Before entering the concurrent BESc/MD degree program students must have completed the first three years of the Integrated Engineering program at Western, Option C (Integrated 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 C (Integrated Engineering and Medicine) in the Integrated Engineering program 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, as 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 Integrated Engineering program, Option C (Integrated Engineering and Medicine). The student must write the MCAT before the third year of the Integrated 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 Integrated 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 C (Integrated Engineering and Medicine)
Year 3: a minimum YWA of 80% in courses taken as a part of Option C (Integrated 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 C into Option A of the Integrated Engineering program.
Concurrent Degree Program
First Year Program
Common first year of Engineering.
Second Year Program
Business Administration 2299, Applied Mathematics 2415, CBE 2221A/B, CBE 2291A/B, CEE 2202A/B, ECE 2238A/B, ECE 2277A/B, MME 2204A/B, MME 2259A/B, ES 2211F/G, ES 2299A/B.
Third Year Program
ES 3399, CBE 2220A/B, CBE 3322A/B, CEE 2217A/B, CEE 2220A/B, ECE 3374A/B, MME 2213A/B, MME 2285A/B, MME 3379A/B, Statistical Sciences 2143A/B, 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.
ES 4499 (will count as an “elective” credit in the fourth year of the MD program).