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Canadian Medical School Profiles

Application and admissions criteria for 14 Canadian medical schools including: regular applicant profile and enrollment, strengths and special programs, tuition, and expenses.

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Medical
School
Total
Applicants
First Year
Enrollment
Minimum
MCAT
Minimum
GPA
Tuition Application
Deadline
Application
Fee
U of A1,4581627 on each Section3.3*13,281.26Nov 1$75**
MUN4857710 on each Section3.7$6,250Sept 16$75
UBC1,8912887 on each Section70% ††††16,081Sept 16$111***
NOSM1,97464Not Required3.0$19,275Oct 1Not Available
U of C1,875170No Minimum3.2*$14,864Oct 15$150
U of ONot Available165Not Required3.0$22,854Oct 1Not Available
Dalhousie U89711224† (8 on each Section)3.3†$17,139Aug 15$70
Queen's UNot Available100Not AvailableNot Available$23,503.37Oct 1Not Available
U of M7321107 on each Section3.3$8,400Oct 4$95 - $125
U of S800-900842678%††$14,930Oct 15$125
McGill U61818530No Minimum$6,728.77†††Mar 1$140
U of T3,0002599 on each Section3.6$21,089.54Oct 1Not Available
McMaster4,5602036 on Verbal Reasoning3.0$25,664.97Oct 1Not Available
UWO2,372171303.70$21,868.70Oct 1Not Available

* Minimum GPA listed applies to residents of Alberta; the minimum GPA is higher for all other applicants

** Application fee is $75 for U of A students, and $115 for all others

*** Application fee is $107 for BC residents, and $158 for Out-of-Province applicants

† Minimum MCAT and GPA are lower for Maritime students than for Non-Maritime students

†† Minimum GPA required is 3.5 for residents of Saskatchewan, and 3.7 for all other applicants

††† McGill tuition is $5,058.20 for residents of Quebec, $13,668.90 for Out-of-Province Canadian residents, and $37,938.60 for international students

††† Minimum GPA of 70% for BC residents, and 80% for out-of-province applicants



University of Alberta

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
2J2.00 WC Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
Edmonton, AB T6G 2R7
Tel: 780-492-6621 Fax: 780-492-7303
http://www.med.ualberta.ca/admissions/md | Email: admission@med.ualberta.ca

Application Deadline:

November 1 [$75 application fee for University of Alberta students; $115 for all others]
For admission in September 2014, applicants must have written the MCAT no later than September 2013, and no earlier than November 2008.

First-Year Class Size:


162 [1,458 applicants]

Tuition: $13,281.26 [plus additional student fees]
Admissions: Minimum of two full years of university [applicants must be registered in or have completed a degree program] two official transcripts, two letters of reference, a minimum of five descriptions of personal activities, and an interview.

Minimum GPA: for applicants with four or more years of university, the minimum is 3.3 for Alberta residents and 3.5 for non-Alberta residents. For applicants with two or three years of university, the minimum is 3.7.

Average MCAT: 11 in Biological Sciences, 11 in Physical Sciences, and 10 in Verbal Reasoning.  The Admissions Committee has a minimum requirement of 7 or better in all categories. Scores less than these will not be considered.
Prerequisite Courses: Full-year courses in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, Physics, English, and half-year courses in Biochemistry and Statistics.

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Memorial University of Newfoundland

Admissions Office, Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Room 1751, Health Sciences Centre, 300 Prince Philip Dr
St. John’s, NL  A1B 3V6
Tel: 709-777-6615 Fax: 709-777-8422
www.med.mun.ca/admissions/home.aspx | Email: munmed@mun.ca

Application Deadline:
September 16 [$75 application fee]
First-Year Class Size:

77 [57 Newfoundland (3 Aboriginal), 4 Prince Edward Island, 10 New Brunswick, 5 non-Maritime residents, 1 Yukon] – 485 applicants

Student spaces reserved for:
Newfoundland and Labrador: 57 [170 applications]
Aboriginals residing in Newfoundland and Labrador: 3 [15 applications]
New Brunswick:  10 [70 applications]
Prince Edward Island: 4 [35 applications]
Yukon Territory: 1 [10 applications]
*Other Canadian Provinces/Non-Canadian: 5 [200 applications]

Tuition: $6,250 [Canadian citizens], $30,000 [International students]
[Supplementary fees will apply]
Admissions: Bachelor's degree, two referee reports, official transcripts, MCAT scores, and an interview. Applicants must also be aware of the Essential Skills and Abilities Required for the Study of Medicine, which outlines the technical standards all successful applicants to the program will demonstrate.
There is no predetermined academic average or MCAT score required, but high academic standing and high MCAT scores are essential for admission.

