Dr. Valerie Capstick

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Program Highlights

Excellent surgical and high risk obstetrical program with breadth and depth of experience in all 5 years of training.

Cohesive and mutually supportive residents-family friendly program.

Comprehensive Women’s hospital that serves northern Alberta and portions of NWT, with a diverse patient population. Over one hundred general OBGYNs and approximately 30 subspecialists.

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery exam supported by a strong Simulation program and extensive laparoscopic training, including a new rotation in MIS for senior residents.

Special CaRMS track for individuals identifying as Indigenous.

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General Information

UAlberta’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program is centered at the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) in Edmonton. The RAH is the tertiary referral center for northern Alberta, northern British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. RAH houses the Lois Hole Hospital for Women, a leading center in women’s health which receives approximately 75,000 patient visits annually. Our residents also spend time at three community hospitals in the Edmonton area: the Grey Nuns Hospital, the Misericordia and the Sturgeon General.

There are 6 funded residency positions per year with between 30 and 35  residents in the program annually. Residents work with a supportive and dynamic team of educators, clinicians and researchers throughout their training. Current academic faculty includes 8 perinatologists, 6 gynecologic oncologists, 7 reproductive endocrinologists, 5 urogynecologists, 1 urogynecologic fellow, 7 basic scientists and many generalists.

Our residency program has full accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Our graduates consistently pass the national Royal College examinations and go on to enjoy rewarding careers in gynecological and obstetrical medicine across Canada and beyond.

Please refer to the detailed description of the Program on our website.

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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 - Obstetrics and Gynecology - 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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Explore Location

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.

Resident Experience

Prabhpreet Hundal
Our program has an amazing group of teachers and co-residents, who support you in your learning. We are a high volume program for both obstetrics and gynecology. We also have a large catchment area and provide care for patients from a variety of backgrounds.

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