Special Programs FAQ
- Does Schulich Medicine give any consideration for Indigenous Persons and/or residents of Southwestern Ontario?
- Are there any combined programs available at Schulich Medicine?
- I'm an Engineering student and I'm interested in the MD/BESc (MD with Engineering) Program. How do I enrol?
- Do candidates from the MD Engineering program compete for spots with the general pool?
- Are the seats "set aside" for MD/BESc candidates reserved only for students from this stream?
1. Does Schulich Medicine give any consideration for Indigenous Persons and or residents of Southwestern Ontario?
Schulich Medicine is committed to improving the health care delivery and health human resources in Southwestern Ontario and Indigenous communities. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have indicated on their OMSAS application that they are from rural/regional communities in Southwestern Ontario and/or from the Indigenous communities. There is no limitation on the number of seats available to applicants from Southwestern Ontario.
Schulich Medicine has designated three seats in each entering class for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students. Please see our admissions policy for more details.
2. Are there any combined programs available at Schulich Medicine?
Yes, there are currently three combined programs: the MD/PhD program, the MD/Bachelor of Engineering Science Program, and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/MD/Master of Science Program.
- Three seats will be set aside each year for applicants to the MD/PhD program
- For further information, please visit the MD/PhD Program website at http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/medicine/MD_PhD
- A maximum of three seats are available each year to the MD/BESc Program who are deemed competitive with the general application pool. (Please note only for applicants who are pre-registered in the MD/BESc program in the Faculty of Engineering at Western University)
- The combined program is available in conjunction with the Biochemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Integrated Engineering programs
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/MD/MSc Program
- One seat will be set aside each year for applicants to the OMFS/MD/MSc program. For further information, please visit the program website at http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/dentistry/oralmaxillofacialsurgery
I'm an Engineering student and I'm interested in the MD BESc (Medicine with Engineering) Program. How do I enrol?
The MD Engineering program is limited to students enrolled in the BESc program at the University of Western Ontario's Faculty of Engineering. For information about how to apply to this stream of Engineering, please contact the Faculty of Engineering, Dean’s Office
Students selected for this program by the Faculty of Engineering are enrolled in specific way which will enable them to complete their 4th year of Engineering while also completing their first year of Medicine. Please note that enrolment in this stream of Engineering does not guarantee admission to the MD program.
4. Do candidates from this program compete for spots with the general pool?
Yes, candidates applying from the Western MD-Engineering program are ranked within the general pool. An individual’s rank is based on a total score consisting of a combination of GPA, MCAT and interview scores.
5. Are the seats "set aside" for MD/BESc candidates reserved for only students from this stream?
No, attaining the minimum criteria simply allows these candidates to compete with the general pool for up to 3 seats each year (despite not having obtained a four year degree).