MEDICINE PREPARATORY PROGRAM by DerrellAcrey

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									              MONTREAL, McGILL & MEDICINE                                                                                                                                ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                                             ABORIGINAL
                                                                                                                                                                         u Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) in Science or combined 3-year                 STUDENTS
              With Mount Royal as a backdrop, McGill’s main campus is set in the heart of downtown Montreal. The campus is                                                 Science program                                                                  The Faculty of Medicine of McGill
              a mosaic of historic and modern buildings laid out around an oasis of green space. The medical faculty offices are                                         u Required courses in Biology (NYA, Bio II), Chemistry (NYA, NYB, Organic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            University encourages aboriginal
              located in the McIntyre Medical Sciences building which lies higher on the flank of the mountain on Promenade Sir                                            I), Mathematics (NYA, NYB) and Physics (NYA, NYB, NYC)                           students to apply for this program.
                                                                                                                                                                         u Quebec residency status                                                          Special positions are reserved for
              William Osler at Avenue des Pins. The Life Sciences Library, the Osler Library of the History of Medicine and a number
MEDICINE      of the departments of the faculty are located in this building.
                                                                                                                                                                         The DCS must be completed in the prescribed time and applicants must
                                                                                                                                                                         carry a full course load in each of the regular, consecutive semesters of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            applicants who will submit proof of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            their status as members of the Quebec-
                                                                                                                                                                         study without interruptions.                                                       Labrador First Nations or Inuit.
PREPARATORY                                      The teaching hospital network of McGill University is an integral part of the research, teach-
                                                   ing, and clinical activities of the Faculty of Medicine. The McGill University Health Center                          SELECTION PROCESS                                                                  STUDENT HOUSING
                                                                                                                                                                         Selection of students by the Admissions Committee is based upon academ-            McGill Residences offer three styles of housing: tradi-
PROGRAM                                               (MUHC), Sir Mortimer B. Davis/Jewish General Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital Centre and
                                                        the Douglas Mental Health University Institute are the primary sites for the teaching
                                                                                                                                                                         ic achievement at the time of application and an assessment of personal
                                                                                                                                                                         characteristics and accomplishments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tional dorms with meal plans, shared facility houses or beautifully
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            renovated older buildings set up for communal student living, and apart-
                                                         programs of the University. The activities of the MUHC are carried out at the follow-                                  Evaluation of academic performance is based on the cote de rende-           ment-style residences offering single to four-bedroom apartments.
                                                          ing locations: Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal General Hospital,                                             ment collégial (CRC) scores and performance in Math-Science pre-requi-             Wonderful off-campus housing is also available.
                                                                                                                                                                         sites. Successful applicants to the program generally have an overall CRC
                                                          Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal Neurological                                                            of 34.0 or better and similar grades in science prerequisites. The average         STUDENT LIFE
                                                          Hospital and Montreal Chest Hospital Centre. In addi-                                                          CRC of accepted students tends to be around 35.5.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Over 120 clubs and services are offered by the Student Society of McGill
                                                          tion, McGill students have access to several affiliat-                                                                Personal characteristics and achievements are initially assessed from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            University, including theatre groups, outdoor activity clubs, and community
                                                                                                                                                                         the review of the autobiographical letter, curriculum vitae and referee
                                                         ed hospitals, research centres and training facili-                                                                                                                                                services. McGill also provides access to new athletic facilities with varsity
                                                                                                                                                                         reports. Through these elements, the Admissions Committee should get a
                                                       ties, including the new McGill Medical Simulation                                                                                                                                                    and intramural sport teams. Francophone students can opt to submit their
                                                                                                                                                                         clear image of the applicant and his/her suitability for the practice of med-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            assignments and exams in French. McGill offers two English language sum-
                                                     Centre.                                                                                                             icine, seeking evidence of communication skills, motivation and interest for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mer courses (possibly subsidized) and they will enjoy academic and non-
                                                                                                                                                                         medicine, personal characteristics and accomplishments, work and learn-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            academic services, such as tutorial services, reading and study skills work-
                                                                                                                                                                         ing style, and community involvement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            shops, buddy programs, commissioner for francophone students and the
                                                                                                                                                                                Following this preliminary evaluation, selected candidates will be
                                   MEDICINE PREPARATORY                                                                                                                  invited for on-site interviews. Places in the entering class are offered to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            weekly student-run newspaper, Le Délit.

                                 PROGRAM (Med-P)                                                                                                                         those whose aggregate scores are the most competitive. Decisions of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            HOW TO APPLY
                                                                                                                                                                         Admissions Committee are final and not subject to appeal. Offers are con-
                                   Specially designed for immediate graduates of the Quebec Collegial                                                                    ditional upon the successful completion of the DCS and of all required             Applications must be submitted exclusively on-line before the deadline (we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            suggest at least two weeks) in order to obtain a McGill ID number used to
                                     (CEGEP) system, the Med-P program combines one year of Science                                                                      science courses at a level consistent with past academic performance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            better identify your supporting documents. In order to complete the appli-
                                       curriculum followed with the standard four-year MDCM program. The                                                                                                                                                    cation, candidates must also submit
                                        preparatory year involves courses in sciences, humanities and social                                                             SCHOLARSHIPS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            u their Quebec Ministry of Education Permanent Code (Perm Code)
                                                                                                                                                                         Entrance scholarships are available for students accepted to the Med-P
                                          sciences, with optional courses from over 200 departments. Students of this Med-P program are                                  program. In the first year of the Med-P program, students are registered in           or official academic records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            u an autobiographical sketch
                                           expected to maintain a grade point average of at least 3.5/4 and a minimum of B in the com-                                   the Faculty of Science and hence are eligible for university entrance schol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            u two-page curriculum vitae
                                            pulsory courses throughout their preparatory year in order to continue into the MDCM program.                                arships; these scholarships are renewable according to the Faculty of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            u 3 referee reports
                                                                                                                                                                         Medicine criteria.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            u a copy of a valid Quebec birth certificate or proof of Quebec residency status

                                                 In the preparatory year, students are registered in the Faculty of Science. In addition to                              TUITION FEES                                                                       Candidates are informed of the
                                                   completing the specific requirements for entry into the MDCM program, they must take a                                Tuition fees are subject to change. Students admitted to the Med-P pro-            application fee during the on-
                                                     number of optional courses selected for the purpose of broadening and enriching their                               gram will be charged the undergraduate tuition fees of Faculty of Science          line application process.
                                                      education. All campus-wide services including student advising, tutorship, financial or                            students during their preparatory year. Tuition fees for the subsequent four
                                                                                                                                                                         years of the medical program will then apply.
                                                      academic aid are available to Med-P students.

                    Photos: Claudio Calligaris
                            Martine Doyon
                                                                                     FOR MORE INFORMATION                                                                                                        KEY DATES
                                                                                     Faculty of Medicine Admissions Office   Telephone: +1 (514) 398-3517                                                        u   Application period opens September 1st
                                                                                     McGill University                       Fax: +1 (514) 398-4631                                                              u   Deadline to apply March 1st
                                                                                     Suite # 602                             E-mail: admissions.med@mcgill.ca                                                    u   Interviews in April
                                                                                     3655 Promenade Sir William Osler        Please visit our web site:                                                          u   Notice of decisions mid-May
                                                                                     Montreal, QC H3G 1Y6 CANADA             http://www.mcgill.ca/medicine/admissions/                                           u   Program start date and orientation mid-August

								
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