Faculty of Medicine


Application Deadline: Sept. 15 (5 p.m. NDT)

Separate application required: Yes

Intake: Fall semester only



Doctor of Medicine

A four-year post graduate program that requires the completion of four years of study after the completion of a bachelor’s degree. Upon completion of the degree, students will be matched to a two-year family medicine residency training program or a specialty residency training program.

Specialty training programs available:

  • Anatomical pathology
  • Anesthesia
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • General surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry


Admission requirements

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, references, 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 specifically for residents 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.



For further information on the Doctor of Medicine degree, visit med.mun.ca or email munmed@mun.ca.

Phone: 709 777 6615