OMSAS – Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Western University)
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- About the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
- MD Program Structure
- Admission Requirements
- Application Pathways
- Combined Programs
- Additional Information
- Contact Information
About the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Schulich Medicine/the School) provides outstanding education within a research-intensive, distributed learning environment where tomorrow’s physicians, dentists, health researchers and other scholars learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health locally, regionally and globally.
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program admits 171 students to each class and functions as 1 program in 2 campuses.
Year 1 and 2 class curriculum and simulation learning is delivered primarily at Western University (Western/the University) for the London Campus and at the University of Windsor for the Windsor Campus.
Clinical learning across years 1, 2, 3 and 4 is delivered in London and Windsor academic hospitals and in community hospitals, offices and clinics that are affiliated learning sites. These are located on the London and Windsor Campuses and in over 60 communities throughout Southwestern Ontario.
Students’ clinical learning is focused in, but not restricted to, their home campus. This includes mandatory clinical experiences in teaching centres affiliated with the School, with early exposure in Family Medicine (Year 1), and core Clerkship rotations (Year 3) and Clinical Electives (Year 4) in home campuses and Distributed Education.
Each student in the MD Program, regardless of home campus, is registered as a student of, and will graduate from, Western University. Students at the Windsor Campus are jointly registered to allow access to facilities at the University of Windsor.
The class cohort between campuses is:
- London Campus: 133 students
- Windsor Campus: 38 students
The London Campus has been the traditional home to the MD Program. Governance of the Windsor Campus is a joint affiliation between Western and the University of Windsor, and is in its second decade of success. The curricular model delivers equivalent MD Program learning with identical graduation competencies, curriculum structures, assessments and graduation outcomes for each campus.
Being invited for an interview will give you the opportunity to indicate your preferred campus. We will process applications for both campuses and subject them to the same admission criteria. If you are successful in receiving an offer of admission, we will attempt to place you at your preferred campus. However, if the allotted seats at that campus are full, we will offer you a seat in the other location.
MD Program Structure
The Schulich Medicine MD Program is a 4-year competency-based curriculum with the goal for each medical student to achieve the required graduating competencies to enter any Canadian or international residency program.
The curriculum delivers clinical, experiential, large and small group active individual, self-directed and team-based learning with a focus on graduating Master Adaptive Learners. The overarching goal is developing attitudes, behaviours and skills that endure throughout their career. The curriculum is socially accountable to the context of care in Southwestern Ontario, the evolving complexity of care in Ontario, Canada and globally.
The renewed competency-based curriculum was launched in 2019. The model was adapted to a “Hybrid Curriculum” that supports students through a variety of learning modalities. Harnessing established best practices in learning from Western University and other education models, the MD Program retains the core values of face-to-face communication in key courses, partnered with technology in others and embedded experiential learning throughout.
Broad goals of the curriculum include:
- Improving culturally competent patient care using an outcomes-based approach.
- Aligning with Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) in Canada at the postgraduate level.
- Ensuring students demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes to meet the needs of Canadian patients and communities locally, regionally and nationally.
- Preparing students for life-long learning in an equitable, diverse and inclusive world.
By advancing the current mission of the MD Program – to graduate socially accountable generalist physicians, competent clinicians, scholars and emerging leaders in a rapidly changing health care environment – we envision our School will become a leader through our innovative and continually evolving model of undergraduate medical education.
Schulich Medicine graduates will be well prepared to meet the challenges of health care delivery for tomorrow. They will be leaders who seamlessly integrate in teams of other health care professionals to deliver and advance care and knowledge locally, nationally and globally. They will take an approach to care that is grounded in evidence, shaped by the local needs of the populations they serve and accountable in resource and quality outcomes.
We commit to delivering medical education in a model and environment that embrace and advance equity, diversity and inclusion. Our new Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Strategic Plan 2021-26 guides our MD Program to “Lead in health with our region for the world” through values of: Belonging, Excellence and Accountability.
Years 1 and 2
- Case-based learning in teams
- Laboratory experiences in foundational sciences
- Small group learning
- Clinical skills
- Independent study for clinical, research and community service
- Interactive large group learning (including team-based learning)
- Project-based experiential and inquiry-based learning
- Supervised clinical learning experiences
The curriculum provides the foundation for clinical decision-making and problem-solving through an Approach to Clinical Presentation/Diagnosis, which integrates foundational learning in the basic and clinical sciences in preparation for application during clinical immersive learning in Years 3 and 4. A strong emphasis is placed on developing professional identity, career planning and maintaining personal wellness.
You will be required to complete all course requirements offered, including semester-long integrated courses and longitudinal year-long courses. Formative assessment for learning and summative assessment of learning are combined in a portfolio of assessment that helps students achieve a growth mindset as they work toward achieving the graduation competencies.
At the end of Year 1, you will participate in Discovery Week and will be paired with one of the Southwestern Ontario Distributed Education sites to gain exposure to interprofessional health care delivery, the varying influences of the social determinants of health and experiencing the benefits of practicing in smaller communities.
There are many opportunities for non-credit learning experiences during the summer months between Year 1 and 2. You may choose to participate in school- and faculty-funded research programs or one of many non-clinical electives at an academic centre or Distributed Education partner site within Southwestern Ontario, in academic health centres or internationally. Options will depend on the pandemic status and guidelines, and other factors beyond the School’s influence.
A 52-week integrated clerkship course during which you become a member of clinical care teams in the following medical disciplines:
- Acute Care (Aneasthesia and Emergency Medicine)
- Family Medicine Core
- Family Medicine Plus
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Within these disciplines there are mandatory and elective rotations. A minimum of 4 weeks must be completed in a regional or rural community setting. You learn and work under the direct supervision of Schulich Medicine faculty, postgraduate resident physicians and other health professional partners across the many affiliated sites.
As a Year 3 student, you are given graded responsibility within health care facilities at our associate clinical affiliates (hospitals, ambulatory clinics, physician offices) in London, in Windsor and across Southwestern Ontario Distributed Education partner sites. Areas of graded responsibility include: Assessment, diagnosis, investigation and management of patients with acute and chronic conditions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
You are assessed in a competency-based process grounded in reaching satisfactory achievement in each of the curriculum competencies:
- Medical Expert
You are also assessed based on the 12 Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) Entrustable Professional Activities of a physician.
Curriculum concludes with consolidating the prior learning alongside preparation and support for the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) application process and writing the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part 1:
- Clinical Electives (16 weeks) enable students to broaden experiences to ensure competence to enter any residency program, expand on areas of interest and explore careers in medicine more fully at Schulich Medicine, other Canadian medical schools and carefully selected international medical schools. All 17 Canadian medical schools abide by the AFMC Elective Diversification policy.
- Integration & Transition (16 weeks) focuses on preparation to enter Residency. This component ensures satisfactory achievement of the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills necessary to safely and competently evaluate patients with undifferentiated clinical presentations necessary for the transition to postgraduate medicine.
Admission to the MD Program is highly competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not ensure an interview or acceptance. You are eligible to apply for admission to the first year of the program if you satisfy the following requirements:
You must have completed, or be enrolled in the final year of, a 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognized university at the time you apply.
We do not give preference for the undergraduate program of study or the institution granting the degree and there are no course prerequisites.
After graduating with a 4-year undergraduate degree, you may elect to take an additional year of full-time undergraduate studies – a so-called Special Year.
Prior to the Special Year, you must already have 1 undergraduate year (September to April) that meets our minimum GPA, course load and course level requirements.
Only the first Special Year will be considered for the GPA. To be considered, it must contain 5 full or equivalent courses (30 credit hours) taken between September and April.
The following courses are not acceptable in the Special Year:
- First-year courses,
- repeat/antirequisite courses,
- pass/fail courses and
- second-year courses that do not require a first-year prerequisite.
Second Undergraduate Degree
If you embark on a second undergraduate degree, you are not eligible to apply until the final year of your new program.
To be considered for calculation of the GPA, your second or most recent degree must be equivalent to a 4-year degree, even though it may not take 4 years to complete.
GPA consideration will be based only on the 2 best years of the second degree.
Course load and course level requirements for the second degree are analogous to the requirements of the first degree. Academic transcripts must clearly show that you have met both the course load and course level requirements.
If you are given a conditional offer, you must complete all program requirements for the second degree by June 30, 2023.
If you are enrolled in a graduate degree program when you apply, you must complete all degree program requirements by:
- June 30, 2023, for thesis-based programs,
- August 15, 2023, for course-based programs.
Withdrawing from a graduate degree program after the application deadline will void your application.
We do not consider graduate degrees for the GPA; only undergraduate years are used.
If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or a master’s program and you have a strong interest in continuing in research to be a clinician scientist, we encourage you to inquire about our MD/PhD Program.
The Medicine Admissions Committee resets GPA minimums each year.
If you are presenting 2 undergraduate years for GPA consideration that do not include the 2019-2020 academic year affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, all of the following conditions must be met:
- You must meet or exceed the minimum GPA in each of your 2 best undergraduate years of full-time study (1 of which may be the current year).
- Full-time study is defined as 5 full or equivalent courses (minimum 30 credit hours), taken between September and April.
- Each of the 2 years must contain at least 3 full-course equivalents (18 credit hours) whose published academic level is at, or above, the year of study.
- For example, in second year, at least 3 full-course equivalents must be at the second-year level or above.
- Only 1 full or equivalent pass/fail course (6 credit hours) will be permissible in each of the 2 years being considered for the GPA.
If you are presenting the 2019-2020 academic year affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as one of your academic years for GPA consideration, all of the following conditions must be met:
- You must have completed 5 full or equivalent courses (minimum 30 credit hours) between September and April, of which 3 full-course equivalents (18 credit hours) must have a published academic level at, or above, the year of study.
- Your GPA will be calculated on grades from the fall 2019 semester only.
- Due to the transition of many universities to pass/fail or credit/no credit, grades from the winter 2020 semester will not be used in the calculation of GPA to ensure a fair assessment for all candidates.
- Only 1 full or equivalent pass/fail course (2 half courses, 6 credit hours) will be permissible in the fall 2019 semester.
- The pass/fail course(s) must be passed.
- Discovery Credits (Western students) will be considered within, not in addition to, the 1 course pass/fail allowance.
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
The Medicine Admissions Committee resets MCAT minimums each year based on the competitiveness of the applicant pool.
You must arrange for verified MCAT results to be submitted directly to OMSAS.
- Schulich Medicine requires the MCAT be written prior to the application deadline.
- The MCAT must be written within 5 years of the current application deadline.
- All sections of the MCAT may be considered.
- If you have written the MCAT more than once, we will use scores from the most recent writing.
If you are applying through the Southwestern Ontario Pathway, Access Pathway or Military Medicine Training Program, you must meet the 50th percentile in the total MCAT score and the 50th percentile in each of the individual component scores of the MCAT, as part of the School’s mandate for social accountability and responsibility.
All application pathways, except the International Applicant Pathway, require applicants to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) at the time of application.
If you are a permanent resident (landed immigrant), you must submit a copy of the front and back of your current permanent resident card to OMSAS by the application deadline.
If you are applying through the International Applicant Pathway, you must submit proof of citizenship at the time of application.
Note: Applicants who have dual citizenship between Canada and another country or have achieved status as a permanent resident (landed immigrant) or citizen of Canada at the time of admission will be automatically entered into the Canadian applicant process.
Confidential Assessment Forms
References are required from 3 persons who, in your opinion, know you well enough to provide an informed critical assessment and make statements regarding your character, qualities and academic capabilities.
At least 1 referee must be a non-academic/character referee. Please note restrictions on who may or not be a referee and their requirements.
Schulich Medicine reserves the right to contact referees to confirm evaluations and/or ask for additional information. You must ensure that the contact information for referees is complete, current and correct.
References will be accepted until December 1, 2022.
Western Abbreviated Autobiographical Sketch (AABS)
We are committed to enrolling self-directed, motivated, resilient students who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, demonstrate compassion and advocacy for the advancement of others and value inclusion with equity in patient care and learning. To help achieve this goal, we would like to learn more about you through your activities and life experiences.
You will be asked to select activities from your OMSAS Autobiographical Sketch and link them to 4 domains within Western’s AABS:
- Teamwork and Leadership
- Respect for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Social Accountability and Responsibility
- Self-directed Learning, Problem-Solving and Critical Inquiry
Choose activities that provide insight into who you are, how others see you, your journey and development and your values. Social Accountability does not need to refer to formal or organized volunteer positions. All experiences will be evaluated in a holistic manner.
If you are reapplying, you may re-use content from a previous Western AABS that you submitted.
Note: Western AABS content must be authored entirely by you. Any other submissions can result in your application being disqualified.
For each activity, you must indicate a verifier who can confirm your participation in the described role and time period. You must:
- Provide a minimum of 4 different objective verifiers (e.g., professor, teacher, supervisor, coach) within your Western AABS.
- Ensure that the contact information for each verifier is complete, current and correct.
- Ensure that your verifier is willing to be contacted.
Verifiers must be able to corroborate the entire scope of the activity that you describe. Inability to do so may disqualify your application.
Schulich Medicine Admissions reserves the right to contact verifiers at any time during the application cycle.
Schulich Medicine Admissions assesses applicants based on a composite of academic and non-academic attributes. A select number of applicants will be invited for an interview.
Admission interviews are:
- Structured and standardized
- 45 minutes in duration
- Completed with a 3-person panel consisting of a physician, senior medical student and community member.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities through the interview process.
Schulich Medicine Admissions reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant whose facility in written and spoken English is judged to be inadequate.
Schulich Medicine Admissions reserves the option to request an applicant demonstrate English-language proficiency through successful completion of one of the following assessments.
Minimum overall score and by categories:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT): 100
- Speaking: 26
- Writing: 26
- Reading: 24
- Listening: 24
- Duolingo English Test: 120
Applicants who accept an offer of admission must complete mandatory post-admission requirements by posted deadlines. These include but are not limited to:
- Basic life support training
- Immunizations, tuberculin status and serology
- Submission of a Police Vulnerable Sector Check
Failure to adhere to the submission deadlines may result in the withdrawal of an offer of admission.
Basic Life Support Training
You will be required to complete training in Standard First Aid and a CPR Basic Rescuer course (Level C), and to produce valid certificates before enrollment in the MD Program. It will be your responsibility to keep this up to date.
Statement on Potential Health Risks and Immunization Requirements
As a student, you will be required to care for persons with blood-borne and other infectious diseases should you be assigned to them.
Documentation of current immunization, tuberculin and blood-borne pathogen status will be required to be accepted into the MD Program.
Police Vulnerable Sector Check
As a medical student, you will interact with vulnerable populations throughout the course of your academic program. In recognition of the legal requirements of clinical agencies and affiliates to ensure that medical students do not place vulnerable populations at risk, the School requires you to provide, as a condition of your admission into the MD Program, a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check.
In the rare instance where you do not receive an all-clear status for a Police Vulnerable Sector Check, you may withdraw or request a hearing before the Executive of the Medicine Admissions Committee. The Executive of the Medicine Admissions Committee’s decision is final.
Southwestern Ontario Pathway
As a component of our School’s social accountability mandate to support health care improvement in rural/regional communities, Schulich Medicine Admissions will give you special consideration if you indicate on your OMSAS application that you completed all 4 years of secondary school and graduated within the designated counties that correspond to the Schulich Medicine Distributed Education Academies:
If you meet our Southwestern Ontario designation, as described in this section, you will be granted some flexibility with minimum scores for the MCAT. You must meet the 50th percentile in the total MCAT score and the 50th percentile in each of the individual component scores of the MCAT, as part of the School’s mandate for social accountability and responsibility.
You must still meet the same GPA, course load, course level and non-academic admission requirements as general (non-pathway) applicants.
If you are invited for an interview, you must submit an original high school transcript when registering for an interview.
There are no fixed seats or quotas. Applying as a Southwestern Ontario applicant does not guarantee admission.
We are committed to increasing the number of Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) physicians in Southwestern Ontario and Canada. We have designated 5 seats in each entering class for students who self-identify as Indigenous.
If you self-identify as Indigenous and wish to be considered for one of the designated seats, you must upload the following additional documents to OMSAS through Secure Applicant Messaging (SAM) by the application deadline of October 3, 2022:
- Official confirmation of status or proof of ancestral origin
- A personal statement describing why you applied through the Indigenous stream, including your experiences within Indigenous communities and the impact of these experiences
- Letters of support from Indigenous communities or organizations (in addition to 3 Confidential Assessment Forms)
You will be assessed by our Indigenous Applicant Subcommittee on a balanced portfolio that includes academic and non-academic achievements, as well as the letters of support and personal statement as described in this section.
Only in exceptional circumstances will we consider an applicant with a GPA of less than 3.30 or MCAT sectional scores below the 50th percentile for the designated seats.
If you are invited to an interview, you will be welcomed by Elders from local Indigenous Nations to provide cultural and social support, and to share a meal. An Indigenous medical student will be available to provide mentorship and you will have the opportunity to meet with Indigenous faculty and staff. The interview panel will consist of an Indigenous physician, Indigenous community member and senior medical student.
Schulich Medicine Admissions recognizes that some applicants may have faced barriers on their path to medical school. As part of our commitment to inclusivity, diversity and equity, we wish to attempt to mitigate barriers for these applicants, where possible, while ensuring fairness for all applicants.
There are no fixed seats or quotas for the Access Pathway.
The Access Pathway is for applicants who may have been adversely impacted by circumstances that created a disadvantage. These may include:
- Medical barriers
- Socio-cultural barriers
- Financial barriers
- Self-identifying with a population or ethnicity that has been under-represented within medicine
If you apply through the Access Pathway, you may be considered for MCAT flexibility with minimum scores for the individual sections of the MCAT, as well as the total MCAT score. If you are granted MCAT flexibility, you must meet the 50th percentile in the total MCAT score and the 50th percentile in each of the individual component scores of the MCAT, as part of the School’s mandate for social accountability and responsibility.
You must still meet the same GPA, course load, course level and non-academic admission requirements as general applicants.
If you apply through the Access Pathway, you must provide:
- A brief personal statement describing:
- Why you are applying through the Access Pathway and which barrier is applicable to your situation:
- Financial barrier
- Medical barrier
- Socio-Cultural barrier
- Self-identify as Black
- Self-identify as Filipino
- Self-identify as Latin American
- How you have adapted to and/or overcome your barrier, as well as your potential for success in medical school.
- Why you are applying through the Access Pathway and which barrier is applicable to your situation:
- Supporting documentation regarding your barrier.
- Upload all documents for the barrier(s) described to OMSAS using SAM by the application deadline.
We reserve the right to verify the validity and applicability of supporting documentation.
We will review this portion of your file holistically in this pathway.
It is your responsibility to ensure that all relevant documentation is provided by the application deadline.
Applying through this pathway does not guarantee the granting of MCAT flexibility nor an offer of admission.
International Applicant Pathway
The International Applicant Pathway provides international learners with an opportunity to study medicine at Western University while facilitating cross-cultural learning and fostering global perspectives within MD Program students.
Schulich Medicine Admissions will offer undergraduate medical education to qualified applicants through defined supernumerary seats. There is a maximum of 3 supernumerary seats open for this Pathway in the 2023-2024 academic year.
Registration for this Pathway is available for students joining the MD Program at the Windsor Campus only.
To be eligible for the International Applicant Pathway, you must:
- have valid citizenship in your home country at the time of application.
- Note: Applicants who have dual citizenship between Canada and another country or have achieved status as a permanent resident (landed immigrant) or citizen of Canada at the time of admission will be automatically entered into the Canadian applicant process.
- not be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant).
- have completed or be in the final year of a program leading to a conferred 4-year undergraduate or graduate degree at a recognized university equivalent to an accredited Canadian program.
- Applicants who have completed their undergraduate or graduate degree outside Canada or the United States must have their final transcript submitted to World Education Services (WES) on a course-by-course basis.
There are no prerequisite courses required for this pathway.
It is your responsibility to ensure all relevant documentation is provided to OMSAS for Schulich Medicine Admissions.
We reserve the right to verify all elements of your application. Falsification or misrepresentation of information will result in removal of your application from consideration and will preclude you from being considered in any future applications to the MD Program at Western University.
Applicants through the International Applicant Pathway must meet all established admission requirements of the Schulich Medicine Admissions general stream applicants.
