Social Accountability

Building on the values, strengths, and wisdom of the communities we serve, particularly the systemically excluded and underserved, to better understand and respond to what they expect from the MD Program.

Five-year vision (January 1, 2027)

  • Communities of Alberta and Northern Canada are equitably represented in the students and curriculum of the MD Program with similar trending for staff and faculty.

Three-year picture (January 1, 2025)

  • Diversity in admissions patterns anticipates systemically excluded and underserved populations.
  • Mandatory, skills-based curriculum and assessment practices address the self-identified needs of systemically excluded and underserved communities.
  • An Indigeneous Education Framework is implemented to address the recommendations from the TRC Calls to Actions, UNDRIP, MMIWG2+, and In Plain Sight report.
  • The BMSA calls to Action are fully implemented.
  • The Rural Pathways vision as endorsed by the FoMD and Rural Council is fully implemented.

One-year plan (January 1, 2023)

  • A Social Accountability Lead is appointed and the Advisory Council on Social Accountability is established.
  • A new, effective model of ongoing community engagement and accountability is implemented.

Possible metrics

  • Admissions of students under-represented in Medicine.
  • Number of students training in rural Alberta.
  • Number of students participating in opportunities related to social accountability.
  • Number of graduates practicing in inner city settings, rural Alberta, First Nations reserves and Métis settlements.
  • Number of teachers and leaders in the MD program who are under-represented in Medicine.