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The intention of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine is to prepare students to become physicians who have the capacity and flexibility to select any area in the broad field of medicine. The applicant is selected with this goal in mind. Faculty, medical students, and members of the community are normally involved in the review of applications.

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Education Methods Learn More

Students are introduced to patients within the first foundation of the curriculum.

On this page you will find:

  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Early Patient Interactions
  • Self-Directed Learning
  • Assessment Methods

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Learn More

Hear from the Diversity & Engagement Chair for UGME and explore diversity and engagement resources.

On this page you will find:

  • What Is Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Medicine, and Medical Education
  • Resources
  • References

Indigenous Health Learn More

Resources are available to support the health of our indigenous students.

On this page you will find:

  • What We’re Doing at McMaster
  • Social Media Updates
  • Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action
  • Justice Murray Sinclair
  • Indigenous Health Learning Lodge
  • Indigenous Health Reading and Clinical Electives
  • Chair of Indigenous Health Contact

Our Curriculum Learn More

The primary goal of the UGME program is to provide students with the professional education they need to improve the health and well-being of all.

On this page you will find:

  • Curriculum Overview
  • Pre-Clerkship
  • Clerkship
  • Professional Competencies
  • Electives

Research Learn More

Health sciences research saves lives and has a dramatic impact on the quality of life of Canadians.

On this page you will find:

  • Commitment to Research
  • Support for Research
  • Recognizing UGME Research

Service-Learning Learn More

Students combine their education with community service to support the development of critical skills.

On this page you will find:

  • What is Service-Learning?
  • Goals
  • Benefits
  • What Qualifies as Service-Learning
  • Social Media Updates
  • Director of Service-Learning Contact