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About Us

The School of Medicine, established in 1965 and renamed the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine in 2004, offers major programs in undergraduate, postgraduate and graduate medical education.

The Undergraduate Medical Education program for the MD degree was initiated in 1969, graduating its first students in May 1972. At present, 217 students are admitted to the program each year.

The three-year program in medicine uses a problem-based approach to learning that should apply throughout the physician’s career. The components have been organized in sequential blocks with early exposure to patients and case management. The academic program operates on an 11 months-a-year basis and students qualify for the MD degree at the end of the third academic year.

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Who We Are Learn More

Our UGME program was founded on the premise that medical students should learn medicine the way that physicians practice medicine.

On this page you will find:

  • UGME at a Glance
  • Mission Statement
  • Social Accountability Statement
  • Governance
  • Strategic Plan
  • MACcred2023

Our Faculty Learn More

Award-winning instructors help students make a lasting impact in Hamilton, Niagara, Waterloo, and at our clinical education campuses.

On this page you will find:

  • Faculty Directory
  • Faculty Organization Chart
  • Faculty Opportunities
  • Career Opportunities
  • Faculty Development

Our Staff Learn More

McMaster University has earned a reputation for attracting staff of the highest caliber.

On this page you will find:

  • Staff Organization Chart
  • Staff Directory

Our Campuses Learn More

The medical school currently operates three campuses; the main Hamilton campus, as well as the Waterloo Regional Campus (WRC), and the Niagara Regional Campus (NRC), located in Waterloo, Ontario, and Niagara, Ontario respectively.

On this page you will find:

  • Local Campus Information
  • Transportation Information
  • Housing Resources
  • Community Teaching Sites
  • Campus Tours

Policies and Procedures Learn More

Policies and procedures that guide the actions and work of our students, faculty, and staff.

On this page you will find:

  • McMaster University Policies and Procedures
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Policies and Procedures
  • UGME Policies and Procedures

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Learn More

Have a question? We may already have the answer.

On this page you will find:

  • Frequently Asked Questions