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Frequently Asked Questions

Applications are submitted online through the School of Graduate Studies.

Yes. There is a non-refundable application fee of $105, payable to the School of Graduate Studies.

Yes. Applications may be submitted for programs with start dates in July 2018, January 2019, or July 2019.

The deadline to apply for a July 2018 start is April 15, 2018. The deadline to apply for a January 2019 start is September 15, 2018.

No. Offers of admission must either be accepted or declined. If you decline an offer of admission and want to be considered for a subsequent term, you must submit another application.

No. Students who enrol in the Diploma program will have the opportunity to continue their studies in the Master’s program after successful completion of the Graduate Diploma course requirements. Only one application for admission is required.

The tuition fees are $12,500 for the six-month Graduate Diploma and $25,000 for the twelve-month Professional Master’s Degree.

Tuition may be paid in two equal installments (for the Graduate Diploma) or four equal installments (for the Professional Master's).   For July start dates, installments for the Diploma are due on July 1 and September 30, with additional installments due on January 10 and May 1 for the Degree.  For January start dates, installments for the Diploma are due on January 10 and May 1, with additional installments due on July 1 and September 30 for the Degree. 

Yes. There is a firm requirement of a minimum score of 7 in each IELTS component, or a TOEFL iBT score of 93 including a minimum score of 24 on the speaking section.  Applicants not meeting these minimum requirements will not be considered for admission. 

If I start the program in July, will a transcript be available should I wish to apply for the residency match through CaRMS during the upcoming cycle?

The grades issued in the program will be “Pass/Fail” so a transcript will not be available until completion of the program. However, transcripts can be requested to document that the student is registered in the program. Further, students will be able to obtain reference letters from instructors and clinical preceptors, which are an important component of the CaRMS residency application.

Both the Diploma and Master’s degree programs are offered only on a full-time basis.

This is a full-time program, with classes and clinical placements scheduled Monday to Friday. Students should plan on living in Kingston for the duration of the program.

All courses are offered on-campus at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.   Currently, the courses are not available online.

At Queen’s University, a B+ is equivalent to a percentage conversion of 77-79.9% and a Grade Point of 3.3.

No. The School of Graduate Studies will assess your transcript using the legend provided by the issuing institution.

Once you submit your application, an email will be sent to you with instructions on how to submit these documents.

Both the Graduate Diploma and Professional Master’s degree are approved for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Please contact the Student Awards Office for further information regarding OSAP. http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/home 

For each institution you list on your application, two original transcripts must be sent directly to the School of Graduate Studies (Queen’s University, 74 Union Street, Gordon Hall, Room 425, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6).

Once the application is submitted and the application fee has been received, emails are automatically generated to the referees which contain a link for them to complete the assessment online.  An email is sent to each referee from sgsapp@queensu.ca .  If the referee does not see the email, please ask them to check their Trash/Junk email folder.

Yes.  Interview will be offered to selected applicants in late April/early May (for the July start date) and early November (for the January start date). Interviews will be conducted by Skype or Zoom.

At this time, documents cannot be submitted through the MCC’s physiciansapply.ca portal. After you submit an application to the program, you will be sent instructions on how to submit your documents. We hope to be able to accept supporting documentation (but not transcripts) through physiciansapply.ca in the future.

As you are not registered in a postgraduate residency program, it is not possible to provide you with an educational license from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. You will be directly supervised in the clinical learning environment. You will not be able to perform “Delegated Controlled Medical Acts” per the CPSO guidelines.

Hands-on clinical experiences will be provided through combination of directly supervised clinical placements, standardized patients and simulation. The Clinical Simulation Centre is one of Canada's leading university simulation centres and is used extensively by students in both Postgradaute Medical Education and Undergraduate Medical Education at Queen's University.

The Integrated Graduate Clerkship is intended to allow students to maintain their current level of clinical skills and introduce them to the Canadian clinical context. New skills will be developed through participation in such program components as the Nightmares Critical Skills simulations.

A broad range of clinical placements will be offered in disciplines where both CMG’s and IMG’s have optimal access to residency positions. All students will have continuity experiences in Family Medicine, as well as discipline specialty experiences (eg Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery etc).

This is not a formal part of the curriculum. Faculty Advisors will be available for each student, to offer support and guidance with respect to the CaRMS application process.