Incoming Learners FAQ

Q: When will we be receiving information about registering for courses?

Registration for the MD program courses is completed via Memorial Self-Service. Refer to the Registrar’s Office website for the courses you need to register for in Phase 1 Medical Studies and further instructions regarding registration. This is available to enrolled learners now. 

Q: What if I'm having trouble setting up my MyMUN account?

To create your account, please click here. If you are experiencing technical difficulties or are unable to set up your MyMUN account, please contact the ITS Service Desk. They will guide you through the process and can assist you via phone, email, or live chat.

Q: When is the deadline for tuition payments?
For new learners, please visit the Tuition and Fees Page for Undergraduate Medical Learners for annual tuition fees and please see the Important Dates and Deadlines page for further information on dates and deadlines.

Q: What is the start date for Orientation?

The dates for Orientation are August 22nd - 26th, 2022. Details of this Orientation will follow the guidelines and recommendations of Public Health. Depending on the specifics of these guidelines, we may reschedule certain in-person components of Orientation as necessary.

Q: When do classes officially begin for the Class of 2025?

Phase 1 learners will officially begin classes on Monday, August 29th, 2022. The class schedule will be made available by UGME in mid-August, 2022.

Q: Where can instruments/textbooks be purchased amidst COVID-19?
An instrument presentation will take place on August 24, 2021 at 10:30 am. Learners deal directly with Medical Mart to order and pay for their instruments for delivery.
All students qualify for discounted prices through Medical Mart. These discounted prices are in effect from September 2021 through June 2022. All purchasing is available online. Please contact Brandon Hunt directly to submit order forms.

Brandon Hunt
Territory Manager NL
Medline | Medical Mart
1-800-268-2848 Ext. 3348 (Office)
1-709-699-6999 (Mobile)

Shipment can be arranged to be delivered anywhere in Canada. Credit card payment is required. All products are listed in the online catalogue. Learners can order any product listed in the catalogue.
Please note that a comprehensive presentation will be given during Orientation in August, by Brandon Hunt and representatives from instruments vendors. It is recommended that you wait until after this presentation to order your instruments.

The MUN Campus Bookstore is open for in store purchases on weekdays from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Enhanced cleaning protocols and plexi-glass barriers are currently in effect and learners are asked follow all social distancing signage. Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces, including the common areas of the first floor of the University Centre. A complete catalogue of textbooks, apparel, giftware, and more can also be found online. More information will be available during Orientation so please wait until you have all you questions answered before purchasing any books.

Q: When is the White Coat Ceremony? Also, do learners need to have their white coats purchased for Orientation Week, or can this be done at a later date? 

The White Coat Ceremony is a special event for all medical students in the first year of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program. It is the first event after entering medical school that officially welcomes you into the medical profession as you become a health-care leader in the community. The official date is not confirmed, as it will be dependent on the provincial Public Health guidelines, but it is anticipated to be held near the end of September, 2021. 

The Office of Learner Well-Being and Success will communicate with you directly to ensure you have ample notice and information surrounding the scheduling of this important event, as well as other important events in your first year of medical school.

It is recommended that you buy the short, white coat. Reference the White Coat and Surgical Greens page for further details. You should have your white coat purchased when you start Orientation. Arrangements will need to be made to have your coat embroidered before the ceremony is held.

Q: If the White Coat Ceremony (usually scheduled for September) cannot proceed, is the ceremony able to be rescheduled for the future (when possible)?

Depending on the recommendations of our provincial Public Health guidelines, we may reschedule our White Coat Ceremony (and other medical learner events) for a later date. All information will be communicated directly with learners, well in advance. 

Q: Will courses be taking place in-person or will they be proceeding via online learning?
As of now, courses are scheduled for in-person learning. UGME will be in contact if public health guidelines recommend a return to virtual learning. Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador's Faculty of Medicine will adhere to all public health guidelines as the upcoming semester begins. We will also communicate any changes to courses or clinical skills should they become necessary.

Q: What is the schedule for Phase 1? When will the schedule be available?
The Phase 1 schedule will be distributed from the UGME Office. It will be distributed to learners in August.

Q: What research opportunities are offered to learners at MUN Medicine? Are there opportunities for research outside of the academic curriculum? How do we access such opportunities as new learners?

Memorial offers many opportunities for research for medical learners. For more information on some of the research opportunities offered, please see the following links:

There are a wide variety of research opportunities available to our medical learners. For more specific information, please contact the faculty and staff involved in the research programs you are interested in, as indicated on the sites above. If you have any further questions, or require any assistance with this, please contact The Office of Learner Well-Being and Success and we will gladly assist you.
Q: Where can I complete my required Basic Life Support (BLS) course?  

Basic Life Support or BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. It is designed for healthcare professionals and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of settings, and teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in pre-hospital and in-facility settings.
A requirement for all new medical learners is the completion of Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada BLS training. Learners are able to complete their BLS course in their home province or once they arrive in Newfoundland. Due to COVID-19 protocols and restrictions, space may be limited, so learners are encouraged to register at their earliest convenience in the provinces where they reside. Regardless of region, all available courses are listed on the Heart and Stroke Portal.
Please note that only Heart and Stroke BLS courses will be accepted as a prerequisite for MUN's Faculty of Medicine BLS requirements. Learners are to complete either BLS Provider or BLS 120 training.
For questions regarding BLS courses, or if you are unable to secure a date prior to the start of classes, please contact:

Karen Chapple
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Resuscitation Program Manager  (Atlantic)
Tel: (902) 423-7530 ext 21132
Direct line (902) 334-1132

First-year medical learners in the St. John’s area can also contact The Office of Learner Well-Being and Success as we may be able to connect you with a local, accredited instructor.

Q: What information do I need to complete my Criminal Background Check?

Information for Section 2 of the Criminal Records Screen Certificate
Agency:  College of Physicians and Surgeons NL
Address:  120 Torbay Road, St. John’s, A1A 2G8
Contact Person:  Tanya Drover 726-8546
Position Applying for:  Document is required by the CPSNL as part of my Medicine Program at Memorial University.

Q: I am an out-of-province learner. Can I register with my local medical association or do I need to register with The Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA)?

As a student enrolled in a Canadian medical school or a resident enrolled in a post-graduate program at a medical school (or the CSAT program), your membership in the NLMA is optional. However, membership is required to access the benefits and services of the NLMA and our partners (Canadian Medical Association, OMA Insurance, TD Insurance, etc.).  
For more information, please visit the NLMA/Membership website

Q: Are there any travel restrictions or guidelines (i.e. quarantine, filling out travel exemption form, etc.) for learners travelling from out-of-province? 

All travellers are permitted to enter Newfoundland and Labrador. Effective February 28, 2022, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador does not require you to self-isolate or get tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, or complete the Travel Form. Learners should refer to the Government of Newfoudland and Labradowebsite for the most up to date information. 

For further important information and updates, please visit the following links:

Memorial University’s Student Handbook for Medical Students
The Office of Undergraduate Medical Education