7.1

It is agreed that the level to be paid each Resident shall be the responsibility of the Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, College of Medicine, acting on the recommendation of the appropriate Program Director. The classification for remuneration of Residents shall conform with the level of their approved training as recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

7.2

A Resident who transfers into another program shall receive credit for previous training in terms of the number of completed years of approved training according to the requirements and regulations of the program to which he/she is transferring as defined by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

7.3

Subject to the considerations established in Article 7.1 and 7.2, remuneration levels for Residents will be defined as follows:

7.3.1

Postgraduate Year 1 refers to medical graduates in the first year of a program as determined by the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

7.3.2

Postgraduate Year 2 refers to all residents in the second year of a program as determined by the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

7.3.3

Postgraduate Year 3 refers to all residents in the third year of a program as determined by the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

7.3.4

Postgraduate Year 4 refers to all residents in the fourth year of a program as determined by the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

7.3.5

Postgraduate Year 5 refers to all residents in the fifth year of a program as determined by the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

7.3.6

Postgraduate Year 6 refers to all residents in the sixth year of a program as determined by the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

7.4

Residents may not be reclassified to a lower pay level during an appointment without just cause.

7.5

Residents shall advance at least one (1) pay level for each successfully completed postgraduate training year, subject to the provisions of Articles 7.1 and 7.2.