University of Alberta

Academic Position for General Internist with interest and expertise in Obstetric Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM)

Alberta Health Services and the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100617815D2
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM), in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for a General Internist with an interest and training in Obstetric Medicine to be based at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.  Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions. The University is currently home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff. 

The Royal Alexandra Hospital is one of Edmonton’s largest and longest serving hospitals, offering general and specialized medical and surgical health services, and featuring one of Canada’s busiest Emergency departments. Located in the heart of Edmonton’s city centre, the Royal Alexandra Hospital serves a diverse community stretching from downtown Edmonton to western and northern Canada. The hospital operates 746 beds (320 in medicine), cares for almost half a million patients annually, and employs over 4,800 full-time and part-time staff.

The successful applicant will cover clinical service commitment for Obstetric Medicine and General Internal Medicine at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.  Clinical Services include but are not limited to: inpatient Obstetric Medicine consult service, outpatient Obstetric Medicine clinics, inpatient internal medicine clinical teaching units and inpatient and emergency consultations.

The successful candidate will be an MD (or equivalent) with certification in General Internal Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) and minimum of 9 to 12 months of training in Obstetrical Medicine. Individuals interested in the education of trainees are encouraged to apply; an interest in research will be an asset.

Key accountabilities of the Internist will include, but will not be limited to, health services delivery and fulfillment of the academic mission of Obstetric Medicine and General Internal Medicine through medical education, research and administration. The job description as it pertains to these areas may be individualized.

The successful applicant will be expected to apply for a Clinical Academic Colleague Appointment in the Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, which will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Alternative Relationship Plan (A-ARP). Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. 

Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, experience, research interests, etc., along with three letters of reference.  

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Narmin Kassam
Divisional Director, General Internal Medicine
Address 5-112 Clinical Sciences Building, 11350-83rd Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2G3
Ph: (780)492-8783

Applications will begin being reviewed immediately; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Edmonton, with a growing population of over one million, is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta known as “The City of Festivals”. With an abundance of services, a beautiful river valley, a multitude of community activities and attractive and financially reasonable living accommodation options, our energetic city has something for everyone. For further details about our vibrant city, please visit

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at Details about Alberta Health Services can be found at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.