OMSAS – Program Requirements Overview

Last updated: July 5, 2021

Note: This application guide contains information for fall 2022 admission.

University program information changes regularly. View the application for the most up-to-date details.

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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.

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

Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine (McMaster University)

Applicants for 2021: 5,867

Target Class Size for 2022: 203

Length: 3 years

Minimum Academic Requirements: 3 years undergraduate; any discipline

MCAT: Yes

Prerequisites: None

Non-academic Requirements:

  • Confidential Assessment Forms
  • CASPer®
  • 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 2021: 1,975

Target Class Size for 2022: 64 with the addition of up to 4 MMTP seats

Length: 4 years

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

MCAT: No

Prerequisites: None

Non-academic Requirements:

  • Autobiographical Sketch (ABS)
  • Supplementary Questions and Confidential Assessment Forms (References)
  • Interview

Transfer: No

Citizenship: Canadian; permanent resident (landed immigrant)

Interview Date: March – April

Read more about the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

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University of Ottawa (English Stream)

Applicants for 2021: 4,394

Target Class Size for 2022: 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 (Anatomy and Physiology will also be accepted)
  • Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Statistics
  • Lab requirements

A minimum grade of “B” 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 Sketch
  • Confidential Assessment Forms
  • CASPer

Transfer: No

Citizenship: Canadian; Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant) Status

Interview Date: February – March

Visit the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine’s website.

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

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Queen’s University

Applicants for 2021: 5,781

Target Class Size for 2022: 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
  • CASPer

Transfer: No

Citizenship: Canadian; permanent resident

Interview Date: Typically in February or March

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

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University of Toronto

Applicants for 2021: 4,319

Target Class Size for 2022: 259

Length: 4 years

Minimum Academic Requirements:

  • 3 full years of undergraduate studies (equivalent to 15 full-course equivalents) at a Canadian university in 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 statement
  • Interview

Transfer: No

Citizenship: No restrictions

Interview Date: February – April

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

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Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Western University)

Applicants for 2021: 2,752

Target Class Size for 2022: 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

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

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Total Numbers

Applicants for 2021: 25,496 (from 7,102 individuals)
Target Class Size for 2022: 965

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