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Postgraduate Medical Education Training Programs

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Residency Training

The Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary provides residency training in 62 specialty and subspecialty programs in a variety of clinical and academic settings.  Training occurs place in five Calgary hospitals, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Foothills Medical Centre, Peter Lougheed Centre, Rockyview General Hospital, and South Health Campus, as well in rural sites.

Program Length

Programs vary in length, have a mandated curricula and are individually accredited according to either the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).

Visiting Elective Training

Visiting Elective Training in specialty and subspecialty RCPSC and CFPC Residency Training Programs is available, however it is subject to program capacity and approval from the Program Director.

Alberta International Medical Graduate Program (AIMG)

The Alberta International Medical Graduate (AIMG) Program identifies International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who reside in the province and have the clinical skills, knowledge, and behaviours needed to enter an Alberta postgraduate medical residency program. Applicants to the AIMG Program are required to provide proof of Alberta residency and their medical degree, and participate in a number of national and provincial assessments. For more information, please see AIMG website: http://www.aimg.ca/.

Re-Entry Training for Alberta Physicians

All physicians practicing medicine in the Province of Alberta are eligible to apply for re-entry into a specialty or subspecialty residency training program at the University of Calgary.  Selection criteria include, but are not limited to, academic excellence, physician specialty or subspecialty resource need in Alberta, residency training program capacity, and length of continuous practice in Alberta.

Clinical Fellowship Training

Clinical Fellowship Training at the University of Calgary provides temporary mentored, advanced training to enhance the skills of medical doctors who have successfully completed residency training.

Areas of Focused Competence (AFC)

AFC diploma programs are post-residency competency-based programs that provide additional training.  They build upon a broader discipline in order to enhance scope of practice.