New initiative aims to improve children’s pain care

New initiative aims to improve children’s pain care

U of A researcher and ER doctor leading Western Canadian arm of national project to bring proven practices to health professionals, patients and families sooner.

Making chemotherapy easier to swallow

U of A researcher Catherine Field says Omega-3 fatty acids could amplify the effects of breast cancer treatment.

New guidelines highlight benefit of family doctors treating opioid dependence

U of A-led research produces new tools for primary care teams on the front lines of Canada’s opioid crisis.

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry offers fully accredited programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, and ongoing professional development activities. We train physicians, researchers in the basic and clinical sciences, dentists, dental hygienists, and medical laboratory scientists for central and northern Alberta, Canada and the world.

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The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry has an intranet that shares relevant information with faculty and staff. Log in with your CCID to access the Annual Report Online (ARO), a full list of policies and procedures, and more.

The Division of Community Engagement in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta is an academic unit that recognizes the many diverse communities that we are a part of and the need to ensure a balance between health science, social accountability and humanism.

Community Engagement provides an academic home to the following related programs:

Global Health

Indigenous Health Initiatives
Inner City Health
Rural and Regional Health
Community Engaged Research


Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry nominations & application

The successful candidate for the position of dean will be an MD(or equivalent) with a distinguished academic record in research, teaching, service, and leadership.

Review the position description and requirements, nominate a qualified candidate, or apply at this link.

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Faculty Strategic Plan

Learn more and get involved with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry's Strategic Plan. Learn more. Download the Strategic Plan (PDF).