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Anesthesiology

Program Director
Dr. Reuben Eng
e-mail: reuben.eng@albertahealthservices.ca 

Program Administrator
e-mail: anesthesiology.residency@albertahealthservices.ca

For further information see also: www.carms.ca.

For detailed information see our Program Manual.

At the University of Calgary, we offer a five-year specialist training program in Anesthesiology, recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Fellowships are available.  Note that the Family Practice Anesthesia program is a distinct and separate residency training program; information on that program can be found at:http://wcm.ucalgary.ca/familymedicine/ES/Anaesthesia.

Training occurs at all hospital sites in Calgary. All sites take responsibility for training our residents, and all sites have a voice on the Residency Training Committee. We constantly strive to accomplish the right balance of general versus sub-specialty training, tertiary care versus “community” care experiences, and rigorous training versus resident wellness. Our goal is to graduate excellent, well-rounded physicians who possess the specialized knowledge and skills required in modern anesthetic practice. Teaching and evaluation also encompass the other CanMEDS competencies: Communicator, Collaborator, Leader, Health Care Advocate, Scholar, and Professional.

Teaching takes place primarily in the operating room where residents work one on one with faculty anesthesiologists. Additional learning opportunities include off-service rotations, academic half-day sessions, the Visiting Professor program, journal club, events sponsored by the Post-Graduate Medical Education Office, ATLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP courses, libraries, research days, formal rounds, conferences, and formative oral and written examinations. Residents are encouraged to develop life-long learning habits, and study time is provided in the final year of training.