Frequently Asked Questions
How many seats are available in the class each year?
  • There are 110 seats.

How many seats are available for Out-of-Province students?

  • A limited number of places are available to Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada who are not Manitoba residents. Up to 5% of the class is selected from this pool.

What is the cost of tuition?

  • Cost of tuition for the 2015-2016 med I students was approximately $8,256 plus approximately $1,000 in other fees.  Textbooks and equipment would be in addition to these fees.

How many years is medical school?

  • Medical school is a total of 4 years. The first two years are the pre-clerkship years and the final two years are the clerkship years.
  • Upon completion of your MD, you will enter into Residency. Residency length varies according to specialization.

What is pre-clerkship?

  • Pre-clerkship is the first two years of the MD Program. 
  • This is mainly classroom work as whole group lectures or small group tutorials.
  • During the summer, there is the option of completing a BSc Med.

What is clerkship?

  • Clerkship is the final two years of the MD Program with no summer break between years 3 and 4.
  • Rotation through all major clinical disciplines over a 48 week period under the supervision of post-graduate students and faculty.
  • Elective rotations happen during the 4th year.

What is Residency?

  • Upon completion of your 4-year MD, you will enter into Residency. Residency is when you will specialize in a specific area of Medicine. For example, emergency medicine, family medicine, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, etc.
  • The length of Residency depends on the specialty that you enter into. In general, the more specialized the area, the longer the Residency (e.g. surgery specialties are longer programs than family medicine programs)

What courses should I take in high school if I know that I want to go into Medicine?

  • While we do not look at your high school courses when considering you for medical school, it is recommended you take Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English or French and math courses such as pre-calculus or applied math.

Can I apply into the Medical program right out of high school?

  • No. You must complete an undergraduate degree at the university level prior to applying to the MD program.

What courses should I take in university if I know that I want to go into Medicine?

  • It is recommended that you make an appointment with a Student Advisor at the university you are attending to discuss the courses required. The advisor will be able to assist you with setting up a reasonable calendar for your courses so that you do not become overwhelmed during your university studies.
  • Generally, you will be required to take Year 1 Biology and Chemistry, Year II Organic Chemistry and Year II Biochemistry courses to be able to apply to the program.
  • It is advisable to also take a Physics course as well as an English, Psychology and Sociology courses at the university level to assist you with questions on the MCAT.

How hard is it to get into Medicine?

  • Getting into the MD program is highly competitive. For the 110 seats available for the 2017-2018 application cycle, there were more than 1,000 applications.

If I apply to get into Medicine, will I get in?

  • No, not necessarily.
  • Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements to apply to the MD program does not mean you will be admitted.
  • Your application must be highly competitive with the other applicants that apply.