Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary

Anesthesia (Residency Training)

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Program Information

School:Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Degree:Not Applicable
Field of Study:Anesthesiology
Description:At The University of Calgary, we offer a 5-year specialist training program in Anesthesia, recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Fellowships and Post-Graduate degree programs are available. The Residency Training Program also administers a 12-month curriculum in Family Practice Anesthesia that will become an Enhancement year under the CFPC in the near future.

Training occurs at all hospital sites in the Calgary Health Region. 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 vs. subspecialty training; tertiary care vs. “community” care experiences; and rigorous training vs. resident wellness. Our goal is to graduate excellent, well-rounded physicians who possess the specialized knowledge and skills required in modern Anesthetic practice, including perioperative care, acute and chronic pain management, critical care, and subspecialty Anesthesia. Teaching and evaluation also encompass the other CanMEDS competencies: Communicator, Collaborator, Manager, Health Care Advocate, Scholar, and Professional.
URL:Anesthesia (Residency Training) at Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary
Length:5 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


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.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Residents are selected primarily through the CaRMS match. (See http://www.carms.ca/ls for details.) Additional re-entry positions for practicing physicians have been offered by the PGME Office in the past, however, the number and process for filling these positions has varied from year to year. (See the PGME website http://www.medicine.ucalgary.ca/postgrad). International medical graduates are considered only through the Alberta International Medical Graduate (AIMG) Program. (See http://www.aimg.ca.)

      * 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