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Having a medical school located in the heart of Calgary attracts first-

BILINGUAL IN MEDICINE The variety that an MD/PhD student has in their professional life is unparalleled. Our program directors always talk about clinician scientists as being bilingual. I’ve always thought that to be true. It takes a lot of training to be a good clinical doctor and just as much to be a good scientist. If we want to really push medicine into new places, we can’t just do it from one side or the other; we need people who see both sides. Dustin Anderson PhD/MD, Leaders in Medicine

LEADERS IN MEDICINE – BENCH TO BEDSIDE Leaders in Medicine is a combined graduate (master’s or PhD) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree program designed to develop future leaders in clinical and investigative medicine. About 15 per cent of MD students are enrolled in the program, one of the largest of its kind in Canada.

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class clinicians and health science researchers to the city and promotes innovative health care and health-care delivery for the benefit of the people who call southern Alberta home. The University of Calgary trains and inspires the physicians of tomorrow to be part of creating the future of health care today.

Undergraduate Medical Education Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary Room G701, Health Sciences Centre 3330 Hospital Drive NW Calgary, AB T2N 4N1 P: 403.210.3841 Twitter: @UCMedAdmissions cumming.ucalgary.ca/md

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STARTING AT THE SYMPTOM As one of the few three-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees in North America, the University of Calgary’s MD program is committed to patient-centred and presentationbased learning, which means a lot of early and ongoing exposure to real, standardized and simulated patients. Students receive instruction for about the same number of months as students in other MD programs, but the academic program does not include long summer breaks so students graduate in three years instead of four. Twenty-five per cent of all scheduled academic instruction is spent in small interactive group sessions, working alongside fellow med students from incredibly diverse backgrounds in science, engineering, and business; maybe even an army medic, a teacher or a ballet dancer.

THE PROGRAM • Three-year professional degree program • Clinical exposure within the first six weeks

CHANGING THE WAY MEDICINE IS TAUGHT

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

I use LINDSAY Virtual Human whenever I am studying anatomy — the interactivity and comprehensiveness of the program make it really easy to find what I’m looking for.

Welcome to the Menagerie: The Cumming School of Medicine began formally naming its MD classes after animals in 1975 when a professor became frustrated with his class and called them a bunch of turkeys. The name stuck and so did the tradition. Each new class is named by the class ahead so they usually choose something obscure and possibly revolting — then they put it on a hockey jersey. Rural Medicine: Rural medicine is an opportunity to become immersed in the continuum of patient care and get a glimpse into small town living. Rural experiences could include scrubbing in during a pre-clerkship elective, signing up for a full-fledged University of Calgary Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (UCLIC) in Yellowknife, the Crowsnest Pass or Canmore, or taking advantage of a variety of rural placements for clerkship rotations.

ABORIGINAL HEALTH PROGRAM Created to encourage awareness of First Nations, Métis and Inuit health and healing issues, and to recruit and support aboriginal students, the program also provides professional development initiatives for faculty members interested in working with aboriginal individuals, families and communities.

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Matt Harding Cow, Class of 2015 The medical equivalent of a flight simulator, LINDSAY Virtual Human soars through the body, from the inside of a cell to a pumping heart, teaching anatomy and physiology in 3D. lindsayvirtualhuman.org

BIG EXPERIENCE, SMALL TOWN Through my clerkship year I was able to complete a number of core rotations at rural sites throughout southern Alberta. I also had the opportunity to do a twoweek elective in northern Canada, working in communities that are fly-in only, far from any tertiary support. During my rural experiences, I worked directly with patients, I developed practical skills, and I had more one-on-one learning time with preceptors. Dr. Jennifer Wild Aye-Aye, Class of 2013 About 55 per cent of medical students participate in a rural medicine experience. cumming.ucalgary.ca/ruralmedicine


Having a medical school located in the heart of Calgary attracts first-

BILINGUAL IN MEDICINE The variety that an MD/PhD student has in their professional life is unparalleled. Our program directors always talk about clinician scientists as being bilingual. I’ve always thought that to be true. It takes a lot of training to be a good clinical doctor and just as much to be a good scientist. If we want to really push medicine into new places, we can’t just do it from one side or the other; we need people who see both sides. Dustin Anderson PhD/MD, Leaders in Medicine

LEADERS IN MEDICINE – BENCH TO BEDSIDE Leaders in Medicine is a combined graduate (master’s or PhD) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree program designed to develop future leaders in clinical and investigative medicine. About 15 per cent of MD students are enrolled in the program, one of the largest of its kind in Canada.

CUMMING.UCALGARY.CA/LIM

class clinicians and health science researchers to the city and promotes innovative health care and health-care delivery for the benefit of the people who call southern Alberta home. The University of Calgary trains and inspires the physicians of tomorrow to be part of creating the future of health care today.

Undergraduate Medical Education Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary Room G701, Health Sciences Centre 3330 Hospital Drive NW Calgary, AB T2N 4N1 P: 403.210.3841 Twitter: @UCMedAdmissions cumming.ucalgary.ca/md

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Doctor of Medicine Program Brochure  

University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine

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