Doctor of medicine

The doctor of medicine (MD) program is a four-year undergraduate degree. Upon successful completion of the MD program, students will be eligible to apply to match to a Canadian post-graduate/residency program through the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS).

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for the MD program include a bachelor's degree in any discipline from an accredited post-secondary institution, the 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. Each academic year, 80 applicants are selected for admission into the MD program. Sixty of the 80 seats are reserved for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), including 3 seats reserved for Indigenous applicants of the province. One seat is reserved for a resident of Nunavut, four are dedicated to residents of Prince Edward Island, and a number of seats yet to be determined will be available under the Military Medical Training Program (MMTP). MMTP seats are only available to those Canadian citizens currently serving in the CAF.

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)

Program Information

Faculty of Medicine


Doctor of medicine (MD)


St. John's


4 years


Fall semester only

Application Deadline:

Sept. 1, 2022 (3 p.m. NDT) for August 2023

Supplementary Application:


Program Website