Admission Requirements

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  • "B" in undergraduate work 
  • MD
  • Residency in Family Medicine and CCFP or equivalent
  • Applicant must be currently practicing Family Medicine in the country in which they reside
  • English (TOEFL)
  • Internet access

The admission standards of the program are equivalent to those of The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Student applicants are required to have a "B" grade point average in their undergraduate work, to have successfully completed an MD program, and to have completed the residency training in Family Medicine that leads to certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada or its equivalent in other countries around the world. (Eligibility requires completion of a recognized residency program or five years in family practice).

Admission Procedure

Applications may be submitted after January 1st each year for courses commening each Fall in September.  This program requires that students attend a two week on-site session in September at Western University for each year they are enrolled in course work. Along with the on line application form, the student is required to submit two referee names and contact information and will be required to upload copies of their academic records/transcripts.  Official sealed copies of these transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to Western once an admissions offer has been made. Applicants must have a minimum of a "B" grade point average during the final two years of an honors program (or equivalent) to be considered for admission. International applicants whose first language is not English are required to furnish evidence of their proficiency in English by satisfactory completion of a TOEFL or equivalent test. Application submission deadline is May 1, 2024. Please submit applications at least one month prior to deadline. 

Onsite Dates for 2024 are:  September 16 - 20, 2024

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For questions regarding the Online Application contact: or (519) 850-2341.


In the online application, you will provide names and email addresses for two academic referees. After you submit your application (with payment of the application fee), the online application system will contact your referees and provide a link where they may add their reference. Once you have submitted your application, you are not able to access it to make changes. Paper based reference forms are no longer used.

English Language Proficiency

Western's School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies receives official test scores and they make these scores available to the graduate programs. On the online application, please enter your score. We will look for the official report using the details provided by the unofficial report.

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language by a satisfactory* achievement within the last two years in one of the following:

  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score is 86, with no individual score below 20 for the internet based version, or 550 for the paper and pencil version, although some programs require a higher minimum score. [Western's TOEFL ID is 0984].
  • The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) of the British Council. The minimum acceptable score is 6.5 out of 9. The IELTS is offered in 6 test centres in the US and 3 in Canada.
  • The Duolingo English Test.  Applicants must attain a minimum score of 115.    
  • The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) of the University of Michigan. Students must have at least 80 on each of the sections and an overall score of at least 85. Arrangements to write MELAB may be made online.
  • The Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL Assessment). The minimum acceptable score is 60. The CAEL Assessment is offered in several countries throughout the world as well as Canada.
  • Western English Language Centre. The requirement is successful completion of the High-Advanced level. Click here for information regarding a conditional offer of admission, pending completion of Western English Language Centre's program.
  • Fanshawe College’s ESL Program. The requirement is graduation from Level 5, Advanced Academic Preparation, with a minimum 80% in all components.

Students who are required to present evidence of proficiency in English must make their own arrangements to write the TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB or CAEL and to have the official results sent directly to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by the testing agency.

Official Transcripts

Once an admission offer has been made, you will be required to provide official transcripts of all completed studies.  These must be requested through the University and sent directly from the issuing institution.

Please contact our program coordinator if you have further questions:

Graduate Program Coordinator
Master of Clinical Science & PhD Program
Department of Family Medicine
Western University
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry