Doctor of medicine

Campus: St. John's Faculty: Medicine Length: Four years

The doctor of medicine (MD) program is a four-year undergraduate degree program which prepares students to begin residency training. Upon successful completion of the MD program at Memorial, students are eligible to apply to post-graduate medical education programs in Canada through the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS).

Admission requirements

Fall semester only
Application deadline:
Sept. 1, 2022 (3 p.m. NDT) for August 2023

Admission requirements for the MD program include:

  • a bachelor's degree in any discipline from an accredited post-secondary institution,
  • successful completion of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT),
  • and the Casper exam.

Credential evaluations are required for studies completed at international post-secondary institutions. The MCAT must be completed a minimum of 14 days prior to the application deadline as outlined in the important dates and deadlines for the Faculty of Medicine's Admissions process.

Admission to the MD program is very competitive. All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

All applicants are screened by an interview committee, which completes a holistic review on applications and selects applicants for interview. Interviewed applicants are evaluated by the admissions committee for acceptance after consideration of academic performance, MCAT scores, personal references, interviews, extracurricular activities, volunteer and work experience.

The application deadline for the 2022-23 application cycle is Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022 at 3 p.m. NDT.

MD curriculum

Post-graduate training options

Memorial's Faculty of Medicine offers 19 post-graduate training programs. These programs are available upon successful completion of the MD program through the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS).

  • 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

Contact information

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