The Accelerated Route to Medical School is unique among Canadian universities. It is based on an integrated '2 + 4' year training program. This new educational initiative is aimed at shortening the minimum length of undergraduate training for students before entering medical school at Queen's.
QuARMS students in year 1 and 2 of their undergraduate Bachelor degree program will be charged tuition and fees associated with the Bachelor degree program they are registered in. Once QuARMS students progress into the School of Medicine, they will be charged the tuition and fees associated with the year in which they are registered in their Doctor of Medicine degree program.
Students do not apply directly to QuARMS. If you would like to be considered for QuARMS, you must complete the following steps:
In order to be considered for QuARMS, you must be selected as a Chancellor's Scholarship nominee by your high school. The number of Chancellor's Scholarship nominees each high school can nominate is limited and only one (1) Chancellor's nominee can be selected to QuARMS. If you are interested in seeking a Chancellor's nomination, we encourage you to be pro-active at your high school and speak with your high school official (i.e. Guidance Counsellor) as soon as you return to school in the fall.
Given the limited number of applicants who will be offered admission to QuARMS, eligible candidates will only be selected from the group of Chancellor's Scholarship nominees. Candidates interested in being considered for QuARMS (QuARMS candidates) must be nominated for a Chancellor’s Scholarship.
Chancellor’s Scholarship Nomination Guidelines (based on graduating class size):
Less than 250 - 1 nominee*
250-499 - up to 2 nominees
500 or greater - up to 3 nominees
Please ensure your high school has not over-nominated based on the guidelines above.
QuARMS is seeking applicants who demonstrate a commitment to service, proven academics, critical and creative thinking, leadership qualities, and service to the community. The Queen's Chancellor's Scholarship nominees exemplify these characteristics and therefore are an excellent pool of candidates for the 10 students that will ultimately be selected to QuARMS.
Given the limited number of applicants who will be offered admission to QuARMS, eligible candidates will only be selected from the group of Chancellor's Scholarship nominees.
High Schools are strongly encouraged to select, as a Chancellor's nominee, the student who best demonstrates leadership, community service, creative and original thinking and exceptional academics. The Chancellor's Scholarship program remains first and foremost, an opportunity to recognize outstanding students applying to any first entry, undergraduate degree program, regardless of the program of study they choose at Queen's.
Schools which are permitted only one Chancellor's nominee (graduating class size less than 250) will have the option to nominate one additional Chancellor's nominee provided one of the two nominees is a QuARMS candidate.
Within the Major Admission Award application, there is a section for your High School Official to verify:
This information must be signed and dated by your high school official.
I am applying to a variety of programs at Queen's. If I apply to one of the QuARMS-eligible undergraduate degree programs plus an undergraduate degree program, that is not QuARMS-eligible (for example: Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Engineering Science), will I still be considered for QuARMS?
Yes, each application for admission is considered independently
You must be a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident of Canada, to be eligible for consideration to QuARMS.