Education Resources

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry provides knowledge, tools and teams to support academic innovation, while emphasizing the importance of learners' well-being,

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Office of Education

Education is a lifelong adventure for many of us. Our curiosity, our desire to develop our fullest potential and the motivation to improve our lives and the lives of those around us, lead us to go beyond the classroom years and become permanent learners. In health, the best-prepared professionals are those who constantly update their knowledge and look for opportunities to learn from others and share our best practices.

Office of Advocacy and Wellbeing

The Office of Advocacy & Wellbeing in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta looks after issues pertaining to the health and well-being of learners & faculty. The office also advocates on their behalf.

Learner & faculty health and well-being include all areas related to both physical and mental health. We provide counselling on academic and personal matters. We also provide advice and help accommodate needs with special circumstances. Our aim is to ensure that undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate learners & faculty are not distracted by health matters and are able to perform to the best of their abilities.

As advocates for learners, we ensure their best interests are represented in all faculty and university considerations. This includes advocating for students and residents both, and making sure they are represented on all major policy committees.

The Learning Design Studio

With a focus on design, a diverse team, and a genuine interest in serving the public good, the Learning Design Studio team is active in the open education community, endlessly interested in what’s next, and generally pleasant to be around.

Medical Students Association

Established in 1914, the Medical Students’ Association (MSA) is the elected governing body which oversees the interests of all medical students at the University of Alberta. Our organization’s mandate is to serve as a liaison between medical students and the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, as well as groups external to the University of Alberta and the surrounding community. Above all, our members contribute to a thriving medical community which participates in social, academic, and athletic events.

Student Life

Learners in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry have every opportunity to experience a wide range of activities, from clubs and interests, to athletics and music. Get involved!

Visiting Students

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry offers more than 100 elective opportunities to Canadian undergraduate medical students in a variety of specialties and subspecialties, including basic science, research, clinical specialties and medically related sciences.

If you are a Canadian undergraduate medical student who has completed the basic sciences (pre-clinical) aspects of your curriculum, consider the robust electives available in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.