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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
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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.
As a result of this planned change in start-date, students will immediately have a more substantial opportunity to transition into the McMaster University’s problem-based learning environment, to understand the competencies learners develop during their undergraduate medical training, and to begin exploring the breadth that their professional role will encompass. Later in the curriculum, this planned change in start date enables students to benefit from breaks in learning and to focus on their residency interviews and clerkship rotations sequentially rather than concurrently.
Taken collectively, the curricular changes planned to take effect in 2019 aim to help medical students more effectively build, consolidate, and integrate their knowledge and skills, thus offering an opportunity to enhance students’ clinical transfer, increase student readiness for clerkship, and improve student performance on licensure examinations. Graduates will embark on their professional journey with greater capability to provide responsive and dynamic patient-centered care.
The dates for 2019 Open Sessions coming soon!
McMaster’s medical program selects candidates who demonstrate the potential to become Canada’s future health care leaders.
Applicants should first review the information under “Who Should Apply – Academic Requirements”...
Please note that application for entry in Fall 2018 is now closed. The next opportunity to apply is in July 2018 for entry in Fall 2019.
Our intention is to prepare students to become physicians who have the capacity and flexibility to select any area of medicine.
All applicants who are interviewed in March or April will be notified via email of their results on the second Tuesday in May.
McMaster offers an integrated MD/PhD program for up to three students each year.
Tuition and Supplemental Fees are outlined. Federal and provincial governments may offer financial aid to assist students.
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