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Queen's University School of Medicine building in Kingston, Ontario

Admission procedures are reviewed annually and requirements from previous years may not apply. Queen’s University reserves the right to change admission requirements at any time, without notice. Submission deadlines are final, and the instructions provided and must be followed for your application to be considered. When you submit an application to the QuARMS, you accept the current admission policies and procedures, as well as the methods by which the applicants are selected.

In order to be considered for the QuARMS pathway, applicants must:

  1. Meet the criteria on our Prospective QuARMS Students page.
  2. Apply to Queen’s through the Ontario Universities’ Applications Centre (OUAC) and submit a complete application to one, or more, of the following Queen’s University undergraduate programs:
  1. Applicants MUST select “QuARMS Pathway” from the available drop-down menu for their 'subject of major interest' for at least one of the qualifying program choices on their OUAC applications. Applicants must also meet the admission requirements for the undergraduate program to which they apply.
  2. Applicants must submit their most up-to-date transcript by the QuARMS application deadline. Please take into consideration processing time when submitting. Late transcript submissions are not guaranteed to be accepted. 
  3. Selected applicants will be required to complete a supplemental application and interview (if invited). 

Please note that our communication with QuARMS applicants is done through email. It is the applicant’s responsibility to monitor their email and all associated email folders (inbox, spam, junk, etc.) during the application proces. Any invitations that are not answered by our stipulated deadline for each piece of the application will be considered declined. (no exceptions)

If accepted into the QuARMS Pathway:

  1. Successfully complete two years of undergraduate study including all QuARMS activities.
  2. Apply for a seat in the School of Medicine at Queen’s. Admissions to QuARMS does not guarantee admission to the School of Medicine. If you are not accepted or choose not to apply, then you may remain a student in your undergraduate program.

*Please note that due to the competitiveness of the QuARMS pathway, meeting the admissions requirements for the applicable undergraduate program does not guarantee admission into the QuARMS pathway. If you are unsuccesful in the QuARMS Pathway, you remain eligible for the Undergraduate program you applied to. 

Indigenous students applying to QuARMS: 

Indigenous applicants will need to submit one of the following documents (proof of Indigenous ancestry): 

  • Indian status cards from First Nations who are federally recognized and those listed on the Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada website;
  • Non-Status First Nations applicants may provide their parents and/or grandparents Indian status card & the applicant's long form birth certificate or baptismal certificate;
  • A membership card indicating that they are a Non-Status First Nations who are currently in a court case (example: Algonquin);
  • Métis citizenship from organizations that are members of the Métis National Council;
  • Nunavut Trust Certificate card or Inuit roll number

For assistance with the Indigenous Access Policy, please contact the Indigenous Recruitment & Access Coordinator at the Faculty of Health Sciences: OR the Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator at the Faculty of Arts & Science: 

Please note that these instructions were for the 2021-2022 application cycle. Instructions for the upcoming application cycle will be provided in the Fall 2022.

Step 1: Apply through OUAC to an eligible undergraduate program for the QuARMS pathway (Arts, Science, Computing, Life Sciences or Health Sciences). Select QuARMS pathway as ‘subject of major interest’ and ensure application and transcripts are submitted by the deadline for this pathway. 

Deadline to apply: December 8, 2021

Step 2 (December):  If selected, candidate will be emailed a supplemental application to complete. 

Step 3 (March):  After the supplemental applications are reviewed, invited candidates participate in the interview process.

Step 4 (April): All Candidates who participated in an interview will be notified of their application status.

After being accepted to Queen’s and successfully completing 2 years in an eligible undergraduate program and fulfilling all QuARMS requirements:

Step 5: Apply directly to the School of Medicine Admissions committee for entry into the MD program.

Step 6: If you are offered a place in the MD program and choose to accept, you will start your 4-year medical degree.

If you are not accepted, or choose not to apply, then you may remain a student in your undergraduate program.

All applicants will receive an email regarding the status of their application to the email that was supplied with their OUAC application. 

 Applicants who were invited to panel interviews; will receive the results of their application in towards the end of April.

 First round offers of Admission will be delivered on the following date:   April 14, 2022 (Tentative)

 Offers will be delivered on a rolling bases until the class has been filled. Information on an applicant’s waitlist position or any further information relative to our wait list process will not be provided. Once the class has been filled, an email will be sent to applicants remaining on the waitlist.

 It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor their email and all associated email folders during the application process. This includes ensuring that email inboxes are able to receive incoming mail. Applicants who receive an offer must respond by the deadline stipulated in the email. Any offers not answered by the deadline, will be set to declined.


 All offers are conditional.

 When fulfilling the conditions of your offer, it is imperative that you follow the instructions as listed. Failure to follow the submission instructions and deadlines may result in your offer being rescinded.

 Submission of documents:

  • MUST be in PDF format
  • MUST be titled with your last name, first name, and the name of the document.


  • DO NOT combine documents into one PDF unless specified
  • DO NOT send multiple emails with separate documents. Please wait until you have gathered all requested documentation and send in one email to the appropriate email address.
  • Follow the information below for where to send each document.


All offers of QuARMS admission are conditional upon the following:




Where to Submit/Complete

Condition Deadline


Accept offer to both the QuARMS pathway and the Undergraduate Program that you have been offered.



Accept your Undergraduate offer on OUAC


 Accept your QuARMS offer by emailing:

by the stipulated deadline in the offer


Successfully complete current academic year and maintain an academic standing that is acceptable to the Admissions Committee.

At your current educational institution

June of the year of application


Evidence of Canadian citizenship, a copy of your Canadian passport, birth certificate or certificate of Canadian citizenship, or proof of Canadian permanent residency.  A Social Insurance Number does not fulfill this requirement. (Please ensure the document is legible for print)

Email to Admissions: 



August 1st of the year of application


Submit Vulnerable Persons Police Sector Check at the candidate’s expense.

 Information Regarding Police Records Check Policy:

· All students who accept an offer of admission into a Medical, Residency, Nursing or Rehabilitation Therapy program will provide evidence of a Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening, conducted at their expense, before they will be permitted to register in the program.

· An applicant or student who submits false, misleading, or incomplete information about a criminal charge or criminal record may be subject to sanction by the School of Medicine and/or the University.

 If you are under the age of 18 by the submission deadline, then you are required to complete and submit a Criminal Record of Disclosure form by the deadline instead.

Email a copy to Admissions: 


All students are required to submit the original to our office.

Mail official hard copies of the Police Record Check to our Admissions Office at:

UGME Admissions
80 Barrie Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 3N6

Email official digital copies of the Police Record Check to our Admissions Office to: 

August 1st of the year of application

Offers of admission may be rescinded if the selected candidate fails to meet any admission requirement or any one of the conditions of their offer.


Communication with applicants will be through the email address provided in your OUAC application. As such, it is your responsibility to monitor your email and all associated email folders (inbox, spam, junk, etc.) during the application process. This includes ensuring that email inboxes and associated folders are not full and are able to receive incoming mail. We are not responsible for any correspondence that is not answered by stipulated deadlines.

Applicants are expected to conduct themselves throughout the application process in a manner that is respectful to the community, our faculty, and our staff.

Applicants or their family members, delegates and friends are not to contact the Dean, School of Medicine, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education or Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Education directly or indirectly in any form/method/manner regarding the application process or their application. To do so, will be considered a breach of professionalism and any such contact or overtures will be noted and may jeopardize the individual’s application.

Please note that we do not respond to 3rd party inquiries that are sent on behalf of an applicant.