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Contacts

Website: http://mdprogram.mcmaster.ca/
Phone: (905) 525-9140 x22235
Admissions e-mail: mdadmit@mcmaster.ca


Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    • 3 years in length
  • Integrated MD/PHD Programs are available. Descriptions here

Admission statistics

  • Total number of applicants in 2017: 4929
  • Applicants interviewed 2017: 552
  • Class size in 2017: 206 (192 Ontario, 14 Canada)
  • A maximum of 10% out-of-province students will be accepted
  • International students are eligible to apply

For more information on the admission statistics, click here

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum 3 years of undergraduate study with at least 30 completed credits
  • There are no required courses
  • Exposure to basic sciences as well as the social sciences and humanities, is recommended

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GPA

  • Minimum: 3.0 (4.0 scale) according to OMSAS conversion
  • Mean GPA in 2017: 3.84
  • Calculation Method: according to OMSAS conversion table

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MCAT

  • MCAT must have been written within 5 years of application deadline and scores must be released to OMSAS by Nov 1st of application year
  • Pre-April 2015 - only Verbal Reasoning score will be considered (minimum score of 6)
    • 2017 Mean: 10.76
  • new MCAT - only Critical Analysis and Reasoning section will be considered (minimum score of 123)
    • 2017 Mea: 128.9
  • Most recent test result will be used

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CASPer

  • CASPer will be offered Sept 17, Oct 15 and Oct 25, 2017
  • Applicants must finalize and submit application to OMSAS in order to obtain the OMSAS reference number to register for a CASPer test
  • All applicants are required to complete CASPer annually, a web-based assessment of interpersonal skills and decision-making
  • For more information, click here

Supporting Documents

  • OMSAS Application
    • Opens in early July, must be begun by Sept 15 and submitted in early October
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended sent directly to OMSAS
  • Non-Canadian and non-US grades need to undergo a credentialing assessment, to convert them into Ontario educational equivalents
  • Three reference letters are needed (completed by referee on-line - check [www.ouac.on.ca/guide/omsas-referees/ here]
    • Reference letters are due Oct 1st, however McMaster will accept late letters up to Dec 1st, when referees are unable to meet the deadline, without penalty to the applicatn
  • Proof of English Proficiency is required for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • Students enrolled in a graduate program must provide a letter from their Supervisor (or member of their Supervisory Committee or Chair of the Department) indicating they are aware the applicant is intending to apply to medical school
  • OMSAS website
  • For more information, click here and refer to "related pages" for more details

Evaluation criteria

  • Invitation to Interview
    • Undergraduate Grade Point Average (32%)
    • MCAT Verbal Reasoning Score OR Critical Analysis and Reasoning Score (32%)
    • CASPer Score (32%)
    • Graduate degree (1% Master's/4% PhD).
  • Offer of Admission
    • Multiple Mini Interview Score (70%)
    • Undergraduate Grade Point Average (15%)
    • MCAT Verbal Reasoning Score OR Critical Analysis and Reasoning Score (15%)

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Interview

  • Interview dates: March-April 2017
  • Type of interview: Multiple Mini-Interviews

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Timeline 2017-2018

  • Sept. 15, 2017: Deadline to create OMSAS account
  • Oct. 2, 2017: Deadline for application submission
  • March-April 2018: Interviews
  • May 8, 2018: First date for admission offers

For more information, click here

Tuition 2017-2018

  • Canadian
    • First year tuition and supplementary fees: $28,201.34
  • International
    • First year tuition and supplementary fees: $95,960.18

For more information on tuition, click here For more information on financial aid, click here

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