Dr. Eric Schloss was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1938, and grew up in Camrose. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.A. in 1959 and an M.D. in 1963 before completing a two-year family practice internship at several prominent hospitals in Canada, the United States and
Bermuda. Dr. Schloss continued his education with a four-year residency at the University of Alberta Hospital, received an F.R.C.P. (C) in General Pathology in 1969. Dr. Schloss practiced Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Dr. S. Hanson and associates in Edmonton and as Chairman of the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Edmonton General Hospital.