International Students

Although the McGill Faculty of Medicine does not participate in student exchange agreements, we offer the following educational opportunities to international students:

Undergraduate Medical Education


MDCM Program

There is a limited number of international positions for the MDCM Program at McGill. For any inquiries regarding admission, please contact admissions.med [at] mcgill.ca (Office of Admissions).

Elective Courses in Undergraduate Medical Education

We offer elective courses to international students in their final year of undergraduate medical school; and who are also affiliated to an institution that has an agreement with McGill for residency training. Canadian Students studying abroad may also apply. Eligible students are invited to submit their application via the student portal of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. For any inquiries regarding the Visiting Electives Program, please contact electives.med [at] mcgill.ca.

Elective Courses at the Institute of Health Sciences Education

Medical Education Electives, at the Institute of Health Sciences Education, are designed for medical students who view education as part of their career. Exposure to the broad field of medical education will include: the principles of pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, education research and development, and the role of physician-as-teacher in undergraduate, postgraduate and faculty development settings.

Observership (uncredited), clinical or research internships

To find out about observership possibilities, international students must find a supervisor on their own by contacting the relevant department or research supervisor in their area of interest. Alternatively, students may apply through the student exchange program IFMSA-Québec of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) for either clinical or research internships.

Graduate Studies in Medicine


The Faculty of Medicine promotes academic excellence through graduate and postgraduate programs offered in over  twenty departments. Future Graduate Students who wish to apply may consult the Applying and admissions section, and must carefully read the section on how to Fund your studies.

Masters’ Program at the Centre for Medical Education


A Master of Arts in Educational Psychology (Health Professions Stream) is offered jointly between the Centre for Medical Education and the McGill Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. This master’s level degree emphasizes educational research applicable to the health professions and ways in which educational psychology and related theories can inform the design, implementation and assessment of educational programs in the health professions.

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs at the Ingram School of Nursing


The School offers five formal programs at the Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels, with variations within to accommodate the educational background of different learners and specialized interests. McGill University's Ingram School of Nursing creates an environment for students to excel, to innovate, and to be proud ambassadors of the nursing profession as they prepare for their careers on the front lines of public and global health.

Graduate Programs at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders


The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD) provides both professional and research training in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the graduate level through its M.Sc. (Applied), M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees. The School’s research programs encompass the latest paradigms to study human communication and its disorders across the lifespan, and are focused on many different languages (English, French, Arabic, Icelandic, and Chinese, just to name a few). This covers fundamental and inter-disciplinary research on speech and language production and perception, to investigations of the effectiveness of clinical intervention. SCSD researchers are involved in extensive collaborations across Canada and internationally.

Online Graduate Certificates at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy


The School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) welcomes International students to apply to the professional program of their choice (Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy) in order to build capacity in their home location.