Med-P (Preparatory) Program


If you are passionate about science and medicine, and dream of becoming a doctor, then you are a perfect candidate for the McGill Faculty of Medicine’s one year Med-P Program. This one-year preparatory program designed exclusively for CEGEP students, offered by the Faculty of Science at McGill University, prepares you to excel in McGill’s MDCM medical program and go on to become a compassionate caregiver!

All students complete their Med-P in Montreal and upon admission will choose to complete their four-year medical degree in Outaouais or Montreal.

N.B. ► This program is not open to university-level students or to students outside Québec.


The Med-P (preparatory program) is open to immediate graduates of the Quebec Collegial (CEGEP) system. 

Med-P combines a preparatory year in the Faculty of Science at McGill's Montreal campus, followed by the Faculty of Medicine's four-year M.D.,C.M. program, offered at either the Montreal campus or the Outaouais campus. The Med-P program consists of courses in molecular biology, physiology, cell biology and metabolism, with a choice of courses in Humanities and Social Sciences.  In addition to completing the specific requirements for entry into the M.D.,C.M. program, they must take a number of optional courses selected for the purpose of broadening and enriching their education. Med-P students must obtain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.5 and no grade less than B in the compulsory courses in order to move forward into the M.D.,C.M. program.

Learn more about the educational requirements for the Med-P program.

The number of applicants to the Med-P program far exceeds the number of available places.  Unsuccessful applicants are usually well-qualified for admission into other undergraduate degree programs (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc). As such, all applicants are advised to apply for admission to an alternate program. This can be done by selecting a secondary program when using the online application system.  For more information, please see McGill's Future Undergraduate Students web site.