May 23, 2018  
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

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Faculty Vision

To build an exceptional socially accountable Faculty through leadership in education, research and patient care and to recognized as graduating highly skilled doctors for Canada.

Faculty Mission Statement

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry serves the public good through excellence in medical and health professions education, research and patient care. We build partnerships essential to a high-performing academic health sciences centre.

Faculty Educational Mandate

The University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry is dedicated to excellence in professional health care education, graduating competent generalist physicians and health care professionals responsive to the health care needs of our communities.

Undergraduate Medical Education:

Undergraduate Dental/Dental Hygiene Education:

Undergraduate Medical Laboratory Science Education:

Undergraduate Radiation Therapy Education:

Strategic Initiatives

The Faculty has defined three strategic priorities that will enable it to serve the public good:

  1. Engage Communities
  2. Define Excellence
  3. Organize for Excellence


  1. Scholarship: To discover, interpret and disseminate new knowledge that promotes and restores health.
  2. Respect, Compassion and Caring: To use these ideals to guide how we teach our students, care for our patients and work with our colleagues.
  3. Integrity: To carry out our responsibilities to our patients, our students and our colleagues, maintaining the highest moral standards.
  4. Social Accountability: To Engage all levels of the broad community in order to address their priority health concerns.
  5. Excellence: To de dedicated to the highest standard of conduct in teaching, research and patient care
  6. Partnership: To partner in education, research and health care for the greater good of the communities we serve.

Faculty Overview

In striving to realize its vision and to fulfill its mission, the Faculty contributes to the academic environment of the University of Alberta, City of Edmonton, and Province of Alberta. The interdependence of teaching, research, and delivery of health care not only necessitates the scholastic endeavours described herein, but also generates a major economic impact on the communities encompassed. A few facts:

Number of Departments 20  
Number of Faculty Divisions 2  
Number of Faculty (includes 42 FSO's) 783  
Number of Administrative Professional Officers 27  
Number of other (Academic Staff) 419  
Number of Clinical Academic Colleagues 2063  
Number of Support Staff 1438  
Numbers of Students and Residents    
Medical Students 663  
Medical Residents and Fellows 927  
Dental Students 145  
Dental Residents 4  
Dental Hygiene Students 140  
Medical Laboratory Science Students 85  
Radiation Therapy Students 5  
Graduate Students 586  

In subsequent sections of this document, the departments, divisions and members of staff are listed along with summaries of the various programs offered. The Faculty warmly welcomes feedback and questions and can be contacted as follows:

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
2J2.00 WC Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2R7
(780) 492-6621; FAX (780) 492-7303