M.D.,C.M. program for International Medical Graduates (IMG) who are residents of Québec

The IMG 2 year program is not open for Spring 2018 admission due to the unavailability of seats.  According to the regulations of the Government of Quebec, IMG students are only accepted to the 2-year program if space is available due to attrition in the regular MDCM program.  IMG applicants are welcome to apply for Fall 2018 admission to the 4-year MDCM program, see instructions in the right-hand sidebar.  IMG 2 year admissions will reopen September 1, 2018 for Spring 2019 program start pending the availability of seats.

This admissions pathway is open to international (non-North American) medical graduates (IMGs) who are residents of Québec and grants advanced standing to the McGill Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery program and allows the candidate to obtain the M.D.,C.M. degree in two years. The number of positions available is contingent on the number of attritions from previous years, will vary and may include years where there are no positions available.

The admissions office held an information session for IMG applicants in fall 2016. To see the presentation, please visit: File 201609_img_info_session.pptx

Here are some statistics regarding MCCEE scores from previous applications:


2015 Admissions

2016 Admissions


# of points above the 50 + passing mark

N (population size)

# of points above the 50 + passing mark

N (population size)


26 points


18 points



85 points


50  points


Curriculum: Applicants admitted via this pathway are exempted from the Fundamentals of Medicine and Dentristy component (FMD) of the M.D.,C.M. program and enter the program in the Transition to Clinical Practice (TCP) component, starting in May of Med-2 (second year). Successful students continue into the clerkships and graduate with an M.D.,C.M. degree from McGill.

To be eligible, applicants must hold a medical degree from an accredited medical school recognized by the World Health Organization, must complete the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE), must provide a Medical Student Performance Report or Evaluation ("Dean's Letter") from their medical school, and proof of English or French proficiency.  Details are found below.

File review is be based upon the evaluation of eligibility (through the Quebec residency and foreign medical training criteria defined above), followed by an evaluation of the applicant’s file (MCCEE results, transcripts, Medical School Performance Report, CV and CASPer test score).  Competitive candidates are invited to a mandatory multiple mini-interview session.

Admission requirements and conditions

Eligible applicants must have the following:

  • Is a recognized resident of Québec (see Applicant Categories);
  • By the application deadline, holds a medical degree from outside Canada or the United States of America, in good standing from an accredited, World Health Organization-recognised institution (as listed in the Avicenna Directory for Medicine);
  • Is able to provide results of an Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) from the Medical Council of Canada.  The admissions office will have access to your examination results directly through the physiciansapply.ca web portal.
  • Is able to provide provide a Medical Student Performance Report or Evaluation ("Dean's Letter") from their medical school;
  • Is able to provide proof of either English or French proficiency as per: Language Proficiency Policies
  • Meets all other essential requirements listed (see General Requirements);
(*1) Internationally trained medical graduates who have completed their MD degrees in either French or English are exempt from providing proof of language proficiency.

MDCM without advanced standing

Applicants who hold a medical degree awarded by a recognized university may be eligible to apply to the first year of the MDCM program if:

  • official transcripts sent by that university show numerical or letter grades for all courses completed
  • the candidates meet the specific requirements of science prerequisites and comply with the MCAT policy as described in the criteria for admission to the MDCM program (or can provide MCCEE scores in lieu of an MCAT)

The selection criteria will be the same for these candidates as for those candidates applying to the MDCM program with a Bachelor's degree. The international medical degree (and its grade point average) will be the degree used for the basis of admission. Academic assessment will be as follows: 50% MCEEE or MCAT score, pre-clinical assessment on 10, clinical assessment on 10.   The CV will be worth 10%, and the CASPer score worth 20%.

Postgraduate Medical Education

Canadian citizens or landed immigrants 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.


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.