|Description:||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.