Although University of Alberta medical students work with patients from the outset of their training, the core "hands-on" teaching on medical wards is completed in Years 3 and 4.
The primary role of the student intern is to understand and apply basic knowledge of medical science in a clinical setting. Clinical teaching is interwoven with information sessions taught by experienced residents, allied health professionals and preceptors, many of whom have won awards for their teaching and research.
Following four years in undergraduate medical education, students continue postgraduate training for two to five years. The University of Alberta has one of the widest selections with over 50 sanctioned postgraduate programs. These are accredited by the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).
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