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Queen’s University Accelerated Route to Medical School (QuARMS)

QuARMS is the only admission track of its type in Canada for high school students.

The Queen’s University Accelerated Route to Medical School (QuARMS) is a unique opportunity for Chancellor’s Scholarship nominees to apply for entry to medical school after only two years of undergraduate study in the Arts, Science or Computing programs in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

QuARMS offers 10 exceptional high school students a unique educational opportunity that provides them with the opportunity to apply for admission to Queen’s School of Medicine at the end of two years of undergraduate study.  In addition to their enrollment in first and second-year courses in the Faculty of Arts and Science, QuARMS students will be exposed to experiential learning strategies aimed at honing their skills in advocacy, communication, collaboration, and professionalism.

This educational initiative, unique among post-secondary institutions across Canada, affords students the possibility of shortening the minimum length of undergraduate training before applying for admission to medical school at Queen’s, while at the same time enriching and focusing their curricular and extracurricular university experiences. Students who are succesful may then receive a Medical Degree (MD) from one of Canada's premier medical schools in a reduced timeframe.

  • Step 1:
    Your most recent High School of full-time study nominates you for the Chancellor's Scholarship as a QuARMS candidate
  • Step 2:
    Apply for an Undergraduate Degree in the Faculty of Arts & Science at Queen's University
  • Step 3:
    Successfully complete 2 years in Undergrad, fulfilling QuARMS requirements including participation in enriched QuARMS sessions
  • Step 4:
    Apply to MD program
  • Step 5:
    If you are accepted to the MD program, then you are a first year medical student! If you are not accepted, or choose not to apply, then you may remain a student in the Faculty of Arts and Science