The Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta (PARA) is the voice of the more than 1,700 resident physicians who provide round-the-clock care to Albertans in outpatient facilities and acute care hospitals.
PARA is a non-profit association that endeavours to provide effective representation for physicians completing further training in a residency program. PARA advocates excellence in education and patient care while striving to achieve optimal working conditions and personal well-being for all its members.
Alberta’s resident physicians will be:
- Informed about their patients’ health and innovations in medicine.
- Empowered to create healthy professional working and learning environments.
- Involved in shaping the future of health care delivery in Alberta.
- Principled, accountable, inclusive
- Engaged, collaborative, passionate
- Representative, responsive, proactive
Be a respected voice in the development of health care policy in Alberta
Foster and strengthen relationships with partners in both medical education and health care delivery
(Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, Postgraduate Medical Education, Alberta Medical Association, Resident Doctors of Canada, etc.)
Strengthen engagement and transparency between PARA and its members
Resident Physician Agreement
Negotiate the Agreement, securing competitive compensation, benefits and workplace conditions, as well as advocate for consistent application by training facilities, postgraduate medical education offices and AHS medical affairs offices
Resident Physician Well-Being
Promote, encourage and support resident physician well-being
Sustainability and Continuity
Ensure long-term sustainability and continuity of the Association