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Dalhousie University Medical School Admission Requirements

Selection Factors

Dalhousie University

The number of year one positions available for 2017/18 is 109 (99 for Maritime residents (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island) and 9 for non-Maritime residents); 72 seats in the Maritime pool will be assigned to the Halifax campus and 30 seats to the St. John campus; all permanent residents of New Brunswick will attend the St. John campus and the government of New Brunswick is responsible for defining residency status. One additional position is available for a dental student who after completing the MD program plans to specialize in oral maxillofacial surgery. In 2016/17 there were 99 positions filled by residents of the Maritime Provinces. Canadian citizens/permanent residents or visa students may apply.

A Bachelor’s degree is required at time of admission. The minimum acceptable grade point average is 3.3 for Maritime residents and 3.7 for non-Maritime residents on a scale of 4.0. The mean grade point average of successful applicants in 2015/16 was 3.8. The MCAT is required and the test must have been taken within the last five years. There are no prerequisite courses.

Academic Criteria

  • Special Consideration:

    • Applies on an individual basis to applicants with extenuating circumstances when the need arises.

    Deferred Admissions:

    • Considered (only for extenuating circumstances)


    • Not considered
  • Interviews

    • Interviews will take place at both the Halifax and Saint John campuses. Interviews are held on November 19 and 20, 2016 as advertised in the early summer on the Admissions Webpage. All Maritime residents who meet the minimum academic requirements (GPA, course load & MCAT) will be offered an interview. For the September, 2016 entering class there were 262 Maritime residents, 50 non-Maritime residents, and 9 supernumerary/contract applicants were interviewed for a total of 321 applicants interviewed.
  • Offers of Admission:

    • All decision letters to interviewed applicants will be tentatively released in mid-March 2017 as noted and updated on the Admissions Webpage. A $500.00 non-refundable acceptance deposit is required. This deposit is applied to tuition upon enrolment.

    Combined Programs:

    • Not available
  • Application Details

    • An electronic application process is available on July 1, 2016. The application is a two-step process. Step 1- due August 15th is the online application section and must be submitted before you can get access to Step 2. Official transcripts must be RECEIVED by our office on or before August 15th, 2016. Step 2 – due Sept 1st, is the supplemental and essay forms. The deadline for receipt of the application fee of $70 is September 1st, 2016.

Admission Rates

Dalhousie University

Contact Information:

Admissions & Student Affairs, Clinical Research Centre, 5849 University Avenue, PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Tel: 902-494-1874
Fax: 902-494-6369
E-Mail: medicine.admissions@dal.ca
Website: http://admissions.medicine.dal.ca/

Adapted from AFMC 2017 Admissions Requirement- MedApplications (Parria Educational Services Inc.) takes no responsibility for the data published. It is the sole responsibility of each user to verify the published information with the official institutional resources.

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