Admissions

Dr. Remo Panaccione

Director of Admissions | Dr. Remo Panaccione

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Dr. Panaccione is currently a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic at the University of Calgary and Director of Gastroenterology Research.

Dr. Panaccione graduated from the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario) with a degree in Medicine in 1993.  He went on to complete his Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at the University of Western Ontario and is certified as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Dr. Panaccione completed advanced training in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  He joined the faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary in 1999. He is an internationally recognized expert in inflammatory bowel disease and has received the highest honour awarded by Crohn’s Colitis Canada-the Finkelstein award for his contributions to the field

 He is the author of many peer-reviewed articles (~200) and book chapters (25) on inflammatory bowel disease including publications in the NEJM, Lancet, and Nature. His other interest is medical education.  He has been recognized as a gold star lecturer, gold star small groups leader, and gold star clinical preceptor by the University of Calgary Medical School.  He has been selected as the top post-graduate teacher in Gastroenterology by the gastroenterology residents three times

Outside of medicine, he enjoys time with his family and their passion for soccer.  He has coached youth soccer at the highest level, winning five provincial championships, two national silver medals, and two national bronze medals with many of his mentored athletes going on to receive scholarships across Canada and the United States. For his community contributions, he has been recognized by the Rotary Club International with The Paul Harris Award.

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Important Notices


Important MCAT information:

  • Those applicants intending to apply to the Cumming School of Medicine MD Program in 2015 or later should be aware that only the “new” MCAT will be accepted.
  • The last MCAT exam sitting we will accept for the 2020 application cycle will be August 29, 2020

New Start date for the Class of 2023

  • Med Zero (Optional) June 30, 2020
  • The MD Program will commence with mandatory Orientation on July 2nd and 3rd, 2020.

Director of Admissions Overview

Dr. Panaccione's information session for prospective MD applicants given on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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Participation in Rural Rotations

Participation in Rural Rotations

In the Faculty’s response to rural social accountability, the program provides teaching at several regional centres such as Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Red Deer,Yellowknife and rural sites such as Brooks, High Level and Pincher Creek. Students should expect to do from 5–10 weeks of their clinical experience (pre-clerkship and clerkship) outside the city of Calgary except in unusual circumstances. The UCLIC provides a further option for a longer rural training experience.

Pathways to Medicine

Pathways to Medicine

The Pathways to Medicine Scholarship program is designed for graduating high school students with an explicit interest in pursuing a career in medicine. The program will provide financial support to assist with tuition and fees (four years, undergraduate program), a relocation allowance and a paid summer internship after the third year, along with support and mentorship from faculty, students and the community.

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Indigenous Health Program

The Indigenous Health Program is committed to supporting Indigenous learners and confronting issues faced by Indigenous people in the healthcare system. The program’s services and initiatives seek to address the under-representation of Indigenous people within the profession of medicine and promote health service quality improvements for all Indigenous people through professional education.

Contact Information

Office of MD Admissions   
Room G212 - Health Sciences Centre   
University of Calgary   
Cumming School of Medicine  
3330 Hospital Drive NW   
Calgary AB T2N 4N1

Office Hours: Monday to Friday   
8:30 - 4:30 pm

Email: ucmedapp@ucalgary.ca  
Tel: 403-220-4262   
Fax: 403-210-8148

Office of MD Admissions

Location and Mailing address

Room G212 - Health Sciences Centre   
University of Calgary   
Cumming School of Medicine  
3330 Hospital Drive NW   
Calgary AB T2N 4N1

Office Hours

Monday to Friday   
8:30 - 4:30 pm

Contact us

Email: ucmedapp@ucalgary.ca  
Tel: 403-220-4262   
Fax: 403-210-8148