Everything you need to know about applying to Queen's Medicine

The application deadline for international spots in Queen’s Medicine is approaching! Find out everything you need to know to get your application together for May 1.

What you’ll need to gather:

Your transcripts

Your application package should include transcripts from any post-secondary institution that you have attended. Remember that requests for transcripts from colleges and universities can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks – make sure you ask for them early.

MCAT scores

Queen’s uses the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores in our evaluation of applicants. Wrote the MCAT last year? That’s ok! We accept MCAT scores written anytime in the last five years.

Autobiographical sketch

While your academic credentials are important, we’re looking for well-rounded applicants. Your autobiographical sketch is a chance to tell us about yourself: your interests, where you have worked, where you have volunteered and to highlight your awards and accomplishments. Use this form to complete your sketch.

3 Reference Letters

What your reference have to say about you is also important. We ask for you to choose three referees and have them each fill out this confidential assessment form. The best referees are people who know you well and can speak to your personal qualities. If you are a graduate student, you should include your supervisor as one of your referees.

TOEFL score (for non-native English speakers only)

If English is not your first language, we require that you provide results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) proficiency test, demonstrating that you obtained satisfactory standing.

You can submit your application in parts or as a whole, but our admissions office must receive all of your documents no later than May 1, 2017. You can submit by email: queensmd@queensu.ca or by mail:

Undergraduate Medical Education
80 Barrie Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 3N6

What happens after I have sent in my application?

The Interview

Once all applications have been received and reviewed, we send out invitations for interviews. This is an important part of our admissions process as it allows us to meet our applicants, share more information about Queen’s Medicine and evaluate your non-academic qualities.


Once the interview stage has been completed, we send out acceptance offers to all successful applications, and the admissions process begins. In order to be admitted into the program, there are a few final steps. Successful candidates will need to send us proof that their immunizations are up to date, a current police record check, a vulnerable sector screening and a copy of their CPR Basic Rescuer Course Certificate Level C. At the same time, successful candidates will start the process of seeking a student visa for the duration of their studies in Canada.


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