the 1st R1 “Foundations” block. Costs will be reimbursed by Alberta Health Services upon successful completion. 


Involvement in the FMRA

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.

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General Information

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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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 - Family Medicine - Edmonton.
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Pay Level 2
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Pay Level 7
Pay Level 8
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

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.