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M.D., C.M.

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 desingation reflects the rich history of McGill University as home to Canada's first Faculty of Medicine (see a brief history of Medicine at McGill), and the original distinction between Medicine & Surgery colleges. 

The new MDCM curriculum

McGill's Faculty of Medicine proudly launched its new undergraduate medical curriculum in September of 2013. The previous curriculum, developed in the 1990s, was updated based on recommendations from the McGill Faculty of Medicine strategic planning report and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada report (“The Future of Medical Education in Canada – Medical Doctor Project”). The new MDCM curriculum was developed on the basis of extensive consultations with stakeholders, including a review of best practices in learning theory and ways of incorporating modern technologies into renovated classroom spaces. 

Visit the New MDCM Curriculum website for information on program components, longitudinal themes and a curriculum schema.

For selected students, the program includes a one year integrated clerkship in Gatineau or outside the City of Montreal.

Electronic media, multimedia and other information technologies are used by the Faculty for teaching purposes and to promote learning. Students should therefore expect to be audio and/or video-recorded as part of the program, for example with learning being done at the McGill Medical Simulation Centre. The language of instruction is English. The Faculty does not accept students for part-time medical studies.

Admission requirements and conditions

Students seeking to register into this program must, at minimum:

N.B. ► Certain exceptions may apply based on the applicant's category.


To review a schedule of fees for this program, consult the table at Student Accounts Undergraduate Tuition & Fees.  To learn about financial assistance, please review our Scholarships & Bursaries page.

Who can apply

This program is open to applicants in the following applicant categories:

  • Québec residents with a university degree 
  • Non-traditional applicants who are Québec residents 
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (who are not Québec residents) with a university degree
  • International applicants with a university degree 
  • Indigineous applicants under select conditions