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University Of Toronto Medical School Admission Requirements

Selection Factors

University Of Toronto

The number of year one positions available for 2018/19 is 259.

The 259 positions are allocated to two campuses: 205 at the St. George campus (in downtown Toronto) and 54 at the Mississauga campus (in Mississauga).

Students will be assigned to either the Mississauga campus or the St. George campus at the time of offer of admission. At the St. George campus, students will be assigned to one of three academy sites shortly after the admissions process is completed. The St. George campus includes the FitzGerald, Peters-Boyd and Wightman-Berris Academies.

All campus and academy assignments will be for the entire 4 years of study. All students will be able to participate in clinical learning opportunities across the Faculty of Medicine’s affiliates. During the interview weekends, detailed information regarding the campus and academy structure and method of assignment will be provided. Interviewed applicants will be asked to complete a short survey indicating their preference for one campus over the other, or that they have no preference. Although we cannot guarantee placement at one’s first choice of campus or academy, our process is designed to maximise student satisfaction.

Canadian citizens/permanent residents or visa students may apply.

For students studying at an undergraduate program at a Canadian university, a minimum of three years fulltime university study (equivalent of 15 full-course equivalents) is required.

The minimum acceptable grade point average is 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. The mean grade point average of successful applicants in 2017/18 was 3.95.

The MCAT is required and the test must have been written within five years of the application deadline. Only the most recent score is considered. The minimum acceptable scores are 9/9/9 for the old MCAT, and 125 in each of the four sections for MCAT 2015.

Prerequisite courses include two full courses in life sciences and one full course in social science or humanities or language.

Academic Criteria

  • Special Consideration:

        • Applicants from a graduate program may be assessed in a separate process. As part of the OMSAS application, they must submit an Academic Curriculum Vitae showing research productivity, as well as an additional reference letter from their supervisor evaluating their performance and stating the expected date of degree completion.

          The format for the Academic CV may be found on the Admissions Website. Graduate applicants may be considered with a lower than minimum required grade point average. Graduate applicants will only be considered if they have already completed or are in the final stages of completing their graduate program. Completion of all program requirements, including successful defence of a thesis if required, must occur prior to June 30th in the year of proposed entry.

    Indigenous Student Application Program:

        • Recognizing the commitment to social responsibility in the faculty’s mission, this program has been implemented to increase the number of Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) medical students. Applicants to this program must meet the same requirements for MCAT, grade point average and course prerequisites as all other applicants.
          The program does not have a designated quota for admission. Applicants submit materials as per the core MD admissions process with the following modifications to written material submissions and interview:
          1) self-declared Aboriginal status via OMSAS,
          2) Proof of Aboriginal ancestry (details of documentation may be found on the Admissions website),
          and 3) a personal essay describing history of community experiences. Members of the Indigenous community (faculty, students and public members) may take part in the admissions file review and admission interviews.

    Deferred Admissions:

        • Considered (not routinely)


        • Not considered
  • Interviews

        • These will take place on 3 weekends between February and April, 2019. For the September 2018 entering class, 639 applicants were interviewed.
  • Offers of Admission:

        • Offers are mailed on May 9, 2019. An acceptance deposit of $1,000 must be received in order to secure the position. The deposit will be applied to the tuition fee.

    Combined Programs:

        • MD/PhD
  • Application Details

        • See OMSAS section.

Admission Rates

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To Request An Application Or More Detailed Information:

See OMSAS section.

For More Detailed Information:

Enrolment Services, Undergraduate Medical Education, University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building, Room 2124,
1 King’s College Circle, Toronto ON M5S 1A8

Tel: 416-978-7928
Fax: 416-971-2163
E-Mail: medicine.admiss@utoronto.ca
Website: http://www.md.utoronto.ca
Apps: http://www.ouac.on.ca/omsas/

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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