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Breakdown of Quebec Medical Schools 2022


McGill University's Faculty of Medicine

*please refer to McGill’s admission website for additional details


Language of instruction: French & English

Average GPA: 3.95

MCAT: Not required (for most applicants)


Eligibility: Applicant categories are organized by the applicant’s citizenship or residency status (in-province, out-of-province, international, etc) and by the level of academic attainment (CEGEP student, university student, international medical graduate). Each category has unique admission conditions. Click here to determine your applicant category.


Canadian citizen or Quebec residents - 165 seats available

Canadian citizens or permanents residents who are NOT residents of Quebec - 11 seats

Black candidate pathway - unlimited seats

International residents - 2 seats available

Rural & small population- 5 seats available

First Nation Members of registered Inuit beneficiaries - 6 seats available

International medical graduates - 4 seats available


If you fall into one of the categories below you may be asked to present proof of English or French proficiency

* you are not from a country where English or French is the primary language

* you have not worked or studied in English or French

* English or French is not your mother tongue


Tuition (1st year)

Quebec students: CAD ~$8000.00

Canadian students: CAD ~$20,000.00

International students: CAD ~$50,000.00


Admissions Requirements


Basis of Admission Degree

The basis of admission degree also called the “primary undergraduate degree” is a 120-credit (4-year) degree from accredited institution. It can also be a 90-credit program from a Quebec institution where you also obtained a diploma of college studies called a DEC. For undergraduate degree NOT impacted by COVID-19, you must have 60 consecutive credits at time of application. However, for a degree impacted by COVID-19 you may have 45 consecutive credits by application deadline. You must take a full course load per semester (12-15 credits/ 4-5 classes) and summer sessions acceptable as long as you don’t extend your degree length. In addition, A-Levels/ French Baccalaureate/ International Baccalaureate (IBO) are not considered substitutes for a Bachelor’s degree.


Applicants mays also be considered based on a second, subsequent undergraduate degree (minimum of 60-credit degree). Applicants must complete 45 new credits by deadline, where the remaining credits are to be completed by July 31st of that year. As of 45 credits, the second degree becomes degree of admission.

Alternate degree impacted by COVID-19 - 30 consecutive credits by application deadline.


Basic Science Prerequisites

McGill requires it’s applicants to complete the following science prerequisites:


2 Biology courses with Labs (General Biology 1, General Biology 2)

2 Chemistry courses with labs (General Chemistry, Chemistry of Solutions

1 Organic Chemistry course with lab (organic chemistry 1)

2 Physics courses with labs (Mechanics, Waves or Optics)


4/7 science prerequisites must be completed at time of application where the remaining 3 courses must completed by May 31st of the application year.


Application Evaluation


Cumulative Grade Point Average (cGPA)

Your GPA or academic performance is worth 70% of the application. Within this 70%, 90% is based on the cGPA of your undergraduate degree and 10% is based on academic context (difficult of coursework, the classes you take, post bachelor’s academics, etc.). The science prerequisites grades are part of the cGPA calculation. Applicants should aim for a science prerequisites grade of 3.5 and above (average 3.8). In addition to an applicant’s cGPA, McGill requires their applicants to complete and submit an academic history workbook which they use as a tool to assess a candidate’s academic profile.


MCAT

Only required for applicants whose degree for the basis of admission is from a non-Canadian university. McGill only accepts the new 2015 version of the exam, where successful applicants need to score a total of 508-509+ or a total score in the 80th percentile (or greater).


CV & List of Verifiers

You are required to submit a CV as well as a list of verifiers who can comment on the accuracy of the entries included in your CV. McGill provides you with a template as well as instructions on how to properly fill the entries. You will be asked to include your education history, work experience, volunteer and research exposure, awards & distinctions, memberships & skills and hobbies. McGill is very strict on maintaining the page limit therefore it is essential your entries do not exceed two pages. Find out more about unique volunteer & research ideas that could help elevate your CV.


CASPer Test

All applicants to the MD & Med-P program at McGill must complete the CASPer test. Weighing 20% of the applicant, the CASPer test plays an important role in the selection process. Its' goal is to assess non-academic characteristics such as empathy, communication and leadership skills. Click here for a breakdown and analysis of 3 CASPer prompts.


