Frequently Asked Questions

Is the cut-off GPA of 3.6 for undergraduates and cut-off GPA of 3.0 for graduate applicants cumulative or weighted GPA?

The GPA of 3.6 for undergraduate applicants and 3.0 GPA for graduate applicants are not cut-offs, but the minimum GPA requirements. The possession of the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee acceptance. Applications that do not show evidence that an applicant achieved the minimum academic requirements at the time of application will not screened. File screening is the first step in the evaluation process, before they are sent for detailed file review. The cut-off changes each year, depending on the pool of applicants.

Is the graduate GPA assessed competitively?

Graduate applicants must obtain a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 / 4.0 on the OMSAS scale. It is assessed competitively. Although graduate applicants may apply with the minimum required GPA of 3.0, the possession of the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee acceptance. To acknowledge the academic challenge of undertaking graduate work, applicants pursuing graduate degrees will receive credit for their accomplishments during the file review process.

Is the graduate GPA assessed competitively?

Graduate applicants must obtain a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 / 4.0 on the OMSAS scale. It is assessed competitively. Although graduate applicants may apply with the minimum required GPA of 3.0, the possession of the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee acceptance. To acknowledge the academic challenge of undertaking graduate work, applicants pursuing graduate degrees will receive credit for their accomplishments during the file review process.

Is there an undergraduate program of study that is most suitable for admission to the MD Program?

No. Students with university education in any discipline are encouraged to apply. Medicine requires individuals with strong backgrounds in the social sciences, humanities, physical sciences and life sciences. All programs are treated equally in the evaluation process.

Is there any age limit for applicants?

No. 

Is there any flexibility with the June 30 deadline to complete the requirements for the graduate degree?

No. Applicants who cannot meet this deadline will have their offer cancelled.

Is there financial assistance available to help with the cost of writing MCAT?

Yes. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) are offering a fee assistance program for Canadian examinees in financial need who register for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). For more on this program and to apply, visit the AAMC website.

 

It appears that there are further changes coming, as part of the Admissions Renewal plan started in 2019. When will these changed be announced?

The next set of changes that are part of our multi-phase Admissions Renewal Plan will be shared in the Fall of 2020.

It appears that there are further changes coming, as part of the Admissions Renewal plan started in 2019. When will these changed be announced?

The next set of changes that are part of our multi-phase Admissions Renewal Plan will be shared in the Fall of 2020.

My supervisor was one of my three referees. Do they have to send an additional letter?

No, but you should include them as your verifier for your graduate program.