Frequently Asked Questions

What is a midwife?
What are the financial implications of the program?
Is practical experience available throughout the program?
Will having a nursing background help my chances of getting into the program?
What if I go to the US or UK to train as a midwife and then return to Canada?
What is the likelihood of getting a position upon completion of the program?
What is the earning potential for a midwife in Ontario?
How do midwives in Ontario work?
I've never attended a birth; does this reduce my chances of getting into the program?
How does midwifery affect one's lifestyle?
Is there a part-time program available at McMaster?
Is there an accelerated program available at McMaster?
Is there a January intake?
How many applicants do we receive?
What is the average Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for successful applicants?
How many applicants receive an interview?
If I am not accepted this year, what can I do to enhance my application next year?