About Us

Memorial University of Newfoundland (Memorial) is located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the eastern edge of North America.

Our Faculty of Medicine includes the medical school, postgraduate residency training programs and graduate programs leading to a Masters, Doctoral or MD-PhD degree or to diplomas in Community Health, Clinical Epidemiology and Post-Secondary Studies (Health Professional Education). The Faculty of Medicine is located adjacent to the Health Sciences Centre on the northwest corner of the Memorial's St. John's campus.

Memorial's Faculty of Medicine is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Our four-year undergraduate medical program provides a comprehensive and integrated medical education. Teaching methods are diverse, but there is an emphasis on small group teaching. The size of the faculty and the student body facilitate a personalized learning environment. An integrated approach to the field of medicine is encouraged by a non-departmental administration system based on three divisions: Population Health and Applied Health Sciences, BioMedical Sciences and the Clinical Sciences.

Our curriculum places particular emphasis on community and rural medicine learning environments and patient contact starts early in a medical student’s training. Memorial's medical graduates are sought after across Canada and in the U.S. and are recognized for their clinical maturity and good grounding in the basics. The Faculty of Medicine excels in clinical teaching and has research expertise in specific areas of clinical specialties, community health, epidemiology, applied health and services research and basic medical science including neurosciences, immunology, cardiovascular and renal physiology and human genetic research.

Our students come from all over Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and other parts of Canada. In 2013, our class size increased by 30 per cent to 80 plus students, with 60 seats reserved for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, including three seats for Aboriginal students. The remaining seats are composed of students from New Brunswick (10), Prince Edward Island (4), other parts of Canada and/or Internationally (6).

We also have a growing graduate population, with more than 300 students registered in diploma, masters and doctoral programs in cancer, cardiovascular, clinical epidemiology, community health, human genetics, immunology, neurosciences, health ethics, public and applied health.

Our Mission

Working in the spirit of partnership and respect, the Faculty of Medicine is committed to delivering integrated excellence in education, research and evidence informed care; meeting the unique health needs of our rural, remote and urban communities; and advocating for health, equity, Indigenous health and healthy populations.

Our Vision

Through excellence, we will integrate education, research and social accountability to advance the health of the people and communities we serve.