The Queen's Medical School Experience


  • Queen’s Medical School is the most demanded medical program in Canada with over 4,000 individuals applying for available positions.
  • Queen’s School of Medicine handbook covers everything from facilities, classes, and faculty to help you understand what is involved with the Queen’s undergraduate medical program.
  • Queen's Medical School was established over 160 years ago.

Our teaching philosophy

At Queen's, our four-year undergraduate medical program is designed to provide a variety of innovative learning opportunities that will prepare our students to be highly desired postgraduate trainees and outstanding practicing physicians. You can also view our School of Medicine curriculum.

Our program values and promotes close professional interaction between students and faculty members, and provides extensive hands-on clinical experience under supervision, particularly in ambulatory settings.

Our teaching culture encourages participation and offers opportunities for students to engage in the administration development and evaluation of our medical curriculum and governance structures. Our graduates are highly successful in obtaining postgraduate training sites and are known to be committed and enthusiastic citizens of their profession and their communities.

The goal of our medical curriculum is to produce physicians with a broad understanding of the content and context of medicine and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enter postgraduate training. The curriculum fosters the development of lifelong learning skills necessary for effective practice. 

Our students and graduates

Our four-year program leads to the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Students are admitted annually into the first year of the program and are selected on the basis of a strong academic record and the assessment of personal characteristics considered to be most appropriate for the study of medicine at Queen's University and the subsequent practice of medicine.

Our graduates will have exemplary foundations in medical competencies that will prepare them for success in qualifying examinations and in post-graduate training programs and for fulfilling careers serving their patients and their communities. Moreover, our innovative approaches to medical education will provide relevant, integrated and interactive learning experiences that foster life-long learning.

Our faculty and partner hospitals

The university hospitals in Kingston are responsible for providing specialized care for more than 500,000 residents throughout southeastern Ontario.

Together, Kingston General HospitalHotel Dieu Hospital, and Providence Care Centre are the regional referral centres for cancer, trauma, rehabilitation, renal, mental health, cardiac, stroke, pediatrics, obstetrics and many other programs. 

Our strengths are related to the numerous interactions between students and faculty, and for students to obtain relevant, extensive, hands-on clinical experience under supervision, especially in ambulatory settings.  


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