Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

7 Faculty of Medicine : 7.3 Programs of Study, Admission and Curriculum : 7.3.1 Undergraduate Medical Programs : Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery (M.D.,C.M.)
A four-year undergraduate medical curriculum leading to the M.D.,C.M. (Medicinae Doctorem et Chirurgiae Magistrum) degree. The curriculum objectives correspond to the Faculty of Medicine mission to equip the student to meet the highest standards of medical practice and professionalism and to ensure career-long excellence in whole-person care. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to function responsibly, in a supervised clinical setting, at the level of an undifferentiated physician. The program emphasizes the fundamental sciences and scientific methodology as pillars of medical knowledge. It provides traditional lectures and small group teaching, as well as laboratory and computer teaching.
The curriculum consists of five components: Basis of Medicine (BOM), Physicianship, Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM), Core Clerkship and Senior Clerkship. For selected students, the program includes a one-year integrated clerkship in Gatineau or outside the city of Montreal.
Electronic media, multimedia and other information technologies are used by the Faculty for teaching purposes and to promote learning. Students, therefore, should expect to be audio and/or video-recorded as part of the program, for example, with learning being done at the McGill Medical Simulation Centre.
The language of instruction is English. The student is expected to have a working knowledge of the English language (comprehension, spoken, and written). The student is expected to be functional in the French language by the time clinical rotations commence (January of the second year of the program). Students will interact with francophone patients in the teaching hospitals and may also be assigned to francophone training sites for their clinical rotations.
The Faculty does not accept students for part-time medical studies.
More information is available in section 7.4.1 “Curriculum Outline”.

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