Doctor of Medicine

A post graduate program that requires the completion of four years of study after the completion of a bachelor's degree. Upon successful completion, students will be matched to a residency program.

The Faculty of Medicine offers 19 postgraduate training programs in the following disciplines:

  • anatomical pathology
  • anesthesia
  • diagnostic radiology
  • family medicine with enhanced skills in
    • care of the elderly
    • care of under-served populations
    • emergency medicine
  • general surgery
  • internal medicine and subspecialties
    • general internal medicine
    • medical oncology
    • nephrology
  • neurology
  • obstetrics/gynecology
  • orthopedic surgery
  • pediatrics
  • psychiatry and subspecialties
    • child and adolescent psychiatry
    • geriatric psychiatry

Admission requirements

Admission to the program is competitive for a limited number of placements (80 placements total). Most placements are reserved for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador (including three placements for Indigenous applicants) plus some reserved specifically for residents of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The remaining seats are open to all other Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

If you intend to complete the doctor of medicine program, you are required to complete a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The undergraduate degree can be in any discipline.

All applicants must write the MCAT a minimum of 14 days prior to the application deadline. Review the Faculty of Medicine's important dates and deadlines before applying.

All applicants 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.

Sample courses

MED 5710 - The Healthy Person
MED 6750 - The Patient: Acute or Episodic Health Problems
MED 7710 - The Patient: Chronic Conditions

Contact information

Faculty of Medicine
Admissions Office
(709) 864-6328
1 (855) 633-9800 (in North America)

Program Information

Faculty of Medicine


Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



4 years


Fall semester only

Application Deadline:

September 2, 2021 (12 p.m. NDT) for August 2022

Supplementary Application:


Program Website