FAQ

No. Med Plus is designed for students who are interested in pursuing any career in health care.

Yes. All students accepted into a degree program at Brock University with a minimum 80 per cent average in their final year of high school or their most recent university year are eligible. Each eligible student is given equal consideration and Med Plus does not reserve any positions specifically for upper-year students.

Yes. The marks from your current year are used to determine your average for entrance into the program.

No. You should choose a program that is of interest to you. It is important, however, to ensure that you are taking the required courses for entrance into medical school or any other health professional program you choose.

The four levels build on each other. Each level becomes more focused and allows for more direct contact with health professionals and community agencies in the region.

There are no formal assignments. However, short volunteer and job-shadowing reports must be filled out after the experience. Upper-year Med Plus students may also have the opportunity to complete individualized projects to build upon their understanding of health care issues.

No. Supervisors of your volunteer placement will complete an evaluation when you are finished your placement.

Med Plus students do an average of five to seven hours of programming per week (less during heavy academic workload times).

Yes. Niagara is a blend of rural and urban areas, so we integrate rural aspects of health care into the speaker series and observations visits.

The medical application process requires a demonstrated awareness of the rigours of a medical career and discusses issues that physicians face. Med Plus helps by providing:

  • Better understanding of the health practitioner’s role in today’s health care environment;
  • Improved understanding of the requirements and demands of medical school training;
  • Exposure to numerous health-related professional careers, in addition to the practice of medicine;
  • Experience in volunteer situations with the ill and disabled to develop the personal interaction skills required of health professionals;
  • Career planning to explore options for health care professions;
  • Better preparation for medical school from both the admissions and the academic perspectives.

In medical school and other health profession schools, you will need to exercise skills in teamwork and leadership and employ a broad understanding of health care. Med Plus prepares you with workshops, such as: First Aid, CPR, team building and leadership skills, computer training, nutrition, presentation skills and time and stress management workshops.

Level I and II fees are $775 each year.
Level III and IV fees are $475 each year.

Please note: Fees are subject to change without notice

April 30 of the current calendar year.

Each question is limited to 250 words. Your answers should be informative but succinct.

The number of applicants grows each year and always exceeds the spaces available in the program.

Once you have submitted your online application, a form will be emailed directly to your reference to complete and return to the Med Plus Consultant via email before the application deadline.

You will need to give us permission on the Med Plus application to view your transcripts from your application to Brock.

Your transcript needs to be received by the Med Plus program by the application deadline to be considered for entry into the program.

Yes. You do not need to receive your letter of acceptance to Brock before you apply to the Med Plus program. We encourage applicants to complete the application process as early as possible.

All required application documents must be submitted by the application deadline.

This includes:

  • application form
  • letter of reference
  • transcript of grades
  • autobiographical sketch
  • statement of intent

Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications are reviewed by the Med Plus committee and are graded as such:

  • Marks: 40%
  • Statement of Interest questions: 30%
  • Professionalism of application: 10%
  • Letter of reference: 20%