Dr. Heather Lindstrom

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Liz Almeida

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

We are fortunate to work with an amazing team of residents, faculty, allied health professionals, and administrative personnel who are dedicated to patient care and education. We work together to improve the quality of life for adults and children with physical and cognitive impairments which result in activity and participation limitations. Our program provides clinical rehabilitation services to a large region, including all of Northern Alberta and parts of the Northwest Territories, and is based in the largest rehabilitation hospital in Canada, the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.

We have a tight-knit group of residents who enjoy socializing outside of work hours. There are many resident-led events, including sporting and wellness events. We have an award-winning program administrator named Liz, along with exceptional Physiatry staff and off-service preceptors, who have developed a great relationship with our program which enhances our supplementary teaching and clinical rotations.

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General Information

Edmonton is full of amazing places to eat. Prior to the pandemic, the resident group got together about once per month to explore new restaurants and termed it their monthly “polyphagics” dinner. Edmonton is full of friendly people, especially our residents and staff.

The city’s river valley is the largest urban park in Canada, with more than 160 kilometers of maintained pathways and 20 major parks, great for walking, running and biking. The Rocky Mountains are about four hours away, offering endless opportunities for outdoor activities.

The city has a vibrant arts and culture scene with more than 70 festivals, many art galleries, year-round live theatre and numerous live music venues.

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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 - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - 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.

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