Family Medicine

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Group of students in lab coats talking on campus

Caring for All, Always.

Family Medicine is the only specialty where all patients are within scope, and the Department of Family Medicine is devoted to advancing this practice. Our educational programs are learner-focused, dynamic, and prepare our graduates to have clinical confidence in all aspects of care. We further the goal of health for all through our excellence in research and faculty development. Our family physicians will continue to serve our patients and communities, providing care for all, always.

Feb 27, 2024

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Programs and Education

Urban Residency

Family Medicine Urban Residency

Explore urban family medicine training in Edmonton and area to gain diverse clinical experiences.

Rural Residency

Family Medicine Rural Residency

Train for a career in family medicine based out of three rural sites: Red Deer, Grande Prairie, and Yellowknife.

Enhanced Skills

Enhanced Skills Programs

Family Physicians can further their skills in a specialized area through our Enhanced Skills Programs. Learn more about our specialized programs.

Medical School

Medical School

Family Medicine is foundational in medical education and is explored throughout all four years of medical school.

Research

Research

Family Medicine is a leader in primary care research, innovations, and scholarly work. Learn more about our multiple programs of research.

Faculty Development

Faculty Development

Family Medicine is dynamic and always changing. Our Faculty Development Program offers opportunities for teaching and continuing professional development.

Celebrating our Golden Jubilee

In 2023, the Department of Family Medicine celebrated its Golden Jubilee. We are proud to honour 50 years of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta as we look towards the future of optimizing primary care in our province and beyond.

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta, where healthcare excellence thrives! We take pride in our dynamic and diverse department, offering a unique breadth of skills, diverse practice, and the chance to build lasting connections with patients and families.

Our mission is to serve the public with social accountability, driven by partnerships, leadership, and innovation in education, research, and health care. We invite you to explore the enriching opportunities within our Department of Family Medicine as we continue to strive for excellence.

Join us on this journey of compassionate care and impactful service.

Tina Korownyk
Professor and Chair

Tina Korownyk, Professor and Chair

News

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50 years of family medicine at the U of A

Family medicine celebrates half a century of clinical and academic excellence.

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Events