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Summary of Changes for the 2021/22 Calendar
University of Calgary Calendar 2021-2022 Cumming School of Medicine 5. Doctor of Medicine
5. Doctor of Medicine

The Cumming School Medicine of the University of Calgary offers a three-year professional degree leading to a Doctor of Medicine (MD).

Following completion of the undergraduate medical program students must complete postgraduate medical training prior to starting independent practice. They need to obtain certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (a minimum of two additional years of training) or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada program (a minimum of four additional years of training). The University of Calgary has more than 60 residency training programs.

Full details can be found on the Cumming School of Medicine Postgraduate Medical Education website at

Leaders in Medicine Combined MD/PhD or MD/MSc Program

The Cumming School of Medicine offers a combined degree program with the Faculty of Graduate Studies leading to various MD/graduate degrees (i.e. MD/MSc, MD/MBA and MD/PhD) in all Cumming School of Medicine graduate programs and with permission in other University of Calgary graduate programs. Information can be obtained under the Leaders in Medicine heading in the Faculty of Graduate Studies section of this calendar, and in the sections describing the individual CSM graduate programs. Supplementary application forms can be obtained from the Leaders in Medicine Program office (Graduate Sciences Education) in the Cumming School of Medicine.