How is the MCAT used in the application process?

The MCAT score is not included in an overall academic calculation, but is used as a threshold. Applying with marks that fall below the minimum required will jeopardize the success of your application. The MCAT must be written prior to the application deadline. Applications without MCAT scores will not be considered. 

Only MCATs written within five years of the application deadline will be considered. You must release to the MCAT score to OMSAS each application cycle. Please ensure that you follow all the steps for releasing your MCAT scores. 

Only your most recent MCAT scores will be considered. Please note that this policy is subject to change. 

If I don’t meet the minimum MCAT marks, should I apply?

We are adhering to the minimum MCAT requirements due to application numbers.

If the MCAT is written in September, the scores will not be available by the OMSAS deadline. Can I still apply?

Yes. MCAT scores are released 30-35 days after an exam date. You would need to ensure there is sufficient time between when you take the MCAT test and when the score is released to meet the OMSAS deadline

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). The AAMC and the AFMC are committed to providing support to Canadian students who would be unable to take the MCAT without financial assistance. This will contribute to a diversity of students enrolled in Canadian medical schools. 

If paying for MCAT expenses out of pocket would be challenging for you, please consider applying!  To check your eligibility and apply, refer to AFMC's website for information on the Fee Assistance Program

What are the minimum scores required on each component of the MCAT to be considered?

Minimum scores of 125 in each of the four sections are required, with an allowance of 124 in one section. We do not use a total MCAT score in our assessment.