Indigenous Applicants

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is committed to the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Indigenous students.

All Indigenous applicants who meet the application requirements and who are successful in the Indigenous admissions process will be recommended by the Indigenous Admissions Subcommittee to the MD Admissions Committee for admission.


For the purpose of application and admission to the University of Alberta, and in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part II, Section 35(2), an Aboriginal applicant is an Indian, Inuit, or Métis person of Canada, or a person who is accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community.

More information on the definition of Aboriginal People for the purpose of admission >

Applicants who wish to be considered for an Indigenous position should submit the following supporting documentation by the application deadline:

  1. A personal statement that describes your involvement in or connection to Indigenous communities or organizations, submitted through your UAlberta Launchpad.
  2. If you feel it would strengthen your application, you are welcome to provide us with a reference letter from someone who could also attest to your involvement or connection to Indigenous communities or organizations. This should be submitted through your UAlberta Launchpad.
  3. Notarized proof of Indigenous ancestry as outlined in the University of Alberta Calendar, submitted through your UAlberta Launchpad.

All Indigenous applicants who are interested in the Doctor of Medicine Program are encouraged to contact the Indigenous Health Initiatives Program.

Indigenous Health Initiatives Program
2-115 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 1C9

Tel: 780-492-9526
Email: ihi@ualberta.ca