Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

7 Faculty of Medicine : 7.3 Programs of Study, Admission and Curriculum : 7.3.3 Admission Requirements and Procedures : Special Admissions Pathways
First Nations & Inuit Applicants
A select number of positions are available for First Nations or Inuit applicants who are also residents of Québec. Applicants to these positions will be asked to submit proof of their status as members of the Quebec-Labrador First Nations or Inuit as described in the Indian Act (R.S., 1985, c. I-5) or the Act respecting Cree, Inuit and Naskapi Native Persons (R.S.Q., c. A-33.1).
As the places for this group are jointly allocated to the four faculties of Medicine in Quebec, the selection of applicants is coordinated by Laval University, with all four faculties being involved in the process.
For more information on the Quebec First Nations and Inuit Faculties of Medicine Program (FNIFMP), please consult:
Mr. Yves Sioui is the Coordinator for the Quebec FNIFMP and the contact information is as follows:
Yves Sioui
FNI Faculties of Medicine Coordinator FNQLHSSC
Université Laval FNQLHSSC
Office: 418-842-1540 (ext. 235)
Fax: 418-842-7045
Université Laval Office: 418-656-2131, ext. 3641
Email: Website:
For more details, please consult the Admissions, Equity and Diversity Office website at
Non-Traditional University-Level Applicants
A select number of positions are available to residents of Quebec who may have followed a “non-traditional” pathway in their journey to the career choice of medicine. Applicants to these positions must be recognized residents of Quebec and meet all other general conditions, with the following exceptions:
(a) The undergraduate degree used as the basis of admission may have been completed on a full-time or part-time basis.
(b) Any full-time university studies (in a degree program) must have been completed at least three (3) years before the application deadline.
(c) Any degree program university studies undertaken within three (3) years from the application deadline cannot have been done on a full-time basis.
For more details, please consult the Admissions, Equity and Diversity Office website at
International Medical Graduates (with Advanced Standing)
The Faculty of Medicine accepts applications from international medical graduates (IMG), i.e., applicants who have obtained a recognised medical degree outside Canada or the United States, who are also residents of Quebec. Applications will be accepted from qualified international medical graduates (from a University outside of Canada or the U.S.) in September 2012, for May 2013 entry.
Applicants admitted via this category will have the requirement for the Basis of Medicine component (BOM) of the M.D.,C.M. program waived and will enter the program at the Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) component, starting in May of Year 2. Successful students will continue into the clerkships and graduate with an M.D.,C.M. degree from McGill.
The number of positions available is contingent on the number of attritions from previous years and will vary; there may be years when no positions are available.
To be eligible, applicants must hold a medical degree from an accredited medical school recognized by the World Health Organization, must successfully complete the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam Part 1 (MCCEE1), must provide a Medical Student Performance Record together with an academic transcript, and must provide proof of English or French proficiency (see section section 3.1.5 “Proof of Proficiency in English” and/or section 3.9.1 “Language Requirements for Professions”). Applicants must meet the basic science requirements and meet all other essential requirements listed. Competitive applicants will have MCCEE 1 scores that are at least 50 points higher than the passing grade.
Applicants who do not meet these conditions of eligibility or are seeking alternative options should contact the Collège des médecins.
Interviews are by invitation only and are conducted in a multiple mini-interview (MMI) format.
For more details, please consult the Admissions, Equity and Diversity Office website at

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