2023 Admissions

International medical graduates (non-North American) who are residents of Quebec

IMG-2

  • The IMG 2-year admissions pathway is open to graduates of International (non-North American) medical programs who are residents of Québec. Successful candidates enter the McGill MDCM program with advanced standing, and will obtain the MDCM degree in two years.
  • The number of positions available is contingent on the number of attritions from the regular stream of the MDCM program in previous years, which may include years where there are no positions available. Applications to the IMG-2 category are assessed together as a separate group.
  • Curriculum: Applicants admitted via this pathway are exempted from the Fundamentals of Medicine and Dentistry component (FMD) of the MDCM program and enter the program in the Transition to Clinical Practice (TCP) component, starting in April of Med-2 (second year). Successful students continue into the clerkships and graduate with an MDCM degree from McGill.
  • Please consult the information on the IMG-2 Admission Requirements and Conditions page, and you can also view the June 16th, 2022 PowerPoint presentation: File img_information_session_june_16_2022.pptx

IMG-2 Admission requirements and conditions

Eligible applicants must have the following:

Program start date and list of required documents and deadlines: 

  1. Important - Program starts mid-April 2023 and candidates will join the MDCM class for the final 2 years of the undergraduate medical education program consisting of primarily clinical placements. The clinical environment is francophone or bilingual, it is important for students to feel comfortable and prepared to work in both French and English for patient safety and to provide essential services: Language Proficiency | Office of Admissions - McGill University
  2. Submit your application online by November 1st
  3. Upload your unofficial transcript by November 1st Unofficial Transcripts for your bachelor's degree (including an official translation, if the transcript is not in English or French).
  4. Medical school performance report / Dean’s letter upload by November 1st  (an elaborate transcript of your performance throughout the four years of medical school. It is not a letter of recommendation but a more objective reporting of your academic history, the evaluations you have received, and the faculty-sponsored activities in which you have participated (including an official translation if the document is not in English or French).
  5. MCCQE part 1 scoreupload copy and share with McGill (via the physiciansapply.ca web portal) by November 1. It is recommended that applicants submit MCCQE Part 1 scores by the November 1 application deadline, however test scores for the September sitting of the examination will be accepted until the middle of November.
  6. CMQ equivalency letter upload -December 1st
  7. Upload CV & VERL by November 1st : Curriculum Vitae & List of Verifiers | Office of Admissions - McGill University
  8. Casper test. Distribute to “McGill Medicine-CEGEP applicants”: Altus Suite (takealtus.com) Only tests taken August 2022-October 2022 are accepted. Only the Canadian undergraduate medical education test type is accepted: CSP-10201 – Canadian Professional Health Sciences or CSP-20206F – Sciences de la santé – Niveau 2
  9. Proof of French language proficiency by November 1stLanguage Proficiency | Office of Admissions - McGill University
  10. Proof of English language proficiency by November 1st (only for candidates educated outside of English speaking countries): Language Proficiency | Office of Admissions - McGill University

 

Admission cycle: Select the "Summer" term in the online application system; the program starts in mid-April following the application period.

File review is based upon the evaluation of eligibility as defined above, followed by an evaluation of the applicant’s file (63% MCCQE Part 1 exam results (candidates need to have a passing score in the exam in order to move forward in the selection process, the exam result needs to be sent to the Office of Admissions by the November 1st deadline), 7% transcripts and Medical School Performance Report, 10% CV and 20% CASPer test score). Competitive candidates are invited to a mandatory multiple mini-interview session. The interview counts for 100% of the final offer of admission.

Important dates for IMG-2

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

Related ► For more important dates, see: Important Dates (dates for the 2023 admission cycle will be posted in late August)

Key numbers and statistics IMG-2

Number of positions available Spring 2023: Numbers will be posted in late August

According to the regulations of the Government of Quebec, IMG students are only accepted to the 2-year program if a seat is available due to attrition in the regular MDCM program.

The interview dates presented are shared with other Québec residents, Canadian (non-QC) residents and international applicants.

  • Some candidates may have acquired an Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec report from Immigration et communautés culturelles du Québec. Candidates who have this evaluation are welcome to submit the documentation, but it is not necessary.
  • Applications submitted in this category are only considered for the given year and cannot be extended for additional years.
  • IMG applicants are not eligible to apply to the joint MDCM-PhD program, and will not be assigned to the Outaouais campus.

Postgraduate Medical Education

Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are international medical graduates and residents of Quebec, who have completed equivalence requirements, and have received a letter of attestation to this effect from the Collège des médecins du Québec should contact the Postgraduate Medical Education office to inquire about application directly to a residency program (specialization).

