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The Admissions Process

Our policies have now been revised to make it clear that there are two admission steps; the first to the QuARMS pathway and the second to the MD program. Students who are admitted to the QuARMS pathway have the opportunity, after two years of undergraduate study, to apply for admission to the MD program. To be clear, admission to the MD program is not guaranteed by admission to the QuARMS pathway.


To be considered for admission to QuARMS, you must complete the following steps:

  • Submit a complete application to one, or more, of the following Queen's University direct-entry undergraduate programs through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC):
    • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - QA
    • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - QS
    • Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours) - QD
    • Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) - QH

Applicants wishing to be considered for the QuARMS pathway MUST select   "QuARMS Pathway" from the available drop-down menu for at least one of the qualifying program choices.

What Happens Next?

Early March:
A select group of students will be contacted by email and invited to submit a supplementary application. These supplementary applications will be sent to candidates by email. Instructions regarding completion of the application and the instructions for the Letter of Reference will be included.

Early March:
QuARMS supplementary application, academic and non-academic forms must be submitted by email to the School of Medicine Admissions Office.

From the supplementary applications received, a small, select group of applicants (appx. 40), will receive invitations to the QuARMS interviews.

Early April:
QuARMS interview process.

Late April/Early May:
All candidates who participated in the interview process will be notified of their QuARMS admissions status.

June: The top ten students who have accepted the offer of admissions to the QuARMS pathway will be sent the admissions checklist.



After Two Years of Undergraduate Study

Students will need to apply directly to the School of Medicine Admissions Committee. Students will NOT need to apply through OMSAS and will NOT need to write the MCAT. All students will be notified of the academic requirements and invited to an interview with the Admissions Committee if those requirements have been met.