Office of the Registrar and Student Awards

110 The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Faculty Vision

    To be nationally and internationally recognized leaders investing in education, research and service, making important contributions to Health.

Faculty Mission Statement

    Dedicated to the optimization of health through scholarship and leadership in our education programs, in fundamental and applied research and in the prevention and treatment of illness in conjunction with Alberta Health Services and other partners.

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 responsive to the health care needs of our communities.

    Undergraduate Medical Education:

    Undergraduate Dental/Dental Hygiene Education:

Strategic Initiatives


To provide the best environment for continuous learning and inquiry.


To be international leaders in advancement and dissemination of knowledge.


To create, in partnership with Alberta Health Services, an environment whereby health services delivery and the academic functions of teaching and research are optimized and of highest quality.


To create an environment which promotes respect, creativity, and recognition of all staff, students and residents.


To establish and maintain partnerships that advance our mission.


To maximize and efficiently utilize resources to achieve our mission.



Scholarship: We discover, interpret and disseminate new knowledge that promotes and restores health.


Respect, Compassion and Caring: We use these ideals to guide how we teach our students, care for our patients and work with our colleagues.


Integrity: We carry out our responsibilities to our patients, our students and our colleagues, maintaining the highest moral standards.


Excellence: We conduct our teaching, research and patient care, in accordance with the highest international standards.


Partnership: We work with our partners in education, research and health care for the greater good of the community.


Stewardship: We use our resources wisely.

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


Number of Faculty Divisions


Number of Faculty (includes 12 FSO's)


Number of Administrative Professional Officers


Number of other (Academic Staff)


Number of Clinical Academic Colleagues


Number of Support Staff


Numbers of Students and Residents

Medical Students


Medical Residents and Fellows


Dental Students


Dental Residents


Dental Hygiene Students


Medical Laboratory Science Students


Graduate Students: (includes 27 Neuroscience students)


    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

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Table of Contents

Calendar Home Page
Notices, Errata, Addendum, 2013-2014 PDF Calendar, 2012-2013 Calendar, Previous Calendars, University Policy Gateway

Welcome from the President


Academic Schedule
 11Major Deadlines from the 2013-2014 Academic Schedule
 11.1Academic Schedule 2013-2014 (monthly listing of academic events on campus)

Undergraduate Application Deadlines for Admission and Readmission

Undergraduate Admission
 13 Admission to Undergraduate Programs
 14General Admission Requirements
 15Admission Requirements by Faculty
 16Admission for International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Students
 17Admission from Outside Alberta

University Regulations and Information for Students
 20General University Policies
 21Classification of Students
 22Registration and Fees
 23Academic Regulations
 24Student Services
 25Code of Student Behaviour
 26Code of Applicant Behaviour

30Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
40Faculty of Arts
50Augustana Faculty
60Faculty of Business
70Faculty of Education
80Faculty of Engineering
90Faculty of Extension
100Faculty of Law
110Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
120Faculty of Native Studies
130Faculty of Nursing
140Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
150Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
160School of Public Health
170Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
180Faculté Saint-Jean
191Faculty of Science

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 200The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 201Members of the Faculty
 202General Information
 203Regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 204Graduate Program Regulations
 205Graduate Programs
 210Graduate Financial Aid

Open Studies

Course Listings
 230Details of Courses
 231Course Listings


General Information
 241University History and Traditions
 242Constitution of the University
 243University Libraries
 244Alumni Association
 245Affiliated Colleges

University Staff
 250Continuing Academic Staff
 252Associate and Adjunct Staff
 253Honorary Degree Recipients