Health & Wellbeing

Health promoting universities and colleges...create campus cultures of compassion, well-being, equity and social justice; improve the health of the people who live, learn, work, play and love on our campuses.

The MD Program at the University of Alberta strives to create a learning environment where every individual is a valued and respected member of our educational community. In order to develop diverse, competent and compassionate physician leaders, we actively promote, support, and value the academic, physical, and mental well-being of students.

Supports and resources are diverse, and are available within the MD Program, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and, more broadly, within the University of Alberta community and the greater Edmonton area.The following is a curated list of resources that may be useful in providing academic, physical, and mental health support for our students:

MD Program Resources

  • MD Program Academic Affairs - Academic Support, including academic advising, professionalism, accommodations, leaves of absence.

  • MeDMAP Mentor Program - One-on-one meetings between students and a Faculty member to review academic performance, provide support.

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Resources

University of Alberta Resources

Additional Resources

  • Alberta Medical Association's Physician and Family Support Program (PFSP) - Promotes health and well-being of medical students, residents and physicians of Alberta by providing confidential support and help with personal health issues. Available to students through the Alberta Medical Association.

  • 211 Edmonton - Free, confidential service that provides information and referral to a wide range of community, social, health and government services. Operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Edmonton Region.

  • Mental Health Resources - Mental health resources, including a 24-hour distress line, operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Edmonton Region.

  • Suicide Prevention & Support Hotline - Call 1-833-456-4566.

  • Pulse Generator - Fitness and Recreation club, with locations at University of Alberta, Royal Alexandra, Grey Nuns, Misericordia, Glenrose Rehabilitation and Sturgeon Hospitals.