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Undergraduate Medical Program

The School of Medicine, established in 1965 and renamed the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine in 2004, offers major programs in undergraduate, postgraduate and graduate medical education.

The Undergraduate Medical Program for the MD degree was initiated in 1969, graduating its first students in May 1972. At present, 203 students are admitted to the program each year.

The three-year program in Medicine uses a problem-based approach to learning that should apply throughout the physician's career. The components have been organized in sequential blocks with early exposure to patients and case management. The academic program operates on an 11 months-a-year basis and students qualify for the MD degree at the end of the third academic year.


The application for entry in Fall 2015 is closed. The next opportunity to apply is in early July 2015 for entry in late Fall 2016 at Ontario Medical Schools Application Service (OMSAS).


Open sessions for those who are interested in applying to the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine are held annually, in conjunction with the opening of the new admissions cycle. This year's sessions will be held:

Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Campus, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton ON, in the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL) Room 1309.

Directions to McMaster University, Hamilton Campus, can be found here

Parking is available at a nominal fee via the Sterling Street entrance of the campus.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Waterloo Regional Campus, 10B Victoria Street South, Kitchener Ontario, Room 2018

Directions to the Waterloo Regional Campus can be found here

Parking is available at a nominal fee in the Joseph Street Lot #3.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Niagara Regional Campus, Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines Ontario, Room 219

Directions to the Niagara Regional Campus can be found here

Parking is available for a nominal fee on Brock University Campus (Meter Road Lot A, Zone 1 or Lot E) - see directions here

All information presented at the sessions is posted on this website.



Are you wondering what a day in the life of a McMaster medical student is like? Learn more about our Program by watching the videos below.

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