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Offers & Deferrals

Each year the Queen's School of Medicine coordinates its initial round of offers with the other Ontario Medical Schools.  This means that you will receive the results of your application some time during May.  After the initial round of offers and declines, we will continue to send offers until the class has been filled.  All applicants will receive an email relating to the outcome of their application.   Finally, once the class has been filled, an email will be sent to all applicants on the waitlist.  For these reasons, it is important that if you change your email from the one appearing on the OMSAS application that you let us know.  If you wish to update you email address click here

Deferred Registration

Requests for deferred registration will be considered by the Admissions Committee from highly qualified students wishing to complete the requirements for their undergraduate or graduate degree before enrolling in the School of Medicine. A maximum of ten students wishing to complete the requirements for their undergraduate or graduate degree may be accepted for deferred registration. Requests for deferral will be considered as they are received and must be received within two weeks of the date of offer prior to August 1st of the year of acceptance to be considered. Deferral requests after August 1st will not be considered. Normally, deferred registration will be granted for one year.

Prior to acceptance:

  • Review this website to familiarize yourself with the Queen’s Undergraduate Medical Education program and policies.  

Responding to the Offer:

Login to SOLUS after you have recieved your offer:

  • Use your NetID and login to My Queen’s

  • Navigate to Palette tab

  • Under SOLUS Student Centre click the SOLUS Student Centre link

  • Click OK when if it indicates you are leaving the Queen’s site

  • Scroll to the bottom of the Welcome to SOLUS page to where it says Admissions

  • Click on View Status on the right hand side

  • Make an initial non-refundable payment of $1,050 with your acceptance.   This will be applied toward your tutition fees and must be received within 1 week of  your acceptance to ensure your place in our class.  Payment information is available at

Login to OMSAS 

  • To indicate your response to an offer of admission, log in to your OMSAS application and select “Choices/Offers” in the “Application Links” menu. If you have received an offer of admission, it will be displayed on this screen.

    To respond to an offer, click on the offer, which will lead you to the “Response to Offer” screen. Once you have indicated your response to the offer, ensure that you follow through with the submit process. If you have done this successfully, you will receive a confirmation number on the last screen. 

  • Submit to OMSAS your final transcripts by June 30. Any candidate that does not meet the  minimum number of required credits will have their admissions offer rescinded.

  •  Winter Term 2020 Update  The Admissions Committee will need to confirm that; you have obtained 15 full or 30 half credits, maintained a satisfactory GPA for Course Grades reported prior to the 2020 Winter Semester, received Credit for Courses taken in the 2020 Winter Semester and if applicable, will have completed post graduate studies by August 1st.

Admissions Required Documents Checklist: Submit to the Queen’s School of Medicine Admissions Office no later than August 1st (excluding immunizations which are due by July 17) Failure to provide all the required documents by August 1st will result in your offer being recsinded.

  • 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. (A copy of the document can either be mailed or sent via email to if chose, but please ensure the document is legibile for print)

  • Communicable Disease Screening Form - 1st Year must be fully completed by your health care provider, Instead of completing Appendix E, Queen’s students are required to provide a recent serology report for Hepatitis C and HIV testing on admission to medical school. This requirement will be updated again prior to clerkship.

    NOTE: The length of time this process can take to acquire all necessary vaccinations, follow up, testing and documentation is often greatly underestimated. Please review the Communicable Diseases Protocol 

    Please submit all immunization forms and information to the Undergraduate Medical Education office by email ( by the specified deadline of July 17, 2020. If you have an immunization related inquiry please email Queen's Learner Wellness (

  • Vulnerable Persons Police Sector Check (SUBMIT ONLY ORIGINAL DOCUMENT - please mail or drop off original document to Admissions Office) 

  • Photocopy of your Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Certification* or CPR Level C Certification. (A copy of the certificate can either be mailed or sent via email to if chose, but please ensure the document is legibile for print)

  • As a medical student, you are responsible for ensuring that your CPR Level C/H&S Foundation BLS Provider certification is up to date. The School of Medicine does not provide CPR/BLS certification as part of its curriculum; however, it does offer an ACLS Certification course during MEDS 482: Transition to Residency in April of your final year. *In order to take the ACLS Certification course, you must have a current Heart and Stroke Foundation BLS Provider Certification card; other certifications will not be accepted. The onus is on you to maintain your certification on your own time and at your own expense. You may certify through other providers during preclerkship if you wish; however, you must have the Heart and Stroke Foundation BLS Provider Certification in order to complete the ACLS Certification course offered in your final year of clerkship.

    We highly recommend that you recertify annually during the month of May through the Heart and Stroke Foundation to ensure that your certification is current at all times and will permit you to participate in the ACLS Certification course in your final year

  • Computer examination requirements (All students must ensure their computer meets the specific examination requirements. Proof is not required)

Additional Information:

  • Consent and Notice of Disclosure Form (This is for review purposes only. Students will be required to sign an updated version during orientation week)

  • Financing

    The financing of a Queen's education will involve a variety of funding sources.  There are a number of options available for you to explore.  Please review the information available on the Office of the University Registrar – Student Awards web site "Financing Your Queen's Education - Medicine" for more information.

Queen's Accessibility Services

If you are a student and require academic accommodations, you should register with Queen’s Accessibily Services.  Please complete the pre-registration form and submit it, along with documentation from your healthcare provider/s.


 If you have any questions please about services for students requiring accomadations or documentation requirements, please contact Queen's Accessibility Services at:

 Office: 613-533-6467

 Fax: 613-533-6284


Information Regarding Police Records Check Policy:

  1. 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.
  2. The Schools will make reasonable efforts to inform potential applicants of the requirement to have a Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening and that a not clear Police Check may result in withdrawal of an offer of admission, or suspension or expulsion from the program.
  3. 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 and/or the University.
  4. The Ontario Human Rights Code permits the discrimination in the provision of educational services on the basis of a criminal record, provided that a pardon has not been granted under the Criminal Records Act. Accordingly, it would not be a violation of the human rights code to deny admission to the Faculty of Health Sciences to any individual who has a criminal record. 
  5. Nevertheless, universities are required to act fairly and reasonably when making decisions that affect the rights and opportunities of others. As a result, decisions which result in the denial of admission to or removal from an academic program must be made thoughtfully, respecting the need for due process.

All students are required to mail or drop off the original hard copy of the Police Record Check to our Admissions Office by August 1st, 2020. Photocopies will not be accepted. 

Note: At this current time, our admissions office is closed due to the ongoing pandemic. We will accept photocopies of your police record check, but once our office is re-opened we will be requiring an official paper copy. 

As an entry requirement to Queen’s School of Medicine, students are expected to provide documentation of immunization or immunity, as listed in the Communicable Disease Screening Protocol.

After reviewing the Communicable Disease Screening Policy and Protocol please ensure that the Communicable Disease Screening Form - 1st Year Students is completed by a health care professional and submitted to the Undergraduate Medical Education Office.

All incoming student immunizations can be sent via email to If you have a specific immunization related inquiry it is highly recommended you contact Queen's Learner Wellness at as they will submit the inquiry to the Occupational Health Nurse for an appropriate response. Please allow 2-5 business days. 

QuARMS Admissions Document Checklist:

Please submit the following to Queen's School of Medicine Admissions Office by August 17, 2020. We ask that you please email your documents to 


Note: Failure to provide all of the required documents by August 17, 2020 will result in limited participation in the QuARMS program and your successful progression in the program will be compromised.