University Of Calgary Postgraduate Medicine

Concurrent FM Residency/MSc


The concurrent FM Residency/MSc combines a Family Medicine Residency with a Master of Science (MSc) in Community Health.

The MSc can be completed in one of the following focus areas:

  • Biostatistics
  • Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Economics
  • Health Services Research
  • Medical Education
  • Population/Public Health

The initiative is a collaboration between the Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. 


Residents accepted to the Family Medicine Residency Program may indicate an interest in the concurrent Master of Science Program at the time of acceptance.

The application process will consist of 2 steps:

  1. Apply to the Selection Committee by completing the attached Integrated Family Medicine Residency/MSc Application Form  

Please include in your application package

-    A letter of interest

Outline your relevant previous experience, rationale for pursuit of the FM-MSc program, and how the program will be relevant to your future career

-    A minimum of one (1) to a maximum of two (2) letter(s) of reference that support the application.

Letters should be from a previous supervisor, for either academic coursework related to the specific MSc focus area you are interested in, or in research or scholarship work. These letters are supplemental to those provided as part of your CaRMS application 

Attach these documents to your email application along with the completed application form, using the following naming conventions

MSc YYYY - Last Name, First Name – Letter of Interest

MSc YYYY - Last Name, First Name – Letter of Reference – Reference Last Name

  1. Apply to Community Health Sciences 

If offered the MSc position by the Department of Family Medicine, you will need to apply to the Community Health Sciences Masters Program. Acceptance into the Program is not guaranteed and you must meet all of the MDCH and FGS (Facutly of Graduate Studies) application requirements for your application to be considered. 

 All registration and course fees are the responsibility of the learner. 

Community Health Sciences

Home Clinic

The successful candidate will be assigned to one of our 3 AHS academic teaching sites (Sheldon M. Chumir, Sunridge or South Health Campus). 


Dates being revised for Class of 2021.


The concurrent FM Residency/MSc takes 3.5 (Medical Education) up to a maximum of 4 years to complete.

The requirements of the FM Residency are completed after 3 years.

Residents will be expected to write the CCFP exam in the third year and continue in an enhanced skills program for the 4th year to complete the MSc thesis work.

Scheduling and Course Requirements

The scheduling of the two Programs is coordinated such that the Resident can complete all of the clinical and academic requirements of the FM Program as well as the MSc coursework and thesis. Please note there is limited flexibility when scheduling MSc courses. You must be prepared to plan your course work in advance and work within the MDCH curriculum plan. 

For draft schedules and course requirements for each year of the program, please see the Integrated FM Residency/MSc Information.