Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

7 Faculty of Medicine : 7.3 Programs of Study, Admission and Curriculum : 7.3.1 Undergraduate Medical Programs : Med-P Program
The Faculty of Medicine offers a special program for immediate graduates of the Quebec Collegial (CEGEP) system, which consists of one year of coursework in the Faculty of Science followed by the standard four-year M.D.,C.M. program. During the Med-P year, students are registered in the Faculty of Science. All campus-wide services including student advising, tutorship, financial aid, and academic support are available to Med-P students.
The Med-P curriculum consists of courses in molecular biology, cell biology and metabolism, organic chemistry (where applicable), along with a selection of courses in fields such as computer science, intermediate chemistry, physiology, and mathematics. Students are required to take courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences, along with electives of their choosing for the purpose of broadening and enriching their education.
In order to successfully complete the Med-P year and to be admitted to the M.D.,C.M. program, students must obtain a minimum of a “B” grade in each of the compulsory courses and a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5.
It should be noted that there are many more applicants for the Med-P program than can be accepted. Unsuccessful applicants are ordinarily well qualified for admission into other undergraduate degree programs (e.g., B.A., B.Sc., etc.). In their own interest, all applicants are advised to submit an application for an alternate program. This can be done by making a second program selection when submitting an online application via Minerva.
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 M.D.,C.M. 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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