Average GPA: 3.7

Average MCAT: 10 on each individual section.
Prerequisite Courses:


Six credit hours in English at a recognized university or university-college.

 

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University of British Columbia

MD Undergraduate Admissions
Faculty of Medicine, Dean's Office
University of British Columbia
317-2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Tel: 604-822-2421 Fax: 604-822-6061
www.med.ubc.ca | Email: admissions.md@ubc.ca


Application Deadline:


September 16, 2013 [For September 2014 Admission]
MCAT Score must be received by October 1, 2013 [and must have been
written in the last five years]
[$111 fee for BC residents; $164 fee for out-of-province applicants,
plus a $32 fee for out-of-province transcripts.]

First-Year
Class Size:

288 [192 for the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (UBC-Vancouver),
32 for the Island Medical Program (U of Victoria), 32 for the Northern
Medical Program (UNBC), and 32 for the Southern Medical Program
(UBC-Okanagan); 1891 applicants]

Tuition: $16,081 [textbooks $2,200, total student fees $986, supplies $765, other costs $156]
Admissions:

Minimum of three full years (or 90 credits) of university, proof of Canadian
citizenship, autobiographical sketch, official transcripts, and an interview.

Average GPA: A / 85.40% [minimum GPA of 70% for BC residents, 80% for out-of-province]


Average MCAT
: 11.55 in Biological Sciences, 11.20 in Physical Sciences, and
9.75 in Verbal Reasoning. Applicants with scores less than 7 in any of the
Verbal Reasoning, Biological & Physical Sciences will be ineligible.

Prerequisite Courses: Full-year courses (min. 6 credits) in each of Biology, Organic Chemistry,
General Chemistry, Biochemistry, and English.

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Northern Ontario School of Medicine

West Campus
955 Oliver Rd
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Tel: 807-766-7300 Fax: 807-766-7370

East Campus
935 Ramsey Lake Rd
Sudbury, ON   P3E 2C6
Tel: 705-675-4883 Fax: 705-675-4858
www.normed.ca | Email: admissions@nosm.ca

Application Deadline:
October 1 [OMSAS online application account must be created by September 15]
First-Year Class Size: 64 [61 students from Northern Ontario]; 1,974 total applicants
[36 assigned to Laurentian Campus and 28 to Lakehead Campus]
Tuition: $19,275 [technology fee of $1,100, and university-specific ancillary fees will apply]
Admissions:

Four-year Bachelor's degree [mature students may apply with only a three-year degree], admission questionnaire, proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status, three Confidential Assessment Forms from referees, an autobiographical sketch, and an interview.

Average GPA: 3.83 [minimum of 3.00]

MCAT: Not required [will not be considered by selection committee]

Prerequisite Courses: No specific courses required, though it is recommended that applicants present in their applications a broad-based undergraduate education. Applicants with majors in science should have completed at least two full course equivalents in the Arts, Social Sciences and/or Humanities, while applicants with majors in Arts, Social Sciences and/or the Humanities will be expected to have completed at least two full course equivalents in science within their degree program.





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University of Calgary

Office of Admissions, Faculty of Medicine
University of Calgary
3330 Hospital Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4N1
Tel: 403-220-4262 Fax: 403-210-8148
http://www.ucalgary.ca/mdprogram/admissions | Email: ucmedapp@ucalgary.ca

Application Deadline: October 15 [$150 application fee]
MCAT must be taken no later than September 10 in the year of application [MCAT scores from as far back as 1991 will be accepted].
First-Year Class Size:
170 [85% Alberta residents, 15% other applicants; 1,875 applications]
Tuition: $14,864 [books & instruments $5,000 (year one), general fees $1,022]
Admissions: Minimum of two full years of university, autobiographical essay, extracurricular activities, three letters of reference, and an interview.

Minimum GPA: 3.2 [Alberta residents]; 3.6 [residents outside Alberta]

Average MCAT: 10.30  in Biological Sciences, 10.40 in Physical Sciences; 10.30 in Verbal Reasoning.
Prerequisite Courses: Recommended full-year courses in Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, English, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physics, in addition to one-term courses in each of the following two groupings: Psychology, Anthropology or Sociology, and Calculus or Statistics.

