Important Resources

Check out these websites, documents, and forms!
Don't see what you need? E-mail us at!

Orientation Week Schedule

The schedule is being finalized and will be posted as soon as it is ready! Check back soon!

Professional Standards & White Coat Ceremony

The date of the Professional Standards Ceremony is Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Place and format TBA.

The date of the White Coat Ceremony is TBA.

Financial Education Talk

We know that finances probably aren't on the forefront of your mind right now, but it's definitely an important consideration in your journey into (and through) medicine. Join the Office of Advocacy and Wellbeing (OAW) Office on August 5, 2020 at 10 AM via Zoom for a Finances Talk.

If you are unable to attend this event, it will be recorded and made available online here. Attendance is strongly encouraged if you're in Edmonton, and this is a great opportunity to meet some of your classmates and peers!

Helpful Resources

From Pre-Med to Med: Making the Transition to Medical School: A blog written by Dr. Mary Brandt at the Baylor College of Medicine. Check out the PowerPoint presentation Dr. Brandt used in her talk here.


I'm not receiving an email! What do I do? There are a few things that could be going wrong here. But here are the solutions we've found thus far:

  • Check your spam folder! Sometimes these emails are sent to the wrong folder or mistakenly detected as spam.
  • Check your "categories" tab, on the left hand side of the page. Sometimes Gmail will detect and sort your emails into these different categories and it may have gone unnoticed. (This is similar to the "spam" folder, though not all individuals will have this as an option).
  • Try resending the email. If you aren't receiving the email - try going back to the UAlberta Community Facebook page to ensure you entered your UAlberta email correctly!
  • If this doesn't work, try having the email sent to your ; this is an alias for your email address. We have found that sometimes using this alias has allowed individuals not receiving the email, to receive it!

I can't join the Facebook page! It keeps telling me there is an error. Often, this is a result of not having verified your UAlberta email address. Because the University of Alberta Medicine: Class of 2024 group is a subset of the UAlberta community, we are unable to add anyone who has not verified this email with Facebook! Please see the above steps for verifying your email. If this is still not working, please shoot us an email

Do I have to join the Facebook page? I don't like using Facebook. No! There is definitely no requirement to join this Facebook page. It is used to help communicate between yourself and your classmates, in addition to individuals from upper years. You can find used textbooks, volunteering opportunities, updates, and other resources here. We strongly recommend joining, but it is by no means mandatory, and we have had students in previous years do fine without. For the purposes of Orientation Week, we will send out all important information and reminders via email, and keep important dates and information on the website.

If you are having any trouble whatsoever, and this guide is not helping you, please shoot us an email. Additionally, if you find any workarounds, or tips that might be beneficial for other students, please let us know!