As the only bilingual University in Canada, we have a dedicated Francophone stream that currently admits 48 students per year. The stream uses the same curriculum as the Anglophone one with a full set of francophone professors as well as resources in French. We have a dedicated admissions policy with a weighted GPA cut off to help attract candidates. Rural rotations and electives are offered in Francophone minority communities both in the region and throughout Canada with support from the CNFS (Consortium national de formation en santé).
The Francophone stream is supported by the Office of Francophone Affairs. Since its inception in 1995, the Office has been the motor for the development of training programs offered in French at the Faculty of Medicine, including the undergraduate program, the postdoctoral program and continuing medical education.
The mandate of the Office also covers many other activities, from the recruitment of students to the development of clinical rotation sites, the recruitment of francophone teachers, their career development and educational training, the creation of educational material in French, as well as the creation of opportunities for national and international exchange and collaboration. To that end, the Office has developed three important partnerships with Montfort Hospital, the Consortium national de formation en santé and Médecins francophones du Canada.