Last Updated on July 9, 2020

The Doctor of Medicine

Program Structure

The Schulich School of Medicine was established with a mission to train today’s medical experts to be socially responsible leaders who will advance human health in their own localities, regions and globally. The school has a Doctor of Medicine Program that is offered in London and Windsor, Ontario. Before filling your Western University medical school application, it’s important to get a few details regarding the program, its admission and selection criteria.

The first two years of the MD program involve training in basic and clinical sciences. Students are trained in large and small group formats and courses covered include Introduction to Medicine, Emergency Care, Endocrine & Metabolism and Reproduction among others. Additional courses like Professional Portfolio and Social Medicine are also available for students during the first year of the program. Students take part in Discovery Week at the end of the first year of the program in order to be well versed with the medical needs of the regional communities. Students can also participate in research programs and non-clinical electives in Northern Ontario or other partner sites in Asia, Africa and South America, at the end of the first year of study.

Academic Admission Requirements

Schulich School of Medicine

The third and fourth year of training offers advanced skills and training in individual patient care, investigation, diagnosis and management in different medical settings. Students can gain clerkship experience in different partner sites in Southwestern Ontario. During the fourth year of study, students can choose electives in any area of discipline and undergo integration and transition course in using case-based modules.

To be admitted to the Doctor of Medicine Program at Schulich School of Medicine, you must meet all the minimum requirements. However, meeting minimum requirements is not a guarantee of an interview or acceptance since the school is highly competitive. Below are the minimum academic admission requirements:

  • A 4-year degree or equivalent from a recognized university
  • You must meet or exceed the GPA minimum that is set for the year. The GPA is calculated for each of the 2 undergraduate years of full-time study.
  • You must meet the MCAT minimums set for the year. The most recent MCAT writing will be considered for admission.

Nonacademic Requirements

OMSAS Application

For your Western University OMSAS application to be considered, you need to fulfill certain non-academic requirements. These include:

  • You must be A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Provide references of 3 persons who will give statements regarding your character, academic ability and qualities by filling the confidential assessment form.
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English. The school can deny admission if they find the applicant’s facility in written or spoken English is inadequate.
  • Completion of basic life support training (Standard First Aid and CPR Basic Rescuer course) before enrollment in the program.
  • Police record check including vulnerable sector screening will be required before enrollment.

The school will assess all applications on a balanced portfolio by considering academic achievements, MCAT scores, letters of support and personal statement.

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