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Applicant Categories

Applicant categories are organized first by the applicant's citizenship or residency status (in-province, out-of-province, international, etc.) and then by level of academic attainment (CEGEP student, university sudent, international medical graduate).  

Certain categories have special conditions of admission. Use the menu on the left to determine your applicant category. You must establish your category before submitting an application.

The number of available positions for medical training is regulated by the provincial government according to designated categories, which are based on candidates' citizenship or residency status and are as follows: 

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is a recognized resident of Québec: Up to 169 available seats
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is not a resident of Québec, or Out-of-province Canadians: Up to 11 available seats
  • International citizen, defined as an individual who requires a study permit to study in Canada (not a Canadian citizen or permanent (INTL): Up to 4 available seats
  • Member of a First Nation or registered Inuit beneficiary who is a recognized resident of Québec: Up to 4 available seats

Applicants accepted under the Out-of-Province Canadian and International categories are subject to the admission rules and obligations of their assigned category for the duration of their medical studies, regardless of any change in citizenship or residency status subsequent to admission.