Postgraduate Medical Education

Medical Staff

Postgraduate Overview

Through our partnerships with the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary, AHS Medical Affairs facilitates the placement of post-graduate physician trainees across Alberta.

This includes:

  • 1700 Resident Physicians (learners in accredited residency training programs)
  • 200 Clinical Fellows (advanced trainees and international learners not eligible for certification in Canada)
  • 800 visiting trainees, annually

AHS Medical Affairs is primarily responsible for professional credentials verification, clinical access provisioning, and administering the human resources transactions (including payroll) of the Resident Physicians’ Agreement.

Starting Training

As our academic mandate is delivered through our university partnerships, registration starts with either:

The residency/fellowship training program is the first point of contact for coordinating registration; the University will initiate the placement process with Medical Affairs. Eligible Resident Physicians & Clinical Fellows must satisfy AHS’ minimum requirements in advance of their clinical placement, including:

NOTE: Individuals who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents may require a work permit.

Medical Affairs provides access and instructions directly to new postgraduate trainees after the minimum requirements have been satisfied.

Trainees are invited to complete the online orientation modules in advance of their placement (additional information and instructions will become available as part of the onboarding process and through AHS’s internal website):

If you have any questions about postgraduate training, please contact:

Looking For Practice Opportunities

New and soon-to-be graduates will find all job opportunities with Alberta Health Services on Doctor Jobs Alberta.

If selected for an opportunity with AHS, Medical Affairs will help coordinate the Medical Staff Appointment Application and effort will be made to transition clinical access with minimal interruption.

If you have any questions about transition to practice, please contact:

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