Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary

Family Medicine - Rural (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:Family Medicine
Description:Throughout the two years residents choose from a list of 17 designated sites where they will complete a total of 40 weeks of family medicine experience. Specialty rotations usually occur at either of our two regional centres (Lethbridge and Medicine Hat), except for ICU which occurs at one of the teaching hospitals in Calgary. Some residents may have the opportunity to do Obstetrics or Internal Medicine in Yellowknife, Orthopedics in Cranbrook, and Obstetrics in High River.

In the first year residents doing rotations in their regional centre attend a ½ day per week of call back to a community-based family practice. With the exception of Obstetrics and ICU all call is home based.
URL:Family Medicine - Rural (Residency Training) at Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary
Length:2 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. We are interested in candidates who demonstrate independence and self-direction in their learning skills and decision-making abilities, candidates with a demonstrated commitment to rural family medicine and community life, and those who demonstrate a sensible balance between social and community life, and professional demands within a smaller community.

    * 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