Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery, Room 3101, ext. 22141
M. Sibbald, M.D., M.H.P.E., M.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C.
REGIONAL ASSISTANT DEAN - NIAGARA REGIONAL CAMPUS
A. Bell, B.Arts.Sc., M.D., M.Sc., C.C.F.P., F.C.F.P.
REGIONAL ASSISTANT DEAN - WATERLOO REGIONAL CAMPUS
M. Mountjoy, M.D., Ph.D., C.C.F.P.(SEM), F.C.F.P.
REGIONAL PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR - NIAGARA REGIONAL CAMPUS
REGIONAL PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR - WATERLOO REGIONAL CAMPUS
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 Covid-19 pandemic may result in decisions
about virtual and in-person learning that may affect whether or not students will start in the Hamilton Campus. These decisions will be made by the program’s Executive Committee and communicated to students with as much notice as possible. 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 (and subspecialties), Clinical Investigator Program, Family Medicine (and subspecialties), Internal Medicine (and subspecialties), Laboratory Medicine (and subspecialties), Obstetrics and Gynecology (and subspecialties), Oncology (and subspecialties), Pediatrics (and subspecialties), Psychiatry (and subspecialties), Public Health, Radiology (and subspecialties), and Surgery (and subspecialties).
More details on these postgraduate programs are available from the Postgraduate Medical Education Ofﬁce.