New Admission Requirements
Effective Fall 2018, the following changes have been approved for admission to the Max Rady College of Medicine:

1. Modification to prerequisite requirements:

  • The biochemistry and humanities/social sciences requirements are not required for candidates who have written solely the MCAT 2015®.
     
  • The biochemistry and humanities/social sciences requirements are not required for candidates who have written the former version of MCAT® and MCAT 2015® and do not wish to have the former version of MCAT® considered in the calculation of the
    composite score.
     
  • The biochemistry and humanities/social sciences requirements are required for candidates who have written the former version of MCAT® and MCAT 2015® and wish to have the former version of MCAT® considered in the calculation of the composite score.

Note:  Even though the biochemistry and humanities/social science prerequisite courses have been eliminated from eligibility for applicants who have written the MCAT 2015®,  they are considered highly recommended courses for writing the Medical College Admission Test. 

AAMC recommends that students consider taking courses in the following disciplines:  biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology, biochemistry, and research methods.  For more information please visit the AAMC website here.

2. Request for Elimination:

Applicants can request for elimination of their first program of study if there is a five year gap between last registration and the beginning of registration in their second program of study. To be eligible for this request, the coursework completed in the first program of study cannot be used towards fulfilling degree requirements. Applicants will be required to submit a letter from the degree granting faculty confirming the courses used towards fulfilling degree requirements.

3. Equivalency of “Manitoba Resident” to include residents of the Territories:

A resident of the Territories shall be defined as a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada, who at the application deadline meets any one of the following two descriptions:

i. Has graduated from a high school in one of the three Territories

ii.Has resided continuously in one of the three Territories for any two-year period following high school graduation.  The two-year residence period shall not be considered broken where the College’s Admission Committee is satisfied the applicant was temporarily out of the Territory on vacation, or for short-term volunteer work.

 

Page last updated March 31, 2017