Inner City Family Medicine Shadowing Experience

Department: Family Medicine
Title: Inner City Family Medicine Shadowing Experience
Location: Radius Community Health & Healing
10628 96 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2J2

4 hour sessions, once weekly (Tuesdays or Thursdays) x 3-4 consecutive weeks from 4:00-8:00pm

Contact: Nicole Stubbs

This elective will allow observation and appreciation for inner-city health, addictions medicine, and the comprehensive care of marginalized populations. Students will work with 1 preceptor on a weekly basis during Radius’ evening clinic, from 4 to 8pm. During this experience, consideration for and discussion around social determinants of health will be explored.


To allow students to better understand and appreciate the comprehensive care of marginalized populations in an inner city setting, including:

  • An appreciation for the social determinants of health
  • An introduction to caring for a population that faces barriers to health care, with consideration for ethnicity, socioeconomic status, lack of appropriate housing, addictions, mental illness, literacy and education levels, and social isolation.
  • Challenging the student’s personal prejudice and biases.
  • Equipping students with experiences to mitigate the acquisition of systemic biases as they progress in their training
  • The impact of a positive therapeutic relationship in caring for marginalized populations
Additional Notes:

This elective is open to all first and second year medical students at the University of Alberta.

Contact to organize this elective

Last Updated: June 23, 2023