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Durham Greater Toronto Area

Medical Professional Stream

The new Medical Professional Stream is a unique four-year assistance program designed for students looking to pursue a career in medicine after graduating from Trent. This stream is specifically designed to give you a distinct advantage in whatever medical path you choose to pursue after graduation by providing you with both the academic and non-academic foundations that will best prepare you to be successful in your professional program examinations, applications and interviews. Professional schools and programs are looking for more than just grades. They are looking for well-rounded individuals who excel academically with a strong background in both the physical sciences and life sciences, as well as social sciences and humanities. They also take into account a combination of other factors, such as students who score well on their professional school examinations, like the DAT or MCAT, students who can provide strong letters of recommendation, and students who score well in interviewing before a committee. This one-of-a-kind stream can help you succeed in all of these areas. 

Program Coordinator: Dr. David Ellis, Professor of Chemistry,

Program Highlights:

  • Select your major by the end of year one in either a B.A. or B.Sc. program of your choice
  • Individual course map tailored towards your chosen degree that will highlight what courses you should take in order to best prepare you for the professional program of interest to you
  • Assistance and guidance with placement and lab research opportunities
  • Faculty mentoring and advising
  • Information sessions with local physicians
  • CPR training and certification
  • Resume writing workshops
  • Interview preparation workshops
  • MCAT preparation course
  • Student-led DAT and MCAT study groups
  • Mock DAT and MCAT exams

NOTE: Occasional visits to the Peterborough campus are required for meetings/workshops. 

Career Paths

  • Doctor
  • Veterinarian
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist
  • General Practitioner
  • Surgeon
  • Medical Sales
  • Policy Advisor
  • Health Care Practitioner
  • Researcher

Deadline for applications is Friday, February 9, 2018. Apply today!