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University of Ottawa

Admissions - Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
451 Smyth Rd, Room 2046
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5
Tel: 613-562-5409 Fax: 613-562-5651
www.medicine.uottawa.ca | Email: admissmd@uottawa.ca

Application Deadline: October 1 [must register your intent to apply by September 15]
[These deadlines are both for the OMSAS application; the University of Ottawa does not set its own deadlines as applicants are directed to provide the OMSAS with all supporting documentation]
First-Year Class Size:
165   
Tuition: $22,854 [includes incidental fees]
Admissions: Three-year Bachelor's degree, admission questionnaire, proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status, three Confidential Assessment Forms from referees, a detailed autobiographical sketch, and an interview.

Minimum GPA: 3.0 [on a scale of four]

MCAT: Not required. Accordingly, the applicant's academic records will be scrutinized that much more closely.
Prerequisite Courses: One full-year course in General Biology including laboratory session; one full-year course in Humanities or Social Sciences [or two semester-long courses from two separate disciplines]; the equivalent of two full-year courses from the following Chemistry courses: i) General Biochemistry without laboratory session, ii) General Chemistry with laboratory session, iii) Organic Chemistry with laboratory session. Medical students must have completed a Basic Rescuer Level C [Adult, Child, and Infant] CPR course within a year prior to registration in the medical program. The St. John Ambulance course is strongly recommended.

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Dalhousie University

Admissions Coordinator, Faculty of Medicine
Room C-124, CRC Building
5849 University Ave
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Tel:  902-494-1874 Fax: 902-494-6369
www.medicine.dal.ca | Email: medicine.admissions@dal.ca

Application Deadline:

August 15 for Online Application [$70 application fee]
September 5 for Transcripts and MCAT scores [Last sitting for MCAT must be no later than August 3].

First-Year
Class Size:
112 [102 Maritime* residents, 8 non-Maritime residents, 1 resident of Saudi Arabia, and 3 Supernumerary Seats; 897 total applications].
[81 assigned to Halifax Campus and 31 to New Brunswick Campus.]
Tuition: $17,139 [includes ancillary fees]
Admissions:

Four-year Bachelor's degree strongly preferred [though three-year degrees will be considered], personal essay, letters of reference, and an interview.

Average GPA:
3.8
Maritime Students: minimum GPA of 3.3 in each of last two consecutive years of full-time study.
Non-Maritime Students: minimum GPA of 3.7 in each of last two years of full-time study.

Average MCAT: 29
Maritime Students: minimum total score of 24 is required, and applicant must score at least 8 in each of the sections [although a score of 7
may be permitted in one category if compensated with higher score in another section].
Non-Maritime Students: minimum total score of 30 is required, and applicant must score at least 10 in each of the sections [although a score of 9 may be permitted in one category if compensated with higher score in another section].

*Dalhousie designates as Maritime any residents or students from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

 

Prerequisite Courses: No specific course requirements, though it is recommended that all applicants have taken courses in Chemistry, Physics, and Biology at a challenging level.

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Queen's University

Undergraduate Medical Education
Queen’s University
80 Barrie St  Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Tel: 613-533-3307 Fax: 613-533-3190
  http://meds.queensu.ca/ | Email: queensmd@queensu.ca

Application Deadline: October 1 [must register your intent to apply by September 15]
[Last accepted sitting for MCAT is September 12; results for any test written within 5 years of the application submission are valid]
First-Year Class Size:
100
Tuition: $23,503.37
Admissions: Minimum three years of undergraduate study, three Confidential Assessment Forms from referees, an autobiographical sketch, official transcripts, police check, proof of immunizations, personal information form, proof of Canadian citizenship, and an interview.

Average/Minimum GPA: not published.

Average/Minimum MCAT: not published.
Prerequisite Courses:
There are no prerequisite or recommended courses.

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University of Manitoba

Admissions, Faculty of Medicine
University of Manitoba
260 Brodie Centre - 727 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5
Tel: 204-789-3557 Fax: 204-789-3928
www.umanitoba.ca/medicine | Email: registrar_med@umanitoba.ca

Application Deadline: October 4 - including supplemental application [$125 application fee, though if application is submitted by September 23 the fee is $95].
November 1 - all transcripts must be received
Last sitting of MCAT that will be accepted is September 12 [only scores from MCAT exams written between April 2008 and September 10 will be considered].
First-Year Class Size: 110 [approximately 90% Manitoba residents, 10% out-of-province applicants; 732 total applicants]
Tuition: $8,400 [not including books, resources, and other general fees]
Admissions: Three-year Bachelor's degree [four-year degree strongly preferred], two official transcripts, three letters of reference, and Multiple Mini Interviews.

