This program is designed for students at Western interested in studying the Medical Sciences including: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical Biophysics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Physiology.
Students interested in Neuroscience will normally apply for admission to the Medical Sciences First Entry Program and then submit an Intent to Register for the limited number of spaces available in the Honors Specialization in Neuroscience (BSc) in Year 2. Any student at the University satisfying the first year Admission Requirements, however, can be considered for admission to Year 2 of the Honors Specialization in Neuroscience.
Students interested in the modules leading to a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree will normally complete the Medical Sciences First Entry Program (Medical Sciences 1 and 2). Students will apply for admission to the BMSc Program in Year 3 and will be guaranteed admission, provided certain conditions are satisfied. Admission to the modules leading to a BMSc degree will occur in Year 3. Students admitted to Western through other faculties/programs may also apply for admission to Year 3 of the BMSc Program and the modules leading to a BMSc degree, and will be admitted on a competitive basis to the remaining spaces. For details about the marks, average, etc. required for admission to Year 3 of the BMSc Program, see ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM. See BMSc PROGRAM for the modules leading to a BMSc degree.
Admission to the Medical Sciences First Entry Program in the Faculty of Science (Years 1 and 2) will require the following Ontario Grade 12 U Courses:
• English ENG4U
• Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
• Biology SBI4U
• Chemistry SCH4U
Note: Although Western offers first-year physics courses that do not require high-school physics as a prerequisite, it is strongly recommended that students complete Grade 12 U Physics (SPH4U).
Medical Sciences 1 (Year 1):
1.0 course: Biology 1001A and 1002B.
1.0 course: Chemistry 1100A/B and 1200B.
1.0 course from*: Calculus 1000A/B or 1100A/B or 1500A/B, Calculus 1301A/B or 1501A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B, Mathematics 1225A/B, 1228A/B, 1229A/B, Statistical Sciences 1024A/B, Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Applied Mathematics 1413.
1.0 course from*: (Physics 1028A/B or 1301A/B or 1501A/B) and (Physics 1029A/B or 1302A/B or 1502A/B)
1.0 course from: either Category A or Category B (see Breadth Requirements for Bachelor Degrees).
*Admission to certain basic medical science modules may require completion of a specific first-year course in mathematics. The first-year physics requirement may be delayed until Year 2 for some modules. See the Admission Requirements for each module for more details.
Following Medical Sciences 1, students may request registration in a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Year 2.
Students seeking registration in the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) Program will register in Medical Sciences 2 provided a full load of 5.0 courses is successfully completed in first year with marks of at least 60% in each of the eight required half courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics (if completed in Medical Sciences 1).
Medical Sciences 2 (Year 2):
5.0 courses, including all of the 2000-level courses required in the module for which registration in Year 3 is requested (any exceptions are noted in the module sections).