Definition of Aboriginal People for the Purpose of 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.
We reserve up to 5 positions each year for qualified Indigenous applicants. Applicants who wish to be considered for one of the quota positions should provide the following supporting documentation to the Admissions, MD Program office by the October 1 deadline:
1. A personal statement that describes your involvement in or connection to Indigenous communities or organizations, submitted through the Secondary Medicine Application.
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 directly to the Admissions, MD Program office.
3. Notarized proof of Indigenous ancestry as outlined in the University of Alberta Calendar, submitted directly to the Admissions, MD Program office.
Indigenous applicants who are invited for interview are invited to participate in the Indigenous Panel Interview in addition to the MD Program Interview.
All Indigenous students 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