Admission into the first year of the MDCM program may be deferred for a period of one (1) year. Deferrals are the decision of the Assistant Dean on behalf of the program and may be granted for the following reasons (this list is not exhaustive):
- Unforeseen personal emergencies or obligations (request should be supported with relevant documentation);
- For the purpose of finalizing the obtention of an advanced degree (request should be supported with details of the status of the academic program and a supervisor's letter detailing the progress and anticipated completion of the program). NB: Students currently enrolled in graduate programs are normally expected to apply only when they are in the final year of that program.
A deferral request can only be made once the offer of admission has been accepted and the deposit paid.
Submit a written request to the Undergraduate Medical Admissions Office, including the relevant supporting documentation described above, no later than July 1st of the year in which deferral is sought. Deferred admission is not granted for the Med-P Qualifying Year.