Western University established its medical school in 1881, with the first class enrolling 15 students. In 2004, the School was renamed the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry to honour the philanthropy of Mr. Seymour Schulich.
Over the past 130 years, there has been enormous growth in the number of undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees graduating as well as postgraduate programs offered through our school. In 2008, to meet the increased need for physicians, the Schulich Medicine Windsor Campus was inaugurated.
Curriculum delivered at both the London and Windsor campuses is equivalent.
Currently, a total of 171 students are admitted into the first year medical class, with 133 attending the London campus and 38 attending the Windsor regional campus.
Applicants invited for an interview will have an opportunity to indicate their preferred site should they be accepted into Schulich Medicine. We do our best to take campus preference into consideration as offers are made. However, we are unable to guarantee a preferred campus is available until the class has been completed. Applicants for both programs will be processed by the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and will be subject to the same entry criteria.
The pre-clinical academic portion of the London campus is primarily delivered at the Medical Sciences Building and the Dr. Donald Rix Clinical Skills Learning Building on the beautiful landscape of Western University.
The London Campus includes classrooms with video-conferencing capabilities, a dedicated Clinical Skills learning building with 16 simulated examination rooms, small group discussion rooms, and observations rooms. All large group classrooms are equipped with the state-of-the-art technology, allowing full interaction with the Windsor campus.
Practical hospital experience occurs at the London Health Sciences Centre (including University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, the Children’s Hospital and London Regional Cancer Program) and St. Joseph’s Health Care and is taught by exceptional local physicians. The hospital sites are located close to the campus with clinical placements occurring at the hospitals or in out-patient clinics, community clinics and private offices encompassing various specialties throughout the City of London as well as in over 50 communities through our Distributed Medical Education program. Research institutes such as Robarts Research Institute, Children’s Health Research Institute, Lawson Health Research Institute and the Siebens-Drake Research Institute also allow our medical students to explore research opportunities with nationally and internationally renowned researchers.
With a population of just under 400,000 people, London is Canada’s 11th largest city. Known as the Forest City, London boasts the presence of over 4.5 million trees which provide a majestic backdrop to the various hiking, cycling, and walking trails in the city. In addition to a multitude of educational and research opportunities, the London campus offers the opportunity to live within a city that is ever-growing, dynamic, and culturally active.
For more information about studying medicine at the London Campus: http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/medicine/undergraduate/
For more information about the City of London: https://www.londontourism.ca/ and http://www.london.ca/Pages/default.aspx
Throughout 2018 Schulich Medicine Windsor Campus will be celebrating its 10th year since inauguration. In response to a long-standing physician shortage, the satellite medical education campus was designed for students who wish to learn and experience medicine with the benefits of a smaller campus setting. The pre-clinical academic portion of the program is primarily delivered at the state-of-the-art Dr. Murray O'Neil Medical Education Centre within the beautiful University of Windsor campus.
The curriculum delivered at the Schulich Medicine Windsor Campus is equivalent to that delivered at the London Campus with the benefit of smaller class sizes in Windsor leading to a more personalized learning experience.
The Schulich Medicine Windsor Campus includes classrooms with video-conferencing capabilities, a series of small group learning suites, a complete on-site clinical skills laboratory with 10 skills rooms and 2 observation rooms and gross anatomy and virtual anatomy labs which include high definition video systems. All classrooms rooms are equipped with the state-of-the-art technology, allowing full interaction with the London Campus.
Practical hospital experience occurs at the Windsor Regional Hospital and Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare and is taught by exceptional local physicians. The hospital sites are located close to the campus with clinical placements occurring at the hospitals or in out-patient clinics, community clinics and private offices encompassing various specialties throughout the City of Windsor and Essex County.
This regional medical campus is located in a prominent, vibrant and culturally diverse city that is continuing to experience high economic growth.
For more information about studying medicine at the Schulich Medicine Windsor Campus visit: http://www.uwindsor.ca/medicine/
For more information about the City of Windsor visit: http://visitwindsoressex.com/ and regarding the City's efforts to recruit physicians visit: https://www.citywindsor.ca/business/physician-recruitment/pages/default.aspx