McMaster University

McMaster University

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.


Click here to read about the White Coat Ceremony, held at the Hamilton Convention Centre on October 15, 2012.


The application for entry in Fall 2014 is now closed. The next opportunity to apply is early July, 2014 for entry in late August 2015. Applications are completed on line through the Ontario Medical School Application Service at:


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 were held:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Waterloo Regional Campus

Thursday, July 11, 2013 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Niagara Regional Campus

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Campus

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

Attention OSCE Evaluators

To view the OSCE demonstration vide, click here.

Attention Tutors and Longitudinal Facilitators: 

Evaluation forms have been moved!

The evaluation forms are now going to live on our Internal website so please bookmark the new page for future reference.

Click here to access the new page.

Attention New Professional Competencies Longitudinal Facilitators:

View videos of a typical Professional Competencies tutorial plus Longitudinal Facilitator debrief Video

Attention McMaster Medical Students: 

Electives & Student Affairs information and forms have been moved to Medportal.

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