Western University - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

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We are proud at Western that our reputation has attracted many educators, researchers, and physicians at the top of their field. As the Canadian health care system continues to evolve, we strive to produce graduates who will work with other health care providers to promote health, prevent illness, and provide evidence based diagnosis and treatment for patients in the context of their families and communities. Together with our teaching hospitals and research institutes, Western offers many new and exciting opportunities for you.

Areas of Expertise

Within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, there has developed special expertise in the areas of biotechnology, medical imaging, neurological science, orthopaedic and transplant surgery, and immunology. Areas of major development include in vitro fertilization, clinical pharmacology, and reproductive and molecular biology. Significant areas of research include the study of blood flow, neurological diseases, decompression sickness, diabetes, treatment of cancer, liver diseases, perinatal medicine, endocrinology, cardiovascular diseases, aneurysms, osteoporosis, orthopaedic devices, sports medicine, and lipid and phospholipid metabolism. Finally, three separate Senate approved centres concentrate on Human Nutrition, Activity and Aging, and Studies in Family Medicine.

On Campus Housing

Please take a look at our Division of Housing and Ancillary Services' Web site.

Incoming Students

Western’s faculty is a warm and supportive community, and offers a range of services and facilities. Medicine is a demanding and stressful profession, and we’re here to ensure you succeed.


Western’s varsity athletic teams are among the best in the country. The Mustangs have brought home several provincial and national titles, as well as numerous OUA and CIS major awards, Coach of the Year and All Star Honours. For years, UWO’s athletes have also ranked among the best in the country for academic excellence. One in four Mustangs have achieved OUA Academic Achievement or CIS Academic All Canadian Honours, presented each year to athletes who maintain an average of 80% or higher while contributing to their team’s athletic success. Western competes in a wide range of men’s and women’s sports including basketball, football, hockey, rowing, rugby, soccer, track and field, volleyball, and much more. All full-time students are invited to tryout for one of our varsity teams. For more information, please e-mail mustangs@uwo.ca or call (519) 661-3551.


Western campus recreation provides a wide variety of drop in activities, intramural sports, instructional courses, sport clubs, and personal wellness services to meet the diverse fitness and recreation needs of all Western students. Our facilities are open long hours year round to provide ample opportunity for busy students to make fitness a part of their lifestyle. Campus recreation also boasts one of the largest intramural sports programs in Canada. Nearly 10,000 students participate on hundreds of teams in an astounding array of sports. No matter what your favourite sport is or what skill level you are at, campus recreation’s intramural program has something for you!

Campus Tour

We are proud of our university and we like to show it off. Our recommendation is that you visit between September and April when the campus is filled with academic activity. Contact us to book a guided tour of the campus, faculties, and residences. We will be happy to help plan your day on campus. Remember to book in advance so that we can be prepared for your arrival. Book online at welcome.uwo.ca and click on “Campus Visit” or call (519) 661-2026.

Modified on December 30, 2022