Faculty

The Internal Medicine Residency Program draws upon faculty from the Departments of Medicine, Cardiac Sciences, Critical Care Medicine, and Clinical Neurosciences. We strive to provide the highest quality of medical education. The Office of Faculty Development provides our faculty with many opportunities to develop and enhance their skills as medical educators.

The Department of Medicine alone includes approximately 350 teaching faculty, which is in addition to those in Cardiology, Critical Care, and Clinical Neurosciences.  The University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine offers Royal College accredited residency programs in nearly all medical subspecialties including: Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism,  Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Medical Oncology, Palliative Care Medicine, Respirology, Rheumatology, and Toxicology. 

The Program was fully accredited during the most recent review (Feb. 2015 and Internal Review Nov. 2019).

The Program adheres to the Specialty Training Requirements described by the Royal College. General Internal Medicine experiences include those on medical teaching units, consultation, and outpatient clinics. Subspecialties are well represented and include both inpatient and outpatient clinic experiences.

We have ultrasound machines on all Medical Teaching Units (MTUs) across the four adult hospitals and have developed a Procedural Certification Program for the use of point of care ultrasound in Internal Medicine. The Program has invested heavily in simulation equipment and is proud to have a simulation equipment at three of the training hospitals with simulation leads at each of these sites.

In 2011-12, the Senior Medical Teaching Unit Resident Night Call program was established with a view to reduce resident fatigue, improving patient safety and quality of care, and provide a better learning experience on the Medical Teaching Units.

The Program is well supported with one Program Director, four Associate Program Directors, three Assistant Program Directors, five Administrative Assistants and the tremendous support from the Chair of the Department of Medicine and the Cumming School of Medicine.  Academic Half-day is protected for all residents on Medical Rotations and we place a high value protected academic time as well as on resident well-being.

The Internal Medicine Residency Program is happy to provide $1500.00 of conference funding each year for each resident.  Additional funding is available and can be applied for through the Post Graduate Medical Education Office for residents presenting their research at academic meetings and conferences. A flexible funding model is being explored for 2020-21 in light of the COVID19 related conference travel restrictions.