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This list of medical schools in Canada includes major academic institutions that award the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree, which is required to become a physician or a surgeon in Canada. M.D. granting medical schools are jointly accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) and the U.S. Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

Province School City Degree Established First class Class size Notes
Alberta University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Edmonton MD 1913 1917 162 [1]
Alberta Cumming School of Medicine Calgary MD 1967 157
British Columbia University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Vancouver, Victoria, Prince George, Kelowna MD 1950 288 Along with Vancouver-Fraser Medical Program (VFMP at UBC), distributed medical education sites are partnered with University of Victoria (Island Medical Program), University of Northern BC (Northern Medical Program), and UBC Okanagan (Southern Medical Program).
Manitoba University of Manitoba College of Medicine Winnipeg MD 1883 1886 112 [1]
Newfoundland and Labrador Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine St.John's MD 1967 80
Nova Scotia Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine Halifax, Saint John MD 1867 1872 110 1875 Halifax Medical College, 1911 Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine.[1] In 2010, University of New Brunswick and Dalhousie University established a medical school on the UNB Saint John campus.[2]
Ontario Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine Hamilton, Waterloo, St. Catharines MD 1965 1969 203
Ontario Northern Ontario School of Medicine Sudbury, Thunder Bay MD 2005 64 Joint faculty of Laurentian University and Lakehead University.
Ontario Queen's School of Medicine Kingston MD 1854 1855 100 1866 separated from Queen's University to become Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons at Kingston, 1892 rejoined Queen's University[1]
Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry London, Windsor MD 1881 1883 171
Ontario University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Ottawa MD 1955 164 (116 English Stream, 48 French Stream)
Ontario University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Toronto, Mississauga MD 1843 259 1843 Medical Faculty of King's College, 1847 became University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, 1853-1887 abolished, 1887 reestablished by take over of Toronto School of Medicine, 1902 absorbed Victoria University Medical Department, 1903 absorbed Trinity Medical College[1]
Québec Université Laval Faculté de Médecine Québec City MD 1848 201 1848 Québec School of Medicine, 1852 Medical Department of Laval University[1]
Québec McGill University Faculty of Medicine Montréal MDCM 1824 185 1824 Montréal Medical Institution, 1829 Medical Faculty of McGill University, 1836-1839 no sessions, 1905 absorbed Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bishop College[1]
Québec Université de Montréal Faculté de Médecine Montréal, Trois-Rivières MD 1843 1843 281 1843 Montréal School of Medicine and Surgery, 1891 absorbed Laval University Medical Faculty at Montréal[1] Since 2004, the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine has operated a satellite campus of its medical school at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.
Québec Université de Sherbrooke Faculté de Médecine et des sciences de la santé Sherbrooke, Chicoutimi, Moncton MD 1966 195 Established the Centre de Formation Médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick on the campus of Université de Moncton in 2006.[3] and the Programme de Formation Médicale à Saguenay,[4] affiliated with the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Saskatchewan University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine Saskatoon MD 1926 83


Former medical schoolsEdit

Province School City Degree Established First class Closed Notes
Ontario Kingston Woman's Medical College Kingston MD 1883 1894 Degrees granted by affiliated Queen's University[1]
Ontario Ontario Medical College for Women Toronto MD 1884 1906[5] Affiliated with University of Toronto, not empowered to grant degrees[1]
Ontario Toronto School of Medicine Toronto MD 1847 1887 1854 affiliated with University of Toronto and Victoria University, 1887 absorbed by University of Toronto[1]
Ontario Trinity Medical College Toronto MD 1853 1903 1853 Upper Canada School of Medicine, 1854 suspended, 1870 reorganized as Faculty of Medicine of Trinity College, 1877 became independent Trinity Medical College, 1878 affiliated with Trinity University and University of Toronto, 1902 reconstituted as Medical Faculty of Trinity University, 1903 merged with Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto[1]
Ontario Victoria University Medical Department Toronto MD 1853/54 1869 In the 1850s Victoria College was in Cobourg (Ontario) and the Department of Medicine was established in 1854 when John Rolph’s medical school in Toronto became attached to the College. In 1866, L'École de médecine et de chirurgie de Montréal also became affiliated with Victoria College. No classes were actually given in Cobourg, however the medical diplomas were issued by Victoria College/University because neither medical school was empowered to grant degrees on their own. The Department’s Medical Board of Examiners was established in 1875 to examine students with certificates from medical schools who wished to obtain M.D. degrees. Dr. Uzziel Ogden taught on the Toronto Faculty for many years. The name of the Department was changed when Victoria University was constituted in 1884, and the Department ceased to exist when Victoria University became affiliated with the University of Toronto.[1]
Québec Laval University Medical Faculty Montréal MD 1878 1879 1891 1891 absorbed by the Montréal School of Medicine and Surgery[1]
Québec St. Lawrence School of Medicine St. Lawrence MD CM 1851 1851 1852 [1]
Québec University of Bishop College Faculty of Medicine Montréal MD CM 1870 1871 1905 1905 absorbed by McGill University Faculty of Medicine[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Medical Colleges of the United States and of Foreign Countries, Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association, September 15, 1918, retrieved May 5, 2010
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  3. ^ Schofield, A; Bourgeois, D (2010). "Socially responsible medical education: innovations and challenges in a minority setting". Med Educ. 44: 263–71. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2009.03573.x. PMID 20444057.
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