Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

7 Faculty of Medicine : 7.3 Programs of Study, Admission and Curriculum : 7.3.6 Requirements for Registration and Matriculation : Language Proficiency
While there is no required proof of language proficiency, applicants are expected and recommended to have a working knowledge of the English language (comprehension, spoken and written).
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 of Medicine offers French medical workshops on Saturday mornings throughout the duration of the program. Extracurricular English and French language courses are available at the University and are strongly suggested if English or French language skills are weak. (Note: Multiple choice exams are given in English only. Students may answer short-answer questions on exams in French or submit assignments in French.)

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