Last Updated on April 9, 2024

Med P Program for Quebec Students

The Med-P (preparatory program) is open to immediate graduates of the Quebec Collegial (CEGEP) system.

The Med-P combines a preparatory year in the Faculty of Science followed by the Faculty of Medicine’s four-year M.D., C.M. program. The program consists of courses in molecular biology, cell biology, and metabolism, with a choice of among 12 science tracks and includes courses in Humanities and Social Sciences.  In the first year of the Med-P program, students are registered in the Faculty of Science. In addition to completing the specific requirements for entry into the M.D., C.M. program, they must take a number of optional courses selected for the purpose of broadening and enriching their education. Med-P students must obtain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.5 and no grades less than B in the compulsory courses in order to move forward into the M.D., C.M. program.

The number of applicants to the Med-P program far exceeds the number of available places.  Unsuccessful applicants are usually well-qualified for admission into other undergraduate degree programs (e.g., Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc). As such, all applicants are advised to apply for admission to an alternate program. This can be done by selecting a secondary program when using the online application system.

Requirements for the Med-P Program

Applicants to the Med-P program must:

  • Be recognized residents of Québec;
  • Brom the onset of collegial studies(*1), be enrolled in only one of these following programs:
    1. Science,
    2. Combined science program (200.11, 200.12, 200.13, 200.15, 200.16),
    3. Science + International Baccalaureate (200.10), or
    4. Arts & Science (700.A0).
  • Be in the final year of collegial studies and obtain (by July 31 of the entering year) a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) in one of the stated programs;
  • Have undertaken a minimum of six courses (13.33 credits) in each regular semester (*2);
  • Must have successfully completed and achieved the competency codes for the following courses:
  • Biology: NYA (00UK), General Biology II (00XU);
  • Chemistry: NYA (00UL), NYB (00UM), Organic Chemistry I (00XV);
  • Mathematics: NYA (00UN), NYB (00UP);
  • Physics: NYA (00UR), NYB (00US), NYC (00UT)

EXCEPTION: Students in Sciences, Lettres et Arts (700.A0) program must obtain the Biology objectives of 01Y5 and 01YJ (along with all other program requirements) and should complement their program with Chemistry 01YH and at least one of Physics 01YF or 01YG in order for their application to be considered.  Students who are missing any prerequisites based on the list above may be asked to complete them during the preparatory year.

EXCEPTION: Students in the IB-DEC (200.10) program must complete (along with all other program requirements) a minimum of two courses (5.33 credits) in Biology, three courses (8.00 credits) in Chemistry, including Organic Chemistry, two courses (5.33 credits) in Mathematics and one course (2.67 credits) in Physics in order for their application to be considered.  Preference is given to those who most closely adhere to the list of prerequisites above.  Those admitted into the program who are missing any prerequisites will be asked to complete them during the preparatory year.

For more information on these codes and their requirements, please contact your CEGEP academic advising office.

Quebec residents who are currently enrolled in a French “lycée”, French Baccalaureate, or International Baccalaureate program must have completed both years (the “première” and “terminal” year for French lycée and French Baccalaureate) in Québec in order to be eligible to apply to the Med-P program and must have an R score, as well as a course attestation (provided by the school).

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