Last Updated on May 1, 2024

University of Ottawa Medical School – Selection Factors

University Of Ottawa

University of Ottawa Medical School: The projected number of year one positions available for 2018/19 is 166 which includes up to 7 positions available to Indigenous students and up to 4 positions available to students in the MD/PhD program; plus 8 positions available through the Consortium National health training and 2 through the Military Medical Program.

Canadian citizens/permanent residents may apply.

Three years full-time university studies leading to a Bachelor’s degree is required.

The minimum acceptable grade point average is 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The weighted grade point average of successful applicants in 2017/18 was 3.94.

The MCAT is not required.

The CASPer test is required.

Prerequisite courses include the equivalent of one full year course in general biology (with laboratory) and one full year course in humanities/social sciences and the equivalent of two full year courses in the following chemistries – general chemistry (with laboratory), organic chemistry (with laboratory) and/or biochemistry (without laboratory). A minimum grade of B (CEGEP equivalent 70%) must be obtained in pre-requisite courses for a candidate to be considered for admission.

University Of Ottawa

Faculty Of Medicine

2018/19 New Admissions Into Year One: 166

Plus 8 above-quota positions available through the Consortium National Health Training and 2 through the Military Training Program.

2018/19 First-Year Tuition:

  • Canadian Residents: $28,319
  • Québec Residents: $28,319 (Québec Schools Only)
  • Visa Students: $0
  • Compulsory Fees: $1,168
  • Foreign Students: $0 (Above Quota Contract

Tuition Details

Admission Requirements

  • Length Of Program : 4 years
  • Language Of Instruction : English & French
  • Testing of Language Proficiency : If needed
  • Computer : Personal required

Tuition fees are the same for all students regardless of their geographical status, as we do not admit international students.

Academic Criteria:

Special Consideration:

  • Indigenous applicants: Required minimum weighted grade point average is set at a lower cut-off for advancement in the selection process.

Deferred Admissions:

  • Considered under exceptional circumstances only


  • Please refer to the policy on student transfers:


  • These take place in February – March, 2019. Approximately 575 applicants are interviewed.

Offers of Admission:

  • Offers are e-mailed starting on the second Tuesday in May until the class is complete. A deposit of $1,000 must be received with a final acceptance and will be deducted from the tuition fee.

Combined Programs:

  • MD/PhD

Application Details:

  • See OMSAS section.

Contact Information:

Admissions, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa,

451 Smyth Road Room 2044, Ottawa ON K1H 8M5

Tel: 613-562-5409

Fax: 613-562-5605

E-Mail: [email protected]



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