Final Selection Criteria


Interview selection criteria

10% CV

20% CASPer performance

70% Academic grades


Admittance selection criteria (post-interview)

100% Interview (MMI) performance


Below is a chart we have computed that summarizes important information applicants should know before moving forward with their applications. Click here for more information on each category.

Mcgill medical school requirements

For more information on McGill’s medical admissions, email admissions.med@mcgill.ca




Laval University- Faculty de Médicine

*refer to Laval’s admission website for additional details


Program Length: 4-5 years (full-time)

Language of instruction: French

Number of spots: 250 (for Quebec students)

Required R score: 33

MCAT: Not required


Eligibility: University of Laval prioritizes Quebec residents. To qualify as a Quebec resident you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and identify with one of the situations outlined by the Government of Quebec. In addition you must provide Laval University with:


(1) A Certificate of Quebec Resident Status form (in French or English)

(2) Attach the necessary supporting documents

(3) Return the form to the registrar’s office


*For more information refer to Laval’s Quebec resident website.

Resident categories are further divided into sub-categories based on the level of academic attainment:


(1) Quebec university applicants who have accumulated a minimum of 60 credits in a university setting and who are enrolled in a university degree


(2) Quebec university applicants who have accumulated, at the time of application 12 university credits or less. Applicants in this category hold a diploma of college studies (DEC) but have less than 12 university credits at the time of application. The admissions committee will only take the applicant’s college file into account.


(3) Quebec applicants who’ve received their medical degree outside of Canada or the United States. Find out more about this applicant category on Laval University’s admission website.


*Click here for a detailed breakdown of each applicant category and scroll to “Étape 2” to know what category you belong to.


Tuition:

Quebec applicants: CAD ~$4000.00

Canadian applicants: CAD ~13,000.00

International applicants: CAD ~34,000.00


Admission Requirements


Basis of Admission Degree & Science Prerequisite Courses

To be eligible for Laval University’s medical program, applicants must have one of the following degrees:


(1) A DEC in Arts & Science


(2) A DEC in natural sciences (Health Science or Pure & Applied Science) & completion of the following courses:

a. Biology 401

b. Chemistry 202


(3) Another DEC & completion of the following courses

a. Mathematics NYA & NYB

b. Physics NYA, NYB & NYC

c. Chemistry NYA, NYB & 202

d. Biology NYA & 401


(4) International Baccalaureate degree (IB)


(5) New Brunswick Diploma in Health Sciences


(6) A pre-university diploma equivalent to 13 years in the Quebec school system or pre-university studies totaling to 12 years of schooling & 1 year of schooling in a university setting


French Language Aptitude

Applicants to University of Laval’s medical program must demonstrate mastery of the French language. Click here to find out which category exempts students from taking a French language test.


For non-Francophone applicants must pass the “Test de connaissance du Français Tout Public” with a score of:

>400/699 on the TCF-TP and

>14/20 on the TCF-TP/ÉE


Academic Evaluation


CRC or CRU

Laval University uses the R score to determine an applicant’s academic standing. The R score, also known as “Cote de Rendement Collégiale” takes into account 2 main variables: the Z score and the Indicator of Strength of the Group (ISG). Click here to find out more on the R score.

For applicants who’ve accumulated more than 60 university credits at the time of application, Laval University also calculates a CRU “Côte de Rendement Universitaire.” Click here to find out more about the CRU & how it is calculated.


Casper

All applicants applying to Laval’s medical program must complete the CASPer test in French. The CASPer test plays an important role in the selection process. It’s goal is to assess non-academic characteristics such as empathy, communication and leadership skills. Click here for a breakdown and analysis of 3 CASPer prompts.


Final Selection Process


Laval University has 2 selection processes:

1st selection: based on CASPer performance & CRC or CRU

2nd selection: MEM Interview performance


*For more information on Laval’s medical admissions email admission.med@fmed.ulaval.ca



Sherbrooke University- Faculty de Médicine

*refer to Sherbrooke’s admission website for additional details


Length of program: 4 years

Language of instruction: French

Number of spots: depends on applicant category

MCAT: Not required


Eligibility: Applicant categories are organized by the applicant’s citizenship or residency status (in-province, out-of-province, international, etc) and by the level of academic attainment (CEGEP student, university student, international medical graduate, etc). Each category has unique admission conditions. Start by determining your applicant category by clicking here and scrolling to “Étape 2”


The three main applicant categories based on citizenship/ residency status are:


(1) Quebec applicants (83% seats reserved)

(2) Canadian applicants (15.6 % of seats reserved for Atlantic Canadian applicants & 1 seat reserved for Western Canada applicants)

(3) International applicants (1 seat reserved)


To qualify as a Quebec resident you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and identify with one of the situations outlined by the Government of Quebec.


