Academic Support

The MD Program at the University of Alberta is committed to providing our students with the resources and support they need to be successful in their academic careers.

It is not uncommon for learners to experience academic difficulties at some point in their MD career. In some cases it may involve a disappointing grade, personal circumstances interfering with academic performance, issues with time management, confusion over course expectations, or uncertainty of how to study or prepare for an exam. Whatever the challenge may be, it is important to contact someone so that the problem can be addressed and resolved.

If you are experiencing academic difficulties, please contact your course or clerkship coordinator or the Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs.

For more information, about academic supports, or to book an appointment with Dr. Tammy McNab, Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, please email MDAcademics@ualberta.ca or phone: 780 492 6350

There are also several services and resources on campus that may be of assistance:



University of Alberta Academic Success Centre - The Academic Success Centre provides professional academic support to help students maximize their academic success and achieve their academic goals. We offer appointments, advising, group workshops, online courses, and specialized programming year-round to students in all university programs, at all levels of achievement and study.

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University of Alberta Accessibility Resources - Accessibility Resources promotes an accessible, inclusive, and universally designed environment at the University of Alberta. Individuals with documented disabilities are connected to the resources and supports needed to achieve their full potential. We serve prospective/current students, staff, and faculty with disabilities affecting mobility, vision, hearing, learning, and physical or mental health.

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