Community volunteers are essential to the MD Program, helping our medical students become skilled, caring, and compassionate practitioners.

The MD Program at the University of Alberta values the support we receive from members of the community. Community support for our volunteer opportunities allows our medical students the ability to work towards their full potential as skilled practitioners during their training.

At different times of the year, there may be opportunities for community members to volunteer in the MD Program. For example, the Patient Immersion Experience (PIE) program pairs first and second year students with volunteers from the community who are living with a chronic conditions. After meeting several times throughout two years, students in their second year create an interpretive project to reflect on the experience and what they learned. You can view the 2020 PIE Interpretive Project Virtual Exhibition here

Volunteers may also be needed for patient presentations and for the human library-type experience that we organize to give students the opportunity to learn about the healthcare experiences of the LGBTQ+ community.

To learn more about current volunteer opportunities in the MD Program, please contact: