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Message from the Assistant Dean of Admissions, Equity & Diversity

McGill is one of the top medical schools in North America and enjoys an international reputation for excellence in both clinical training and research. In addition to our undergraduate MDCM medical degree, the McGill Faculty of Medicine offers joint programs leading to combined MD-MBA and MD-PhD degrees.

Our MDCM program provides a unique integrated, systems-oriented, multidisciplinary approach to learning, one that offers a collegial and dynamic learning environment for students. In 2013, we launched our new MDCM curriculum – Patient at heart, Science in hand – to remain at the forefront in medical education and serving society’s needs. Our 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 ‘art’ of medicine. We aim to train doctors who are regarded highly, wherever they go, as scientists and humanists in the tradition of McGill alumnus and world-renowned physician, Sir William Osler.

The Office of Admissions, Equity & Diversity oversees the promotion and selection process for entry into McGill’s medical school, with guidance from an Advisory Committee on Admissions Best Practices, an Admissions Committee made up of more than 100 members from our Faculty and representatives from the community, and additional supporting committees. Our number one goal is to attract excellence, which means the Admissions process is inherently competitive. We pursue this goal by welcoming outstanding candidates from across all communities we serve to apply to our programs. We administer the process within a framework of evidence-based best practices, accreditation requirements set out by Canada’s medical education authority, government decrees and programs that apply to Quebec’s medical admissions process, and guiding principles developed in consultation with our admissions committees.     

The Faculty of Medicine is committed to its mission of social accountability and encourages students from all backgrounds, including under-represented ethnic, cultural and racial groups, sexual minorities, and students from all socio-economic groups, to apply. We welcome applications from Canada, as well as from the United States and other countries.

We invite you to explore the possibilities of medical education at McGill, and wish you every success in your endeavours!

Saleem Razack, MD FRCP(C)
Assistant Dean of Admissions, Equity & Diversity of the Faculty of Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Core Member, Centre for Medical Education
Attending Physician, Pediatric Critical Care Unit, Montreal Children's Hospital