The Application Process

This page has been designed to guide you through the application process. This website contains a wealth of information about McGill, The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and our admissions process. However, if questions arise that are not answered on our website, we encourage you to contact us by phone or e-mail. Good luck to all our applicants.

 

The application system for Fall 2021 admission opens September 1st 2020



  1. Establish your applicant category
  2. Ensure that you meet the all general requirements (for all applicant categories) and relevant educational requirements (based on your applicant category). Meeting the requirements does not guarantee admission.
  3. Review our non-academic criteria (for all applicant categories)
  4. CEGEP students should review the specific requirements of admission for the Med-P program
  5. Familiarize yourself with our selection process.

Program

Application 
Deadline

Submission 
Deadline

Target date for 
invitations to interview

Interview 
Dates *(Interviews in February will be held virtually)

M.D.,C.M.

November 1, 2020

November 1, 2020

January 22, 2021

February 16-19, 2021 

M.D.,C.M. & Ph.D.

November 1, 2020

November 1, 2020

January 22, 2021

February 16-19, 2021 

M.D.,C.M. for IMGs

November 1, 2020

November 1, 2020

January 22, 2021

February 16-19, 2021 

Med-P

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

March 26, 2021

April 14-16, 2021


N.B. ► The language of instruction is English for the Montreal Campus, and French for Campus Outaouais. Applicants may submit an application in French or English.

  1. Complete application forms and pay the application fee
  2. Submit supporting documents

Verification of information submitted

McGill University reserves the right to require official academic records at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between unofficial and official records(s) are found.  As well, the University may verify any information provided by applicants and has the authority to cancel an application, withdraw an offer, or cancel a registration at any time if false information has been provided.

Disclosure

No information whatsoever on the status of your application will be shared with anyone inquiring on your behalf without the applicant's express written authorization. You may authorize the disclosure of information related to your application to one or more persons via the online application system or later in the process by email to the Admissions Office.

Name discrepancies

Please notify the Admissions Office if there will be any name discrepancies or variations among any of the official documents, especially transcripts or MCAT results. Failure to do so may result in an incomplete admission file.

Reapplication

Applicants to the Med-P program may only apply once to the program. Applicants to the M.D.,C.M. or its combined programs programs who were not admitted and who wish to reapply must submit a new application.  Supporting documentation from previous applications are not retained for any future applications.  Every application cycle is treated anew.  Those who submit their application a third time are rarely successful and are discouraged from doing so unless there are truly significant changes that have had a major impact on the quality of their candidacy.


Making changes or cancelling your application

Any change or update to your application information must be submitted in writing to the Admissions Office. Changes in personal information such as addresses or phone numbers can only be done via your personal Minerva account. Details can be found in the Update Personal Information section of the Minerva guide.

Note: An application can be cancelled via your Minerva account.

Track the status of your application

You can track the status of your application by logging into Minerva, under the Applicant menu, using your McGill ID number.

It is the applicant's responsibility to check their application status on a regular basis, e.g. once a week, as there may be updates or requests for additional information that must be attended to promptly.

N.B. ► The primary means of communication will be electronic mail (e-mail), using the e-mail address provided at time of application.

Especially during peak periods, there may be a delays between our receipt of documents and the entry of these documents in the Minerva system. The date posted is the date of entry into the system and does not necessarily reflect the date of receipt.


IMPORTANT ► Decisions rendered by the Admissions Committee are final and not subject to appeal.
Reconsideration is only granted in exceptional cases (e.g. clerical error)

 

 

Graphics on this page were designed by former McGill medical student Omid Zahedi Niaki.

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