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Contacts

Website: http://www.fmed.ulaval.ca/site_fac/
Phone: 418-656-3676
Admissions e-mail: med@med.ulaval.ca

Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • 4 to 5 years; the first 2 years can be also done in 2.5 or 3 years which allows some flexibility for the student. For example, a student may wish to an internship in another country or pursue other studies in conjunction with their medical studies.
  • Number of applications in 2008: 1816 (including 891 CEGEP applicants)
  • Class size in 2010 (predicted): 199 Quebec candidates (55% of places are reserved for CEGEP students and 45% for university students.)
    • Candidates from New-Brunswick: the University selects a maximum of 3 applicants.
    • Candidates from Nova-Scotia and Prince Edward Island: maximum 1 applicant.
    • Francophone candidates outside of Quebec and the Maritimes: maximum 1 applicant.
    • Visa candidates: maximum 1 applicant.
    • Candidates who are doctors (MD) who completed a diploma outside of Canada or the United States: maximum 1 applicant.
    • University candidates who are working, Quebec residents and Canadian citizens: maximum 1 applicant.
    • Candidates from the Canadian Forces: maximum 6 applicants per province.
    • Aboriginal candidates: maximum 4 applicants per province.
  • Individuals who have enrolled in Medicine at another Quebec university are ineligible to apply unless there is a preliminary agreement between the competent authorities.

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

General Requirements
  • Degree: Either one of the following:
    • Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) in Sciences, Letters and Arts
    • DEC in Health or Pure and Applied Science and successfully completed the following courses:
      • Biology 401
      • Chemistry 202
    • Any other DEC with the following courses successfully completed:
      • Biology 401 and 401
      • Chemistry 101, 201 and 202
      • Math 103 and 203
      • Physics 101, 201 and 301
        • Other similar courses may be deemed equivalent by the University.

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University Candidates Who Are Residents of Quebec and Canadian Citizens
  • Degree: Same as the General Requirements section above OR the following:
    • Diploma in Health Sciences from New-Brunswick
    • A Master’s or PhD degree
  • Candidates must have completed at least 75 university credits by the application deadline.
University Candidates Who Are Working, Quebec Residents and Canadian Citizens
  • Degree: Same as the General Requirements section above and have a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree.
    • The quality and dynamism of professional and personal projects since obtaining a university degree is an important criterion for these candidates.
Candidates Who Have Done Research at a PhD Level
  • Degree: Same as the General Requirements section above and a PhD in a related biomedical field.
Doctors (MD) Who Completed a Diploma Outside of Canada or the United States
  • Degree: Same as the General Requirements section above and have a degree from a university registered in the répertoire mondial des écoles de médecine.
Canadian Candidates Not Residing in Quebec
  • Degree: Same as the General Requirements section above.
    • The University first selects applicants who chose Université de Laval as their first choice.
Outsider Candidates
  • Degree: Either one of the following in which the candidate’s country of origin must recognize the diploma in Quebec:
  1. A Bachelor’s degree
  2. Some courses enrolled at a university
  3. A pre-university diploma equivalent to a Quebec DEC
  • The University gives priority to candidacies presented in the above order.
Special Candidates
  • University candidates whose background includes exceptional accomplishments (for example, accomplishments at an international scale) may require a particular evaluation method at the discretion of the Admission Committee.
Candidates of the Canadian Forces
  • Chosen candidates are evaluated based on their school grades, a Questionnaire autobiographique structuré (QAS), an autobiographical note, their personal military file, annual reports over the last 4 years and the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs).
Aboriginal Candidates
  • Degree: Same as the General Requirements section above.
  • Aboriginal candidates benefit from the following:
    • A lower required côte de rendement collégial (CRC) or côte de rendement universitaire/Laval (CRU/CRL) than other candidates.
    • Support during their studies from an Aboriginal coordinator and tutor
Other Information
  • Prerequisite courses taken more than 8 years ago must be retaken except for candidates who recently pursued studies in related domains.
  • Admission to the program is only available in the fall semester.

GPA

  • Minimum (For CEGEP applicants): CRC score of 32.5
  • Lowest CRC (côte de rendement collégial) in 2010 from:
    • A CEGEP student invited for an interview: 33.408
  • Lowest CRU/CRL (côte de rendement universitaire/Laval) in 2010 from:
    • A university student invited for an interview: 31.755

For more information, click here

MCAT

  • Doing the MCAT is not required.

