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M.D.,C.M. program for International Medical Graduates (IMG) who are residents of Québec

This admissions pathway is open to international (non-North American) medical graduates (IMGs) who are residents of Québec and grants advanced standing to the McGill Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery program and allows the candidate to obtain the M.D.,C.M. degree in two years. The number of positions available is contingent on the number of attritions from previous years, will vary and may include years where there are no positions available.

Here are some statistics regarding MCCEE scores from previous applications:


2015 Admissions

2016 Admissions


# of points above the 50 + passing mark

N (population size)

# of points above the 50 + passing mark

N (population size)


26 points


18 points



85 points


50  points


Curriculum: Applicants admitted via this pathway are exempted from the Fundamentals of Medicine and Dentristy component (FMD) of the M.D.,C.M. program and enter the program in the Transition to Clinical Practice (TCP) component, starting in May of Med-2 (second year). Successful students continue into the clerkships and graduate with an M.D.,C.M. degree from McGill.

To be eligible, applicants must hold a medical degree from an accredited medical school recognized by the World Health Organization, must complete the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE), must provide a Medical Student Performance Report or Evaluation ("Dean's Letter") from their medical school, and proof of English or French proficiency.  Details are found below.

File review is be based upon the evaluation of eligibility (through the Quebec residency and foreign medical training criteria defined above), followed by an evaluation of the applicant’s file (MCCEE results, transcripts, Medical School Performance Report, CV and personal statement).  Competitive candidates are invited to a mandatory multiple mini-interview session.

Admission requirements and conditions

Eligible applicants must have the following:

(*1) Internationally trained medical graduates who have completed their MD degrees in either French or English are exempt from providing proof of language proficiency.

MDCM without advanced standing

Applicants who hold a medical degree awarded by a recognized university may be eligible to apply to the first year of the MDCM program if:

  • official transcripts sent by that university show numerical or letter grades for all courses completed
  • the candidates meet the specific requirements of science prerequisites and comply with the MCAT policy as described in the criteria for admission to the MDCM program (or can provide MCCEE scores in lieu of an MCAT)

The selection criteria will be the same for these candidates as for those candidates applying to the MDCM program with a Bachelor's degree. The international medical degree (and its grade point average) will be the degree used for the basis of admission. Academic assessment will be as follows: 70% MCEEE or MCAT score converted on 10, pre-clinical assessment on 10, clinical assessment on 10.   The CVPN will be worth 30%.

Postgraduate Medical Education

Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are international medical graduates and residents of Quebec, who have completed equivalence requirements, and have received a letter of attestation to this effect from the Collège des médecins du Québec should contact the Postgraduate Medical Education office.


A schedule of fees for the MDCM program (including tuition, compulsory fees and other charges) is available on the Student Accounts Office web site. The fees are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without notice. Supplemental information is available from the Undergraduate Medical Education web site.