Dr. Thirza Carpenter

Program Director

Jennifer Aquin

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

Dedicated program leadership: The program director has protected time and is well supported by administrative staff. The director, program leadership and rotation supervisors are approachable, resident-oriented and effective.

Strong relationships between residents and staff: Due to the program size, residents quickly develop a collegial relationship with staff. The resident cohort itself is friendly, cohesive and supportive.

Program design: Our program is logically designed with graduated responsibility, while also allowing for resident choice in their rotations and education. We offer ambulatory experiences in all three years. The curriculum has been mapped in detail to objectives of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is a leader when it comes to the Royal College Competence by Design initiative. We are highly responsive to resident input.

Effective resident assessment: We have formal annual practice orals and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), coupled with timely, useful and personalized feedback. The Resident Development Committee ensures follow-up on all flagged concerns.

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General Information

Edmonton is a welcoming city and is affordable and safe.

The city is innovative and growth-oriented.

There is an energetic feel to the city, with a vibrant arts scene, many festivals and other year-round activities.

It is a connected and engaged community.

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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 - Internal 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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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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