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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 of Medical Sciences requires both coursework and a project. Students may start either in July or January, and complete the program in a year.

Students in the Graduate Diploma program may elect to apply for the Professional Master 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 and wish to pursue further training in research, they may opt to apply for one of the thesis-based Masters or PhD programs offered in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Credits obtained from both the Graduate Diploma and Professional Master's will 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 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 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 international application for the academic year of 2018-2019.

Admission requirements

In order to be considered for admission to both the Graduate Diploma in Medical Sciences and the Professional Master 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;

Instructions on how to submit all required documentation will be sent to you by email upon application submission.
Applicants, who hold an MD from a Canadian or U.S. university, will need to submit their score reports on Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I.

Applicants, who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold an MD or equivalent from a country other than Canada or the US., will need to submit their score reports on both Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) and National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) examination.

International applicants, who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents, will need to submit their score reports on Medical Council of Canadian Evaluating Examination (MCCEE). Please note that we do NOT accept international application for the academic year of 2017-2018.

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 of Medical Sciences, applicants must obtain at least a B+ in all courses in their Graduate Diploma program and apply for the Professional Master 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:

  • April 15th 2018 for a July 3rd, 2018 start
  • September 15th, 2018 for January 2019 start

Tuition Fees

Graduate Diploma (six months) $12,500
Professional Master's (twelve months) $25,000

Application Checklist

  Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada International applicants who are NOT Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
  and who hold an MD from a Canadian or U.S. university and who hold an MD from a country other than Canada or the U.S.
Official Transcripts YES YES YES
Personal Statements YES YES YES
Curriculum Vitae YES YES YES
Two References YES YES YES
Medical Student Performance Record or Dean's Letter YES YES YES
MCCQE Part I YES    
MCCEE   YES YES
NAC examination   YES  
Language Requirements Depending on applicants' first language and the language of instruction in medical school

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 all your postsecondary official transcripts, Medical Student Performance Record or Dean’s Letter, official score reports of required exams (including both medical exams and language requirements), and two references (if choose not to submit electronically) to:

School of Graduate Studies
Queen's University
Gordon Hall Room 425
74 Union Street
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6