Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

5 Faculty of Dentistry : 5.2 Admissions - Undergraduate Program : 5.2.1 Four-Year D.M.D. Program

During the first 18 months of the program, basic and applied sciences are taught in conjunction with the Faculty of Medicine. Students then complete seven months of intense preclinical training followed by two years of clinical training in the McCall Undergraduate Teaching Clinic at the Montreal General Hospital. Students rotate through various hospital departments including Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Paediatric Dentistry (at the Montreal Children's Hospital) and the McGill Pain Centre.
Applicants to the program should have either completed the following entrance requirements or be completing them by the end of the current academic year.
Applicants must have received an undergraduate degree or be in the final year of a course of study at a recognized college or university in a program leading to an undergraduate degree consisting of 120 credits over eight semesters following completion of high school.
Applicants who have received a diploma of collegial studies (CEGEP) in the province of Quebec must have completed 90 credits (six semesters) in a Quebec university to obtain the required degree.
As an indicator of the GPA that is competitive, here are the average GPAs for admitted dental students in the past three years:
2011: 3.73
2010: 3.84
2009: 3.69
Basic Science Requirements
Applicants must have successfully completed (or be in the final stages of completing) the following courses at a university level with laboratory or practical work in each:
Minimum credits do not include compulsory laboratory or practical work. Grades of Pass/Fail (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) are not acceptable in coursework. Numerical or letter-class grades are required. Prerequisite courses completed more than eight years before the application deadline will not be considered. Distance or correspondence education courses will not be considered except by special permission at the discretion of the Admissions Office.
University-level courses in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology and Physiology are recommended.

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