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Offers of Admission

Please note that in ​2023 the Undergraduate Medical Education Program will hold the first full day of classes on tuesday, August 8, 2023. 

As a result of this early 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 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.  

All applicants who are interviewed in March or April will be notified via email of their results (offer of admission, waitlist for offer of admission, declined) on the second Tuesday in May.

Those who receive an offer of admission will need to look after a number of things during the summer in order to meet the conditions of their offer – see “Accepting Your Offer of Admission”


Review of Admission Decisions

No appeal procedure shall be available for decisions on admission to the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University. Such decisions may be reviewed within the following framework:

  1.  An applicant to the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine who believes that the admission decision is incorrect, or based on incorrect or incomplete information, may, within one week of receiving the decision, request a review of that decision by writing to the Admissions Officer, MD Program, stating why she/he thinks the decision should be reviewed.  The Admissions Officer will gather the information for review by the Chair, MD Admissions.
  2.  The Chair, MD Admissions shall determine whether the information on which the decision was based was incomplete or incorrect and, if so, shall refer the request for review by the MD Admissions Committee. The MD Admissions Committee shall make a final decision and report it to the Admissions Officer, MD Program, who shall then convey the decision in writing to the student.

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