Since the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine at Queen’s College in 1854, the medical school maintained a close connection with Kingston General Hospital. Not only did the medical school’s faculty form the majority of the hospital’s medical staff, but clinical medical teaching was also in place, which allowed senior medical students and new graduate doctors the opportunity to attend patients under supervision at the hospital.
The student curriculum contained two six-month courses in anatomy, surgery, medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, obstetrics and “diseases of women and children,” as well as physiology and pathology. It also included one six-month course in clinical medicine and clinical surgery. This was followed by twelve months of training under a qualified practitioner. The cost for a complete degree was around $144.
Two six-month courses in each of:
Materia Medica and Pharmacy
Obstetrics and Diseases of Women & Children
Institutes of Medicine (Physiology & Pathology)
One six-month course in each of:
Twelve months of training under duly qualified practitioner/hospital training
Annual entrance fee: $2.00
Courses: $12.00 for each six-month course (payment of this fee also entitles student to the use of the library)
Kingston General Hospital fee: $4.00
Lecture fee on Clinical Medicine and Clinical Surgery at KGH: $6.00 for both courses
Graduation fee: $20.00
Provincial Licence to practice: $4.00