DOCTOR OF MEDICINE – A postgraduate program that requires the completion of four years of study. The program is divided into pre-clerkship and clerkship phases. Upon completion of the degree, students will be matched to a residency training program.
Specialty training programs available:
Students intending to complete the doctor of medicine program are required to complete a bachelor's degree, six credit hours in English and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The undergraduate degree can be in any discipline. All applicants for admission to doctor of medicine are screened by an admissions committee that considers academic performance, scores on the MCAT, reference, interviews (in some cases), extra-curricular activities, volunteer and/or work experience and any other relevant information.
Admission to the program is competitive for a limited number of placements (80 placements in total). Most placements are reserved for bona fide residents of Newfoundland and Labrador (60 placements including two placements for Aboriginal applicants) plus some reserved specially for residencts of Prince Edward Island (four placements), New Brunswick (10 placements) and Yukon (one placement). The remaining five seats are open to other national and international students.
The Health Sciences Library collection includes material on medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and allied health. In the health and allied disciplines, students can easily access many books (paper format), electronic texts; electronic journals, current journals (paper format), and audiovisual materials.
Health Science Information and Media Service (HSIMS) is a support department that provides IT, instructional design, audio visual, and state of the art graphic and media support. Students have access to knowledgeable and helpful staff that is familiar with the latest technology trends.
In 2012, the medical school is celebrating its 45th anniversary and the accomoplishments of 40 years of medical graduates. These are exciting times for the Faculty of Medicine with an upcoming expansion to the medical education program and for our research activities.
The doctor of medicine program at Memorial University is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges and the Canadian Medical Association, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) of the Association
of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association. These accreditations mean that the medical school is equivalent in every respect to other medical schools in Canada and the United States.