2024 Admissions

Message from the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Admissions (interim)

McGill is one of the top medical schools in North America and enjoys an international reputation for excellence in teaching, clinical training and research. In addition to our undergraduate MDCM medical degree, the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences offers joint programs, e.g. leading to combined MD-PhD degrees.

Our MDCM program provides a unique integrated, systems-oriented, multidisciplinary approach to learning, one that offers a collegial and dynamic learning environment for students. The MDCM curriculum – Patient at heart, Science in hand remains at the forefront of medical education, serving society’s needs. Our Physicianship program, one of the most innovative of its kind, provides students with a sound foundation in the humanistic skills that are required to be an outstanding physician, with explicit linkages between the ‘science’ and the ‘ healing art’ of medicine. We aim to train doctors who are highly regarded as top professionals in the tradition of McGill.

The Undergraduate Medical Admissions Office oversees the promotion and selection process for entry into the faculty, with guidance from the MDCM Admissions Committee and its four sub-committees (Best Practices, MMI, Qualifying Year, and Professionalism Standards).  The pool of Admissions raters who assess CVs and conduct interviews includes more than 100 members from our Faculty, representatives from the community and additional supporting committees. Our goal is to attract excellence, which means the admissions process is inherently competitive. We pursue this goal by welcoming outstanding candidates from across all communities. We administer the process within a framework of evidence-based best practices, accreditation requirements set out by Canada’s medical education authority, government decrees and programs that apply to Quebec’s medical admissions process and guiding principles developed in consultation with our admissions committees.     

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is committed to its mission of social accountability and encourages students from all backgrounds to apply. We welcome applications from Canada, as well as from the United States and abroad.

We invite you to explore the possibilities of health sciences education at McGill and wish you every success in your endeavours!

Dr. Robert Primavesi, MDCM, FCFP(EM)
Assistant Dean, MDCM Admissions (interim)




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