We are the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, one of the world’s elite academic health sciences centres, where top students are taught by award-winning educators and mentored by renowned scientists in a dynamic learning environment.
We conduct our teaching, research and patient care in accordance with the highest international standards. We work with our partners in education, research and health care for the greater good of the local, regional and global community.
Outstanding areas of medical research at the University of Alberta include diabetes, obesity, virology, heart disease, motor control and rehabilitation, protein structure and function, and transplantation.
Competent family physicians require scholarly skills to evaluate and apply knowledge to practice.
The Research Program in the Department of Family Medicine oversees the research component of the resident research curriculum. The goal of the resident research curriculum is to enhance the research and scholarly skills of residents in the Family Medicine Residency Program. This is accomplished through a curriculum that includes:
A lead physician at each academic teaching site facilitates the research curriculum at that site.
Faculty advisors provide guidance and support with BEARs and PQI projects.
Research Office provides support on research methodology, ethics application, design of study instruments, data analysis and presentation/publication of findings.
Faculty members are available to provide research mentorship.