The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry recognizes a growing demand for social responsiveness and accountability from academic institutions in general, with special focus on medical schools and faculties of medicine. Visit the sections below to learn more about how we are working to continually develop and improve in these important areas.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The support of diversity and desire for equitable opportunities are core values guiding us in our daily mission and decision-making, which will result in advancement and improved outcomes for our learners, researchers, clinicians and the communities we strive to serve.
Indigenous Health Initiatives Program
The Indigenous Health Initiatives Program was founded to encourage a greater number of First Nations, Inuit and Métis students gain access to, and graduate from, all faculty of medicine and dentistry programs. Since the program’s inception, the Indigenous Health Initiatives Program (IHIP) has been a leader in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students, representing Abenaki, Blackfoot, Cree, Dene, Delaware, Inuit, Iroquois, Metis, Mi'kmaq, Mohawk, the Ojibwe communities in Health Sciences in Canada.
Rural and Regional Health
The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry recognizes the importance of experienced professionals implementing health-care services within rural communities. Our goal is to enlighten each learner with an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges—and the sense of fulfilment—a physician gains while working in Alberta’s vibrant rural and regional communities.
The Division of Community Engagement is committed to building community and academic capacity and partnerships in support of health equity, social justice and social accountability in the educational, service and research programs in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.