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University Of Alberta Medical School Admission Requirements

Selection Factors & Academic Criteria

University Of Alberta

The number of year one positions available for 2015/16 was 162 which included 5 positions available to Aboriginal applicants and 10 positions available to rural applicants. At least eighty-five percent of year one positions were filled by residents of Alberta.

Canadian citizens/permanent residents may apply.

Selection for admission is based on cumulative grade point average (CGPA), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), personal activities, reference letters and interview.

At least two years full-time post-secondary education in a degree program is required.

The minimum acceptable CGPA on a 4.0 scale is 3.3 for Alberta residents and 3.5 for non-Alberta residents with 4 or more years post-secondary study; 3.7 for students with 2 or 3 years post-secondary study. The mean CGPA of successful applicants in 2015/16 was 3.8.

The new MCAT2015 exam is required. The minimum acceptable MCAT2015 score for Alberta residents is 124 in each of the four categories: Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems; Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills; Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems; Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior. The minimum MCAT2015 score for non-Alberta residents is 128 in Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills; and 124 in each of the remaining three categories: Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems; Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems; Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior.

Other Factors

  • Special Consideration:

    • Not considered

    Deferred Admissions:

    • Requests reviewed

    Transfers:

    • Not considered
  • Interviews

    • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) take place on March 18-19, 2017. For the September, 2016 entering class there were 413 Alberta residents interviewed and 65 nonAlberta residents interviewed for a total of 478 applicants interviewed.
  • Offers of Admission:

    • Applicants invited for interview will be notified of their admission decision May 2017. A $1,000 non-refundable acceptance deposit is required. The deposit will be applied towards tuition.

    Combined Programs:

    • MD/MBA, MD/PhD, MD (with Special Training in Research)
  • Application Details

    • An electronic application process is available on July 4, 2016. The deadline for submitting the application is October 1, 2016. The application fee is $130 for current and former University of Alberta undergraduates and $180 for students new to the University of Alberta. Applicants first complete the University of Alberta general undergraduate application followed by a secondary medicine application.

Admission Rates

Contact Information:

Admissions Office, Undergraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta,
1-002 Katz Group Centre for Pharmacy and Health Research,
Edmonton AB T6G 2E1

Tel: 780-492-6769 or 492-9524 or 492-9525
Fax: 780-492-9531
E-Mail: mdadmission@ualberta.ca
Website: http://www.med.ualberta.ca/programs/md

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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