McMaster University

McMaster University

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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.


Read about the White Coat Ceremony that was held at the Hamilton Convention Centre on October 15, 2012.


Application results were sent by email to all 2013-2014 applicants on Tuesday, May 13th. Any 2013-2014 applicant who did not receive their email should contact MD Admissions at

The application for entry in Fall 2015 will open on July 9, 2014 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:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Campus, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton ON L8S 4K1. Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL) room 1102.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the Waterloo Regional Campus, 10 Victoria Street, Kitchener ON N2G 1C5, Room 2018

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the Niagara Regional Campus, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines ON L2S 3A1, Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex (CRN), Room 219

Registration is not required.

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

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