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General Information

The Dermatology Residency Program at the U of C offers:

An enthusiastic faculty that is committed to excellence in clinical medicine, research and medical education.

A very collegial work environment that promotes inclusiveness, equity and transparency.

A comprehensive and flexible educational program in the field of dermatology that includes:

Numerous opportunities for basic science and clinical research;

Protected time to enable attendance at weekly dermatology academic half day sessions which include faculty led morphology rounds, dermatopathology sessions, didactic lectures and resident led patient viewing rounds and Bolognia chapter reviews;

Weekly adult & pediatric medical grand rounds and biweekly dermatopathology multiheaded microscope rounds;

Dermatopathology teaching from 6.5 FTE dermatopathologists working at a single site;
Bimonthly surgical skills teaching labs using cadavers;

Multidisciplinary and specialty clinics in cutaneous surgical oncology, cutaneous lymphoma, pediatric dermatology, transplant dermatology, autoimmune bullous diseases, vascular birthmarks, patch testing, pediatric rheumatology and cutaneous wounds;

Funding support for conference travel in the core dermatology years as well as funding support for research presentations;

Average weekly city-wide on-call of 1 in 8 for urgent hospital and community based dermatology consultations;

Ratio of residents to faculty during core dermatology years of 1.5:1;

Ample elective time allowing the candidate to choose rotations based on their career goals;

The opportunity to pursue interprovincial and international electives.

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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 Calgary - Dermatology - Calgary.
Alberta
Pay Level 1
$58,934
Pay Level 2
$65,232
Pay Level 3
$70,259
Pay Level 4
$75,291
Pay Level 5
$81,584
Pay Level 6
$86,615
Pay Level 7
$93,577
Pay Level 8
$101,114
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
$1,500
Extended Health Insurance
75% premium paid $1000 per year Flexible Spending Account*
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
.95%
Dental Plan
75% premium paid
CMPA Dues Paid
$1,500
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
https://www.para-ab.ca/agreement/

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Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers, owes its rapid growth to its status as the centre of Canada’s oil industry. However, it’s still steeped in the western culture that earned it the nickname “Cowtown,” evident in the Calgary Stampede, its massive July rodeo and festival that grew out of the farming exhibitions once presented here.