Applying through this pathway will require you to:
- undergo the standard selection process for Canadian general stream applicants,
- be granted a visa to study medicine in Canada and
- meet all standards for admission in language, education and documentation.
Support is available for students who require assistance with their visa and documentation through offices in the School, Western University and University of Windsor.
Military Medical Training Program (MMTP) Pathway
The MMTP Pathway is for applicants who are current members of the Canadian Armed Forces and have been active for a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to the application deadline of October 3, 2022.
The Canadian Armed Forces will fund a maximum of 3 supernumerary seats for the MMTP Pathway.
If you apply through the MMTP Pathway, you may be considered for MCAT flexibility with minimum scores for the individual sections of the MCAT, as well as the total MCAT score. If you are granted MCAT flexibility, you must meet the 50th percentile in the total MCAT score and the 50th percentile in each of the individual component scores of the MCAT, as part of the School’s mandate for social accountability and responsibility.
You must still meet the same GPA, course load, course level and non-academic admission requirements as general applicants.
To be eligible for the MMTP Pathway, you must:
- Be an active member of the Canadian Armed Forces for a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to the application deadline
- Consent to have verification of your application with the Canadian Armed Forces
- Be eligible and approved to receive funding of your medical school tuition by the Canadian Armed Forces. If you are not approved for funding by the Canadian Armed Forces, you will be considered within the general stream application process and must meet all general stream admissions requirements.
It is your responsibility to ensure that all relevant documentation is provided by the application deadline.
Applying through this pathway does not guarantee granting of MCAT flexibility nor an offer of admission.
A maximum of 3 seats will be set aside each year for the MD/PhD Program.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)/MD/MSc Program
A maximum of 1 seat is available each year for the OMFS/MD/MSc Program.
After being admitted to the MD Program, the MD+ Track is available to medical students who are interested in combining their MD degree with course-based, thesis-based, combined and international graduate training options.
MD+ also provides an opportunity to pursue certificates to complement degrees. The goal of MD+ is to support student career success in medicine through a master’s degree in another Western University program.
There is financial support for students who are approved for the MD+ Track.
Admission and Application Policies
Falsification or misrepresentation of information from any portion of the application process, including interviews, will result in removal of the application from consideration, and may be considered in any future applications to the University.
Admission policies are reviewed annually and admission requirements from previous years may not apply. We encourage applicants to visit our website regularly, as the University reserves the right to review and change admissions policies and requirements at any time, without notice.
Accommodations and Medicine Admissions
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Western University, is committed to the provision of equal-access opportunities to qualified applicants.
To fulfill the requirements of the MD Program, you are required to acquire competency in a wide range of knowledge, skills and abilities, MD Program Curriculum Competencies and the AFMC Entrustable Professional Activities.
Individuals who would like to request accommodation(s) in the Admissions process are advised to email the Schulich Medicine Admissions Office.
All graduates from the MD Program and, therefore, all applicants, must be able to meet the guidelines outlined in the OMSAS Essential Skills and Abilities Required.
We will consider admission via transfer only into Year 3 of the MD Program only if a vacancy exists that year. We do not permit transfers into Years 1, 2 or 4.
We restrict transfer consideration to Canadian citizens or permanent residents (landed immigrants) who are currently enrolled in a Canadian medical school.
If you are an applicant considering transfer, you must contact the Schulich Medicine Admissions Office.
For detailed information on transfer into the Schulich Medicine MD Program, refer to the Transfer of Student for Program Studies in Undergraduate Medical Education Policy [PDF].
If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) and have completed your undergraduate‑level university education outside of Canada, you may apply to the Schulich Medicine MD Program.
In this situation, your foreign transcripts must be assessed by World Education Services (WES).
We must receive the assessment directly from WES. Assessments provided by the applicant are not eligible for consideration.
Current MD Program or International Degree Program (MBBS) Students
The Medicine Admissions Committee will not consider applications to the first year of the medical program from individuals who are currently registered in an MD Program or equivalent elsewhere in the world.
Applicants who have been conferred with an MD or equivalent degree, or who have been asked to withdraw from another medical education program, may not apply for admission.
Tuition and Deposit
We require a $1,000 deposit when you are accepted. The deposit will be applied to your tuition fees.