Q1a: How many entry positions are available for Canadian medical schools?

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How many entry positions are available for Canadian medical schools?

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There are 17 accredited faculties of medicine in Canada, distributed geographically across the country. The following table indicates the funded quota positions available at each of these schools over the past four years. Some schools have joint programs such as MD/PhD.

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Medical Schools in Canada

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Memorial University of Newfoundland

80

80

80

80

Dalhousie University

109

109

109

109

Université Laval

233

228

224

218

Université de Sherbrooke

209

207

204

199

Université de Montréal

288

300

299

291

McGill University

184

184

183

177

University of Ottawa

156

164

164

164

Queen’s University

100

100

100

100

University of Toronto

259

259

259

259

McMaster University

203

203

203

203

University of Western Ontario

171

171

171

171

Lakehead University/

Laurentian University (Northern Ontario School of Medicine)

64

64

64

64

University of Manitoba

110

110

110

110

University of Saskatchewan

100

100

100

100

University of Alberta

162

162

162

162

University of Calgary

155

158

155

157

University of British Columbia

288

288

288

288

TOTAL

2,871

2,887

2,875

2,852

 

Glossary

Accredited faculties of medicine in CanadaThe Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) in Canada and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in the United States are responsible for accreditation of the 17 faculties of medicine in Canada. CACMS ensures that Canadian medical faculties’ Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree programs meet the quality expected when producing future physicians.

Sources

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada: Canadian Medical Education Statistics 2017, Ottawa: AFMC, Vol. 39, p. 2. ISSN 0225-9451.

 

 

 

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