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Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows

Residency- Enhanced Skill Training in Palliative Medicine

The Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta offers a fully funded one-year Program of Enhanced Skill in Training in Palliative Medicine. The program is accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and is open to physicians who have completed requirements for certification by the College.

Clinical experiences include a tertiary palliative care unit, consultation services in the home, hospices, acute care hospitals, and outpatient clinics. A seminar series is provided, and trainees also complete a scholarly project.

For the academic year of July 2019/20, interested individuals are asked to have their applications in (preferably, electronically) by the 5th October 2018, interview dates will be on the 22nd November with an offer date of 6th December and acceptance date by 14th December. Applying after these dates will be based on availability.

Postgraduate Enhanced-Skills Application Process



Contact Information

Dr. Sarah Burton MacLeod, Residency Program Director, Palliative Care Medicine
#416 St. Marguerite Health Services Centre
1090 Youville Drive West, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6L 0L3
Phone: 780-735-7727
Fax: 780-735-7302


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