About Medical Programs

About Medical Programs

Location

Location

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Administrative Offices
  • 3605 de la Montagne Street
  • Montreal QC H3G 2M1
  • Canada
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/medicine

Medical Societies

Medical Societies

All registered medical students are part of the McGill Medical Students' Society Inc. Please refer to Medical Societies to find out what this means to you, and to learn more about student activities and resources.

Undergraduate Medical Programs

Undergraduate Medical Programs

For information about the Faculty of Medicine, its mission, and its objectives please refer to the Medicine faculty section.

Note: For a schedule of fees of any of these programs, please consult the Student Accounts office website.
Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery (M.D.,C.M.) Medicine (200-204 credits)

A four-year undergraduate medical curriculum leading to the M.D.,C.M. (Medicinae Doctorem et Chirurgiae Magistrum) degree. The curriculum objectives correspond to the Faculty of Medicine's mission to equip the student to meet the highest standards of medical practice and professionalism and to ensure career-long excellence in whole-person care. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to function responsibly, in a supervised clinical setting, at the level of an undifferentiated physician. The program emphasizes the fundamental sciences and scientific methodology as pillars of medical knowledge. It provides traditional lectures and small group teaching, as well as laboratory and computer teaching.

The curriculum consists of four components:

  • Fundamentals of Medicine and Dentistry (FMD)
  • Transition to Clinical Practice (TCP)
  • Clerkship
  • Physicianship

Units in the Physicianship component are introduced sequentially. For selected students, the program includes a one-year integrated clerkship in Gatineau/Hull or elsewhere outside the city of Montreal. Promotion criteria are the same as in Montreal.

Electronic media, multimedia, and other information technologies are used by the Faculty for teaching purposes and to promote learning. Therefore, students should expect to be audio- and/or video-recorded as part of the program; for example, with learning being done at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning.

The language of instruction is English. The student is expected to have a working knowledge of the English language (comprehension, spoken, and written) from the outset of the M.D.,C.M. program. The student is also expected to have a working knowledge of the French language (comprehension, spoken, and written) from the outset of the M.D.,C.M. program. By the time they begin their clinical years, students have to be proficient in French. Please refer to Language Proficiency for further details.

The Faculty does not accept students for part-time medical studies.

Doctor of Medicine & Master of Surgery with Ph.D. (Joint M.D.,C.M. & Ph.D.)

Students interested in a research career in academic medicine may apply to the joint M.D.,C.M. & Ph.D. program. This 7-year program offers the basic and clinical sciences portion of the medical curriculum from September of year one to December 31 of year two, prior to the beginning of full-time graduate studies. These graduate studies are expected to last three to (no more than) four years, by which time all course work and research requirements for the Ph.D. degree must be completed and a thesis submitted. The defence of the thesis will ordinarily take place at a later date. From January of year five to May of year seven, students will complete the requirements for the M.D.,C.M. degree. Throughout the seven years, students in the M.D.,C.M. & Ph.D. program meet at two-week intervals during the academic year to discuss their research; attend research seminars from clinician-scientists from within, as well as outside, the McGill scientific community; and network with other students in the program.

Doctor of Medicine & Master of Surgery with Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Joint M.D.,C.M. & O.M.F.S.) Medicine & Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

McGill University, through the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, offers a joint M.D.,C.M. & Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program. Upon successful completion of this six-year program, students will receive an M.D.,C.M. degree from the Faculty of Medicine and a Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the Faculty of Dentistry.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must possess a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from an accredited North American dental school and be eligible to obtain a limited dental license from the Ordre des dentistes du Québec. (A limited license can be issued by the Ordre des dentistes du Québec without prior testing of French language competency.)

Candidates must also pass the National Board of Medical Examiners Comprehensive Basic Science Examination prior to commencing the program and receive a grade above 70%. Please check the AAOMS website for more details. Results must be available prior to the application deadline.

Candidates must be certified in ACLS prior to the start of the program.

Application Information

Admission is through the Faculty of Dentistry. All applications must be submitted electronically at www.mcgill.ca/applying/apply (Application Type: postgrad Med/Dent Education).

The application period starts August 1; the application deadline is September 1.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Medicine Preparatory Program (Med-P Program)

Med-P is a special program for immediate graduates of the Quebec Collegial (CEGEP) system and consists of a preparatory year of coursework in the Faculty of Science followed by the standard four-year M.D.,C.M. program.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated May. 15, 2019) (disclaimer)

Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery (M.D.,C.M.) Medicine (200-204 credits)

Conferral of the M.D., C.M. degree follows successful completion of the 4 curricular components of the MD, CM Program: Fundamentals of Medicine and Dentistry (year 1 and the first part of year 2), Transition to Clinical Practice (second part of year 2), Clerkship (years 3 and 4) and Physicianship (longitudinal throughout all 4 years). Program objectives are based...

For more information, see Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery (M.D.,C.M.) Medicine (200-204 credits).

Doctor of Medicine & Master of Surgery with Master of Business Administration (Joint M.D.,C.M. & M.B.A.) Medicine & Management

** This program is currently closed for admissions. ** ...

For more information, see Doctor of Medicine & Master of Surgery with Master of Business Administration (Joint M.D.,C.M. & M.B.A.) Medicine & Management.

Doctor of Medicine & Master of Surgery with Ph.D. (Joint M.D.,C.M. & Ph.D.)

Students interested in a research career in academic medicine may wish to apply for admission to the joint M.D.,C.M. & Ph.D. program. This is a seven-year program in which the basic and clinical sciences portion of the medical curriculum are completed from September of Year One to December 31 of Year Two, prior to the beginning of full-time graduate studies. The...

For more information, see Doctor of Medicine & Master of Surgery with Ph.D. (Joint M.D.,C.M. & Ph.D.).

Doctor of Medicine & Master of Surgery with Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Joint M.D.,C.M. & O.M.F.S.) Medicine & Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

McGill University, through the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, offers a joint M.D.,C.M. & Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program. Upon successful completion of this six-year program, students will receive an M.D.,C.M. degree from the Faculty of Medicine and a Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the Faculty of Dentistry. The program is fully...

For more information, see Doctor of Medicine & Master of Surgery with Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Joint M.D.,C.M. & O.M.F.S.).

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Medicine Preparatory Program (Med-P Program)

The Faculty of Medicine offers a special program for immediate graduates of the Quebec Collegial (CEGEP) system, which consists of one year of coursework in the Faculty of Science followed by the standard four-year M.D.,C.M. program. During the Med-P year, students are registered in the Faculty of Science. All campus-wide services including student advising,...

For more information, see Medicine Preparatory Program (Med-P Program).

Faculty of Medicine—2019-2020 (last updated May. 15, 2019) (disclaimer)