To learn more about the process of having your medical degree equivalency assessed by the Collège des médecins du Québec, see their website: Recognition of equivalency. This process requires additional exams offered by the Medical Council of Canada, and can be lengthy.

Costs

A schedule of fees for the MDCM program (including tuition, compulsory fees and other charges) is available on the Student Accounts Office web site. The fees are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without notice. Supplemental information is available from the Undergraduate Medical Education web site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    IMG 4


    IMG-4 applicants who also hold a non-medical bachelor's degree must submit transcripts and documentation for this degree. The full file will be reviewed and the selection process will be determined based on the most advantageous option for the candidate. If the bachelor's degree will be used as the basis of admission, and it was completed outside Canada, an MCAT exam score is required, as per the MCAT policy. The IMG 4-year admissions pathway is open to all IMGs, regardless of whether they are residents of Quebec, Canada, or International students. Admitted candidates will complete all 4 years of the undergraduate medical education program, with no advanced standing. Note that many applicants who are Quebec residents choose to apply to both IMG-2 and IMG-4 streams. The number of seats potentially available to IMG-4 candidates is based on the general residency categories; approximately 90 Quebec, 11 Canadian, and 2 International. Please note that admission is highly competitive; IMG-4 candidates are assessed with all university degree-holding applicants in their residency category, not just other IMGs.

    Please consult the information on the IMG-4 Admission Requirements and Conditions page, and you can also view the June 16th, 2022 PowerPoint presentation: File img_information_session_june_16_2022.pptx

    IMG 4 Admission requirements and conditions

    As seats in the IMG-2 year program are very limited, we are pleased to offer applicants who hold a medical degree awarded by a recognized university the opportunity to apply to the first year of the MDCM program.

    This category is also open to applicants who are not residents of Quebec (i.e., Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and International students.)

    Admission cycle: Select the "Fall" term. The program starts in August following the Sept. 1-Nov. 1 application period.

    IMG-4 Applicants are required to identify themselves by admissions.med [at] mcgill.ca (subject: New%20IMG-4%20application, body: Dear%20Medicine%20admissions%20office%2C%0A%0AI%20have%20submitted%20an%20application%20as%20an%20IMG-4%20applicant.%20Kindly%20update%20my%20Minerva%20document%20checklist%20accordingly.%0A%0AMy%20McGill%20ID%20is%3A%0AMy%20full%20name%20is%3A%0A%0ASincerely%2C) (emailing the Office of Admissions immediately after submitting their application) to ensure their file is updated with the correct document submission checklist.

    The selection process is analogous to that for candidates applying to the MDCM program with a Bachelor's degree. Academic assessment will be as follows: 63% MCCQE Part 1 score (candidates need to have a passing score in the exam in order to move forward in the selection process, the exam result needs to be sent to the Office of Admissions by the November 1st deadline), 7% pre-clinical and clinical assessment from transcripts and other supporting documents. The CV will be worth 10%, and the CASPer score worth 20%. Selected applicants will be invited to an interview. For the offer of admission, the interview score will be worth 100%.

    Special Notes

    • The interview dates presented are shared with other Québec residents, Canadian (non-QC) residents and international applicants.
    • It is recommended that applicants submit MCCQE Part 1 scores by the November 1 application deadline, however test scores for the September sitting of the examination will be accepted until the middle of November.
    • Some candidates may have acquired an Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec report from Immigration et communautés culturelles du Québec. Candidates who have this evaluation are welcome to submit the documentation, but it is not necessary.
    • Applications submitted in this category are only considered for the given year and cannot be extended for additional years.
    • IMG applicants are not eligible to apply to the joint MDCM-PhD program, and will not be assigned to the Outaouais campus.

     

    Postgraduate Medical Education

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are international medical graduates and residents of Quebec, who have completed equivalence requirements, and have received a letter of attestation to this effect from the Collège des médecins du Québec should contact the Postgraduate Medical Education office to inquire about application directly to a residency program (specialization).

    To learn more about the process of having your medical degree equivalency assessed by the Collège des médecins du Québec, see their website: Recognition of equivalency. This process requires additional exams offered by the Medical Council of Canada, and can be lengthy.

    Costs

    A schedule of fees for the MDCM program (including tuition, compulsory fees and other charges) is available on the Student Accounts Office web site. The fees are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without notice. Supplemental information is available from the Undergraduate Medical Education web site.

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