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Program Highlights

Our program is fully accredited and well-established. Our graduates typically pass their Royal College exams the first time they take them and are welcomed as staff in centres across Canada.

Based at the University of Alberta Hospital, our program provides a longitudinal, integrated residency with exposure to adult and pediatric patients, and tertiary and community pathology.

We have a large zonal transfusion medicine service that gives our learners excellent exposure and experience.

We have close clinical relationships and share resources and teachers with other laboratory specialties, as well as adult and pediatric hematology for our academic half-day and joint hematology rounds.

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General Information

Edmonton has the largest expanse of urban parkland in Canada. It is woven around the North Saskatchewan River, with valley parks and trails throughout 7,300 hectares.

Edmontonians are very welcoming and represent a beautiful melting pot of cultures. Festivals throughout the year ensure there is always something to celebrate.

Edmonton is one of the sunniest cities in Canada. Because of its northern location, Edmontonians enjoy long, lazy summer days. There is also quick and easy access to the magnificent Rocky Mountains, which are spectacular in every season.

Edmonton boasts attractions and activities to suit young and old, including music (Edmonton Symphony Orchestra), Galaxyland indoor amusement park, World Waterpark, Telus World of Science, a vibrant arts and theatre scene and much more.

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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 - Hematological Pathology - Edmonton.
Alberta
Pay Level 1
$58,934
Pay Level 2
$65,232
Pay Level 3
$70,259
Pay Level 4
$75,291
Pay Level 5
$81,584
Pay Level 6
$86,615
Pay Level 7
$93,577
Pay Level 8
$101,114
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
$1,500
Extended Health Insurance
75% premium paid $1000 per year Flexible Spending Account*
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
.95%
Dental Plan
75% premium paid
CMPA Dues Paid
$1,500
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
https://www.para-ab.ca/agreement/

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Walterdale bridge in Edmonton, Alberta
Edmonton
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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