Welcome to the academic Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is located in the city of Calgary, in the foothills of Canada’s majestic Rocky Mountains. The medical school opened its doors to students in 1970 and its primary purpose was to train family physicians. Department of Family Medicine physicians occupy key roles in the Faculty of Medicine and provide leadership at all levels along the continuum of medical education.
Calgary has two Departments of Family Medicine representing academic and community arms. The academic department is supported by education, research and administrative pillars of the University of Calgary. This academic department is one of the largest within the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine. On the academic side there are more than 500 family physicians with academic appointments while the community side has more than 1000 family physicians living and working in Calgary and southern Alberta.
This is the academic department’s website and main communications channel for the academic arm. For more information on the community arm, (the clinical Department of Family Medicine) please see the Alberta Health Services website.
This website is organized according to our primary audiences for whom activities may occur in urban or rural sites:
- Undergraduate (medical students and clerks)
- Postgraduate (residents, years 1 through 3, prospective residents or clerks interested in applying through the CaRMS match, and re-entry community physicians wanting to acquire enhanced skills)
- Scholarship (research - residents and practicing family physicians)
- CME/CPD (continuing medical education and continuing professional development for practicing family physicians)
- Internal (faculty and staff)
If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, please contact us.
Welcome CaRMS Applicants
See our Prospective Residents page for information on CaRMS.