Average GPA: 4.15 [on a scale of 4.5; minimum GPA of 3.3]

Average MCAT: 10.6 on each section [minimum required score of 7 on each section]
Prerequisite Courses: For applicants with general (three-year) degrees, 18 credit hours in Social Sciences/Humanities courses must have been completed; applicants with four-year degrees may waive up to 12 of these hours. All applicants must have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours in Biochemistry at the university level with a minimum grade of C no later than June 27, 2014. All first year students must possess certification in Basic Life Support CPR. Recommended courses include Life Sciences, particularly Anatomy, Microbiology, Physiology, and Genetics.

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University of Saskatchewan

College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
A217 Health Sciences Building
107 Wiggins Rd
Saskatoon, SK   S7N 5E5
Tel: 306-966-4030   Fax: 306-966-2601
www.medicine.usask.ca/index.html | Email: med.admissions@usask.ca

Application Deadline: October 15 [$125 application fee]
[MCAT score must be current within the past 5 years]
First-Year Class Size: 84 [minimum 90% of seats are reserved for Saskatchewan residents (10% of Saskatchewan seats are reserved for Aboriginal applicants)]
[approximately 800-900 applications received annually] 
Tuition: $14,930 [additional student fees will apply]
Admissions: Minimum two full years of undergraduate study, official transcripts, proof of Canadian citizenship, interview, criminal record check, and three reference letters.

Average GPA: >90% for Out-of-Province residents [minimum of 83%]
                         >82% for Saskatchewan residents [minimum of 78%]

Minimum MCAT: 26 [with no sectional score below 8] and N on the Writing Sample. 30 for out-of-province applicants.
Prerequisite Courses: Standard First Aid certificate. Prerequisite courses are determined according to the undergraduate institution attended (please see below).

University of Saskatchewan:
  • Biology 120 and either Biology 121 or BIOL/BMSC 224
  • Chemistry 112 and 250
  • Physics 115 and 117 [formerly Physics 111]
  • English 110 or any two of English 111, 112, 113, and 114
  • Social Science/Humanities – 6 credits
  • Biomedical Science 200 and 230 [formerly Biochemistry 200 and 211]

University of Regina:

  • Biology 100 and 101
  • Chemistry 104 and 140 [formerly Chemistry 102 and 240]
  • Physics 109 and 119
  • English 100 and 110
  • Social Science/Humanities – 6 credits
  • Biochemistry 220 and 221* [*formerly Biochemistry 320]

Out-of-Province Canadian Universities:

- Section 1 applicants – SK residents at non-SK institutions [valid until fall 2011 entry with old MCAT requirement written by end of 2008]
- Section 2 applicants – recommended courses

  • Biology – two terms introductory level
  • Chemistry – two terms introductory level (general & organic)
  • Physics – two terms introductory level
  • English – two terms introductory level
  • Social Science/Humanities – two terms
  • Biochemistry – two terms

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McGill University

Office of Admissions, Equity & Diversity
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
1210 - 1010 Sherbrooke St W
Montreal, QC   H3A 2R7
Tel: 514-398-3517   Fax: 514-398-3595
  www.medicine.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/ | Email: aed.med@mcgill.ca

Application Deadline: March 1 [$140 application fee]
MCAT results dating more than five years from the relevant application deadline will not be considered.
First-Year Class Size:
185 (169 Quebec residents) [618 applicants]
Tuition: $6,728.77 [Quebec residents], $15,154.24 [Out-of-Province Canadian residents], $37,945.15 [International residents]
Admissions: Four-year Bachelor's degree, official transcripts, Personal Narrative with Abstract, two-page curriculum vitae, three referee reports, proof of citizenship and/or residency, and Multiple Mini Interviews.

Average GPA: 3.84 [Average science prerequisite GPA is also 3.84]

Average MCAT: 33 [11.76 in Biology, 11.39 in Physics, and 9.95 in Verbal Reasoning]

Minimum MCAT: 30, with no scientific sectional score below 9 and no Verbal Reasoning score less than 8.

If you are an applicant in the Quebec University (including Non-Traditional Pathway), Quebec First Nations and Inuit, or Out-of-Province Canadian University categories, and your degree for the basis of admission is from a Canadian university, you are not required to write the MCAT. For such applicants, submission of MCAT results is optional. 

