Dr. Kate Hibbard

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Dana Black & Sreya Jacob

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

Our program offers comprehensive psychiatric training in a diversity of settings.  Subspecialty training is available in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry.  We have particular strengths in medical education, research and psychotherapy.  While our recent accreditation results were “Intent to Withdraw”, we are well underway to addressing the areas of concern and anticipate regaining full accreditation.

Our incoming Chair is Dr. David Ross, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine.  The primary focus of his scholarly activities is on designing, implementing, and disseminating innovative educational resources. He is a Co-Founder and now the Executive Director of the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative  the goal of which is to improve the integration of cutting edge neuroscience into psychiatry. Through this work, he has helped create a set of shared curriculum resources that are now in use at more than 200 programs across the US and internationally.  Dr. Ross will bring his expertise to our residency program where we are continually building on our opportunities to better resident training.

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General Information

Our clinical faculty have a breadth of expertise, including Neuropsychiatry, EMDR, DBT, Neuromodulation, Psychodynamic Therapy, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and Complex Psychosis.  The research conducted in our department is extensive: computational psychiatry, pharmacogenetics, machine learning, psychedelics, rTMS in perinatal patients and EMDR in suicidal patients among others.  Residents can pursue the Research Track, which gives them protected time to work on research.  The Clinician Investigator Program is also available.  Several of our residents have pursued graduate degrees during residency.

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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 - Psychiatry - 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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