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New & Notices

December 9th, 2021: Application to the QuARMS Pathway has now closed. Deadline to apply through OUAC to an eligible undergraduate program for the QuARMS pathway (Arts, Science, Computing, Life Sciences or Health Sciences) was December 8th, 2021 

December 13th, 2021: Supplemental Applications have been emailed to eligible applicants.Due date for supplemental applications is January 3rd, 2022 at 12:00pm (EST)

February 17th, 2022: All Applicants who submitted a Supplemental Application have been notified by email of their status in the QuARMS pathway admissions process. Please check all email folders (junk/spam/promotion).

June 14th, 2022: The 2021-2022 Application cycle is now closed. The QuARMS website and corresponding pages will updated in the Fall 2022 for the next application cycle. Stayed tuned.

QuARMS is a unique pathway allowing graduating Canadian high school students to apply to Queen's Medical School after only two years of undergraduate study at Queen's without taking the MCAT.

QuARMS Choose you pathway

This pathway is the only one of its kind in Canada.
Open exclusively to Black-identified and Indigenous students.

Queen’s recognizes that Indigenous peoples and Black Canadians have been historically underrepresented in the medical profession, and that standard medical admissions practices have imposed barriers to these groups. With this new approach to the QuARMS pathway, we are hoping to reach individuals who may not have considered Queen’s or the medical profession otherwise. Our faculty aims to become a leader in Canada in cultural safety, anti-racism, anti-colonialism, and anti-oppression in health professions education. There is a large body of work to be done and this is one important step toward making a Queen’s health professions education more accessible.

| Dr. Jane Philpott, Dean, Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences


10 seats are available

Seats are reserved for Black-identified students (Black African, Black Caribbean, Black North American, multi-racial students who have and identify with their Black ancestry) and Indigenous Students.

Diverse educational experience

During your first two years or undergraduate study, enjoy a diverse educational experience by taking courses from a variety of programs.

Direct learning opportunities from practicing physicians

Multiple opportunities to have one-on-one and group discussions with practicing physicians, exclusive to QuARMS students.

Work with the surrounding community

Get to know the community outside of Queen’s with the QuARMS volunteer opportunities – you’ll learn how to provide for the needs of a community, preparing you for a career working with patients.

Develop a network with your peers

QuARMS students create relationships that can carry them throughout their medical school careers.

No MCAT required.

As a QuARMS student, the MCAT is not required when you apply to the MD program at Queen's School of Medicine.

Contact us

Undergraduate Medical Education 

For questions specific to the QuARMS Pathway:

Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment 

For questions specific to undergraduate programs and requirements:

Student Awards & Financial Aid Inquiries