Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary

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Emergency Medicine (Residency Training)

Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary

Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Degree:Not Applicable
Field of Study:Emergency Medicine
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,922


The goal of the Royal College emergency medicine residency program at the University of Calgary is to educate physicians who wish to pursue an academic career in emergency medicine, including involvement in research and education. Graduates of the program will be thoroughly trained in all aspects of emergency medicine, including toxicology, trauma, pre-hospital care, air transport, disaster medicine, and environmental medicine. They will be able to demonstrate consultant level abilities in the recognition, understanding, and management of patients with any illness or injury presenting to the emergency department, and will be well-prepared for clinical, academic, and leadership roles within the specialty.

The emergency medicine residency program is five years in duration, including the PGY-1 year. It is an integrated university-based program that involves the multiple, participating training sites listed below. Residents are evaluated on an ongoing basis by means of direct observation, as well as in-training written and oral exams. The program director reviews resident progress on a regular basis, and residents completing the University of Calgary program have had a very high success rate on the Royal College written and oral examinations.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    To be eligible to participate in the Canadian Resident Matching Service you must be either a medical student or graduate having obtained or obtaining a medical degree by July 1 from a Liaison Committee on Medical Education / Committee on Accreditation on Canadian Medical Schools (LCME/CACMS) accredited school, a school of osteopathic medicine or an international medical school.

    Candidates must have successfully completed at least three-years in an entry specialty (internal medicine, anesthesia, general surgery, thoracic surgery, or emergency medicine).

    The following criteria will be considered in the selection process: academic performance, interest in emergency medicine (e.g., elective rotations or research project), excellent communication and interpersonal skills, letters of reference (at least one letter from a specialist emergency physician working in an academic centre), demonstrated proficiency in clinical judgment and decision-making, and commitment and leadership qualities.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 18, 2009