There are 17 accredited medical schools in Canada with Ontario having the most at six. (Language of instruction: 13 in English, 3 in French and 1 in Bilingual). M.D. granting medical schools are accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

According to the ranking of World Top 100 Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy (MED) programs by ARWU Broad Subject Fields 2008, a total of six Canadian universities made it to the Top 100 list, with U of Toronto ranked 1st in Canada and 27th in the world. McGill was ranked 2nd nationally and 40th globally, followed by McMaster and Alberta.

The University of Toronto was also ranked as the nation's best medical and doctoral university in Maclean's magazine, followed by UBC (2nd) and Queen's (3rd). However in the 18th Annual Ranking of Canadian universities by Maclean's magazine, McGill won the distinction of being called the top medical school in Canada, ranked 1st in the nation and ahead of Toronto (2nd).

List of leading medical schools in Canada (by Province):

University of Alberta - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Faculty of Medicine of the University of Calgary

British Columbia:
University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine

University of Manitoba - Faculty of Medicine

Newfoundland and Labrador:
Memorial University of Newfoundland - Faculty of Medicine

Nova Scotia:
Dalhousie University - Faculty of Medicine

McMaster University - Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Queen's School of Medicine
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at University of Western Ontario
University of Ottawa - Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine

Université Laval - Faculté de Médecine
McGill University - Faculty of Medicine
Université de Montréal - Faculté de Médecine
Université de Sherbrooke - Faculté de Médecine et des sciences de la santé

College of Medicine - University of Saskatchewan

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek