General Psychiatry Residency

University of Alberta

60 months
10500 CAD/year
5575 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




150 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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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General Psychiatry Residency
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