Last Updated on January 25, 2020

QuARMS Program

QuARMS is the only admission route of its kind in Canada for high school students.

The Queen’s University Accelerated Route to Medical School (QuARMS) is a unique opportunity for Chancellor Scholarship applicants to enter medical school after only two years of undergraduate studies in arts, science or computer science at the Faculty of Arts and Science.

QuARMS offers 10 exceptional high school students a unique opportunity for a two-year undergraduate education that prepares them to enter the Queen’s School of Medicine directly. In addition to enrolling in first and second-year courses in the Faculty of Arts and Science, QuARMS students will be exposed to experiential learning strategies to develop their advocacy, communication, collaboration, and professionalism skills.

This educational initiative, unique among post-secondary institutions in Canada, will shorten the minimum length of undergraduate training for students before entering Queen’s Medical School, enriching and focusing their academic and extracurricular academic experiences. entry into medical training. This reduces the time to obtain a medical degree from one of Canada’s leading medical schools.

The Admission Process

To consider for admission to QuARMS, you must follow the following steps:

  • Submit a full application to one or more of the following Queen’s University undergraduate direct entry programs through the Ontario Universities Application Center (OUAC):
  • Bachelor of Arts (QA)
  • Bachelor of Science (QS)
  • A Bachelor of Computer Science (QD)
  • Be nominated for the Chancellor’s Scholarship (minimum average of 90%) and apply for the Major Admission Scholarship at Queen’s University.

What Happens Next?


A selected group of Chancellor Scholarship candidates will be contacted by email and invited to submit an additional application. These additional requests will be sent to the candidates by e-mail. Instructions for completion of the application and instructions for the reference letter will be included.

End of February

The QuARMS application, academic and non-academic forms must be emailed to the admissions office of the medical school.


From the additional requests received, a select small group of candidates (40-50) will receive invitations to QuARMS interviews. * Travel grants are available.

At the beginning of April

Evening reception for QuARMS candidates (interviews held the next day)

QuARMS interviews at Queen’s University, School of Medicine (full day)

End of April

All applicants who participated in the interview process will be notified of their Quark enrollment status.

The QuARMS Program

The curriculum consists of two elements that work in parallel. one is dedicated to meeting the requirements of the first two years of an honors degree in the Faculty of Arts and Science; the other is a unique and integrated set of enrichment / experiential learning modules that are developed and provided by members of the School of Medicine to prepare students to enter medical school at the end of the Year 2 of their undergraduate bachelor’s degree program.

The QuARMS Student

One of the goals of QuARMS is to develop innovative new educational models for physician education by bringing 10 exceptional high school students to Queen’s University every year.

QuARMS applicants demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • exceptional leadership qualities
  • curious by nature
  • various academic interests
  • commitment to service
  • proven academic ability
  • critical and creative thinking
  • ability to communicate with people
  • maturity and integrity
  • humility, altruism, and humanitarianism

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