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Candidates who match to the AIMG Program residency positions must undergo a period called Externship prior to being accepted as a resident.

During this six or ten-week Externship period, externs participate in nine days of orientation sessions and four or eight weeks of assessment in a clinical setting, as stipulated in their written offer of a position from the AIMG Program.

The Externship Assessment is not intended as a training period – its sole purpose is to assess the extern’s capabilities and readiness to enter into residency training in Alberta. It MUST be completed to the satisfaction of the Residency Program Director prior to final acceptance into residency training.

Extern Handbook 2nd Iteration, Post Match

NOTE: Access to the Extern login will be provided as needed. Further information will be provided at a later date.

2023 Cycle

Financial Support

The AIMG Program currently pays a monthly stipend of $1,250 CAD to each AIMG Program extern for each full month they participate in the Externship. There is no extra stipend for being on call, nor is there any deduction to the stipend if externs are not on call. Externs are not entitled to vacation time or pay during Externship.

Externs are not permitted to hold any other clinically-related employment that requires a practice permit from the CPSA. Due to the short duration of the Externship, it is strongly recommended that externs do not participate in any employment during Externship due to varied call schedules and the high stakes related to the outcome of Externship.

NOTE: Externs must arrange for their own transportation and accommodation during Externship.