Maclean's released their rankings for Canada's best medical doctoral schools for 2022.

Schools in this category have a broad range of research opportunities and Ph.D. programs, as well as medical schools.

Maclean's rankings are based on the school's reputation, student satisfaction, and 11 other performance indicators. Check out Maclean's University Rankings 2022 Methodology to learn more.

The rankings for 2022 are as follows:

1. McGill University

McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. It is located in Montréal, Quebec with over 5,500 medical students. McGill is one of the top medical schools in North America and enjoys an international reputation for excellence in teaching, clinical training, and research.

2. University of Toronto

The University of Toronto (U of T) is a global leader in research and teaching. They provide diverse and extensive areas of study organized around intimate learning communities. It is the only medical school within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The University of Toronto receives more funding from the three federal granting agencies than any other Canadian university. With their hospital partners, U of T is Canada's leading research enterprise and the third largest in North America.

3. University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia MD/PhD's program is built upon the regular MD curriculum, but is further customized to meet the unique career goals of individual students based on their background, previous research experience, and their chosen medical field of expertise. Graduates of the MD/PhD Program are trained as competent physicians, as well as skilled scientists who can sustain a successful and competitive clinical investigative career.

4. McMaster University

McMaster University is a research-intensive, student-centred university dedicated to advancing human and societal health and well-being. With more than 1,500 PhD students, McMaster fosters an inclusive environment where diverse groups of thinkers can help inspire real-world change.

5. Queen's University

Queen's University is highly ranked in Canada for student experience, taking an inclusive approach and offering learning beyond the classroom. With 552 students registered in postgraduate medicine, a Queen's education can provide unparalleled access to careers and personal development opportunities around the world.

School Overall Ranking Rank Last Year
McGill University 1 [1]
University of Toronto 2 [2]
University of British Columbia 3 [3]
McMaster University 4 [4]
Queen's University 5 [5]
University of Alberta 6 [6]
University of Ottawa 7 [8]
Dalhousie University 8 [7]
Université Laval 9* [11*]
Université de Montréal 9* [11*]
Western University 9* [8*]
University of Calgary 12 [8*]
Université de Sherbrooke 13 [13]
University of Manitoba 14 [14*]
University of Saskatchewan 15 [14*]

An * indicates a tie.

Don't see the school you're interested in? Don't worry – reputation isn't everything. Remember to consider program offerings, campus feel, extracurricular activities, and other factors that make each campus unique!

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