Inner City Health

What is Inner City Health?

Inner City Health includes all marginalized and under-served communities within the city. It is hoped that by providing medical students with engagement and learning opportunities within these communities, they will be left with a better understanding of the importance of the social determinants of health and how they will impact the practice of medicine. The opportunities provided by the Community Engagement team hope to help develop student understanding of the Royal College's CanMEDS role as health advocates.

SHINE Clinic

The SHINE Youth Clinic is a student-run health clinic providing a variety of free services to Edmonton’s underserved youth. The clinic is managed and staffed by University of Alberta Healthcare students representing 8 disciplines; Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Nutrition, Counseling Psychology and Physiotherapy.  SHINE is an external student organization with a representative from the MSA.

Currently, SHINE only provide dental services. More news about the SHINE clinic will be coming soon.

Supervised by licensed healthcare professionals, student volunteers play a crucial role in providing care to patients in need while gaining practical experience. The clinic’s dedicated volunteers and interdisciplinary approach ensure each patient receives comprehensive care spanning their physical, emotional, social and economic needs. Volunteers and health practitioners are proud to operate under the principles of harm reduction and preventative medicine.

The SHINE Youth Clinic offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to Edmonton’s youth. The dental clinic operates on Saturdays from 9:00AM-12:30PM out of the Boyle McCauley Health Centre. We welcome youth to use any or all of our services on a drop-in basis at no cost.

SHINE's Vision:

“Our vision is to establish an interdisciplinary student-directed health clinic that provides comprehensive health services to the underserved youth population of Edmonton’s inner city by meeting their needs in a compassionate, non-judgmental, and safe environment”

See their website for more details and for their mission statement.