Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

7 Faculty of Medicine : 7.3 Programs of Study, Admission and Curriculum : 7.3.4 Standard Requirements for Undergraduate Medical Programs : Undergraduate Degree
For applicants in the University categories
These requirements apply to applicants in the University categories (Quebec, Out-of-Province Canadians, and International). Applicants in the Quebec First Nations and Inuit, and Quebec Non-Traditional Pathways categories should refer to their respective applicant category pages. Specific requirements for the Med-P program can be found here.
The degree used as the basis of admission must be successfully completed by July 31 of the year of entry to the M.D.,C.M. program. This degree must be a Bachelor's degree and meet the following conditions:
Primary Bachelor's Degree
A 120 credit (“four-year”) or equivalent Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in any discipline. Applicants who have successfully obtained a Diploma of Collegial Studies (Diplôme d'études collégiales; “DEC”) in a pre-university program can apply with a 90-credit program from a Quebec university.
The program must have been undertaken on a full-time basis and should be completed in the time prescribed by the program. A full course load (e.g., 15 credits) is expected in regular sessions. Summer or other interim sessions are acceptable, however they should not take away from regular sessions. The Admissions Committee expects a minimum of 60 consecutive graded credits at the time of application; this enables a more complete basis for the assessment of your academic performance.
Second or Alternate Bachelor's Degree
If you hold, or are currently pursuing, an additional Bachelor's degree – after having completed one that meets the requirements described above – and this alternate degree demonstrates a stronger academic performance, it will be the degree used as the basis of admission, provided that a minimum 45 consecutive graded credits are completed and earned by the application deadline.
All Bachelor Degrees
Although the Faculty attempts to ensure by means of the specific requirements listed below that all students have an adequate preparation in science, we also encourage students from a variety of backgrounds to select medicine as a career. Prospective applicants are therefore advised to pursue courses of study, whether in the natural or social sciences or the humanities, which appeal to them and which have as their aim a broad education and intellectual training rather than merely anticipating the medical curriculum.
The Admissions Office does not consider degrees without a marking or grading system; narrative transcripts are not accepted.
International Medical Degree
Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who satisfy current Quebec residency requirements and who hold a medical degree awarded by a recognized university outside Canada or the United States of America may be eligible to apply to the first year of the M.D.,C.M. program if:
Official transcripts sent by that university show numerical or letter grades for all courses completed and the candidates meet the specific requirements of science prerequisites and MCAT's described under the criteria for the M.D.,C.M. program.
The criteria for selection will be the same for these candidates as for those candidates applying to the M.D.,C.M. program with a Bachelor's degree. The international medical degree (and its grade point average (GPA)) will be the degree used as the basis of admission.
Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are international medical graduates and residents of Quebec, who have completed the equivalence requirements, and have received a letter of attestation to this effect from the Collège des médecins du Québec should contact the Postgraduate Medical Education office.

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