Dr. Alexander Tamm

Program Director

Cindy Doyle

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

–          Challenging and rewarding career which still allows for creativity in the workplace; no 2 days are the same.

–          Full integration with Diagnostic Radiology Program

–          Provincial PACS and EMR

–          Diverse, state-of-the-art, large volume nuclear medicine practice and equipment

–          Large referral base and transplant program

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General Information

Welcome to the University of Alberta Nuclear Medicine Residency Program

Our unique, well-established program effectively integrates all aspects of Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology, paving the way for graduates to provide unrivaled personalized imaging for their patients at both a macroscopic as well as molecular level. Our program meets the requirements for successful candidates to be certified in both Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Residents will receive training in community hospitals, academic tertiary care centers, cancer centers as well as outpatient clinics that are equipped with state-of-the-art technology. We have a diverse, large volume nuclear medicine practice (including a busy transplant center) that will give residents the necessary skills to work in any setting upon completion of the program. The aim of the University of Alberta Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is to teach residents the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to function as a safe, competent and independent consultant in the specialties of Nuclear medicine and Diagnostic Radiology. This includes the abilities to supervise, advise on, perform and interpret imaging procedures at a high standard, functioning as a capable consultant to referring family physicians and specialists alike. Residents will obtain the communication skills, knowledge and technical skills required of such a consultant and will be taught to develop a personal education strategy to help establish a habit of continuous learning. The importance of the team approach to the provision of imaging services will be emphasized throughout the residency. Residents will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes relating to critical appraisal, research methodology, data presentation and analysis pertinent to Nuclear Medicine and Radiology. They will also learn to practice ethically and consistent with the obligations and attitudes of a physician respectful and sensitive to culture, ethnicity and gender.

Our program mandate is to support and foster education, research, quality assurance and continuing professional development. We seek to engender the same sense of responsibility in our residents towards the specialties of Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology at large, ensuring a healthy, thriving discipline that is responsive to the needs of the public and our clinical colleagues. To that end, we are committed to providing our residents with the expertise and resources necessary to achieve these goals.

Teaching is optimized by the ample number of dual-trained faculty involved in teaching only a small number of residents each year. With dedicated academic half-days for resident teaching in clinical nuclear medicine and physics, hosting the Canadian Nuclear Medicine Resident Review Course, and participating in numerous multidisciplinary rounds, our residents are well equipped to tackle the Royal College examinations.

The combination of nuclear medicine and radiology provides a highly rewarding career where no two days at work are the same. You will have the opportunity to participate in the intersection of cutting edge technology and new advances in medicine. Our residents go on to establish successful academic and community careers across North America.

We are delighted to have the opportunity to meet you, and we thank you for taking the time to consider our program. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Dr. Alexander Tamm
Program Director

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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 - Nuclear 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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