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 with a primary purpose 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:
If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, please contact us.
The Central Family Medicine Teaching Centre at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, located at 1213 - 4th Street SW in downtown Calgary, is accepting new patients.
To book an initial appointment, please call the main reception line at 403-955-9300.
See our Prospective Residents page for Program highlights, curriculum information, our core teaching sites, Urban and Rural Programs, Integrated MSc Program and Enhanced Skills.