2024 Admissions

Why Choose McGill

Montreal CampusCampus Outaouais

Two Campuses - Montreal and Campus Outaouais!

Montreal Campus

For Montreal, the Medicine Qualifying Year and the MDCM program are offered at McGill’s downtown Montreal Campus, in a larger, metropolitan setting. The language of instruction for both programs is English. As a premiere medical school in a wonderfully diverse and cosmopolitan setting, McGill has deep roots in its community. Community is a hard to define concept, but for McGill, this could equally encompass the city of Montreal through its commitment to serving local vulnerable populations, the province and nation through its commitment to excellence in training, and indeed, the world through the high quality biomedical research undertaken here. At the Montreal Campus, clinical placements are at bilingual or francophone sites.

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A diverse student body and a world-class city

In applying to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill, you have an opportunity to join Canada's oldest and best known medical school. You will be surrounded by a diverse student body and a world class faculty renowned for pioneering research and outstanding clinical practice. Situated in the cosmopolitan city of Montreal, McGill will also allow you to benefit from the university's association with numerous international networks.

Outstanding medical education

The McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences works closely with a number of Montreal's best hospitals, allowing students to learn first-hand the clinical and ethical dimensions of patient care. At the same time, the school's commitment to research and theory provides opportunities to study with professors who are at the very forefront of new and innovative practice. The study of medicine at McGill is further complemented by the university's all-around strengths in the basic sciences.

State of the art facilities

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences offers numerous advanced facilities, including the Simulation Centre where students practice intricate surgical procedures and interview mock patients. At the same time, McGill's affiliated teaching hospitals allow students to work within four hospitals, including the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), one of the most comprehensive university health centres in North America.

Campus Outaouais

Is comprised of an exceptional community of health care professionals, students and staff from across Quebec who are committed to providing quality care to the local population and to those in the surrounding area. For Campus Outaouais the Medicine Qualifying Year is offered at l’Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) and is a partnership between McGill and l’Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) and offered at (UQO). For Campus Outaouais, the MDCM program is located in new and ultramodern facilities built on the site of the Gatineau Hospital in partnership with the CISSS de l’Outaouais. The language of instruction for the Medicine Qualifying Year and the MDCM program is French. At Campus Outaouais clinical placements are at francophone and bilingual sites.

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Outaouais Community

Since 1988, McGill has been working in partnership with the regional authorities to welcome clerkship students in its clinical setting. In 2010, the first Integrated Clerkship in Gatineau is founded whereby 3rd year students in Montreal experience this smaller, personalized environment; as well as benefit from a Family Medicine residency (specialization) program offered at the Unité de Médecine Familiale associated with the hospital. The new campus allows more students to benefit from this teaching experience, and learn the art and science of medicine as part of the Outaouais community.

Facilities at Campus Outaouais

The simulation centre of Campus Outaouais is a centre for Interprofessional excellence that utilizes the latest technologies of medical simulation to improve the competencies of students and health professionals. With it’s new and ultramodern technology, the centre is able to reproduce health care environments and provides an enriching learning environment that is highly comprehensive and secure. All of these elements are brought together to create a culture focused on education, research and innovation; in order to obtain the best results possible for the wellbeing of the community that we serve.

Reputation for excellence

The McGill medical degree possesses considerable international recognition, allowing graduates a wide range of specialist and academic opportunities. At the same time, the school's excellent clinical reputation ensures that students do extremely well in obtaining residency matches in the United States and Canada.

Affordable cost of study and cost of living

Tuition at McGill is extremely low in comparison to schools of similar calibre around the world.  Social networking and research opportunities are everywhere within the university and in Montreal and Gatineau. These are complemented by McGill's many active alumni networks where graduates stay connected in cities around the world.

We welcome you!

In applying to McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, you have the opportunity to become part of one of the world's great health science institutions. We welcome your interest and hope to meet you soon.


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