Faculty of medicine of the university of calgary

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Calgary is one of two medical schools in Alberta and one of 17 in Canada. Established in 1967, the school is linked to the hospitals in Alberta Health Services such as Foothills Medical Centre, Alberta Children's Hospital, Rockyview General Hospital and Chinook Regional Hospital. It is a leading facility committed in patient centered learning, medical research and throughout its existence has made several breakthroughs in medical science. Trainees in faculty of medicine include 486 medical students (UME), 767 residents (PGME), 190 post doctoral fellows (PDF) and 491 graduate students. The University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, is an innovative medical school committed to excellence and leadership in education, research and service to society.

The school offers programs in

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Leaders in Medicine (Joint MD PhD program)
  • Neurological Sciences and Mental Health
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences
  • Pathology
  • Immunology
  • Community Health Sciences
  • Gastrointestinal Sciences
  • Medical Sciences Graduate Division of Education
  • Microbiology and Infectious Diseases


Thematic institutes were formed between Faculty of Medicine and the Calgary Health Region that support and fulfill the vision and mission of these two entities. Philosophically, institutes encompass activities in all three areas of education, research and care delivery.

Currently there are six Institutes identified as follows:

  • Alberta Bone & Joint Health Institute
  • Hotchkiss Brain Institute
  • Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation
  • Institute of Maternal & Child Health
  • Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta
  • Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute
  • Calgary Institute for Population and Public Health

Faculty of Medicine Departments

  • Anaesthesia
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Cardiac Sciences
  • Cell Biology and Anatomy
  • Clinical Neurosciences
  • Community Health Sciences
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Medical Genetics
  • Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Oncology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Surgery


The faculty is annexed to Foothills Medical Centre.


  • Graduate Studies
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta

Coordinates: 51°03′50″N 114°08′02″W / 51.064°N 114.134°W / 51.064; -114.134

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