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McMaster University- Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine

updated: February 2013
sources: McMaster University, wiki

The Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine is McMaster University's medical school, located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is operated by the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences. It is the third largest medical school in Canada, and is one of two medical programs (along with the University of Calgary) in Canada that operates on an accelerated 3-year program, without interruption for the summer, instead of the traditional 4-year MD Program.

The school was founded in 1966, and began its first classes in 1969[1]. Since its formation, the school used small-group, case-based learning, instead of the traditional lecture-exam model in its curriculum. This educational model, colloquially known as the McMaster Model, would later become formally known as Problem Based Learning, having an enormous global impact on medical education and redefining the way medicine is taught to learners.

     McMaster University - Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
     1280 Main Street West
     Hamilton, ON
     L8S 4L8


Applications Received 3785 (2010, latest data available) (McMaster website)
Entering Class Size 204 (2008/09, afmc)
Avg. Entering Class MCAT Mean MCAT Verbal Reasoning: 10.86
Avg. Entering Class GPA

Mean GPA: 3.82


Application Information


Application Open Early July
Application Deadline September 15 (online applications)
Submission Deadline October 1
MCAT Submission Deadline October 11
Application Fee $210 + $105
Admissions Office Undergraduate Medical Education Admissions Office
McMaster University, Michael G. De Groote School of Medicine
1280 Main St. West, MDCL - 3104
Hamilton ON
L8S 4K1
Admissions Contacts Phone: 905-525-9140 x22235
Email: mdadmit@mcmaster.ca
Website: http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/main/medschool.html
Online Application http://www.ouac.on.ca/omsas/
Supporting Documents Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, 3 Confidential Assessment Forms from Referees, Complete the Computer-Based Assessment for sampling Personal Characteristics (CASPer) Test, TOEFL (if applicable), MCAT Verbal Reasoning
Admission Prerequisites

At least 3 years of undergraduate work or
an undergraduate degree.

No required prerequisite courses.


Program Information


Tuition $24,703.94 for Canadian students
$95,857.08 for International students
Special Programs Combined MD/PhD (PhD in either Medical Sciences or Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences)



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