Admission into this program is discontinued effective September 1, 2015. Students enrolled in the program effective September 1, 2014 will be permitted to finish the Engineering portion of their program by August 31, 2018.
Before entering the concurrent BESc/MD degree program, students
must have completed the first three years of the Chemical Engineering
program at Western, Option E: Biochemical 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 also make a separate application for admission into the MD
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 program of Option E (Biochemical
Engineering and Medicine) in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical
Engineering with a minimum year weighted average (YWA) of 80% in each
year. In addition, the applicant must satisfy all current admissions requirements for the MD program at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.
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 Chemical Engineering program,
Option E (Biochemical Engineering and Medicine). The student must write
the MCAT in April or August before the third year of the Biochemical
Engineering and Medicine program, for the following year's admission
into the MD program. Students must apply to the MD program in accordance with the Ontario Medical School
Application Service (OMSAS) during the third year of the Biochemical
Engineering and Medicine program.
Admission to the BESc 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 (Biochemical Engineering and Medicine).
Year 3: a minimum YWA of 80% in courses taken as a part of Option E (Biochemical Engineering and Medicine).
Year 4: progression requirements of the MD program and successful completion of Engineering courses.
Year 5: progression requirements of the MD program.
Year 6: progression requirements of the MD program.
Year 7: progression requirements of the MD program.
If the student fails to satisfy the above conditions, 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 or B in the
Chemical Engineering program.
Concurrent Degree Program
First Year Program
Common first year of Engineering.
Second Year Program
Applied Mathematics 2411, Chemistry 2213A/B and 2223B or CBE 2206A/B and 2207A/B, CBE 2214A/B, CBE 2220A/B, CBE 2221A/B, CBE 2224A/B, CBE 2290A/B, CBE 2291A/B, ES 2211F/G, Statistical Sciences 2143A/B, Business Administration 2299E.
Third Year Program
CBE 3301A/B, CBE 3310A/B, CBE 3315A/B, CBE 3318A/B, 3319A/B, CBE 3320A/B, CBE 3322A/B, CBE 3323A/B, CBE 3324A/B, CBE 3325A/B, CBE 3395Y, ECE 2208A/B, ES 4498F/G.
Fourth Year Program
Regular Year 1 of the MD program and CBE 4499.
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.