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Contacts

Website: http://www.medicine.dal.ca/
Phone: (902) 494-1874
Admissions e-mail: medicine.admissions@dal.ca

Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • 4 years in length
  • Number of applicants for September 2016: 1181
  • Number of accepted students: 109 (100 seats for Maritime applicants, 9 seats for non-Maritime and international applicants)

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: completed 4-year full-time undergraduate degree (i.e. 5 courses per semester)
    • 3 year degrees accepted in some circumstances
  • No required courses
    • a full course load of five full classes in each of the two most senior years of the baccalaureate degree submitted for assessment is required
  • Recommended Courses
    • challenging and diverse topics

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GPA

  • Maritime applicants
    • Minimum: 3.3 (4.0 scale) based on the last two years of full-time undergraduate study
  • Non-maritime applicants
    • Minimum: 3.7 (4.0 scale) based on the last two years of full-time undergraduate study
  • Average GPA for Class of 2020: 3.9
  • Summer courses do not count toward the calculation of GPA

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MCAT

  • Maritime applicants
    • Minimum score – 499 (124 in each section)
    • Can have only one section score of 124
  • Non-maritime applicants
    • Minimum score – 503 (125 in each section)
    • Can have only one section score of 125
  • Average MCAT score for Class of 2020: 29 (old)/509 (new)
  • Test must be written within five years of application
  • The applicant can decide which MCAT score to submit for assessment if he/she has taken the MCAT more than once.
  • For the upcoming application opening July 1st, 2016, ONLY MCAT scores written from the new testing format will be accepted.

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Supporting Documents

  • Online Application
  • Personal essay (1500 words)
  • Supplemental Information Form (detailing significant volunteer, personal, and community activities)
  • Application fee: $70

Interview

  • MMI-style interviews
    • 10 eight-minute stations with two-minute breaks in between
    • Assesses personal qualities such as critical thinking, communication skills, and ethics NOT scientific knowledge

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Application Scoring

  • GPA: 15 points
  • MCAT: 10 points
  • Supplemental and Essay: 30 points
  • Interview: 40 points
  • Discretionary: 5 points

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Timeline 2016-2017

  • July 1, 2016: Online application becomes available
  • Aug 15, 2016: Deadline to submit online application
  • Aug 15, 2016: Deadline to submit official transcripts
  • Aug 25, 2016: Last test date to write the MCAT for score to be eligible
  • Sept 1, 2016: Deadline to submit supplemental and essay forms
  • Sept 1, 2016: Deadline to pay the application fee
  • Oct, 2016: Interview invites sent via email
  • Nov 19-20, 2016: MMI Interviews
  • March 2017: Decision letters distributed via email

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Tuition 2016-2017

  • Canadian citizens/permanent residents
    • First year tuition: $20,373.06
    • Books and Supplies: $1,340
    • Residence (lodging and food): $10,280
  • International students
    • First year tuition: $29,838.06
    • Books and Supplies: $1,340
    • Residence (lodging and food): $10,280

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