University Of Calgary Postgraduate Medicine

Enhanced Skills – Prospective Residents – Application

Program Mission Statement



To train Family Physicians in enhanced skills identified as necessary to provide care to specific communities in Alberta.

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Application Process Overview

All Family Medicine Enhanced Skills Programs – with the exception of Family Medicine-Emergency Medicine – utilize the same search and selection process for new Residents. Please visit the FM-Emergency Program page for Program information, and visit to the CaRMS website for application information.

The application period for Enhanced Skills Programs (except FM-Emergency) opens at the end of August.  The following is our application schedule for 2018 for your reference:

Application period opens

August 20

Application period closes*      

October 5

Interviews for shortlisted applicants 

Starting October 19

Offers made to successful applicants

December 6

*Please notify your Referees of this deadline date as completed applications must include their responses - your application will only be marked as "complete" once all of your references have been submitted.


Once the application period opens, applications must be submitted via our web-based  Enhanced Skills Resident Search & Selection tool. Please note, this tool is not available outside of the application period.


To prepare for your application, you may wish to collect some of the following elements ahead of time.  Once the application period opens, applicants for the Addiction Medicine, Care of the Elderly, Global Health, Maternal and Newborn Care, Palliative Care, and Sport & Exercise Medicine Programs will be required to:

        1. complete the online Application Form

2. upload the following documents:

a. Letter of Interest/Intent
b. CV
c. All Residency in-training evaluation reports (ITERs) and/or other forms of summative assessment (i.e. Progress Reports, other)

3. provide the name and email address of your:

a. Residency Program Coordinator
b. Residency Program Director or Division Director (if you are currently a UofC FM R2)
c. 3 Referees

Applicants for the FP-Anaesthesia Program will be required to:

1. complete the online Application Form
2. upload the following documents:

a. Copy of CCFP or Letter from the Family Medicine Program Director indicating current good standing in the Program or Letter of exam eligibility from the CFPC

b. Letter of intent describing reasons for application to the program, demonstrating an interest in medical practice in rural or underserved areas

c. Current CV

d. Copy of current provincial medical college licence or registration

e. Medical school transcripts

f. All Residency in-training evaluation reports (ITERs) and/or other forms of summative assessment (i.e. Progress Reports, other)

3. provide the name and email address of your:

a. Residency Program Coordinator
b. Residency Program Director or Division Director (if you are currently a UofC FM R2)
c. 3 Referees
 (at least one letter from a practicing FP-Anesthesiologist or Royal College Anesthesiologist)

For queries regarding the search and selection process, please contact Camille Baguio, Enhanced Skills Program Coordinator, at fmr3@ucalgary.ca.

Enhanced Skills Orientation

 All ES Residents in all Programs, regardless of the ES Program start date, are required to attend the mandatory ES Program orientation in July.  The orientation is always scheduled for the first business day in July from 1-4pm.

Enhanced Skills Director

Dr. Brendan Miles MD, MPA, CCFP

Program Director, Enhanced Skills