FOMD Alumni-Student Resource Network

Did you know there are over 16,000 FoMD alumni living around the world, with various backgrounds, skills and interests? 

There are many ways alumni can add value to student activities, including but not limited to:

  • Speaking at an event / sharing stories
  • Sharing career advice and insights
  • Participating in mentorship activities 
  • Contributing ideas and advice to the executive board as an alumni representative
  • Connections with industry and organizations
  • Social and networking opportunities 

FoMD student groups / clubs can request support through the FoMD Alumni-Student Resource Network, an initiative of the FoMD Alumni Advisory Council (AAC) for activities that connect students and alumni. Here are the supports the AAC can provide:

  • Help student groups find suitable alumni volunteers/attendees for their activities
  • Provide small grants (up to $500) to support activities that connect alumni and students
  • Track alumni volunteerism and recognize FoMD alumni who to give their time to student activities (e.g. we will send a thank you note to ensure alumni feel appreciated and want to continue to give their time)

Priority for support will be given to activities that:

  • demonstrate benefits to FoMD students
  • have a clearly defined role for alumni participants
  • involve alumni in ways that utilize their unique skills and expertise
  • provide meaningful opportunities for alumni and students to interact

FoMD student group request for support

Complete the following form to request support for upcoming activities that connect alumni and students. Provide as much lead time as possible ahead of time for review and response (6-8 weeks is optimal as the AAC meets bi-monthly).

Request Support

Alumni volunteers

For FoMD alumni who want to volunteer to help FoMD students, please visit our Get Involved page.

Previously-supported Projects

Alberta Medical Students' Conference & Retreat

Medical students from the U of A and U of C gather annually in Canmore for a conference on developing their mental and physical wellbeing. The conference engages alumni as keynote speakers. Their attendance at the conference also provides medical students with an opportunity to expand their network of alumni who share a commitment to advancing physician health and wellness.

Dental Alumni Lecture Series

The Dental Students’ Association hosts a lecture series featuring accomplished dental alumni who deliver specialized talks on topics relevant to students. The FoMD Alumni-Student Resource Network, in collaboration with the Dental Alumni Association, arranges lunch and assists in identifying alumni speakers.


IceBowl, an annual hockey tournament, brings together medical students from across Western Canada. Through friendly competition, IceBowl fosters camaraderie and provides a unique opportunity for students to connect with peers from Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. The FoMD Alumni-Student Resource Network not only sponsored the alumni-student mixer event on Friday but also recruited alumni to participate in a special alumni game preceding the mixer.

Inclusive Health Conference

The conference serves as a safe space for like-minded health professionals who share a vision for improved LGBTQ+ healthcare. Participants engage in meaningful conversations, exchange insights, and build connections that contribute to a future of inclusive and compassionate healthcare. The FoMD Alumni-Student Resource Network supported the conference organized by the Sexuality & Gender Advocacy Committee (SGA) by promoting it to alumni and offering financial assistance.

Kind Mail Project
The Medical Students’ Association teamed up with the FoMD Alumni-Student Resource Network to invite alumni to share uplifting messages for medical students navigating their studies during the pandemic. Over 65 heartfelt messages were received, and these were mailed to students who were primarily engaged in online learning from home.
Medical Students’ Association Holiday Party
The Medical Students’ Association organized a festive Holiday Party in collaboration with the FoMD Alumni-Student Resource Network. Alumni were invited to join the celebration and connect with students during the holiday season. The FoMD Alumni-Student Resource Network provided supplies for the cookie decorating activity and hot chocolate.
Canadian Doctors for Medicare

Case competition with alumni on the judging panel.

Support provided: recruited alumni volunteers to be judges.

The FoMD Alumni-Student Resource Network supported this case competition by recruiting alumni as volunteer judges.

MLS Students’ Association

Medical Laboratory Student / Alumni Mixer.

Support provided: door prizes.


The U of A Alumni Email Service helps grads stay connected with the University of Alberta even after they cross the stage. Graduates of degree-granting programs at the U of A are eligible for an alumni email address with access to 100 MB of inbox storage.

Former residents must have Associate Alumni status to be eligible for the alumni email service. For more information, see the Associate Alumni Registration section.

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In 2012, the University of Alberta's Board of Governors and President's Executive Committee confirmed the decision to recognize learners who completed their residency at the University of Alberta as 'Associate Alumni.' 

'Associate Alumni' status provides access to all of the opportunities and benefits offered by the Alumni Association.

The University must obtain consent from residents to create an ‘Associate Alumni’ record in their name. Find out if you need to provide consent; read on for more information. 

Residents with other degrees from the U of A

Residents who also have another degree from the U of A (e.g. MD, MSc, BSc, etc.), are automatically given ‘Alumni’ status. No further action is required to have an alumni record made in your name. Update your contact information and stay connected.

Residents who started their program in 2013 and onwards

Residents who started their residency program in 2013 and onwards provided consent through a consent form collected by The Office of Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) at the start of their residency program. Using this consent form, the University will create an ‘Associate Alumni’ record upon completion of the residency program. No further action is required to have an ‘Associate Alumni’ record made in your name. Update your contact information and stay connected.

Residents who started their program before 2013

Residents who started their residency prior to 2013 must provide consent to the University to create an ‘Associate Alumni’ record in their name. Please complete this registration form to provide us with your current contact information and consent.

Questions / concerns

Please email to speak to a staff member.

Alumni Benefits

Alumni Travel Program

Travel with other alumni! The Alumni Association offers over two-dozen interesting itineraries from which to choose your perfect trip.

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Ticket Discounts

U of A alumni and their families can now take advantage of discounted theatre and special event tickets. Past deals included performances by the Blue Man Group, Cirque de Soleil and many hit musicals including Chicago, Mamma Mia, Stomp, The Lion King, and Wicked.

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eResources for Alumni

Access over 5,000 full-text scholarly journals, magazines and trade publications covering a wide range of disciplines available exclusively to U of A Alumni. Continue your path of lifelong learning from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and without late fees!

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Library Borrowing Privileges for Alumni

With an Alumni ONEcard, alumni can borrow books and periodicals for two weeks, as well as specialized materials (multimedia, microform, etc.) and U of A Course Materials. Additionally, alumni can access databases that are not included in the alumni eResources program (including PubMed) on campus by using library computers or the U of A wireless network using an Temporary Networking ID obtained at any library service desk.

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ONEcard and Facility Access

The Alumni ONEcard provides alumni with picture ID and access to a whole host of privileges and benefits including discounted access to the sports and recreation facilities on campus, discounts at the U of A Bookstore Technology Training Centre, access to the Career Centre and a free one-year membership at the University Club (formerly known as the Faculty Club).

You can get your Alumni ONEcard in the ONEcard Office in HUB Mall.

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Affinity Partner Benefits

Access preferred rates on services or exclusive offers that save you money. The U of A Alumni Association receives a small percentage of revenue from their affinity partnerships which is used to operate their programs and services.

Alumni Career Services

Expand your career horizons with the Alumni Career Services program. Whether your post-grad job hunt has just begun or you're switching careers, take advantage of alumni-to-alumni mentorship opportunities, professional development grants and career-focused events.