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 : For International Medical Graduates
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
See section “Special Admissions Pathways”International Medical Graduates.

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