MD Program Introduction
The four-year MD curriculum is split into three Phases:
Phase 1 (years 1 and 2) involves a sequence of 11 modules with ongoing community
Phase 2 (year 3) involves students undertaking an eight-month community-based
longitudinal clerkship; and
Phase 3 (year 4) consists of seven specialist clerkship rotations
in larger hospital settings.
The curriculum content is organized around five
Themes that link teaching, learning, and assessment into a single integrated
Students engage in a combination of small and large group teaching,
practical and lab teaching and a large quantity of community-based clinical
experiences that combine clinical, medical and human sciences into a powerful,
innovative and socially accountable program.
At completion of the
program, graduates will have earned an MD degree equivalent to all other
Canadian medical schools and are ready and able to undertake postgraduate
training anywhere in Canada albeit with a special affinity for training and
clinical practice in northern urban, rural, and remote communities.