OMSAS – Program Requirements Overview

Last updated: November 26, 2019

Note: This application guide contains information for Fall 2020 Admission. University program information changes regularly. For the most up-to-date details, view the online application.

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This web page contains an overview of the requirements for medical school programs. Refer to each university’s information page in the Application Guide for full information.

Note: If you fail to submit the required documentation, your application to that school will be incomplete.


McMaster

Applicants for 2019: 5,228

Target Class Size for 2020: 203

Length: 3 years

Minimum Academic Requirements: 3 years undergraduate; any discipline

MCAT: Yes

Prerequisites: None

Non-academic Requirements: Confidential Assessment Forms; CASPerTM; interview

Transfer: No

Citizenship: No restrictions

Interview Date: Late March/early April

Read more about McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

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Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Applicants for 2019: 2,003

Target Class Size for 2020: 64

Length: 4 years

Minimum Academic Requirements: 4-year undergraduate degree; any discipline

MCAT: No

Prerequisites: None

Non-academic Requirements: Confidential Assessment Forms; admission questionnaire; interview

Transfer: No

Citizenship: Canadian; permanent resident

Interview Date: March – April

Read more about the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

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Ottawa (English Stream)

Applicants for 2019: 3,920

Target Class Size for 2020: 120

Length: 4 years

Minimum Academic Requirements: 3 years of full-time undergraduate university bachelor’s degree studies; any discipline

MCAT: No

Prerequisites: Humanities/Social Sciences; Biology or Physiology; Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Biochemistry; Statistics and Lab requirements.

  • Minimum Grade of “B” (CEGEP equivalent 70%) must be attained in all prerequisite courses for you to be considered for admission.

Non-academic Requirements: Interview; Confidential Assessment Forms; Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider; Police Record Check; immunization record; detailed autobiographical submission, CASPerTM

Transfer: No

Citizenship: Canadian; permanent resident

Interview Date: February – March

Read more about the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine.

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Queen’s

Applicants for 2019: 5,089

Target Class Size for 2020: 100

Length: 4 years

Minimum Academic Requirements: 15 full undergraduate credits; any discipline

MCAT: Yes

Prerequisites: None

Non-academic Requirements: Confidential Assessment Forms; interview; Autobiographical Sketch

Transfer: No

Citizenship: Canadian; permanent resident

Interview Date: March

Read more about Queen’s University’s School of Medicine.

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Toronto

Applicants for 2019: 3,555

Target Class Size for 2020: 259

Length: 4 years

Minimum Academic Requirements: 3 full years of undergraduate studies (equivalent to 15 full-course equivalents) at a Canadian university; any discipline. If studying outside of Canada, completion of a non-medical bachelor’s degree equivalent to a 4-year bachelor’s degree in Canada.

MCAT: Yes

Prerequisites: 1 full-course equivalent (FCE) of Humanities, Social Sciences and/or Languages; 2 FCEs of Life Sciences

Non-academic Requirements: References; Brief Personal Essays; Autobiographical Sketch and statements; interview

Transfer: No

Citizenship: No restrictions

Interview Date: February – April

Read more about the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine.

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Western

Applicants for 2019: 2,156

Target Class Size for 2020: 171

Length: 4 years

Minimum Academic Requirements: 4-year degree or equivalent

MCAT: Yes

Prerequisites: Not required

Non-academic Requirements: Confidential Assessment Forms; Western Abbreviated Autobiographical Sketch; interview; CPR-C; standard first aid; immunization and health requirements; Police Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Screening.

Transfer: Canadian medical schools only

Citizenship: Canadian; permanent resident

Interview Date: March – April

Read more about Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

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Total Numbers

Applicants for 2019: 22,300 (22,300 applications from 6,938 individuals)
Target Class Size for 2020: 917

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