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The School of Medicine, established in 1965 and renamed the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine in 2004, offers major programs in undergraduate, postgraduate and graduate medical education.
The Undergraduate Medical Program for the MD degree was initiated in 1969, graduating its first students in May 1972. At present, 203 students are admitted to the program each year.
The intention of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine is to prepare students to become physicians who have the capacity and flexibility to select any area in the broad field of medicine. The applicant is selected with this goal in mind. Faculty, medical students and members of the community are normally involved in the review of applications.
Get an inside look at what life is like for undergraduate medical students at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
Award winning instructors help students make a lasting impact in Hamilton, Niagara, Waterloo, and at our clinical education campuses.
McMaster University has earned a reputation for attracting faculty and staff of the highest calibre and ensuring their employment here is as beneficial to individuals as to the University.
McMaster's health sciences research spans the spectrum from curiosity-driven basic science in the laboratory to clinical research at the bedside and in the community, to studies analyzing the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of particular therapies and the efficiency of health care delivery. Health sciences research saves lives and has a dramatic impact on the quality of life of Canadians. In its continual quest for excellence in research, McMaster has made some remarkable achievements.
Clinical placements are conducted in local hospitals and outpatient clinics as well as community physician’s offices in the surrounding areas including Guelph, Oakville, Burlington, Brantford, Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Newmarket and Mississauga.
Below is a list of our hospital and community partners:
Brantford General Hospital - Brant Community Healthcare System
Joseph Brant Hospital
Collingwood General and Marine Hospital
West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Juravinski Hospital – Cancer Centre
McMaster University Medical Centre
St. Joseph's Healthcare - St. Joseph's Hospital – Charlton Campus
St. Joseph’s Healthcare - St. Joseph's Hospital West 5th Campus
Hamilton General Hospital
Hamilton Health Sciences - Chedoke Site
Hamilton Health Sciences – St. Peters
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Humber River Hospital
Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
Headwaters Healthcare Centre
Owen Sound Hospital
Willett Site - Brant Community Healthcare System
Norfolk General Hospital