University of Sherbrooke has 3 campuses applicants can choose to go to: Sherbrooke campus, Saguenay campus & Montérégie campus. After successful completion of the MMIs and once accepted, applicants will be asked to rate the campuses by order of preference. Whether applicants end up with their desired first choice will entirely depend on the number of available seats in each site at the time the offer is made. The Saguenay campus is reserved only for Quebec applicants and the Montérégie campus is for New Brunswick applicants only.


Tuition:

Quebec applicants: CAD ~$4800

Maritime & Canadian applicants: CAD ~$12,300.00

International applicants: CAD ~$29,000.00


Admission Requirements


Basis of Admission Degree & Science Prerequisites

To be eligible for University of Sherbrooke’s medical program applicants must either:

(1) have a Diplôme d’Étude Collégiale (DEC) or a degree deemed equivalent

(2) be enrolled in a university program and have accumulated 90 credits at the time of application


All applicants must have successfully completed the following courses:

Physics NYA, NYB & NYC

Chemistry NYA, NYB & 202

Biology 301 & 401

Biology NYA & 401


*at the time of application applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 of the science prerequisites.


French Language Aptitude

Applicants to University of Laval’s medical program must demonstrate mastery of the French language. Click here to find out more about Sherbrooke’s French language requirements and which applicant categories can be exempt from taking French language tests.


Applicants needing to write a language test must aim for one of the following:

A score >60% on EULL

A score of >860/990 on the TFI

A score of C2 en “Comprehension Orale & C2 en comprehension Écrite” au DALF, TEF or TCF.


Academic Evaluation


Step 1: CAG

The first step is to calculate an applicant’s Côte Académique Globale (CAG) which is entirely based on the CRC (Côte de Rendement Collégiale) mentioned earlier. Click here to find out more about the CAG including what it represents & how it’s calculated. If an applicant’s CRC isn’t available (applicants who didn’t attend CEGEP in Quebec) Sherbrooke calculates a CRC based on the applicant’s available academic information.

For certain applicant categories, Sherbrooke adds a certain number of points to their CAGs. For example, applicants who have an undergraduate degree at the time of application are allocated an extra 0.5 points, those who have a Master’s degree an extra point and lastly, those in the possession of a PhD are receive an extra 2 points. Click hereto find out more about which applicant categories are eligible for extra CAG points.


Step 2: CASPer Test

The first step in Sherbrooke’s selection process is analysis of an applicant’s CASPer performance. All applicants applying to Sherbrooke’s medical program must complete the CASPer test in French. The CASPer test plays an important role in the selection process. Its' goal is to assess non-academic characteristics such as empathy, communication and leadership skills. Click here for a breakdown and analysis of 3 CASPer prompts.



Final Selection Process

To be invited for an interview Sherbrooke evaluate an applicant’s file according to the following breakdown:


Quebec, Maritime & Canadian applicants:

70% CAG

30% CASPer Performance


International applicants:

50% CAG

50% CASPer Performance


After the interview, the final decision is made based on the following criteria:


Quebec, Maritime & Canadian applicants:

40% CAG + 60% Interview (MEM) performance


International applicants:

Based on the applicants’ video interview results


For more information on Sherbrooke’s medical admissions email Admission-Med@USherbrooke.ca



Université de Montréal- Faculté de Médecine

*refer to University of Montreal’s admission website for additional details


Length of program: 4-5 years (includes a preparatory year)

Language of instruction: French

MCAT: not required


Eligibility: to qualify for admission, applicants must demonstrate on of the following:


(1) have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status by the application deadline or comply with the provisions of the Government Decree relating to the admission of international candidates.


(2) prove Quebec residency status by filling in this form and identifying with one of situations outlines


(3) Meet provisions of the Quebec-New Brunswick, Quebec- Prince Edward Island or Quebec- Nova Scotia agreements


(4) Be a French speaking resident of a Canadian province/ territory where medical studies are not offered in French


University of Montreal’s MD program is almost exclusively reserved for Quebec residents (collegial & university applicants). Just like the other Quebec medical schools, applicant categories are organized by the both citizenship or residency status and by the level of academic attainment. Each category has unique admission conditions. Start by determining your applicant category by clicking here and scrolling to “categories de candidates.”


