Queen's to offer accelerated route to medical school

September 26, 2012

Queen's University has launched an educational initiative to seek out and accept 10 exceptional high school students from across Canada who wish to pursue a medical career. In a blog post, the health sciences dean at Queen's says accepted students, who will come from a pool of nominees for a Queen's Chancellor Scholarship, will complete 2 years of undergraduate studies in the arts, sciences, or computing before taking up a spot in medical school 2 years later. The Queen's University Accelerated Route to Medical School is an effort to reduce the amount of time it takes to graduate qualified physicians in a system than can require up to 15 years of medical training, depending of the field of specialization. The dean says Queen's is the first university in the country to develop this kind of educational strategy. Queen's Health Sciences Dean Blog | Toronto Star