Before entering the concurrent BESc/MD degree program students must have completed the first three years of the Civil Engineering program at Western, Option E (Civil Engineering and Medicine). In addition to applying for the concurrent degree program through the Office of the Associate Dean - Academic, of the Faculty of Engineering, students must make a separate application for admission into the MD program. As a part of the application process, students must write a letter to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Admission Office) indicating their intent to proceed into the concurrent BESc/MD program.
To be eligible for the concurrent degree program, students must have completed all the requirements of the first year curriculum in the Faculty of Engineering with a minimum year weighted average (YWA) of 80%, and the second and third year programs of Option E (Civil Engineering and Medicine) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a minimum year weighted average (YWA) of 80% in each year. In addition, the applicant must meet the minimum performance standards in the MCAT and GPA, determined by the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and must be invited and attend a personal interview with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. A confidential assessment form, proficiency in English, and Basic Life Support Training are required.
Entrance into the concurrent degree program is competitive and limited.
A student interested in the concurrent BESc/MD program will apply during the February registration period of the first common year of the Engineering program for admission to the Civil Engineering program, Option E (Civil Engineering and Medicine). The student must write the MCAT before the third year of the Civil Engineering and Medicine program, for the following year's admission into the MD program. Students must apply to the MD program by the deadline established (usually October) by the Ontario Medical School Application Service (OMSAS) during the third year of the Civil Engineering and Medicine program.
Admission to the BESc portion of the program does not guarantee admission to the MD program.
Note: This program is only open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
A student enrolled in the concurrent BESc/MD degree program must satisfy the following progression requirements:
Year 2: a minimum YWA of 80% in courses taken as a part of Option E(Civil Engineering and Medicine)
Year 3: a minimum YWA of 80% in courses taken as a part of Option E (Civil Engineering and Medicine)
Year 4: progression requirements of the MD program
Year 5: progression requirements of the MD program
Year 6: progression requirements of the MD program
Year 7: progression requirements of the MD program and successful completion of Engineering courses.
If the student fails to satisfy the conditions above, he or she will be required to withdraw from the concurrent program and will be required to transfer out of Option E into one of Options A, B or F in the Civil Engineering program.
Concurrent Degree Program
Common first year of Engineering.
Second Year Program
Applied Mathematics 2411, Business Administration 2299, CEE 2202A/B, CEE 2217A/B, CEE 2219A/B, CEE 2220A/B, CEE 2221A/B, CEE 2224, Earth Sciences 2281A/B, ES 2211F/G, Statistical Sciences 2141A/B.
Note: CEE 3324A/B (Surveying). This course is available each summer (15 days) and must be completed before a student may graduate from the Civil Engineering program.
Third Year Program
Regular Year 3 of Option A, B or F in the Civil Engineering program, ES 4498F/G.
Fourth Year Program
Regular Year 1 of the MD program.
Fifth Year Program
Regular Year 2 of the MD program.
Sixth Year Program
Regular Year 3 of the MD program.
Seventh Year Program
Regular Year 4 of the MD program less the Advanced Communication Skills course. CEE 4441 (will count as an “elective” credit in the fourth year of the MD program).