January 25, 2020
Queen’s University Curriculum
The MD program is a 4-year curriculum that gives students an opportunity to form close and personal interactions amongst themselves, fosters interaction with faculty members and ensures learners obtain relevant, extensive and hands-on clinical experience.
The goal of the MD program is to prepare great physicians who have the skills, knowledge and attitude to pursue postgraduate training and become licensed and certified physicians.
The school of medicine’s curriculum focuses on providing learners with a deep understanding of the context and content of medicine. The curriculum is structured in such a way that it gives learners life-long learning skills that they need in order to practice medicine effectively. The curriculum emphasizes on self-directed learning, team-based learning and other learning formats such as seminars and tutorials. The school of medicine also incorporates small-based learning in their curriculum. Learners can expect to gain a wide range of clinical experience from practicing in primary as well as tertiary health care settings. Students will get to provide primary care at nearby communities such as Oshawa, Peterborough, Belleville and other areas in Southeastern Ontario.
The Selection Criteria
The Queen’s University admits 100 students every year in their MD program. This includes the 4 positions that are normally set aside for aboriginal students. These students are selected based on their strong academic performance and other non-academic factors that are considered key in the practice of medicine. The admissions committee will review the applicant’s specific personal attributes that are considered key for studying medicine at Queen’s University. These non-academic factors will be assessed at different points of the admissions process.
To apply for the MD program at Queen’s University, you are required to have:
- At least 30 course credits in any university program
- 3-years full-time university/college. No preference is given to candidates who have studied a specific degree program.
- GPA must meet the minimum score
- MCAT is required and the test must be taken within 5 years prior to the application deadline.
- Special considerations may apply to aboriginal applicants
Queen’s University will invite applicants for interviews based on their GPA, MCAT scores, sketch and letters of reference. You cannot be considered for admission if you are not invited for an interview. Once the applications are reviewed by the admissions committee and interviews are done, the offers for admission are mailed to the successful candidates.
Queen’s University also admits students to join their combined MD/PhD program. This program is available to a limited number of exceptional students who would like to combine their medical training with advanced training in research. Applicants are required to indicate their interest in this program in their OMSAS application. You will also need to fill out a separate application in addition to the OMSAS if you would like to join the combined MD/PhD program.
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