Surgery at the U of A

The University of Alberta is one of the largest medical schools in Canada, with almost 700 students in the 4-year degree program. We have 170 members of the Department of Surgery, and over 1o0 surgery residents. We have active teaching programs in undergraduate and postgraduate education. Over the last 5 years, we have implemented a process of curriculum renewal in surgical education, and we are now regarded as one of the most innovative Departments in the country, with education research projects running in team-based assessment, online education and reflective writing. Our graduating students ranked #1 in the country on the Surgery discipline at the Licensure of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) examination in 2010 and 2011, and were also #1 overall in 2011.

Department of Surgery at the U of A

Our Undergraduate program

Our clerkships on Twitter:

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We offer electives in Surgical Education, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Urology, Otolaryngology/HNS, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery.

Details on how to apply are here.

Speciality Surgery Electives:

General Surgery Electives:

Visiting Medical Student Electives in Surgery: please contact Megan Hurley at