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In addition to the School of Medicine, the Faculty encompasses three allied health sciences schools: Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy and Communication Sciences and Disorders. There are over 80 departments, and numerous institutes and centres, among them, the Life Sciences Complex, the renowned Centre for Studies in Aging, the cutting-edge Arnold and Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre, and the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre. As a leader in health care in Quebec, Canada and the world, the Faculty is strongly rooted in the three traditional pillars: education, research and health care.

The Faculty of Medicine is part of the McGill Academic Health Network, a consortium comprised of McGill University and its major affiliated teaching hospitals, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), the Jewish General Hospital, the St. Mary’s Hospital Center and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. The focus here is to build on mutual strengths in support of the highest collective achievements in patient care, education, research and health policy through greater collaboration of our partner institutions.

To organize primary care services, the government divided the province into 95 local networks (réseaux locaux), each with a “centre de santé.” For more specialized care, the local networks would have an agreement with the faculties of medicine and the teaching hospitals; for McGill, these include the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) as well as the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General, St. Mary’s, and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.  

RUIS McGill supports 63 per cent of Quebec. It includes central and western Montreal, the western part of the southshore, Outaouais, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the James Bay-Cree territories, Nord du Québec and Nunavik regions and supports a population of 1.7 million. RUIS aims to continually improve access to health care by streamlining relationships between primary care providers, doctors, regional hospitals and upper-level care providers for specialized procedures.


Total number of students at the Faculty of Medicine: 5,593 (Including all Schools & postdoctorals):

Medical School:

Undergraduate: 751

Graduate: 1,524

Residents/Fellows: 1,291

School of Nursing:
Undergraduate: 674
Graduate: 137

Physical & Occupational Therapy:
Undergraduate: 280
Graduate: 434

School of Communication Sciences & Disorders:
Graduate: 80

Overall number of postdoctorals: 536


Total number of staff at the Faculty: 4,609 (including 3,969 academic staff).