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DEAN'S OFFICE | CUMMING SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

Submitted by aedowd on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:02pm

The University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine is a leader in health research with an international reputation for excellence and innovation in both research and education. We are training the next generation of health practitioners and taking new treatments and diagnostic techniques from the laboratory to the people of southern Alberta and beyond; we are Creating the Future of Health.

A MESSAGE FROM JON MEDDINGS, MD

We must fulfill our social responsibility to be a school in which the common goal of improved health guides service, education and research. We must foster the collective pursuit of knowledge and its translation, through education and application, to better the human condition.

It's an exciting time for all of us at the University of Calgary as we collectively undertake to become one of the country's top five research universities. I am extremely proud to be associated with such an innovative medical school. We are breaking new ground in research and knowledge translation, achieving excellence in education, and constantly striving for improved and progressive patient care.

We are pleased to offer the very highest level of education and training through our undergraduate, medical and graduate programs. Delivering one of the few three-year Doctor of Medicine degree programs in North America, we are committed to patient-centred learning and hands-on experience early on. If you are considering joining us as a student, trainee or resident, or as a faculty or staff member, I encourage you to explore our education programs online.

Our strategic research priorities, including brain and mental health, and chronic diseases, reflect the central role of the Cumming School of Medicine in the University of Calgary's current research plan. The full breadth of our research is supported and expressed through seven research institutes. These institutes, partnerships between the school, the university, Alberta Health Services, and in some cases philanthropic organizations, provide access to some of the finest and most advanced research facilities in the country – promoting widespread collaboration between scientists and clinicians and ultimately bridging the gap between lab bench and hospital bedside. 

I welcome all ideas and any feedback you may have as we continue to develop and evolve.

Sincerely,

Jon Meddings, MD
Dean, Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary