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General Psychiatry Residency, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Edmonton, Canada
The aim of the General Psychiatry Residency at the University of Alberta is to train physicians with a broad grasp and full experience in clinical and academic psychiatry, leading to certification by the Royal College of Physicians.

Overview

Program Goals

The General Psychiatry Residency at the University of Alberta program is designed to assist its residents to:

  • Become competent psychiatrists able to manage a variety of clinical situations and problems in different settings in an ethical manner

  • Gain background knowledge of the basic sciences applicable to psychiatry

  • Work in a variety of roles as member of a multidisciplinary team

  • Satisfy the training requirements of, prepare for, and pass the certification examinations of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

  • Develop skills and knowledge in the expanded roles of scholar, professional, advocate, manager, collaborator, communicator, and medical expert (CanMeds 2005)

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Biological Aspects of Psychiatry 
  • Maternal, Child and Adolescent Mental Health 
  • Theory and Practice of Psychiatry 
  • Advanced Topics in Psychiatry 
  • Psychiatry Tutorial, Research and Reading Course 
  • Cognitive Neuropsychiatry 
  • Graduate seminar 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta. 
  • An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full time study (or equivalent) is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Edmonton

  • 1201 - 2000 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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