About Us

One of the world’s elite academic health sciences centres.

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta is dedicated to providing learner-centred educational programs that meet the health-care needs of our communities. Our goal is to graduate qualified, compassionate and inquisitive practitioners and researchers accomplished in health-care delivery and scholarship.

We are committed to serving patients and populations by providing a rich interdisciplinary environment of learning, practice, research and public service for all our students and faculty.


Our faculty offers fully accredited programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, and ongoing professional development activities. We train physicians, researchers in the clinical and basic sciences, medical laboratory scientists, radiation therapistsdentists and dental hygienists.

Learners are taught in a variety of environments that include: classroom, online, labs, hospital units, ambulatory clinics and community-based teaching sites throughout Alberta. We value collaboration across the health professions and academic disciplines.

The faculty offers a wide range of residencies—more than 50 programs approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Educational Scholarship

Another important aspect of what we do is to advance medical education by researching the best way to teach doctors and allied health professionals. Our faculty has an endowed chair to help build an even stronger curriculum for the undergraduate MD Program and to further scholarship in medical education by supporting those faculty members who wish to have a career in this field.

Studying how to teach, and teach better, ultimately results in better patient care.

Award winning teaching faculty

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry has some of the finest teachers in the university and country: we boast six prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellows, more than any other Canadian medical school, and five University Cup winners. In addition, we have 17 Distinguished Professor Awards and 14 Rutherford Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Learn more about faculty and learner recognition.

Academic Technologies

Academic Technologies helps clients to develop both small- and large-scale projects that improve teaching, learning and communication through the use of technology.