If you are an applicant in the above-mentioned categories but your degree is from a non-Canadian university, you are required to write the MCAT; submission of all MCAT results is compulsory.

If you are an applicant in the International University category, you are required to write the MCAT; submission of all MCAT results is compulsory.

Applicants in the Quebec CEGEP category (for entry to Med-P program) are exempt from the MCAT.
Prerequisite Courses: Full-year university-level courses, with laboratory work, in each of Biology, General Chemistry, and Physics, and one semester of university-level Organic Chemistry, with laboratory work. Though not required, university-level courses in Biochemistry, Cell and/or Molecular Biology are strongly recommended.

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University of Toronto

Office of Admissions, Awards and Finance
Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto
1 King's College Cir  Toronto, ON  M5S 1A8
Tel: 416-978-7928 Fax: 416-971-2163
www.md.utoronto.ca/admissions.htm | Email: medicine.admiss@utoronto.ca

Application Deadline:
October 1 [must register your intent to apply by September 15]
First-Year Class Size: 259 [approximately 3,000 applications received annually]
[205 assigned to the St. George Campus and 54 to the Mississauga Campus]
Tuition: $21,089.54
Admissions: Three full years of undergraduate study, four essays, autobiographical sketch, three letters of reference, criminal record check, proof of immunization, and an interview.

Average GPA: 3.88 [on a scale of four; minimum GPA of 3.6 is required]

Average MCAT: 11 in Biological Sciences, 11 in Physical Sciences, and 10 in Verbal Reasoning [minimum score of 9 on each section and N on the Writing Sample].
Prerequisite Courses: Minimum of two full-course equivalents in any Life Science and one full-course equivalent in any of the Social Sciences, Humanities, or Languages. Standard First Aid, and a CPR "Basic Rescuer" course are required.

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McMaster University

MD Program Manager, Cathy Oudshoorn
Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University
1280 Main St West, MDCL - 3107
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
  Tel: 905-525-9140 ext. 22141 Fax: 905-546-0349
www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/mdprog | Email: oudsh@mcmaster.ca

Application Deadline: October 1, 2013, 4:30 p.m. EDT. [must register your intent to apply by September 15]
MCAT must have been written within five years prior to application deadline [scores older than five years will not be considered]
First-Year Class Size:
203 [192 Ontario residents; 11 Out-of-Province Canadian residents]; 4,560 applicants
Tuition: $25,664.97 [includes supplementary fees]
Admissions: Three-year Bachelor's degree, official transcripts, autobiographical submissions, and a Multiple Mini Interview. Applicants must also complete a 90-minute computer-based test called CASPer, which assesses interpersonal skills and decision-making abilities. Offers of admission will be conditional upon incoming students completing a Basic Life Support Training for Health Care Providers course after June 1, 2013.

Average GPA: 3.82 [minimum GPA: 3.0]

Average MCAT Verbal Reasoning: 11.07
[McMaster uses only the Verbal Reasoning score in the selection process. A minimum score of 6 on the MCAT Verbal Reasoning is required].
Prerequisite Courses: No prerequisite courses, although many successful applicants come from scientific backgrounds.

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University of Western Ontario

Admissions & Student Affairs
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Room K1, Kresge Building, University of Western Ontario
London, ON  N6A 5C1
Tel: 519-661-3744 Fax: 519-850-2958
www.schulich.uwo.ca/admissions | Email: admissions.medicine@schulich.uwo.ca

Application Deadline:
October 1 [must register your intent to apply by September 15]
First-Year Class Size: The maximum number of places available in first year is 171 [2,372 applicants]
[133 assigned to London Campus, 38 to Windsor Campus]
Tuition: $21,868.70 [plus approximately $2,200 for textbook expenses]
Admissions: Four-year Honours degree, three Confidential Assessment Forms from referees, proof of Canadian citizenship, proof of immunization, police records check, basic life support training, and an interview.

Minimum GPA: 3.70 [on a scale of four]

Minimum MCAT: 10 in Biological Sciences, 9 in Physical Sciences, 11 in Verbal Reasoning, and Q on the Writing Sample
Prerequisite Courses: While there are no required undergraduate courses, a mixture of Biological/Medical Science courses and Social Science/Humanities courses is recommended. Training in Standard First Aid and a CPR "Basic Rescuer" course (Level C) are required.

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