Oct 17, 2018  
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Undergraduate Calendar 2018-2019

Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine


Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery, Room 3101, ext. 22141
http://www-fhs.mcmaster.ca/mdprog/

ASSISTANT DEAN

R.A. Whyte, M.D, M.Ed, F.R.C.P.C.

REGIONAL ASSISTANT DEAN - NIAGARA REGIONAL CAMPUS

A. Bell, B.Arts.Sc., M.D., CCFP, FCFP

REGIONAL ASSISTANT DEAN - WATERLOO REGIONAL CAMPUS

C.A. Morris, M.H.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.P.C.

PROGRAM MANAGER

C. Oudshoorn

REGIONAL PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR - NIAGARA REGIONAL CAMPUS

C. Henderson

REGIONAL PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR - WATERLOO REGIONAL CAMPUS

T. Everding

The School of Medicine, established in 1965 and renamed the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine in 2004, offers major programs in undergraduate, postgraduate and graduate medical education. The clinical programs use not only the teaching hospital and ambulatory care and research facilities at the McMaster University Medical Centre division of Hamilton Health Sciences, but also the clinical teaching units at several of the major Hamilton hospitals and community health-care centres.

The Undergraduate Medical Program for the MD degree was initiated in 1969, graduating its first students in May 1972. Currently, 203 students will be admitted to the program.

Waterloo Regional and Niagara Regional Campuses

For the incoming classes, 28 of the 203 positions are designated to the Waterloo Regional Campus and 28 positions are designated to the Niagara Regional Campus. All applicants invited to the McMaster Multiple-Mini Interview (MMI) will be asked to rank their site choice (Hamilton, Waterloo Region or Niagara Region) as 1, 2, 3 or no preference. Offers of admission to the medical school will be made from the master rank list irrespective of geographical preference. Subsequent to filling the 203 positions, registrants to the class will be offered a position based on their preference and geographical background.

The offer of admission is binding to a specific site.

Students accepted into the Waterloo Regional Campus and the Niagara Regional Campus will spend the first Medical Foundation in Hamilton. The costs associated with transportation and/or accommodation will be covered by the student. Each Regional Campus is approximately a one-hour drive from Hamilton.

The academic program operates on an 11 months-a-year basis in first and second year, and 8 months in third year and students qualify for the MD degree at the end of the third academic year. The curriculum has been designed to involve medical students in a broad range of human health problems throughout their education and to prepare them for effective working relationships with patients, colleagues and society.

Postgraduate training programs currently include: Anesthesia, Community Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine (and subspecialties), Laboratory Medicine (and subspecialties), Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics (and subspecialties), Psychiatry, Radiology, and Surgery programs.

More details on these postgraduate programs are available from the Postgraduate Medical Education Office.

Programs

    Three-Year Program