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.
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 by August 1st of the year of acceptance to 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:
- Go to SOLUS on My Queen's https://my.queensu.ca to accept/decline your offer.
To 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
- Visit the OMSAS site to respond to your offer on their system using the new Secure Applicant Messaging Tool (SAM). In order to do this, please log on to your completed OMSAS application, using your IT number and password. Then, click on the appropriate link and follow the online instructions. You will receive a confirmation number via email, once you have submitted your response. After the response is processed, you will receive a second email, with another confirmation number.
- 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 http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/financials/HowToPay
- 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.
Admissions Required Documents Checklist:
Submit to the Queen’s School of Medicine Admissions Office no later than August 1st.
NOTE: 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
- Communicable Disease Screening Form - 1st Year must be fully completed by your health care provider, including serology reports as indicated. 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
- Criminal Records Check (SUBMIT ONLY ORIGINAL DOCUMENT - please mail or drop off original document to Admissions Office)
- Photocopy of your CPR Basic Rescuer Course certificate (Level C) (First Aid is not required)
Level C and up includes the following:
CPR for Adults
CPR for Children
CPR for Infants
Adult/Child Two Person CPR
As a medical student, you are responsible for ensuring that your CPR Level C certification is up to date. The School of Medicine does not provide CPR certification as part of its curriculum; however, it does offer an ACLS certification course during C3: MEDS 491 in April of your final year. In order to take the ACLS certification course, you must have a current Heart and Stroke Foundation BLS course completion card (formerly known as BLS for Healthcare Providers); other certifications will not be accepted. The onus is on you to maintain your certification on your own time and at your own expense. We highly recommend that you recertify annually during the month of May to ensure that your certification is current for your ACLS certification course in C3.
- Photo consent information (new form will be available shortly)
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.
Students with Disabilities
If you are a student with a disability for which you think you may require academic accommodations, you should register with Queen’s Disability Services Office (DSO). Please complete the pre-registration form and submit it to the DSO, along with documentation from your healthcare provider/s: http://www.queensu.ca/hcds/ds/students/registration.html
If you have a learning disability or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder you will need to send in your most recent psycho-educational assessment as early as possible so that advising staff can review it. For more information on documentation requirements for all disabilities, please visit the DSO website: http://www.queensu.ca/hcds/ds/
If you have any questions please about services for students with disabilities or documentation requirements, please contact the DSO at:
Criminal Record Clearance
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.