University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Established 1913 (1913)
Type Faculty
Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dean Doug Miller

The University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is a research intensive faculty established in 1913,[1] one of the oldest in Western Canada. The faculty generated $189 million in research in 2008, and is one of the better funded medical research facilities in Canada.



The University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine is highly competitive. For admissions into the MD (medical) program, the MCAT requirement to gain entrance is the highest in Canada while the GPA requirement is the second highest in Canada.[2]

For admissions into the MD program, in 2012, 1324 applications were made for 167 spots. [3] For admissions into the DDS (dental) program, in 2011, 399 applications were made for 33 spots.[4]


Edmonton Clinic[edit]

Once completed, the Edmonton Clinic will become the center of medical education in Alberta. It will take a collaborative approach towards medical education, whereby a team of health practitioners will participate and collaborate. The facility is currently in construction.[5]


  • Ban Tsui, Professor of Anesthesiology, developed the Tsui Test


  1. ^ Jamieson, Heber Carss (1947). Early Medicine in Alberta : The First Seventy-Five Years. Edmonton, Alberta: Canadian Medical Association - Alberta Division. p. 101. 
  2. ^ "Where did you go, Marcus Welby?". University of Alberta. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  3. ^ [1]. Retrieved on 2013-7-1.
  4. ^ [2]. Retrieved on 2011-10-24.
  5. ^ Home – University of Alberta. Retrieved on 2011-09-29.