Cumming School of Medicine Quick Facts
Fast Facts about the University of Calgary
- More than 2,400 students attend programs at the Cumming School of Medicine:
- 529 Doctor of Medicine (MD)
- 365 Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)
- 135 Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation
- 451 Graduate Science Education (PhD and MSc students)
- 742 Post Graduate Medical Education (residents)
- 188 Post-Doctoral Research Fellows
- The school benefits greatly from its partnership with Alberta Health Services, which supports training residents in their specialty areas of medicine and encourages research between scientists and clinicians
- Our Global Health and International Partnerships department supports international educational experiences for students and promotes research in countries such as Laos, and Tanzania and Uganda
- The school has more than 500 full-time faculty, more than 1,500 clinical and adjunct faculty, and more than 1,300 technical and support staff
- 3,500 people are employed at the Cumming School of Medicine
Our School by the Numbers
- 19 clinical and basic science departments
- Seven reseach institutes:
- More than $140 million/year in research grants and contracts
- One of only two, three-year medical school programs in North America
- 48 Chairs and Professorships - generously supported by our community - which develop, promote and recognize research excellence; total endowment value of more than $150 million
- Faculty awards include 10 Orders of Canada, six Rhodes Scholars, and a Gairdner International Award winner
- 1967 - the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine is founded
- 1970 - the first medical students are accepted into the program
- 2004 - the faculty's research institutes are created
- 2004 - the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) program is established
- 2014 - On June 17, 2014, the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine was formally named the Cumming School of Medicine, in recognition of Geoffrey Cumming's generous gift to the university – matched by the Province of Alberta – in support of our work in medical research and innovation.
- The Calgary Stroke Program is recognized as one of the leading programs of stroke treatment and research internationally.
- The Cumming School of Medicine has one of the largest divisions of gastroenterology in the world and the Inflamatory Bowel Disease (IBD) program ranks fifth internationally.
- The Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) program consistently leads the University of Calgary in terms of student GPA and student awards.