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Admissions Requirements

 

Please note that the admission policy is reviewed annually and the admission requirements from previous years may not apply.  The University reserves the right to review and change the admission requirements at any time, without notice.

The requirements for interview consideration for admission in Fall 2014 have been set.

Applicants to the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry’s Undergraduate MD program are considered on a number of levels.  The first review of applicant information takes into account the candidate’s academic history and performance: completion of a 4-year degree; GPA in 2 best undergraduate years; and MCAT scores. 

For applicants from outside Southwestern Ontario, the GPA and MCAT minimums for the 2013-14 application cycle are as follows:

GPA: 3.70

MCAT:

Biological Sciences:   12

Physical Sciences:       9

Verbal Reasoning:     11

(Combined total of 32)

Some flexibility with the MCAT  is given to applicants from Southwestern Ontario. The Schulich Medicine Admissions Committee's definition of Southwestern Ontario consists of Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth, Oxford, Middlesex, Lambton, Chatham-Kent, Elgin, Essex and Norfolk Counties. If you attended high school in one of these counties, you would be considered a Southwestern Ontario applicant.

In the 2013-14 application cycle, for Southwestern Ontario applicants, a minimum score of 8 in any one section of the MCAT is acceptable as long as the combined score for Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Verbal Reasoning is 32 or more.

GPA: 3.70

MCAT:

Biological Sciences:     8

Physical Sciences:       8

Verbal Reasoning:       8

BS, PS, VR combined total must be 32

 

Admission to the Doctor of Medicine Program is highly competitive and possessing the minimum requirements does not ensure an interview or offer of admission. 

Additionally the following information is considered for applicant eligibility:

1. Citizenship

Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.

2. Proficiency in English

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant whose facility in written and spoken English is judged to be inadequate.

3. Confidential Assessment Form

Any three persons who, in the opinion of the applicant, will give an informed critical assessment will be acceptable as referees.

4. Interview

Select applicants will be invited for interview.   Our interviews are structured, standardized 45-minute interviews with a panel of three: one faculty member/physician, one senior medical student, and one community representative.

5. Police Records Check & Vulnerable Sector Screening

All medical students will interact with vulnerable populations through the course of their academic programs.  In recognition of the requirements of clinical agencies to ensure that medical students do not place vulnerable populations at risk, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry requires that all students provide, as a condition of their admission into the MD program, a current Police Records check and a Vulnerable Sector (Position) Screening.  At the beginning of each subsequent academic year in the MD program, students will be required to sign a criminal record and disclosure form to confirm that there has been no change in the information contained in the police records check.

In the rare instance where an applicant does not receive "all clear" status, the applicant may request a hearing before the Police Record Check Committee.  The Committee's decision is final.

If you have ever been convicted of a criminal offence for which you have not received a pardon, you are strongly urged to consult with your provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons, as medical graduates with criminal records may not be eligible to receive licensure to practice medicine.

6. Basic Life Support Training

Applicants should complete training in standard first aid and a CPR Basic Rescuer course (Level C), and be able to provide valid certificates before enrolment in the medical program. It is the responsibility of the student to keep this up to date.

7.  Statement on Potential Health Risks and Immunization Requirements

Students in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be required to care for persons with infectious diseases (including Hepatitis B and HIV) should they be assigned to them.  Students accepted into the medical program will be sent complete documentation regarding health status policies and immunization requirements.  Documentation of immunization and tuberculin status will be required.

8.   Essential Skills and Abilities Required for the Study of Medicine

Our expectations for applicants who wish to pursue the Doctor of Medicine Program at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are those of the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine (COFM) as expressed in their document "Essential Skills and Abilities Required for the Study of Medicine." http://www.ouac.on.ca/omsas/omsas-essential/