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Can be taken as: Professional Program

McGill is one of the top medical schools in North America and enjoys an international reputation for excellence in teaching, clinical training and research. The Faculty of Medicine offers a four-year undergraduate medical program leading to the conferral of an M.D.,C.M. (Medicinæ Doctorem et Chirurgiæ Magistrum) degree. The degree designation reflects the rich history of McGill University as home to Canada's first Faculty of Medicine and the original distinction between Medicine & Surgery colleges.

The MDCM program provides a unique integrated, systems-oriented, multidisciplinary approach to learning, one that offers a collegial and dynamic learning environment for students. The MDCM curriculum – Patient at heart, Science in hand remains at the forefront of medical education, serving society’s needs. The Physicianship program, one of the most innovative of its kind, provides students with a sound foundation in the humanistic skills that are required to be an outstanding physician, with explicit linkages between the ‘science’ and the ‘ healing art’ of medicine.

McGill offers the Med-P Program, for immediate graduates of the Québec CEGEP system.  For all other applicants, an undergraduate university degree (e.g. Bachelor's degree) in another area of study is required for admission to the MDCM program. Applicants can create their own "pre-med" program as part of their Bachelor's degree.  See Undergraduate Degree Requirements.

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Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery (M.D.,C.M.) Medicine (200-204 credits)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Medicine Preparatory Program (Med-P Program)