Canada has 17 medical schools, spread throughout the country. These schools all grant the MD, or Doctor of Medicine, degree over the course of a 3- or 4-year curriculum.

This blog will list, by province, all of the medical schools in Canada, as well as their locations, course requirements, and admission statistics. Note that some medical schools in Canada have multiple locations where pre-clinical or clinical studies are conducted. All schools provide instruction in English unless otherwise noted. If you're a US citizen, visit our blog to view Canadian medical schools that accept US students. Click the links below to navigate to provinces of interest.

Medical Schools in Alberta

1. University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry 

Location: Edmonton, AB

2. University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine

 Location: Calgary, AB

Medical Schools in British Columbia

1. University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine

 Location 1: Vancouver-Fraser (VFMP – Vancouver, BC)

Location 2: Southern (in partnership with UBC Okanagan – Kelowna, BC)

Location 3: Northern (in partnership with University of Northern BC – Prince George, BC)

Location 4: Island (in partnership with University of Victoria – Victoria, BC)

Medical Schools in Manitoba

1. University of Manitoba Max Rady College of Medicine

 Location: Winnipeg, MB *SOME FRENCH COURSES AVAILABLE*

Medical Schools in Newfoundland & Labrador

1. Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine

Location: St. John’s, NL

Medical Schools in Nova Scotia

1. Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine

 Location 1: Halifax, NS

Location 2: Saint John, NB (in partnership with University of New Brunswick)

Wondering which medical schools in Canada are the best? Check out our video below:

Medical Schools in Ontario

Refer to our blog OMSAS: Inside Guide to the Ontario Medical School Application Service (OMSAS) for details on how to apply using this centralized application service as well as our blog on how to make your OMSAS sketch stand out.

1. McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine 

 Location: Hamilton, ON

2. University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

Location: Toronto, ON

3. University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine 

*FRENCH STREAM AVAILABLE* 

Location: Ottawa, ON

4. Western University Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Location: London, ON

5. Queen’s University School of Medicine

Location: Kingston, ON

6. Northern Ontario School of Medicine 

Location 1: Thunder Bay, ON (in partnership with Lakehead University)

Location 2: Sudbury, ON (in partnership with Laurentian University)

Medical Schools in Québec

1. McGill University Faculty of Medicine

 Location: Montréal, QC

2. Université Laval Faculté de Médecine

*FRENCH ONLY*

 Location: Québec City, QC

3. Université de Montréal Faculté de Médecine 

*FRENCH ONLY* 

 Location 1: Montréal, QC

Location 2: Trois-Rivières, QC (in partnership with Université du Quebec à Trois-Rivières)

4. Université de Sherbrooke Faculté de Médecine et Des sciences de la Santé

*FRENCH ONLY* 

Medical Schools in Saskatchewan

1. University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine

 Location: Saskatoon, SK

About the Author:

Dr. Veena Netrakanti is a senior admissions expert at BeMo. Dr. Netrakanti attended the University of Alberta for her undergraduate studies and the University of Calgary for medical school. Throughout her training, she participated in volunteer programs that allowed her to tutor and mentor students of all ages. She also participated in the University of Calgary’s medical school interviewing process. Veena is currently a practicing family physician. 

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