The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Established in 1913, it is one of the oldest medical schools in Western Canada and is composed of 20 departments, two stand-alone divisions, 10 research groups, and 24 research centers and institutes. Educational, clinical and research activities are conducted in 28 buildings on or near the University of Alberta north campus.
The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is home to more than 2,000 support staff and 2,600 tenure-track and clinical educators, including six National 3M Teaching Fellows, Canada’s most prestigious teaching award for post-secondary instructors. According to an economic impact report conducted in 2013, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry generated approximately $2 billion to the Alberta economy in 2012.
The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry offers four fully accredited undergraduate programs: doctor of medicine, doctor of dentistry, bachelor of science in medical laboratory science, and a diploma or bachelor of science in dental hygiene. The bachelor of science in radiation therapy, established in 2013, will undergo accreditation review in fall 2016. It also offers more than 50 residency programs fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and 20 graduate programs centered in the health sciences.
The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry has more than 2,600 learners in its undergraduate, graduate, residency, and postdoctoral education programs and has graduated nearly 14,000 health professionals and researchers.