Health Sciences Calendar
2005 - 2006

3.2 Scholarships, Bursaries, Prizes, Medals and Loan Funds

The Faculty of Medicine, M.D., C.M. program, has adopted a primarily needs-based approach to its scholarships and bursaries. This acknowledges the very high academic performance already achieved by students entering the Faculty. Many of the funds under the Faculty's jurisdiction are awarded on the basis of good academic standing and financial need, and are administered by the Office of Student Aid. Financial aid forms are available from the Student Aid Office, 3600 McTavish Street, Montreal ( Scholarship, bursary and prize values are based on funds available.

Entrance scholarships

McGill offers some Entrance Scholarships annually to first-year students based on academic merit.

Med-P program

Entrance scholarships are available for students accepted to the Med-P program. In the first year of the Med-P program, students are registered in the Faculty of Science and hence are eligible for university entrance scholarships; these scholarships are renewable for two academic periods once the student is promoted into the Faculty of Medicine. Each academic period is one and a half years.

M.D.,C.M. four-year program

By applying for admission to the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University, the four-year M.D.,C.M. program applicants with outstanding academic achievements are automatically considered for entrance scholarships. There is no form to complete. Scholarships are allocated at the discretion of the Faculty of Medicine.

M.D./M.B.A. and M.D./PhD programs

Entrance scholarships are available for students registered in the double programs: M.D./M.B.A. and M.D./PhD.

Bursaries for Research Projects

Bursaries are available to enable students to carry out research projects during their medical studies. These are awarded, on a competitive basis, in the winter term and also during summer vacation. For more information, please inquire with the Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Medicine or consult the website at

Prizes, Medals and Awards

Students who demonstrate outstanding performance are recognized through the awarding of prizes, medals and J.W. McConnell Awards. Receipt of an award is permanently recorded on the transcript of each recipient. This information is also included in the Dean's Letter of evaluation.

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