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Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:00 am

Medicine Program

I was wondering what programs do you have to take in order finally complete a Doctor of Medicine degree? In other words, I am confused as to what programs lead to an MD degree starting from undergrad.

Asked by stayezeey2894307

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6 answers

Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:00 am

Literally anything. It doesn't matter what undergrad program you do as long as you get the prereqs for the med school.


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Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:00 am

The MD degree is a second entry degree in North America. You will first need to complete an undergraduate degree in whatever field you want before you can begin a MD degree. Most Ontario medical schools will allow students to begin after their third year if students went to a Canadian university for those three years. The only exception to this path is the QuARMS program at Queen's that you apply to in high school and are accepted to Queen's medical school on the condition that you do two years of premed studies at Queen's.


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Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:00 am

Hey, you and me are both in the same boat! I was honestly really confused about this as well but I've done my research and the short answer is: Universities do not require any particular undergrad degree. After a minimum of three years in ANY undergrad you can apply to Med school.Now here's the long answer: Even though you may have got a Bachelor's in Art for example, you still need to get the prerequisite courses needed for Med School. These requirements will definitely be on the university's website. Just google search -  "University's name med school requirements". And you should find all the info you need about what courses that are required/recommended along with extra requirements such as MCAT, GPA, health care experience, references, etc. It would help if you do an undergrad in a life science because it will be much easier to attain all those prerequisites. For example if I do want to become a doctor (MD) I would do four years in Biochemistry, making sure I get my prerequisites, volunteering over the summer, doing the MCAT, and apply for Med School. However, you need to keep in mind that med school prefers all rounded applicants. And if you look at the prerequisites at U of T for example it says, "Two full-course equivalents (FCEs) in life sciences and one FCE in a social science, humanities or language"So not all your courses are going to be science based. To be all rounded make sure you participate in clubs, activities, events, or volunteering. Honestly you can enroll in any undergrad program you like. Just make sure you enjoy it so that you can achieve a high GPA. I hope I somewhat helped and here are some links down below for you to check out: ... cal-school


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Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:00 am

Aren't you that kid who asked if you need to go to medical school to become a physiotherapist? Kid, if you can't even do a simple 2 minutes google search, how in the heck are you going to become a doctor or physiotherapist? Do some research first, then come back and ask some educated and informed questions.


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