GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE – PROGRAM DETAILS

OVERALL GOALS OF THE RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Definition of an Internist: An Internist is a specialist trained in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of diseases in adults involving all organ systems, and is proficient in the medical management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes. An Internist cares for hospitalized and ambulatory patients and may play a role in teaching or research.

Overall Goal of the Residency Program: Upon completion of training, a resident will be a competent specialist in General Internal Medicine and will be able to fulfill a consultant’s role in the specialty. The resident must acquire proficiency in the theoretical basis of the specialty, including its foundations in basic medical sciences and research. The overall aim of this physician training is to instill knowledge and understanding, skills and attitudes, from which are formed the competencies for lifetime practice as a physician in adult Internal Medicine.

Residents must demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective patient-centered care and service to a diverse population. In all aspects of specialist practice, the graduate must be able to address issues of gender, sexual orientation, age, culture, ethnicity and ethics in a professional manner.

ELECTIVE INFORMATION

We offer a variety of electives at all 4 acute care sites within Calgary.

  • Rockyview General Hospital (RGH): 7007 14th Street SW
  • Foothills Medical Centre: (FMC) 1403 29th Street NW
  • Peter Lougheed Centre (PLC): 3500 26th Avenue NE
  • South Health Campus (SHC): 4448 Front Street SE

Electives offered are:

  • GIM Consults @ FMC, RGH and PLC
  • GIM Jr. Attending @ all sites: (PGY4 – 5)
  • GIM Obstetrical Internal Medicine @ FMC
  • GIM ARCH @ PLC
  • GIM Health of Vulnerable Populations
  • GIM PoCUS
  • GIM Chronic Disease Management Clinics

To inquire about a possible elective within GIM at the University of Calgary:
Send an email to Charlene.Brass@ahs.ca to see if there is a spot available within the dates that you are looking for. If there is availability, there will be additional information sent to you by Charlene.

PGME Elective process: http://cumming.ucalgary.ca/pgme/applicants/visiting-electives
UME Elective Process: https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/mdprogram/current-students