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:
Aug. 28, 2024 (11:59 p.m. NDT) for August 2025

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 by 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. International students are ineligible to apply.

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 2024-25 application cycle is Aug. 28, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. NDT.

MD curriculum

Postgraduate training options

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

  • anesthesia
  • diagnostic and molecular pathology
  • diagnostic radiology
  • family medicine with enhanced skills in
    • care of the elderly
    • care of underserved 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)