Dr. Karen Lee
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.
Other Key Features
The program has training options with the Occupational Medicine residency program and the School of Public Health.
Common Clinical Encounters
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.
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.