Join One of Canada’s Most Prestigious Medical Schools

Queen’s University School of Medicine is now accepting applications from international students. 

One of Canada’s most established and distinguished medical schools, Queen’s is consistently honoured in Maclean’s magazine annual university rankings. This year, Queen’s ranks 4th overall among medical-doctoral universities in Canada and 3rd in student satisfaction. Queen’s School of Medicine is the most in-demand medical program in Canada, with over 4,700 applicants annually. Why do so many students want to study at Queen’s? 

  • An experiential approach to medical education, including unique programs that put students right into care settings in their first semester

  • State-of-the-art facilities on a beautiful campus in an idyllic collegiate setting

  • A flexible admissions process and competitive tuition rates

  • An elite faculty and low faculty-to-student ratios


Experiential Learning

Queen's Undergraduate Medical Education offers unique experiential learning opportunities, which center on professional interactions between students and faculty in hands-on, supervised clinical settings.


First PATIENT Program

The First Patient Program pairs students with patients, in their first few weeks of school. Students then follow a patient over an 18-month period, during which time they accompany them to treatments and appointments and support them through their care. For students, it presents a unique opportunity to have first-hand experience with patients. This helps students understand how patient care exists on a continuum, and helps students develop the interpersonal skills so crucial to modern medical practice.

Read our blog post about the First Patient Program


Service Learning Program

The Service Learning Program is as much about giving back as it is about providing tomorrow’s doctors a firm grounding in public health and community care. The program places students in clinically-relevant settings like the Kingston Sexual Assault Centre or Loving Spoonful where they work directly with the community. For students, the Service Learning Program presents a great opportunity to hone and develop their professional competencies in a real-world setting.

Read our blog post about Service Learning at Queen's School of Medicine

Queen’s University: Facilities & Location


The School of Medicine Building

The School of Medicine building is one of the premier medical teaching facilities in North America. It was purpose-built 5 years ago and incorporates state-of-the-art teaching clinics, lecture halls, large collaborative workspaces, simulation labs, surgical skills labs and virtual learning facilities. It was designed as a physical embodiment to Queen’s commitment to experiential and collaborative medical education.

The 124,000 square-foot building also houses Queen's anatomy museum, considered one of Canada's finest. Additionally, the building boasts a clinical education centre setup like a real-life clinic. Everything about the building was designed to immerse students in the experience of being a practicing physician or clinician. 

Read our Blog Post about the School of Medicine Building

The Campus, and Kingston, Ontario

Kingston is an idyllic University town located right on Lake Ontario. It’s proximity to the US border, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto have made it a special enclave for Canada’s eastern intellectuals who enjoy the pace of smaller town living but can’t live without the diversity and amenities of big cities. It’s a beautiful place. It’s easy to commute on foot or by bike. There’s dining, art (including paintings by seminal Renaissance artist Rembrandt!), culture and glorious trails for outdoor enthusiasts. The campus itself is reminiscent of those in places like Cambridge MA; old stone buildings lined with ivy, packed closely into a campus punctuated with quiet streets and open green spaces. The breeze from the lake makes it feel autumnal, year-round.

Read more about Kingston

Flexible Admissions Process

Queen's offers a flexible application process, meaning our application deadline for international students is open longer and we consider a wide set of factors when selecting students. The process of applying to medical school, especially in another country, can be daunting. We're here to help guide you through the application process. Reach out directly and we’ll help you figure out if Queen’s School of Medicine is right for you. 

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If you’re looking for more information about admissions criteria and application deadlines, see our UGME Admissions page.