Indigenous Health Initiatives

Admissions

Programs within the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry reserve positions for qualified Aboriginal students:


Program

Number of Available Positions

Medicine

5

Medical Laboratory Science

1

Doctor of Dental Surgery

1

Dental Hygiene Program

1


All other professional health-sciences faculties at the University of Alberta also offer special positions reserved for Aboriginal students.

To qualify, applicants must provide proof of Aboriginal ancestry as defined in Section 14.1 of the University of Alberta Calendar. This is in alignment with the Constitutional Act of 1982, Section 35, Part 2.

Candidates must meet all the requirements for admission as outlined by the University of Alberta, including a personal interview (where applicable). At least one person on the interview team for Aboriginal applicants will be of Aboriginal ancestry.

Residency Requirements:

Residency requirements are waived for all Aboriginal applicants. Preference for positions set aside for Aboriginal students may be given to residents of Alberta.