Facts and Figures

Collage of faculty, staff and students at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

2017-2018 Fact Sheet

For a print out of specific information about our Facts and Figures, please see the 2017-2018 fact sheet PDF.

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry currently employs more than 2,400 full- and part-time faculty members in clinical and basic medical sciences, dentistry, and Robarts Research Institute. The School has an additional staff complement of more than 1,200 employees.

Current enrolment for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry includes:

  • 698 Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program students, including 150 at the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Campus
  • 263 Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program students
  • 983 students in Year 3 and 4 of the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) Program, 21 of whom are in the combined BMSc/HBA degree
  • 85 Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience (BSc) students
  • 948 postgraduate medical trainees (residents and fellows)
  • 4 hospital-based postgraduate dental residents
  • 785 graduate students working toward MSc or PhD Degrees, 497 working towards a Master's Degree (either clinical or MSc)
  • 106 postdoctoral scholars
  • 9 students with specialized training in Orthodontics and Dental Facial Orthopedics
  • 6 graduate trainees in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program
  • 40 students in the Internationally Trained Dentists (ITD) Program
  • 60 students working toward a Master's Degree in Public Health (12-month course based)

More than $6.5 million in financial assistance is provided annually by the School and Western University so that qualified students may apply to professional and graduate programs, regardless of financial circumstances.

With approximately $145 million in research funding annually, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is home to the internationally renowned Robarts Research Institute and hundreds of other world-class research teams and investigators.

Areas of research excellence include:

  • biomedical imaging
  • cancer
  • cardiovascular, respiratory health and metabolic diseases
  • maternal, fetal, child and family health
  • infection and immunity
  • musculoskeletal health
  • neuroscience and mental health

Emerging areas of innovation and leadership include:

  • aging and geriatric medicine
  • clinical pharmacology and personalized medicine
  • environment and health
  • genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics
  • health services, delivery and policy
  • innovative surgical therapies
  • population health

Medical students and residents receive clinical training in more than 60 rural and regional communities through Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Office of Distributed Education.

Schulich Dentistry's Clinics see approximately 24,000 adult, child, emergency and oral surgery patient visits per year and 7,800 orthodontics appointments for adult, children and special needs patients. Schulich Dentistry also operates a Dental Outreach Community Services (DOCS) program which brings portable dental units to community centres in London once per month to offer free dental care to low-income families without dental insurance.

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry partners with hospitals, health systems and research labs regionally, nationally and internationally. View our full list of partners, institutes and groups.

Western’s Faculty of Medicine was established in 1881; the Faculty of Dentistry was created in 1964. The two merged to form one Faculty in 1997.

The School was named the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in 2005 in recognition of a $26 million donation from Seymour Schulich: the gift largely supports annual scholarships for medicine, dentistry and graduate students in medical science.