Program snapshot

Top 5 reasons to study Medical Sciences at Dalhousie:

  1. We'll help you prepare for professional school: Dal's Medical Sciences program includes core prerequisite courses for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and graduate studies in related fields, such as physiotherapy, microbiology, immunology, and many more. Plus, the program has been designed with the new MCAT format in mind, helping ensure your success.
  2. We offer opportunities for diverse careers: Besides professional schools, our program prepares you for graduate studies in biomedical fields or employment in industry, government or academia.
  3. We provide choices: You'll have the opportunity to choose a specialist field by taking more advanced "selective" classes in your area of interest.
  4. We get you in the lab: We offer a variety of options for students to get hands-on experience and exposure to real biomedical research with leading experts in health-related fields.
  5. We care about the patient: you'll take core courses in areas like ethics and health sociology, helping you develop the skills for working in a patient-centered healthcare system.

What will I learn?


Core courses in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology provide a great foundation for further education in the health professions. Specialist courses like immunology and virology could lead to post-graduate study in areas where you could make an impact on health policy making and education.

What can I do?


A BSc in Medical Sciences provides a solid starting point for a career as a doctor, dentist, pharmacist, professor, researcher, lawyer (bioethics, patent law) or biotech industry scientist. You might work in hospital/health administration, government research or administration, or non-profit private research.