Medical Oncology

Program Director:
Nimira Alimohamed, MD, FRCPC
Program Administrator:
Mary Lynn Pedora
Assistant Program Director:  TBA

Prerequisite Residents wishing to enter the Medical Oncology Program must have completed 3 years of core training in Internal Medicine (RCPSC approved).

Program Outline
The Department of Oncology at the University of Calgary is one of very few training programs to offer subspecialty training in Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Palliative Medicine and Psychosocial Oncology in Canada, thereby allowing a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to oncology. The Medical Oncology training program at the University of Calgary offers Residents the opportunity to train in one of the best centres in Canada. With a large staff to learner ratio, Residents gain vast experience clinically, but are also exposed to a diverse range of research interests.

The Medical Oncology core curriculum program is perhaps one of the best in the country. The twice weekly sessions are attended by members of all Oncology training programs and offer a multidisciplinary approach to the teaching around cancer. In addition; each winter/spring a joint molecular cancer biology/clinical trial course is offered. Five months of elective time is available to actively pursue selected areas of interest, including research.

The Southern Alberta Cancer Research Center offers an outstanding opportunity to be involved in basic and translational research.

Selection Criteria
Three to four residents are accepted into the program each year. The following are required for application to the program:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Covering Letter describing why you wish to pursue a career in Medical Oncology and why you would be interested in training in Calgary
  • 3 Letters of Reference

Residents are selected to the program through the Canadian Resident Matching Service. The Program Director reviews the applications of all individuals who are applying to the program. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.