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The Faculty of Medicine's foundational undergraduate medical program is the 4-year Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery (M.D.,C.M.) program, fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC).  Applicants to the M.D., C.M. program must hold a bachelor's level university degree.

Joint Programs

International Medical Graduates Program

International (non-US) medical graduates (IMG) who are residents of Québec (see M.D.,C.M. for IMG) may apply to a special advanced standing program. 

Medicine Preparatory (Med-P) Program for Quebec CEGEP graduates

Québec CEGEP graduates may apply for admission to the Medicine Preparatory (Med-P) Program. Med-P students must successfully complete one year in the Faculty of Science in order to then be admitted into the 4-year M.D.,C.M. program.

Allied Health Professional Programs

The Faculty of Medicine is proud to offer a range of opportunities for health professional training through the Ingram School of Nursing, the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. We encourage applicants to explore the schools' respective websites for details on programs and requirements. 

For all other programs from McGill University, see Programs and Admissions

White coat ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony at McGill is entitled "Donning the Healer's Habit Ceremony". It was inaugurated in 2001 and for the first decade was named in honor of the late Dr. Joseph Wener. Dr. Wener was a role model of a compassionate physician for a generation of medical students. An invited speaker addresses the class on their transition from laymanship to physicianship. The ceremony has traditionally been held early in the Med 2 year to underline the transition from a relatively passive (observer) role to that of a more active role in the clinical encounter. At this event, students receive their white coat - a symbol of the professional responsibilities they will assume in their clinical life. This is followed by a recital of a class oath in which they pledge allegiance to core values of the profession. Parents as well as Osler Fellows are invited to attend.