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Application Information for Prospective Students

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Program Timelines

The Graduate Diploma in Medical Sciences is a course-based program. Students may start either in July or January, and complete the program within 6 months.

The Professional Master's of Medical Sciences requires both coursework and a project. Students may start either in July or January, and complete the program within 12 months.

Students in the Graduate Diploma program may elect to apply for the Professional Master's of Medical Sciences, and they may also ladder into other thesis-based MSc programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences. For students who complete the Professional Master's and wish to pursue further training in research, they may opt to apply for one of the thesis-based Master's or PhD programs offered in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Credits obtained from both the Graduate Diploma and Professional Master's can be carried forward and credited towards other graduate programs at Queen's University.

Course Requirements

The Graduate Diploma in Medical Sciences requires, at minimum, the completion of 12 credit units, including a Research Methodology course (MSCI 800, 3 credit units), one elective graduate course (3 credit units) chosen from the approved list, and a clinical skills training course (MSCI 801, 6 credit units).

The Professional Master's of Medical Sciences requires, at minimum, the completion of 24 credit units. In addition to the three courses required for the Graduate Diploma, the Professional Master's also requires a more advanced clinical skills training course (MSCI 802, 6 credit units), and a research project in medical sciences (MSCI 898, 6 credit units).

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in our programs! Please note that you MUST hold an MD or equivalent in order to be considered for admission to our programs. Please also note that we do NOT accept applications from international citizens for the academic year of 2019-2020.

Admission requirements

In order to be considered for admission to both the Graduate Diploma in Medical Sciences and the Professional Master's of Medical Sciences, applicants need to hold an MD or equivalent from a medical school on the International Medical Education Directory (IMED: https://imed.faimer.org), and have a B+ graduating average or higher in all postsecondary education. For those who are eligible to apply, students are required to submit:

  • Official Transcripts from all postsecondary education;
  • A Personal Statement  - indicating the alignment of the applicant’s background and career aspirations with the objectives of the program;
  • A Curriculum Vitae;
  • Two references from individuals familiar with the candidates academic and/or clinical performance;
  • Medical Student Performance Record or Dean’s Letter;
  • Score Reports - Applicants who hold an MD from a Canadian or U.S. university will need to submit their score reports on the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part 1. Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold an MD or equivalent from a country other than Canada or the U.S. will need to submit their score reports on the National Assessment Collaboration examination (NAC) and the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part 1. 

Instructions on how to submit all required documentation will be sent to you by email upon application submission.

*Documents submitted to Queen's University in support of an application become the property of the University and will not be returned to the applicant.

Please also note that we do NOT accept applications from international citizens for the academic year of 2019-2020.

After review of the complete application, competitive candidates will be invited for an interview.

For those who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma and wish to apply for the Professional Master's of Medical Sciences, applicants must obtain at least a B- in all courses in their Graduate Diploma program and apply for the Professional Master's within five years after completing the Graduate Diploma.

Application Deadlines

The online application is now open. The deadlines for application and receipt of all supporting documents are:

  • November 1, 2019 for January 2020 start - this application is now closed
  • April 15th 2020 for a July 2020 start

Tuition Fees

Graduate Diploma (six months) $11,689*
Professional Master's (twelve months) $23,377*

*Subject to Change for 2019-2020

Application Checklist

At this time, the program is only accepting applicants that are either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. 

(Please select the option that applies to you)

 

 

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Offical Transcripts

An electrionic copy of your official tanscript can be uploaded with your applicantion.

NOTE: If you are accepted into the program a hard copy original transcript will have to be mailed to the School of Graduate Studies. 

  •  
Personal Statement

Please indicating the alignment of your background and career aspirations with the objectives of the program.  

Sent as a PDF to the Program Assistant

  •  
Cirriculum Vitae

 Sent as a PDF to the Program Assistant

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Two References

A reference must be recieved from ALL referees listed on the application form. It is your responsibility to ensure all referees are aware of the strict deadline. 

The email with a link to complete the online assessment form will come from sgsapp@queensu.ca. If your referee did not recieve the email, please ask them to check the trash/clutter/junk mail folder.

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Medical Student Performace Report

OR

Dean's Letter

Sent as a PDF to the Program Assistant
  •  
MCCQE Part I Result Sent as a PDF to the Program Assistant
  •  
Language Requirement  NOT REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITED

 

If you are eligible and interested in our programs, please submit your online application via the School of Graduate Studies:

https://eservices.queensu.ca/apps/sgsapp/

And then send  Medical Student Performance Record or Dean’s Letter, MCCQE Part 1 result, Cirriculum Vitae and personal statement to the Program Assistant:

 

Jolene McLean

medicalsciences@queensu.ca

613.533.6000 ext. 32088

 

 

 

  •  
Offical Transcripts

An electrionic copy of your official tanscript can be uploaded with your applicantion.

NOTE: If you are accepted into the program a hard copy original transcript will have to be mailed to the School of Graduate Studies. 

  •  
Personal Statement

Please indicating the alignment of your background and career aspirations with the objectives of the program.  

Sent as a PDF to the Program Assistant

  •  
Cirriculum Vitae

Sent as a PDF to the Program Assistant

  •  
Two References

A reference must be recieved from ALL referees listed on the application form. It is your responsibility to ensure all referees are aware of the strict deadline. 

The email with a link to complete the online assessment form will come from sgsapp@queensu.caIf your referee did not recieve the email, please ask them to check the trash/clutter/junk mail folder.

  •  

Medical Student Performace Report

OR

Dean's Letter

Sent as a PDF to the Program Assistant
  NAC Exam Result

Sent as a PDF to the Program Assistant

  •  
MCCQE Part I Result

Sent as a PDF to the Program Assistant

  •  
Language Requirement  NOT REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITED

 

If you are eligible and interested in our programs, please submit your online application via the School of Graduate Studies:

https://eservices.queensu.ca/apps/sgsapp/

And then send Medical Student Performance Record or Dean’s Letter, NAC Exam result, MCCQE Pt. 1 Exam result, Cirriculum Vitae and personal statement to the Program Assistant:

 

Jolene McLean

medicalsciences@queensu.ca

613.533.6000 ext. 32088