Office of Advocacy & Wellbeing

Financial Assistance

The following are links to the financial education talk on June 25th, 2019. Information is mainly for incoming medical students. This is part one of a financial education series we currently developing for the medical students.

Other resources:

Emergency Loans

Learners in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry in desperate financial need - who have exhausted all other sources of funding - may apply to the associate dean of Advocacy & Wellbeing for a small, one-time emergency loan (less than $1,000). The number of loans is limited and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Medical Students' Association (MSA) Emergency Bursary

The emergency bursary is intended to provide financial aid to those medical learners displaying the greatest need in meeting essential living expenses. These include rent, food, utilities and medication. The money from this bursary is not intended for payment of debts to the University of Alberta exclusively (ie. tuition, books, fines, parking tickets).

Each member of the Medical Students' Association is eligible for one award per year. Applicants are required to:

  • Meet with the associate dean of Advocacy & Wellbeing, of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, to justify their application.