Dr. Peter Metcalfe

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Program Highlights

We are a centre of excellence in reconstruction, endourology, uro-oncology, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and transplantation.

We are a recognized leader in the use of laparoscopy, robotics, lasers, cryosurgery, radio frequency ablation and image‐guided therapy.

We offer simulation training, including dry labs, animal labs and an endourology simulator.

We have an established robotic surgery program with two robotic platforms in use since 2007.

Our program has a strong focus on basic science and clinical research in pediatric urology, reconstructive urology, uro-oncology, photodynamic therapy and laser technology.

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General Information

Residents mainly divide their time between two teaching hospitals, the University of Alberta Hospital and the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Residents also work in the recently opened, $40-million Dianne and Irve Kipnes Centre for Urology (DIKCU), which offers 32 exam rooms, six cystoscopy suites, one lithotripsy suite, two urodynamic suites, four minor procedure rooms and a 10-bay recovery room accommodating about 55,000 patient visits a year.

Light rail transit connects the two main teaching sites (University and Royal Alexandra hospitals).

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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 - Urology - 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

Alex Bain
The highlights are the comraderie amongst residents, extensive exposure to all Urology subspecialties in the OR, beautiful city to live in, and the very cohesive and friendly staff that are eager to teach.

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