Program application language: English
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Order from your Dean's office.Personal Letter
A personal letter with a maximum word count of 1,500 is required. In this letter, candidates should outline their interest in PM&R, what attributes they possess for becoming a good physiatrist, and eventual career goals in PM&R. Any specific reasons why one chooses Calgary as a place to study should be mentioned.
Applications submitted after file review has opened on January 31, 2022
Supporting documents (excluding letters of reference) that arrive after file review has opened on January 31, 2022
Letters of reference that arrive after the unmasking date on January 31, 2022
The documents for each applicant will be reviewed by the program director as well as a committee of physiatrists using a standardized rubric. Decisions around offering interviews to applicants are collectively made by the committee members.
The PM&R Residency Training Program at the University of Calgary is focused on the wellbeing and the specialty training of the residents within our program, so that they can become competent physiatrists that pursue excellence in clinical care, medical education, administration and scholarly work. We strive to foster a positive workplace culture that recognizes the value and worth of our residents, and their important role in the provision of excellent patient care.
Our program is looking for bright, energetic, and passionate people desoromg to receive excellent training in physiatry, as well as giving back to improve and advance our residency program. Some general characteristics the residency program is looking for in applicants include:
Review team composition : The CaRMS Search and Selection Committee is comprised of the residency program director, the chief residents within the program, as well as physiatrists within the division.
Average number of applications received by our program in the last five years : 0 - 50
Average percentage of applicants offered interviews : 76 - 100 %
|CV||Organized, succinct summary of pertinent information regarding the applicant.|
|Electives||Electives will not be considered.|
|Examinations||We do not evaluate this file component.|
|Extra-curricular||Commitment & dedication to the pursuit of excellence.|
|Leadership skills||Examples of leadership roles and experiences.|
|MSPRs||General comments regarding applicant's performance during medical school.|
|Personal letters||Demonstration of a commitment to pursuing PM&R training, and a discussion around the reasons for interest in the Calgary PM&R Residency Program.|
|Reference documents||Examples of commitment & dedication to the pursuit of excellence.|
|Research/Publications||Demonstration of interest in & understanding of research/scholarly work.|
|Transcripts||Medical school transcript reviewed.|
Interview format :
We may accommodate requests to re-schedule interviews for applicants due to weather, technology failure, or unforeseen circumstances.
|Collaboration skills||We do not evaluate this interview component|
|Collegiality||We do not evaluate this interview component|
|Communication skills||An ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and through presentations.|
|Health advocacy||We do not evaluate this interview component|
|Interest in the discipline||An solid understanding of the depth and breadth of the field of PM&R.|
|Interest in the program||An understanding of the culture within the training program.|
|Leadership skills||Examples of leadership from the applicant's previous experiences.|
|Professionalism||Examples of professionalism from the applicant's previous experiences.|
|Scholarly activities||Ability of applicant to express understanding of the importance of scholarly work and PM&R.|
|Other interview component(s)||The ability of applicants to receive constructive feedback and to use the opportunity as a means of personal and professional growth.|
Please click here to see highlights of some of our residents and staff in the division.
This residency program is for 5 years.
Program length of training does not exceed the Royal College or College of Family Physicians of Canada standard.
Please click here to see aspects of our residency program including Competence by Design, Academic Curriculum and Funding Supports.
Hospital-based rotations occur at various sites throughout the city:
- Foothills Medical Centre
- Rockyview General Hospital
- South Health Campus
- Peter Lougheed Centre
Community-based rotations occur at various clinics throughout the city including:
- Kinesis Medical Centre
- Alberta Neurologic Centre
- Infini Health
- University of Calgary Sports Medicine Clinic
- Chronic Pain Centre
- Innovations Clinic
- Evidence Sport and Spine
- Vivo Cura Health
- Southland Sports Medicine
- Southland EMG
- Catalyst for Health
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Please click here for questions on the Residency Program and for CaRMS Applicants.
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