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New & Notices


December 15, 2022: The email invitation to complete the supplemental application has now been sent out. Please check your junk mail if you applied and have yet to receive the email. Please note that the deadline to complete the application is January 4, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST. 

Please be aware that our office will be closed from December 23, 2022, to January 2, 2023, for the university holiday closure. 

November 29, 2022: The deadline to apply to QuARMS is approaching (December 8, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST). If you would like to apply, please ensure that you complete the Intent to Apply form on our "How to Apply" page before the deadline.

October 5, 2022: The QuARMS Intent to Apply Form is now available on our "How to Apply" page. Please make sure you read all instructions and complete your OUAC application before completing the form. Please visit our "How to Apply" page for deadlines and further information. 

September 12, 2022: The QuARMS website has been updated for the upcoming cycle. Please note that the link to the QuARMS Intent to Apply Form will be posted on our How to Apply page during the first week of October. 



QuARMS is a unique pathway allowing graduating 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

MD Program

For questions specific to the QuARMS Pathway:

MD Program & Recruitment 

For questions specific to undergraduate programs and requirements:

Student Awards & Financial Aid Inquiries