McGill Rankings
#1 in Canada
for 19 consecutive years
[Maclean's University Rankings 2024]
in the world

[QS World University Rankings 2024]
#49 in the world

[Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024]
#70 in the world

[Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023]

McGill University, founded in 1821, is among the most vibrant educational and research milieus in North America, attracting the best and brightest in the health professions and sciences.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences founded in 1829
1st faculty at the university
1st medical faculty in Canada
5480 Academics
970 Staff
5931 Students, residents, fellows

Six Schools

(1829 - Present)


Spotlight on Research

The Faculty counts some 35 distinct research centres and institutes, and more than 20 departments collaborating across disciplines, professions and borders.

800+ Full-time faculty members active in research
2212 Graduate student researchers
2300+ Journal articles published each year




Academic Health Network
McGill’s network on the Island of Montreal is comprised of three large academic health and social services centres, namely:

CIUSSS de l’Ouest-

(CIUSSS Montreal West Island)

CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-

(CIUSSS West-Central Montreal)

Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM)
(McGill University
Health Centre)


Four major urban
teaching sites


RUISSS McGill  63% of the province's land mass

The Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé et Services Sociaux McGill, RUISSS McGill, is comprised of seven regional authorities, the McGill University Health Centre, two CIUSSSs, three CISSSs, and three additional health centres in the province. Areas of responsibility include health care delivery, teaching, research and technology assessment.

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