Future Students

Medical Sciences - enroute to the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) Program

Interested in studying the aspects of biology that define and influence the human condition? If so, consider a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree and study one or more of the basic medical science disciplines listed below.  BMSc degrees are four-year undergraduate degrees, offered jointly by the Faculty of Science and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Students interested in studying in the BMSc Program in Year 3 will generally apply to Western via Medical Sciences or ESM on the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).

In this joint program, students are registered as Medical Sciences students in the Faculty of Science in Years 1 and 2 and once admitted to the BMSc Program for Years 3 and 4, will be registered as undergraduate students in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. As a Medical Sciences student, the focus of study includes general science courses such as biology, chemistry, calculus, genetics, cell biology, and statistics. When students enter the BMSc Program in Year 3 the focus of study shifts toward foundational and advanced courses in the basic medical science disciplines.

See What is Medical Sciences? and the What Can I Study? Medical Sciences page for more details. Visit the online brochure to learn more about the BMSc Program.


The basic medical sciences include:

Students wishing for an interdisciplinary approach and a broader education in the basic medical sciences are invited to consider the Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) modules as an alternative to the discipline-specific modules.

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