International Pathway


Our Commitment to Cross-Cultural Learning and Fostering Global Perspectives

The International Pathway provides international learners with an opportunity to study medicine at Western University while facilitating cross-cultural learning and fostering global perspectives within MD Program students.

Schulich Medicine will offer undergraduate medical education to qualified applicants through three supernumerary seats.

Applicants accepted through the International Pathway will be eligible to attend the MD Program at the Schulich Medicine - Windsor Campus only.


To be eligible for consideration through the International Pathway, applicants must:

  • Have valid citizenship in their home country at the time of application.
  • Not be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) at the time of application. Applicants who have dual citizenship between Canada and another country, or who have achieved status as a permanent resident (landed immigrant) or citizen of Canada, will be assessed as a Canadian applicant through the general application stream.
  • Have completed or be in the final year of a program leading to a conferred 4-year undergraduate or graduate degree, which is equivalent to an accredited Canadian degree program and which is offered by a recognized university.

There are no prerequisite courses required for this pathway.

Applicants who complete their undergraduate or graduate degree outside of Canada or the United States must submit their final transcript to World Education Services (WES) to be assessed on a course-by-course basis.

Applicants through this pathway must also:

  • Meet the same GPA, course load, course level and non-academic admission requirements as Canadian general stream applicants.
  • Be granted a visa to study medicine in Canada, and
  • Meet all standards for admission in language, education and documentation.

Additional Information

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure all relevant documentation is submitted to OMSAS by the application deadline.

Support is available for students who require assistance with their visa and documentation through offices in the School, Western University and University of Windsor.

We reserve the right to verify all elements of your application. Falsification or misrepresentation of information will result in removal of your application from consideration and will preclude you from being considered in any future applications to the MD Program at Western University.