Black Student Application Program
University of Toronto’s MD Program is committed to excellence through equity. The admission requirements for all students are identical in Grade Point Average (GPA) and Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores. What differs for those applying through the black students admissions program is the requirement to submit a personal essay and to have representation from black health leadership in admissions file review and interviewing. There are no fixed seats or quotas.
The Black Student Application Program (BSAP) is an optional application stream for Black applicants who self-identify as Black African, Black Caribbean, Black North American, multi-racial students who have and identify with their Black ancestry, etc.
The aim of this application program is to increase and support Black medical student representation at the University of Toronto. Through BSAP, we hope to break down some of the barriers that might impede black students from applying and nurture an inclusive environment that is welcoming to all.
Applicants applying through BSAP must submit the following additional materials along with all other admission requirements through the Ontario Medical Schools Application Service (OMSAS):
- Students can chose to apply through BSAP by self-identifying on the OMSAS application.
- Applicants will be required to submit a BSAP Personal Essay highlighting why they have chosen to apply through this application stream. This essay must be 250 words or less.
Application Program Information
- Applicants must meet the same academic requirements for Medical College Application Test (MCAT) results, grade point average (GPA) and course prerequisites as all other applicants.
- The BSAP program does not have a designated quota for admission.
- Members of the Black community, as well as Black physicians, faculty members, and students will take part in admissions file review and admission interviews.
- All required application materials must be submitted by the OMSAS deadline.
- Both domestic and international candidates are invited to apply through this application stream
Prospective applicants are invited to join the Community of Support (COS). COS is a collaborative initiative to increase the number of medical students who are Black, Indigenous, racialized or economically disadvantaged at the University of Toronto. Interested students can sign up to join via the COS Form.
- Faculty of Medicine: Inclusion and Diversity
- Office of Health Professions Student Affairs
- Scholarships for Black medical students
This program reflects the Faculty of Medicine’s strong commitment to diversity as demonstrated in its diversity statement .