Why Our Faculty?

 


The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta has 21 departments, two stand-alone divisions, 7 research institutes, 15 research centres, and 10 research groups. We have state-of-the-art labs and teaching facilities, award-winning teachers, medical students who have scored near or at the top on national medical licensing exams, and alumni who are making a difference in the health of the world's peoples.



Quality Education and Support

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry provides learner-centred, fully accredited educational programs. Our goal is to graduate competent, qualified and compassionate practitioners-whether they have trained to be physicians, dentists, dental hygienists or medical laboratory scientists.

We strive to provide a rich, interdisciplinary environment of learning, practice, research and public service for all our students and residents, and our faculty.

Learners and faculty members are well supported by the Office of Advocacy and Wellbeing, and faculty members can access a wide range of workshops, processes, materials and other resources offered by the faculty development team to help them achieve success and satisfaction in their academic roles.


First-Class Facilities

The University of Alberta is located in the city of Edmonton, capital of the resource-rich province of Alberta. The university has experienced a recent building boom, including the construction of new teaching, clinical and research space for the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry that opened in 2011 and 2012.

Our students, residents and researchers have access to some of the most modern and well-equipped facilities in Canada.


Renowned Researchers

Members of our faculty are internationally respected leaders in several areas, including diabetes, obesity, virology, cardiology, motor control and rehabilitation, protein structure and function, and transplantation. Many of our research groups are recognized globally.

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.


The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta has 21 departments, two stand-alone divisions, 7 research institutes, 15 research centres, and 10 research groups. We have state-of-the-art labs and teaching facilities, award-winning teachers, medical students who have scored near or at the top on national medical licensing exams, and alumni who are making a difference in the health of the world's peoples.


Climbing the ranks

  • The University of Alberta is ranked fourth in Canada and 126th in world, according to the 2022 QS World University Rankings. With approximately 26,000 universities globally, this places the U of A as one of the top one per cent of universities in the world.
  • The U of A's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is ranked among the top 100 medical schools in the world and top five in Canada (Times Higher Education Subject Rankings)
  • The U of A rated sixth in the world in transplantation according to subject ranking by the Center for World University Rankings.
    The U of A is ranked as the 31st most international university in the world for 2017, according to the World University Rankings published by Times Higher Education, ahead of the University of Toronto (32), Harvard (33), Stanford (36) and Princeton (37). The rankings are based on data about international staff, students and publication co-authors, as well as the school's international reputation.

Our Mission

To serve the public with social accountability through partnerships, leadership, and innovation in education, research and health care.

Our Vision

Health and wellness of all through excellence in education, discovery and clinical care.


Our Values

("We Proceed")

Well-being: Committing to caring for the physical and mental health of each other and our communities.

Excellence: Striving for results in research, education & clinical care for the greatest impact.

Professionalism: Approaching all aspects of research, education & clinical care with integrity, respect and social accountability.

Curiosity and Creativity: Encouraging a culture of discovery and innovation.

Engagement for Collaboration: Seeking and integrating meaningful input from each other and our partners in communities.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Investing in an inclusive environment that recognizes and respects the dignity and humanity of individuals and communities.


By the numbers

  • 21 departments
  • 2 stand-alone divisions
  • 7 research institutes
  • 15 research centres
  • 10 research groups
  • 6 undergraduate degree programs
  • 3 Diploma/certificate programs
  • 52 medical residency programs
  • 17 PhD programs
  • 13 master's programs

Learners

  • 1056 undergraduate students:
    • MD - 663
    • MLS - 83
    • RADTH - 27
    • DDS - 150
    • DH - 126
  • 576 graduate students
  • 1000+ medical residents
  • 100+ postdoctoral fellows

Faculty

  • 750+ tenure-track faculty members
  • 2500+ clinical academic colleagues, which comprises physicians and dentists in the community who teach our students in hospitals, clinics and private practices.
  • 1100 support staff

Alumni

  • 28 per cent of the physicians in Alberta are alumni of the U of A's Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
  • 42 per cent of practicing dentists and dental hygienists in Alberta are alumni of the U of A's School of Dentistry (as of 2016)

Quality Education and Support

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry provides learner-centred, fully accredited educational programs. Our goal is to graduate competent, qualified and compassionate practitioners-whether they have trained to be physicians, dentists, dental hygienists or medical laboratory scientists.

We strive to provide a rich, interdisciplinary environment of learning, practice, research and public service for all our students and residents, and our faculty.

Learners and faculty members are well supported by the Office of Advocacy and Wellbeing, and faculty members can access a wide range of workshops, processes, materials and other resources offered by the faculty development team to help them achieve success and satisfaction in their academic roles.


First-Class Facilities

The University of Alberta is located in the city of Edmonton, capital of the resource-rich province of Alberta. The university has experienced a recent building boom, including the construction of new teaching, clinical and research space for the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry that opened in 2011 and 2012.

Our students, residents and researchers have access to some of the most modern and well-equipped facilities in Canada.


Renowned Researchers

Members of our faculty are internationally respected leaders in several areas, including diabetes, obesity, virology, cardiology, motor control and rehabilitation, protein structure and function, and transplantation. Many of our research groups are recognized globally.


Funding

Total value of research funding to the faculty in 2021: $166.4 million