Leadership - About Us

Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) 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 in the Medical Education Centre adjacent to the Health Sciences Centre on the northwest corner of the main MUN 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: Community Health and Humanities, 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 & renal physiology and human genetic research.

Our students come from all over Newfoundland and Labrador, from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, 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 two seats for Aboriginal students, 10 students from New Brunswick, two from Prince Edward Island and one from Yukon.

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.