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Accreditation is a peer-review, quality-assurance, quality-improvement process that ensures that medical students receive the best education possible. Accreditation determines whether the quality of medical education meets the high standards set across North America.

Undergraduate Medical Education

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is pleased to announce that, on July 7, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) found that the MD Program at the University of Alberta is compliant with all 132 accrediting standards, resulting in a full and unqualified eight-year approval. Learn more about this highly successful accreditation.

Learn more about the Undergraduate Medical Education accreditation process.

Postgraduate Medical Education

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Collège des médecins des Québec (CMQ) have developed national standards for evaluation and accreditation of residency programs sponsored by the University. Assessments of each residency program are based on compliance with meeting these standards.

All residency programs at the University of Alberta are accredited, either by the Royal College or the CFPC. The accreditation process ensures that our residency programs meet the highest possible standards and that our resident physicians, upon completion of their programs, will be prepared to sit their RCPSC and CFPC examinations.

Accreditation of residency programs at the University of Alberta occurs once every six years. The accreditation teams from the RCPSC and the CFPC review information obtained from our programs in advance through detailed Pre-Survey Questionnaires (PSQs), and also through a series of meetings during an on-site visit. After the site visit, the Accreditation Committee will grant each program an accreditation status.

The University of Alberta was last reviewed February 14-18, 2011.

For detailed information, download a copy of the General Standards of Accreditation.

For additional information, please visit PME accreditation.

Continuous Professional Learning (CPL)

Please go to:  Lifelong Learning Accreditation