Dr. Karen Lee

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Amna Aslam

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Program Highlights

The University of Alberta Residency Program aims to focus on giving residents the practical experience they need to develop skills to work in all areas of public health and preventive medicine.


  • A focus on the front-line practice of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Close/frequent contact with preceptors
  • Wide range of available training options; flexibility to meet individual interests of residents
  • Continual exposure to Public Health and Preventative Medicine through Academic Half Day, even during Family Medicine training

Other Key Features
The program has training options with the Occupational Medicine residency program and the School of Public Health.

Common Clinical Encounters

  • Management of respiratory and gastrointestinal disease outbreaks
  • Occupational and Environmental hazards to health
  • Communicable disease control and consultation on immunization issues
  • Work with vulnerable populations
  • Opportunities for experience in health promotion and chronic disease and injury prevention through some rotations and electives

First third of program: Residents pursue certification in Family Medicine and focus on specific areas of interest within the first two years of the program; call is rotation-dependent.

Second third of program: The third year is an academic year, spent in Masters coursework (including Epidemiology and Biostatistics) at the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta or another academic institution (subject to approval by the RPC) and can lead to an MPH or other Masters degree.

Final third of program: Senior rotations fulfill the Public Health and Preventive Medicine training objectives. Opportunity to take first call with preceptors during rotations enhances the training experience.

Research Expectations
The academic year in the MPH program at the University of Alberta has a practicum research project. Depending on resident interest, many other research opportunities or quality improvement projects are available throughout the program.

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General Information

The Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Training Program at the University of Alberta for Canadian Medical Graduates (CMGs), Public Health and Preventive Medicine including Family Medicine (PHPM_FM), includes a two-year placement with Family Medicine, typically the first two years of the training program. You do not need to apply to Family Medicine separately; this will be considered in your application and interview.

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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 - Public Health and Preventive Medicine including Family 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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