University of Alberta

Site Co-Director Fort McMurray Family Medicine

MED Family Medicine

Competition No.  -    A108631480D1
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This position is located in Fort McMurray, AB.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Family Medicine, is inviting applications for Site Co-Director based in Fort McMurray to assist in the local management of residency education administration.

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.

Reporting to the Postgraduate Program Director of the Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, through the Assistant Program Director – Rural, Department of Family Medicine, the successful candidate will lead the clinical educators in Fort McMurray in the delivery of world-class family medicine residency clinical education within a culture and practice of continuous quality improvement. Working with another Site Co-Director, the role will provide administrative direction to all aspects of family medicine residency training in Fort McMurray, and collaborate closely with other distributed sites, as well as with the Edmonton-based Postgraduate Medical Education Program of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta.

Major responsibilities:

  • Assists with the selection of residents through the CaRMS process
  • Be a contact and coordinator for the family medicine community in Fort McMurray, including the family medicine residents in the program and the community-based clinical academic colleagues acting as preceptors to the residents
  • Assists in assigning a family medicine preceptor for each resident who will act as the lead preceptor and faculty advisor for the duration of the residents' training in Fort McMurray
  • Ensures that In-Training Evaluation Reports and progress reviews for each resident are completed and forwarded to the Department in a timely manner
  • Participates in Family Medicine Resident CCFP and LMCC examination preparation
  • Represents the Fort McMurray Family Medicine Program at regular Residency Program Committee, administrative and academic program meetings, via teleconference, online or in person
  • Liaises with the Assistant Program Director – Resident Support and with the Office of Learner Advocacy and Wellness in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in support of resident wellbeing, when needed

This position is 0.2 FTE, requiring an average commitment of one-day-per-week. Certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, or equivalent, is required. Applicants must be licensed with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta and hold a Clinical Academic Colleague appointment with the Department of Family Medicine.

Details about the Department of Family Medicine can be found at

Interested individuals should submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae, along with the names and current addresses of three references to:

Dr. John J.T. Chmelicek, Director, Postgraduate Medical Education, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, 205 College Plaza, Edmonton, AB  T6G 2C8.

The position is available immediately. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2018; however, the competition will remain open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

How to Apply


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.