OMSAS – Program Requirements Overview


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Last updated:  July 13, 2017

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Here is an overview of the requirements for medical school programs. Refer to each institution’s Application Guide section for full information.

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

McMaster

Applicants for 2017: 4,929

Target Class Size for 2018: 203

Length: 3 years

Minimum Academic Requirements: 3 years undergraduate; any discipline

MCAT: Yes

Prerequisites (1 full credit required for each): None

Non-academic Requirements: Confidential Assessment forms; CASPer; interview

Transfer: No

Citizenship: No restrictions

Interview Date: Late March/early April

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

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Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Applicants for 2017: 2,089

Target Class Size for 2018: 64

Length: 4 years

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

MCAT: No

Prerequisites (1 full credit required for each): None

Non-academic Requirements: Confidential Assessment forms; admissions questionnaire; interview

Transfer: No

Citizenship: Canadian; permanent resident

Interview Date: March – April

Find more information about Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

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Ottawa (English Stream)

Applicants for 2017: 3,793

Target Class Size for 2018: 116

Length: 4 years

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

MCAT: No

Prerequisites (1 full credit required for each): Biology/Zoology (with lab); Humanities/Social Sciences; the equivalent of any 2 of Biochemistry/Chemistry(with lab)/Organic Chemistry (with lab)

Non-academic Requirements: Interview; Confidential Assessment forms; Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider; police record check; immunization record; detailed autobiographical submission, CASPer

Transfer: No

Citizenship: Canadian; permanent resident

Interview Date: February – March

Find more information about the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine.

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Queen’s

Applicants for 2017: 4,753

Target Class Size for 2018: 100

Length: 4 years

Minimum Academic Requirements: 15 full undergraduate credits; any discipline

MCAT: Yes

Prerequisites (1 full credit required for each): None

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

Transfer: No

Citizenship: Canadian; permanent resident

Interview Date: March

Find more information about the Queen’s University’s School of Medicine.

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Toronto

Applicants for 2017: 3,167

Target Class Size for 2018: 259

Length: 4 years

Minimum Academic Requirements: 3 full years undergraduate; 15 full course credits; any discipline

MCAT: Yes

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

Non-academic Requirements: Confidential Assessment forms and letters; brief personal essays; Autobiographical Sketch and statements; interview

Transfer: No

Citizenship: No restrictions

Interview Date: February – April

Find more information about the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine.

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Western

Applicants for 2017: 2,487

Target Class Size for 2018: 171

Length: 4 years

Minimum Academic Requirements: 4-year degree or equivalent

MCAT: Yes

Prerequisites (1 full credit required for each): N/A

Non-academic Requirements: Confidential Assessment forms; interview; CPR-C; Standard First Aid; police record check

Transfer: Canadian medical school only

Citizenship: Canadian; permanent resident

Interview Date: March – April

Find more information about the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

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Total Numbers

Applicants for 2017: 21,588 (21,588 applications from 6,586 individuals)
Target Class Size for 2018: 960

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