2023 Admissions

Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who are not Québec residents

Please view the following for our admission requirements and selection process: 
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Overview

An applicant is eligible to apply as a member of this category if he or she (a) is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada who is not a resident of Québec, (b) will have obtained, before July 31 of the entering year of medicine, an undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree for admission as per the Degree requirements and (c) and adheres to all other general and educational requirements.

As per the MCAT Policy, applicants of this category are not required to send their MCAT results (unless their degree was completed outside Canada), and will not be invited to submit them optionally.

Applicants in this category can apply to the MDCM, or MDCM & Ph.D. programs. Because these programs have MDCM as a foundation, applicants need only submit one application to their preferred program.  There is no quota for joint program applications.

Important dates

The following dates are for the Fall 2023 entry and are subject to change without notice. There is no admission for winter or summer sessions.

  • Application opening date: September 1, 2022
  • Application deadline: November 1, 2022
  • Target date for sending preliminary selections: January 31, 2023
  • Interview dates: February 20 to 24, 2023

Related ► For more important dates, see: Important Dates

Key numbers and statistics

The following is presented as reference only. It does not offer any predictive validity.

  • Anticipated number of seats available for Fall 2023: Up to 10 seats* 
  • Average number of applicants: 951
  • Average number of interviewed candidates: 50
  • Average GPA of interviewed candidates: 3.95

Special notes

  • *The number includes seats for candidates from all pathways open to their residency cohort, with the exception of pathways with supernumerary seats (see our statistics for more information)
  • The Minister of Health and Social Services of Quebec requires Canadians from other provinces or territories and foreign nationals holding a study permit who wish to register for medical school in Quebec  to sign a contract in order to register in a medical  training program in Quebec. If you are granted an offer of admission, your registration will be conditional upon your agreeing to the terms of the contract, which stipulates that if you choose to stay in Quebec to practice there is a return-of-service clause or a fine.
  • Interview sessions will be shared among International and In-Province (University-Level) Quebec applicants.
  • Applicants should have a degree grade point average (DegGPA) of 3.8 or greater to be considered competitive. A DegGPA below 3.5 will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.  Priority is given to those with higher DegGPAs.
  • For the 2021 admission cycle the lowest (DegGPA) score invited to interview was 3.8 GPA.
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