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Phone: 780-492-5986

Quick Facts

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta is 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.

Our medical students consistently score near or at the top on national medical licensing exams. As a group, they scored highest overall on the Medical Council of Canada Evaluation Examination Part 1 in 2011 and 2012.

In regards to teaching, the faculty has won six national 3M Teaching Awards, as well as 42 awards from within the U of A for excellence in this area. With more than $1 billion in construction and upgrading projects, the faculty is spread across 27 buildings on or near the University of Alberta North Campus, plus clinical teaching/learning sites throughout metro Edmonton and parts of northern Alberta.

In 2012-2013, the total value of research funding to the faculty totaled $131,702,521.

The medical school was founded in 1913, while the dental school was founded in 1917.

The faculty has 20 departments, two stand-alone divisions, eight research groups and 15 centres and institutes.

Within the faculty, there are 990 undergraduate students, 565 graduate students, 941 medical residents and 168 postdoctoral fellows. The total number of alumni from the faculty is 13,695, with more than 11,000 working and serving Albertans.

There are 678 tenure-track faculty members, more than 1,937 clinical academic colleagues and 2,195 administrative, clinical and research staff.

History of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

FoMD Facts and Figures