Université de Montréal Medicine

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Contacts

Website: http://www.med.umontreal.ca/index/faculty_medicine.html
Telephone:

  • Regarding the program: Annie Demers 514-343-6265
  • Regarding admissions: 514-343-7076

Admissions e-mail: admission-md@umontreal.ca

Program Information

Curriculum

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
  • 4 years or 5 years in length which includes a preparatory year for applicants admitted from CEGEP, for applicants from universities in a field unrelated to health or medical sciences or for applicants whose course requirements have been completed 8 years ago or more.
    • Students that successfully pass the preparatory year are automatically promoted into the first year the 4-year MD program without having to submit a new application.
  • Joint programs are available. Descriptions can be found here


Admission statistics

  • Total number of applicants in 2013: 2057
  • Applicants interviewed 2013: 988
  • Class size in 2013: 300 (219 - 5 years; 81 - 4 years)
  • A maximum of 1% of spaces are offered for out-of-province applicants
  • International students are eligible to apply

For more information, click here

Admissions Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

Quebec University Candidates
  • 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 have completed Biology 00XU and Chemistry 00XV
    • Any other DEC issued by the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) and the following courses:
      • Biology 301 and 401, or 2 human biology courses
      • Chemistry 101, 201 and 202
      • Math 103 and 203
      • Physics 101, 201 and 301
    • Obtained or in the process of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 12 university credits before the application deadline.
      • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in a medical or health science-related field can enter the 4-year program.
      • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in a field unrelated to medical or health sciences must enter the preparatory year prior to the 4-year program.
        • As an example, the following programs from l’Université de Montréal are considered equivalent to the preparatory year (other programs may be deemed equivalent by the Admissions Committee):
  1. Bachelor’s in Audiology
  2. Bachelor’s in Biochemistry
  3. Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences (depending on the chosen orientation)
  4. Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences
  5. Bachelor’s in Biopharmaceutical sciences (sciences biopharmaceutiques)
  6. Bachelor’s in Nutrition
  7. Bachelor’s in Occupational Therapy
  8. Bachelor’s in Orthophony
  9. Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy
  10. Doctorate in Dentistry
  11. Doctorate in Optometry
  12. Doctorate in Pharmacy
  13. Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
  • Applicants with a PhD still doing research or in the process of obtaining a PhD whose thesis has been submitted by the application deadline.

For more information, click here and here
For course descriptions and equivalencies, click here

Canadian Candidates Outside Quebec
  • Degree: Same as for Quebec University Candidates above.

For more information, click here

Doctors (MD) Who Completed a Diploma Outside of Canada or the United States
  • Degree: A Doctorate in Medicine issued by a Faculty of Medicine registered in the répertoire mondial des écoles de médecine.

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Outsider Candidates
  • Degree: Postsecondary Diploma deemed equivalent to a DEC or a Quebec Bachelor’s degree by l’Université de Montréal and have the same prerequisites required by Quebec university students mentioned above in the section Quebec University Candidates.

For more information, click here
For DEC equivalents in different countries, click here

Candidates of the Canadian Forces
  • Degree: Postsecondary Diploma deemed equivalent to a DEC or a Quebec Bachelor’s degree by l’Université de Montréal and have the same prerequisites required by Quebec university students mentioned above in the section Quebec University Candidates.

For more information, click here

Aboriginal Candidates
  • Degree: Have obtained or in the process of obtaining a DEC or a Postsecondary Diploma deemed equivalent
    • An aboriginal candidate from Quebec does not need to declare him/herself as a First Nations/Inuit member and apply as a CEGEP or Quebec university candidate although his/her chances would be diminished due to the large number of applicants with respect to the number of available places in the other candidate categories.

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GPA

  • The University does not have any available GPA minimum available.
  • Lowest CRC (côte de rendement collégial) accepted for an interview in 2009 from:
    • A CEGEP student: 32.241
    • A university student program: 32.639

For more information, click here

MCAT

  • MCAT is not required.

Supporting Documents

  • Proof of French proficiency with either:
    • Successful completion of L’Épreuve uniforme de la langue et littérature française from the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS).
    • Obtained 850/990 on the Test de français international
  • Applicants with a PhD may be required to send in a Curriculum Vitae (CV) if asked by the Faculty.
  • 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 within the last 5 years. Individuals selected based on these results must do an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

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Other Requirements

  • For all students:
    • Be a Canadian citizen or have a status as a permanent resident by the application deadline.
    • Be a resident of Quebec by the application deadline.
    • All candidates must make an application for the preparatory year MD program. Depending on the applicant’s academic profile, the Admissions Committee decides if a candidacy will be considered for the preparatory year or the first year in the 4-year program.
    • The student, once in Medicine, must prove that he/she received the required immunizations and was submitted to a tuberculosis screening. For more information, click here
  • For specific individuals:
    • Canadian candidates outside of Quebec must be a francophone resident from New-Brunswick, Nova-Scotia and Prince Edward Island – provinces that have made an agreement with the Government of Quebec. Other provinces do not have a similar agreement unless, under exceptional circumstances, Canadian candidates have completed postsecondary studies considered equivalent to a DEC or to a Quebec diploma of university studies can be admitted if there are available places.
    • Candidates of the Canadian Forces have to identify themselves as a member of the Canadian Forces when applying. They must also be on the list of people that the Selection Committee of the Canadian Forces is ready to subsidize the applicant for the year in which he or she applied.
    • Outsider candidates need a student visa.

For more information, click here
Additional requirement information for specific individuals can be found here

Evaluation criteria

  • How the applicant will be evaluated; example: McGill has a 30/70 Personal statement/academics split to be invited for an interview and then a 20/80 academic/interview split for the final decision

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Interview

  • Interview dates for 2013-2014: April 2014
  • Type of interview : MMI
  • 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 for CEGEP applicants and university applicants who possess a DEC or an equivalent program. There are 12 stations, each with a situation where the candidate has 2 minutes to read the situation and 7 minutes to perform it. The situations do not require any medical knowledge.
  • Cost: $ 100

For more information on the content and structure of the MMIs, click here
For more information on dates and locations, click here

Timeline 2013-2014

  • January 15: Deadline to submit applications for:
  1. Candidates that have a DEC and that did university studies
  2. Candidates that have a DEC and are presently enrolled in a university
  3. Candidates from the Canadian Forces who are in university
  • March: Deadline to submit applications for:
  1. Candidates in the process of obtaining a DEC
  2. Candidates that have a DEC who have not done any university studies
  3. Candidates from the Canadian Forces who are in CEGEP
  • Beginning of April: Confirmation of interview invitation
  • April 2014: Interview

For more information on interview dates, click here
For more information on application dates, click here and here

Tuition 2013-2014

  • In-province students:
    • First year tuition: $3,179
    • Total first year fees: $4,381
  • Out-of-province students:
    • First year tuition: $8,592
    • Total first year fees: $9,794
  • International students:
    • First year tuition: $23,847
    • Total first year fees: $25,049

For more information on tuition, click here
For information on financial assistance, click here
For information on employment services, click here
For information on entrance scholarships, click here
For residence fees, click here

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