Supporting Documents

  • A Questionnaire autobiographique structuré (QAS) which comprises of 3 questions regarding personal experiences and the University prioritizes content over writing style.
    • All candidates must wait to be invited by mail before sending in their QAS. For more information on the QAS, click here
  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of French proficiency with either:
  1. A DEC obtained after 1997 in a francophone academic institution
  2. Successful completion of the test issued by the Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec used until 1998
  3. An attestation issued by another francophone university which includes requirements on general knowledge of the French language deemed equivalent by the Université de Laval
  4. A diploma obtained from a French lycée (the applicant must submit a demand for an exemption from doing a French test such as the Test de français Laval Montréal (TFLM) to the registrar’s office.
  5. Successful completion of a francophone test (such as the TFLM) for francophone students. Non-francophone students must do a test designed for non-francophones and if their results are not sufficient, they may have to pass French courses (which do not count as credits towards the Medicine program).
  • Students who obtain less than 60% on the TFLM must pass 2 French courses in which the first one must be done within the first year of their program. The 2nd course must be completed within the first 2 years of their program.
  • Students who obtain between 60% - 75% must complete one French course within the first 2 years of their program.
  • Students who obtain 75% or more do not need to do a French course.
  • Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Education for English as a second language who obtain less than 60% must pass a French course within the first 2 years of their program. Those who get more than 60% do not need to do a French course.
For more information on the French language requirements, click here
  • CEGEP or postsecondary transcript (except for candidates who either pursued studies in another Quebec university or those who have a DEC)
  • A high school transcript for applicants whose educational background is equivalent to a DEC or those residing outside of Canada
  • University transcript for candidates who either:
  1. Pursued studies at the Université de Laval but have not been enrolled for five years or more
  2. Pursued studies at another Quebec university
  3. Are residing outside of Canada
  4. Are Canadian citizens outside of Quebec
  • Official attestation of diplomas obtained for candidates who are residing outside of Canada or who are Canadian citizens outside of Quebec
  • An autobiographical note for applicants who are either:
  1. From university and are working, Quebec residents and Canadian citizens
  2. Members of the Canadian Forces
  • Applicants that are Doctors (MD) who completed a diploma outside of Canada or the United States must send an attestation of successful completion of the Evaluating Examination from the Medical Council of Canada and must send their Curriculum Vitae (CV) with their application. Individuals selected based on these results must do an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
  • Outsider applicants need a temporary visit permit for university studies and the various documents required by each concerned government.
  • Candidates from the Canadian Forces must provide a summary of their personal military file (PPE 806) and annual reports over the last 4 years.
  • Aboriginal candidates must identify themselves as aboriginal on their application form and provide a written moral commitment towards the aboriginal communities via a First Nations or Inuit standardized autobiographical note (NASPN-I).

Visit Information.

Other Requirements

University Candidates Who Are Working, Quebec Residents and Canadian Citizens
  • Candidates need to have been working for a minimum of 2 years.
    • Candidates with very good research in their PhD can add up to one point to their CRU/CRL (côte de rendement universitaire/Laval) – see the section GPA above.
Candidates Who Have Done Research at a PhD Level
  • Candidates need to be recommended by their thesis director and submit their research file.
Outsider Candidates
  • Chosen candidates must sign a contract to not practice in Quebec once they have finished their studies, except in an establishment designated by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux, for 4 years. A penalty of $ 300,000 is expected if there is a breach of contract.
Candidates from the Canadian Forces
  • Candidates from the Canadian Forces must be on the list of people that the Canadian Forces are ready to subsidize.
Aboriginal Candidates
  • Candidates must meet the following conditions:
    • Be a members of the First Nations and Inuit according to the Law on Aboriginals (LRC., C1-5) or of the register of Inuit beneficiaries.
    • Be Quebec residents.

Interview

  • Date : April 19 and April 25 (a candidate will be chosen for either date).
  • The goal is to evaluate the candidate’s motivation, aptitudes and judgement as well as any other qualities necessary to practice medicine, such as empathy, teamwork, good communication skills, etc.
  • Interviews are in format of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) with an actor and an evaluator. There are 10 stations, each with a situation where the candidate has 2 minutes to switch stations and read the situation and 8 minutes to perform it. The situations do not require any medical knowledge.
  • Cost: $ 100

Timeline

  • February 1: Application deadline
  • May 15: Last day to receive an offer of admission (although it might be delayed for those who did not receive a DEC)
    • Candidates must send in an answer to the offer within 10 days of receiving the offer.
  • April 19: Date of interview
  • April 25: Date of interview
    • Either of the 2 above interview days will be selected for a candidate
  • August 1: Deadline for candidates from the Canadian Forces to be on the list of people that the Canadian Forces are ready to subsidize.

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Tuition 2015-2016

[stats from 2013]
  • Tuition (Quebec student) - $15,590
  • Tuition (Canadian student outside of Quebec) - $19,600
  • Tuition (Outsider student): $31,334
  • Fee to open and analyze your University file: $ 77

For a quick summary on tuition fees, click here
For an extensive description on the various fees, click here
For information on financial aid, click here

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