University of Calgary Medicine

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Location

Calgary, Alberta

Contacts

Website: http://www.ucalgary.ca/mdprogram/admissions/
Blog: http://mdadmissions.ucalgaryblogs.ca/
Phone: 403-220-4262
Admissions e-mail: ucmedapp@ucalgary.ca

Program Information

Curriculum

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
  • 3 years in length
  • Joint programs are available. Descriptions can be found here

Admission statistics

  • Total number of applicants in 2016: 1600
  • Applicants interviewed: 542
  • Class size in 2016: 155
  • International students are not eligible to apply

For more information on the program, click here

Admissions Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • To be eligible to apply, two full time years of university by the time of application must be achieved.
  • Students should consider taking courses based on their needs and interests as follows:

1) Foundational medical sciences:

  • Introductory biology
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Introductory physics
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Molecular biology
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology

2) Humanistic experiences:

  • Sociology
  • Psyholog
  • Anthrology
  • Indigenous studies
  • Philosophy and ethics
  • Women's and gender studies
  • Literature

3) Developing specific skills:

  • Sstatistics
  • Population health studies
  • Scientific writing and foundations of scientific inquiry


For more information, see Appendix 5 here

GPA

  • Out-of-province/non-domestic students:
    • Minimum grade/GPA: 3.8
  • Alberta applicants: 3.2

For more information, click here

MCAT

  • OLD MCATs are NOT considered
  • Must be MCAT written after April 17, 2015.
  • Non-Alberta applicants must meet min. of 128 in CARS

For more information, click here

Supporting Documents

  • Official transcripts from every post-secondary institution
  • Letters of recommendation (three referees needed)
  • Employment history
  • Publication history
  • Awards history
  • Top 10 Experiences

For more information, click here and see under Sectoin 4

Evaluation criteria

  • Academic: 40%
      • GPA (20%)
      • MCAT CAR (10%)
      • Global Assessment of Academic Merit (10%)
  • Non-academic: 60%
    • Evidence of Communication Skills (10%)
    • Evidence of Excellent Interpersonal Skills and Collaboration (10%)
    • Evidence of Maturity and insight (10%)
    • Evidence of Commitment to Communities and Advocacy on Behalf of Others (10%)
    • Evidence of Intellectual Curiosity, Scholarship and Research (10%)
    • Evidence of Organizational/Management Skills And Leadership (10%)
  • Final Ranking:
    • Pre-interview Score: 50%
    • MMI: 50%

For more information, see Section 5 here

Interview

  • Interview dates: February 18, 19, 25, 2017 for the Class of 2020
  • Type of interview: MMI

For more information, click here

Timeline 2016- 2017

  • July 1, 2016: New Application cycle opens
  • August 25, 2016: The last eligible MCAT sitting date.
  • October 1, 2016, 11:59 PM MDT: Deadline to release MCAT, online application, and all transcripts, reference letters, and the application fee
  • October 2016 - January, 2017: Interview invitations
  • February 18,19, and 25, 2017: MMI Days
  • Early May, 2017: Admission decision sent
  • May 26, 2017: Deadline for responding to initial offers of admission
  • June 23, 2017: Final transcripts must be received


For more information, click here

Tuition 2016-2017

  • Costs (Estimates as of Time of Publication):
    • Tuition: $15,012
    • Fees: $1,724
    • Books & Supplies: $5,161
  • Other Costs:
    • Membership in the Canadian Medical and Alberta Medical Associations $ 66.00
    • Membership in the Canadian Federation of Medical Students $ 60.00
    • Calgary Medical Students’ Association $ 325.00
    • Registration with College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta $ 50.00

For more information, see Section 8 here
For information about Financial aid, click here

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