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Convinced you want to study medicine? Check out QuARMS!

The Queen’s University Accelerated Route to Medical School (QuARMS) is an opportunity for ten outstanding young Canadians to enter medical school after only two years of undergraduate study in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

The first two years of the program will prepare those selected for direct entry into Queen’s School of Medicine. In addition to their degree-related curriculum, QuARMS students “will be exposed to learning experiences that are closely aligned with the core competencies for physicians.” These enrichment and experiential learning opportunities “will hone the students’ skills in advocacy, communication, collaboration, and professionalism.” Students will be encouraged to interact with their local communities and also build new connections with communities in other parts of Canada and abroad.

Candidates for QuARMS should demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:

·         Commitment to service

·         Proven academic ability

·         Critical and creative thinking

·         Ability to relate to people

·         Exceptional leadership qualities

·         Curiosity

·         Diverse academic interests

·         Maturity and integrity

·         Humility, altruism, and humanism

More details about the program can be found here.

UCC is permitted to nominate one QuARMS candidate in addition to one Chancellor’s Scholarship candidate. Those who wish the QuARMS nomination must complete the application for the Chancellor’s Scholarship (minus the letter of reference and transcript) and submit it to Ms. Berndsen by 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 29 in order to be considered for nomination. You should indicate on that application that you wish to be considered for QuARMS.

As previously stated, students who intend to apply Early Decision to a US college are not eligible to be sponsored for this nomination as they are prepared to make a binding commitment elsewhere.