To optimize and advance the provision of emergency medical care though excellence in research, education, and community service.


In support of the mission, the Department of Emergency Medicine is influenced on a daily basis by the following set of core values:

  1. Maintain the highest level of patient care and advocacy by providing state of the art medical treatment, evidence-based medicine and professionalism
  2. Maintain a strong research focus, facilitated through leadership and infrastructure support
  3. Maintain a constructive and safe learning environment that provides the highest standards of education to all learners
  4. Maintain an environment that holds equity, fairness and respect in the highest regard
  5. Appropriate utilization and distribution of faculty resources throughout the region
  6. Recognize and value its most important sources of strength: it's faculty members, support staff, residents and other learners
  7. Maintain a strong community presence through education promotion and awareness
  8. Support the mission of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of Alberta through excellence in leadership and responsiveness to community needs