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Medical school in Canada: What does it take to get in?

Comparing admission statistics from medical schools across the country.


 

Medical School in Canada Student

Gaining admission to medical school is competitive. As the table below shows, the number of prospective students applying to medical school vastly outnumbers the places available. In-province applicants are generally more successful in gaining a spot than those applying out of province. The grade point average (GPA) shows the average for successful applicants, as does the medical college admission test (MCAT).


School Total Applicants Total Admitted Average GPA (4.0 scale) Average MCAT
ALBERTA 1,441 162 3.8 10.95
UBC 2,322 287 3.83* 10.9
CALGARY 1,638 147 3.73 10.2
DALHOUSIE 1,181 115 3.8 9.67
LAVAL 2,391 233 N/A Not Required
MANITOBA 971 110 N/A 10.98
MCGILL (5-YR) 750 75 N/A Not Required
(4-YR) 2,005 122 N/A N/A
MCMASTER 5,270 206 3.84 Not Required
MEMORIAL 710 80 3.85 9.53
MONTRÉAL (5-YR) 2,153 214 N/A Not Required
(4-YR) 656 89 N/A Not Required
OTTAWA 4,298 163 3.93 Not Required
NORTHERN ONTARIO** 2,132 61 3.8 Not Required
QUEEN'S 4,683 100 N/A N/A
SASKATCHEWAN 694 98 N/A 10.21
SHERBROOKE 2,697 208 N/A Not Required
TORONTO 3,488 260 3.95 11.03
WESTERN 2,479 170 N/A 11.79

*GPA is from fall 2014.

**Located at Lakehead and Laurentian universities.

Statistics on applicants and admissions are for 2015-16. MCAT and GPA scores are for students entering in fall 2015. Sources: Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada; MCAT scores obtained directly from Canadian medical schools.


 

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