Professionalism

“The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head.” - Sir William Osler

Our mission at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is to help our learners and teachers make meaningful contributions to society, both nationally and internationally. The success of this mission is dependent on the application of the core values our medical programs at the University of Alberta. These core values include respect, compassion, caring, and integrity. Professionalism embodies these values and helps guide our decisions and actions in a way that best serves the needs of our patients, our colleagues, our community, and ourselves.

This web page gathers many resources and information that may be of use to you in your efforts to understand your own professionalism. It will also serve as a resource to you when you are called to teach about it. Professionalism affects us in all aspects of the work we do. Please join me in working to uphold the highest standards for all members of our Faculty.