MD+ Track

Become more than a Doctor

MD+IdentWEBbanner880x300.jpg “Health and health care is complex, and we know that some of the greatest innovation, brightest ideas and most prolific out-of-the-box thinking comes from professionals who have a broad perspective of the world and draw on concepts from outside their specific area of expertise."
- Dean John Yoo

MD+ is an MD program learning track that lets you personalize and diversify your medical school degree. MD+ lets you broaden your perspective by taking a leave of absence from the MD program to pursue a graduate degree on campus or abroad.

How MD+ works

Forge your own path by researching and identifying a graduate program that you feel will diversify and enhance your learning, professional skills, and career advancement.

  • Attend the MD+ Program Information Session in late September 2023.
  • Explore thesis or course-based opportunities in the history of medicine, public health, global health management, business or another field of interest.
  • Research and identify a graduate program at Western, in Canada, or abroad that you would like to complete.
  • Contact the MD+ Program Chair to discuss your interest and present your graduate program proposal to determine feasibility.

Popular programs

Popular programs pursued by MD+ students include:

Epidemiology + Biostatistics MSc | Western University
Master of Public Health | Western University
Master of Business Administration | Odette School of Business, University of Windsor

Who can participate in MD+?

Any Schulich MD student (London or Windsor) who has completed year 1 or year 2 of their MD program studies and is in academic good standing.

Program length

  • Program length may vary depending on the MD+ graduate program students choose to pursue
  • Consult with the MD+ Program Chair regarding your proposed graduate program of interest

Financial support

As an MD+ student, you will be eligible for the MD+ Award, a one-time award of $10,000 to support the cost of graduate programming on campus or abroad.

Depending on the graduate program you plan to pursue, you may be eligible for internal institutional funding and/or apply for external funding.

MD+ timing and deadlines:

  • Late September – attend the MD+ program information session.
  • September-December - arrange meeting with MD+ program Chair to discuss the program you wish to pursue.
  • First week of December - Applications to the MD+ Program are due.
  • First week of January - Offer decisions will be made by the MD+ Program Committee.