McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences is unique as the only Canadian university that combines, in one Faculty, schools of medicine, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, and the programs of midwifery, bachelor of health sciences, physician assistant and postgraduate health sciences education. This is a specific initiative to train members of the medical team in a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to develop effective and efficient health care.

Our Sites

  • The administrative offices of the Faculty of Health Sciences are sited within the Health Sciences Centre on McMaster University's beautiful campus, a building shared with the McMaster University Medical Centre, one of five hospitals of Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Students of the Faculty of Health Sciences learn in the affiliated academic hospitals of Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, as well as affiliated community hospital partners in Niagara, Haldimand-Norfolk, Brant, Kitchener-Waterloo, Wellington and Halton.
  • Classrooms, laboratories and offices for the Faculty's schools and programs are also housed on campus in the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery and the Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences, and in downtown Hamilton at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre at the McMaster Health Campus.
  • The Waterloo Regional Campus of Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine is located on the Downtown Kitchener Health Sciences Campus of the University of Waterloo in Kitchener Ont.
  • The Niagara Regional Campus of Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine is located in purpose-built space on the first floor of the Cairns Family Health and Biosciences Research Complex on the campus of Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont.
  • Students have the opportunity to learn in a multitude of clinical situations, with placements in more than 60 Ontario communities including in rural and Northern Ontario.

Our Students

  • 5,700 students in medicine, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, physician assistant and midwifery, as well as undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate residency programs in health sciences
  • Consortium nursing program with Mohawk and Conestoga colleges is the largest fully-integrated BScN Program.
  • 12,000 alumni are working in health care facilities across Canada and around the world.

Our Staff

  • 770 full-time faculty and more than 1,800 part-time faculty
  • 75 endowed chairs
  • 7 endowed professorships
  • 33 Canada Research Chairs
  • 1,600 staff members full and part-time

Our Strengths

  • The Faculty oversees $130 million in medical research a year.
  • McMaster consistently ranks among the top universities in Canada for its research initiatives, and is one of four Canadian universities ranked as among the top 100 universities in the world.
  • For a decade, the Faculty has been ranked among the top four in the country for biomedical and health care research funding by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada.
  • Innovative recent medical developments have ranged from dramatic discoveries which will increase the pace of human stem cell research to showing how the body may age better, for example, showing that strength training can reverse the aging process in muscles.
  • The Faculty's focus on interdisciplinary and collaborative learningis a hallmark of its unique combination of schools of medicine, nursing and rehabilitation science, as well as programs for midwifery, a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) degree, physician assistant, graduate studies and post graduate residency training. All students have the opportunity to work with world-class faculty members and other students from a variety of disciplines.
  • McMaster has developed evidence-based medicine in Canada, and its Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics is the first and largest in Canada.
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