Collegial applicants: ~70% of available seats

University applicants: ~30 % of available seats

Medical applicants: Quebec residents holding a medical degree outside of Canada - 3 seats

Canadian Francophones: residents of a province where medical studies not offered in French; 1 available seat

Maritime applicants: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island applicants; 3 seats

International applicants: 2 available seats

Members of First Nation of registered Inuit beneficiaries: 6 available seats

Canadian Armed Forces applicants: 4 available seats


To qualify for admission, applicants must demonstrate on of the following:


(1) have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status by the application deadline or comply with the provisions of the Government Decree relating to the admission of international candidates.


(2) prove Quebec residency status by filling in this form and identifying with one of situations outlines


(3) Meet provisions of the Quebec-New Brunswick, Quebec- Prince Edward Island or Quebec- Nova Scotia agreements


(4) Be a French speaking resident of a Canadian province/ territory where medical studies are not offered in French


Applicants must choose between two campuses: Montreal campus & Mauricie campus. Depending on the positions available applicants may get their first choice. In addition, all applicants must apply to the preparatory year for the MD program (also called année preparatoire and/or pre-med). Then, depending on your academic profile, the admissions committee will decide whether you need to complete the preparatory year or enter directly into the MD’s first year.


Tuition:

Quebec residents: ~ CAD $3,600.00

Canadian students: ~ CAD $11,200.00

International students: ~ CAD $27,600.00


Admission Requirements


Basis of Admission Degree & Science Prerequisites

To be eligible for University of Montreal’s medical program applicants must be in possession of one of the following:


(1) Diplôme d’Étude Collégiale (DEC) in science, arts & literature or natural sciences or another deemed equivalent


(2) Hold a postsecondary diploma deemed equivalent to a DEC by the University of Montreal


(3) be enrolled in a university program and have accumulated 90 credits at the time of application


(4) hold a doctorate in medicine awarded by a faculty of medicine recognized by the Medical Council of Canada and have obtained recognition of equivalence of the degree of doctor of medicine by the College of Physicians of Quebec (CMQ).


In addition, all applicants must have successfully completed the following courses:


Physics 101, 201 & 301

Chemistry 101, 201 & 202

Biology 301 & 401 or two human biology courses

Mathematics 103 & 203



French Language Aptitude

Applicants to University of Montreal’s medical program must demonstrate mastery of the French language. Click here to find out more about University of Montreal’s French language requirements and which applicant categories can be exempt from taking French language tests.


Applicants needing to write a language test must aim for one of the following:

A score >60% on EULL

A score of >850/990 on the TFI

A score of C2 en “Comprehension Orale & C2 en comprehension Écrite” au DALF, TEF or TCF.



Academic Evaluation


CRC & CAG

Whether applicants fit into the collegial or university category, University of Montreal makes its’ primary selection based on CRC and/or CRA where a minimum of 33,000 must be achieved to move on.

The first step is to calculate an applicant’s Côte Académique Globale (CAG) which is entirely based on the CRC (Côte de Rendement Collégiale) mentioned earlier. Click here to find out more about the CAG including what it represents & how it’s calculated. If an applicant’s CRC isn’t available (applicants who didn’t attend CEGEP in Quebec) Sherbrooke calculates a CRC based on the applicant’s available academic information.


CASPer Test

Once applicants make it past the first selection, they must complete the CASPer test in French. The CASPer test plays an important role in the selection process. It’s goal is to assess non-academic characteristics such as empathy, communication and leadership skills. Click here for a breakdown and analysis of 3 CASPer prompts.


Final Selection Process


For Collegial, University & International applicants:

1st selection: 100% CRC or CRA

2nd selection: 60% CRC & 40% CASPer Performance

3rd selection: 100% Interview (MEM) Performance -- ~ 3 applicants per available place are invited to MMIs


For PhD applicants:

1st selection: 100% CRA  must score >30,000

2nd selection: 50% academic journey & 50% CASPer Performance


For applicants holding a Medical Degree:

1st selection: must have obtained recognition of equivalence of their medical degree by the College of Physicians (CMQ) no later than February 15 of the year of admission concerned


2nd selection: 70% ÉCOS (examen Clinique Objectif et Structuré) & 30% CASPer Performance (in French)




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