Med 1 Important Information

Please be advised that orientation week starting on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 is MANDATORY.

There will be several important information sessions happening during orientation week. You will receive a schedule for the week in August 2020.

Included here are your other important tasks to complete prior to or on registration day. Also listed are other important contacts and information you may need. Please note that this information is current as of May 28, 2020.


 Manitoba Medical Students Association (MMSA)

The Manitoba Medical Students’ Association (MMSA) is the organization that represents the interests of undergraduate medical students at the Max Rady College of Medicine.

Membership in the MMSA is granted to all students registered in undergraduate medicine at the University of Manitoba.

Visit the MMSA Website


Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS)

The Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) is a community of over 8,300 medical students across 15 schools. It is their mission to connect and support medical students, as well as represent them to national medical organizations.

Membership in the CFMS is granted to all students registered in undergraduate medicine at the University of Manitoba.

Visit the CFMS Website


Medtorship Program

Congratulations, Class of 2024!

Welcome to the University of Manitoba, Max Rady College of Medicine! Transitioning into medical school is exciting, and we understand that you may have some questions about what to do next. You will be receiving handbooks with important information that will be pertinent. Any other questions and concerns can be addressed through your paired mentor.

The Medtorship Program is a student-run initiative to connect Med 1 students with upper year students. These relationships are meant to provide support, guidance, advice, and friendship throughout your entire medical school career. Our goal is to match first year students with compatible second year students. However, to do so, we need your help! You will be sent a questionnaire/survey that will ask you questions to describe yourself and what you are looking for in a mentor. We will utilize this information to make sure you have the perfect match and the best experience possible.

Please feel free to be as candid as you'd like. The survey is for us to get to know you better and is meant to be lighthearted and fun. Don't worry about coming across as the "ideal medical school candidate" -- the Multiple Mini Interviews are over now, and no questions will ask you to draw on the CanMEDS framework! If t here are any questions you would like to skip, you are more than welcome to.

The survey link will be sent out later this summer, so please be patient in the meantime!

If you have any further questions, we would be happy to answer them! Contact us at medtorship@gmail.com.

Congratulations again, and welcome to the Med family! 

Your Medtorship Program Coordinators for the 2020-2021 academic year,
Mehrin Ahmed and Louise Oborne (Class of 2023)


  Course Registration

You are not responsible for registering yourself in your MED I courses as the Medicine Admissions Office will do this after receipt of your acceptance and deposit and registration opens.

However, keep in mind that you will be responsible for registering yourself in future years.


 Tuition

Will be assessed after you are registered to the MD Program. You will be able to view the amount owing on your Aurora student account.

The deadline for tuition fees will also be posted on your Aurora account and you must pay your fees by the deadline or your registration will be cancelled. Your $500 deposit will be applied to your tuition.

Sign in to Aurora


Financial Aid and Awards

Applying for financial aid will make applying for entrance scholarships, grants, bursaries and awards much easier.

Visit the following links for more information:

Students who receive notice that they will be receiving a student loan are eligible for a tuition deferral period. You will need to complete a deferral request through the Financial Aid and Awards office.

Provincial Medical Student Financial Assistance Programs:


 Lines of Credit with your Financial Institution 

Remember that during your first week of classes, you will receive presentations on financing your education and financial aid. 

Confirmation or certifying letters will not be available until after you are registered for your courses. This usually occurs late July. 

Please request your letter at enrollmentugme@umanitoba.ca.  Before this happens, we may be able to provide confirmation that you have been accepted to the MD Program, but not yet enrolled.


Student Affairs Medicine

The Max Rady College of Medicine Student Affairs Office assists students with:

  • Career exploration opportunities
  • Residency application preparation and support
  • Student wellness & counseling resources and referrals
  • Academic advising/advocacy
  • Accommodations, deferrals, leaves of absence and other methods of support

Visit Student Affairs Medicine


 Learner Mistreatment Policy

The University of Manitoba Max Rady College of Medicine is committed to assuring a safe, respectful and supportive learning environment in which all of its members are enabled and encouraged to excel.


 Services for Students at Bannatyne Campus

Services for Students will help get you settle in at the Bannatyne Campus. They can help get you in touch with student advocates or counsellors, speak with you about accessibility, academic success, health and wellness and financial aid.

Visit Services for Students at Bannatyne


Ongomiizwin Education

Ongomiizwin Education is a place for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students enrolled in health professional programs to meet, study and explore careers and culture. 

Visit Ongomiizwin Education


 First Year Students' Welcome Event 2020

Please check back for more information.


Student ID

All Max Rady College of Medicine students require their picture is taken for their UM Student ID as well as for use by UGME office staff for identification purposes.

Details on how to get your picture taken and obtain your student ID will be provided once the appropriate processes that align with COVID-19 restrictions have been developed.


 Mailboxes and Lockers

All Max Rady College of Medicine students are assigned a mailbox and locker, and are provided with a mailbox key, locker key and locker lock.

Details on how to get your mailbox and locker keys and lock, as well as instructions on how to gain access to your mailbox and locker, will be provided once the appropriate processes that align with COVID-19 restrictions have been developed.

Read the Mailbox and Locker Policy