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Undergraduate Program

Recognized as one of the top medical schools in North America, McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine has a long tradition of excellence. The goal of the medical undergraduate program is to equip the student to meet the most stringent standards of medical practice and professionalism to ensure career-long excellence in whole-person care.  

Description of curriculum 

The psychiatric component of McGill’s Medical School curriculum includes a variety of courses during the four years of medical school.

First year

 Course director: Dr. Brian Greenfield

  • The physicianship course, which addresses a number of important psychosocial issues

Second year

 Course director: Dr. Sherif Karama

  • Psychiatric lectures including Introduction to Psychopathology and Suicide, and Mood, Anxiety and Psychotic Disorders
  • Two group activities during the Pathology, Treatment and Prevention of Disease Unit
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine teaches students are how to conduct a psychiatric examination, as well as how to function in the psychiatric emergency room
  • Introduction to Psychiatric Clerkship prepares students for third year clinical rotations.

Third year

 Chair: Dr. Trent Semeniuk

  • The eight week clerkship in psychiatry occurs during the third year.

Fourth year

Information about elective options is available from:

  • Eva Pilla, McGill Students Electives Coordinator (mcgillelectives [dot] med [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
  • Mary Cecere, Visiting Students Electives Coordinator (electives [dot] med [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
  • Elizabeth Lefebvre, Career Advisor (careeradvisor [dot] med [at] mcgill [dot] ca)

Procedures for admission

Please visit the Admissions Office of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill website for information

  • The Office of Admissions, Equity and Diversity has created a twitter account to post short, unofficial tweets to convey information.

Contact information

Danielle Bastien
Tel. 514-398-4176
Fax 514-398-4370
graduate [dot] psychiatry [at] mcgill [dot] ca 

Dr. Gregory Meterissian
Tel. 514-934-1934 ext. 42055
Fax 514-934-8237
gregory [dot] meterissian [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca