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If your dream is to have an influence on Canada’s health care as a physician, the costs should not limit your dreams.  While the pursuit of an MD degree does not come inexpensively, there are many options available to you to help defray the costs of your undergraduate medical education.

A sample outline of costs that might be incurred across the 4 years of your Undergraduate Medical Degree (as of August 2016) is shown below. Please note this table is to assist with your personal budgeting and is not a legal document, nor does it represent that actual tuition that will be charged by the University. Tuition has been calculated based on an average of historical trends and is for reference only. For information on scholarships, awards, and bursaries offered by Western University please visit the Office of the Registrar webpage.

If you are already a Schulich MD Program student and wish to see more information about your 2016-2017 tuition and fees, you can do so by visiting the Office of the Registrar Fee Schedules

Medical Student Budget

ExpenseMonthly FeeYr. 1
(40 wks)
Yr. 2
(40 wks)
Yr. 3
(52 wks)
Yr. 4
(37 wks)
10 months 10 months 12 months 9 months
Tuition/Ancillary Fees 26,456.10 27,778.83 29,167.30 30,625.67
Books 500.00
Equipment 500.00
Rent 700.00 7,000.00 7,000.00 8,400.00 6,300.00
Food 350.00 3,500.00 3,500.00 4,200.00 3,150.00
Local Transportation 100.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,200.00 900.00
Transportation Home 150.00 1,500.00 1,500.00 1,800.00 1,350.00
Entertainment 200.00 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,400.00 1,800.00
Personal Items 75.00 750.00 750.00 900.00 675.00
Laundry 10.00 100.00 100.00 120.00 90.00
Utilities 125.00 1,250.00 1,250.00 1,500.00 1,125.00
Phone/Internet/Cable 125.00 1,250.00 1,250.00 1,500.00 1,125.00
Elective Costs 3,000.00
CARMS Process 5,000.00
Estimated Totals: $45,806.10 $46,128.83 $54,187.30 $52,140.67