Québec residents with a diploma of collegial studies (DEC)

Category code : MD-ROQ-C


A candidate is eligible to apply in this category if he or she (a) is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, (b) can establish Quebec residency by the appropriate deadline, (c) will have obtained, by July 31 of the entering year of medicine, a diploma of collegial studies (DEC) from Québec in an approved program and (d) adheres to all other program requirements.

As per the MCAT policy, candidates applying in this category are not required to submit an MCAT score. 

An applicant who meets the above criteria is eligible to apply to the preparatory program (Med-P).  Note that upon successful completion of the Med-P year, students are promoted to the 4-year MDCM program, and are not eligible for the MD-PhD or MD-MBA programs.

Related ► For details on admission requirements, please see : Admission requirements for the Med-P program.

Important dates

The following dates are for the Fall 2019 entry and are subject to change without notice. There is no winter or summer intake.

  • Applications open: September 1, 2018
  • Application deadline (step 1): March 1, 2019 
  • Deadline to submit all supporting documents (step 2): March 1, 2019 
  • Target date for sending preliminary selections: March 25, 2019
  • Interview dates : April 16, 17, 18, 2019
Related ► For more important dates, see https://mcgill.ca/importantdates/

Key numbers and statistics

  • Anticipated number of seats available for Fall 2019: 67

The following is presented as reference only. It does not offer any predictive validity:

  • Average number of applicants: 792
  • Average number of interviewed candidates: 282
  • Average R Score (CRC) of interviewed candidates: 35.32

Special notes

  • Applicants should have a CRC score above 33.5 in order to be considered competitive.  Candidates with a CRC score below 32.0 will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. Priority is given to those with higher CRC scores. 
  • Interviews are by invitation-only.  Selected candidates will be informed of an interview by email and attendance in person is mandatory.  No alternate interview dates are provided.  Interviews can take place in either English or French and a candidate must specify their language of choice in the application (step 1).