Community of Research (CoRE)

Department: Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Community of Research (CoRE)

Location: University of Alberta Hospital

Longitudinal through 1st and 2nd years of medical training and throughout graduate studies


Dr Adam Kinnaird (780) 407-5800 Ext 321

Student co-leads Year 2 C2026 - Abrar Alam 

Year 1 C2027 - Brianna Greenwood -

  • The Community of Research (CoRE) is a program designed to supplement the education of trainees at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FoMD)
  • CoRE focuses on developing tangible research competencies important for the effective practice of evidence-based medicine and for nurturing aspiring Clinician Scientists.
  • CoRE is a collaborative program led by a faculty appointed clinician-scientist and student representatives

Completing this elective should:

  • Support medical and graduate trainees in their pathways to becoming Clinician Scientists
  • Provide connections for shadowing clinician-scientists
  • Provide training opportunities designed to create fundamental research competencies in medical students that go above and beyond the current Evidence-Based Medicine curriculum
  • Facilitate opportunities for medical students to get exposed to various types of research

Housed within FoMD, the CoRE will primarily serve the trainees of the Undergraduate Medical Education program (i.e., Doctor of Medicine (MD).  Additionally, CoRE will function as a hub for research trainees outside of the MD program including Master's and PhD level graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, as well as post-graduate medical education trainees (i.e., residents).

Our mission is to support medical trainees in their pathways to becoming clinician-scientists and their practice of evidence-based medicine.  To achieve this objective, CoRE will organize events, learningopportunities, and initiatiaves to supplement the research training within the medical program and to bridge the gap between medicine and research.

Additional Notes:


  • All medical and graduate trainees in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta
Last Updated: October 12, 2023