Faculty of Medicine

Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine is committed to providing the highest standard of medical education and supporting health research with the goal of advancing the health of the people and communities we serve. 

We are leaders in rural medical education and have received national and international awards and recognition. As the only medical school in Newfoundland and Labrador, research that focuses on the need of our communities is a priority. Ground-breaking research has provided important medical discoveries, which have led to improved medical interventions and patient care.

Dean's Notes

It feels as though this has been a rather long winter weather-wise, with multiple snow storms in Atlantic Canada, even though the winter seemed delayed initially. I hope you have been able to stay safe during the stormier days as we get close to spring-like temperatures.

The holiday break is fast approaching! I hope you will have an opportunity to relax and spend time with family and friends, if possible.

With the classes winding down for many of our learners, I hope everyone had a good fall semester. It has been a rather busy few months and I want to extend my thanks to our staff and faculty who continue to support our learners in so many ways. If you see me in the hallway, please say hello and let me know how you are doing.


Running gives these two medical learners an opportunity for goal setting outside of academics, a way to make dedicated time for themselves and their friends friends, and a chance to be part of a wonderful community.

Resident doctors share their experiences of practicing medicine in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Rod Russell of the Division of BioMedical Sciences interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci of the U.S. National Institutes of Health about his career in virology and immunology, including his work on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS.