Rady Faculty of Health Sciences - Max Rady College of Medicine

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To see a program overview, learn about the unique opportunities offered to students within this degree, and to connect to admission and faculty resource links, review the Medicine program page.

Admission to Medicine is based on the completion of an undergraduate or bachelor's degree. This means you must complete a first degree before applying to the Max Rady College of Medicine. To choose courses, refer to the program page of your intended first degree in this guide.

M.D. Doctor of Medicine

Courses Recommended in First Degree for MCAT Preparation
Biological Sciences

BIOL 1020 and BIOL 1030
BIOL 1410, BIOL 2500, BIOL 2410, and BIOL 2420

Chemistry

CHEM 1300 and CHEM 1310
CHEM 2210 and CHEM 2220
CHEM/MBIO 2360 and CHEM/MBIO 2370 

English    

ENGL 1200 (W) or any Written English (W) course

Microbiology    

MBIO 1010, MBIO 2020

Physics

PHYS 1020 (M) and PHYS 1030 (M), or 
PHYS 1050 and PHYS 1070, with MATH 1500 (M) and MATH 1700 (M)

Psychology

PSYC 1200

Sociology

SOC 1200

TIPS FOR CHOOSING COURSES:

  • Admission to Medicine requires an undergraduate degree. Choose courses for first year based on your intended first degree, as outlined in this guide. 
  • All applicants must complete the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The chart outlines recommended courses for MCAT preparation. Plan to write the MCAT at the end of Year 2 and/or prior to the beginning of Year 3 studies.
  • Consider taking HEAL 1600 Health and Health Professions as an elective in your first degree. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FROM UNIVERSITY 1:

Plan to transit or apply to another faculty after completing University 1.

Minimum Credit Hours:

90 credit hours with the completion of any type of undergraduate degree. See the Applicant Information Bulletin for complete admission information.

Summer Session may be used to complete admission requirements, however, your degree must be declared no later than June 30 in the year concurrent with entering the M.D. Program.

Minimum Course Load:

University 1 may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

W Requirement: Refer to the admission and course requirements of your first degree.
M Requirement: Refer to the admission and course requirements of your first degree.
Minimum GPA:

Based on selection priority as listed in the Applicant Information Bulletin. Admission is competitive - a higher than minimum GPA is often required and varies each year depending on the applicant pool.

Additional Requirements:

Admission is restricted to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Applicants must write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). For more information on the MCAT, see aamc.org/mcat.

As part of a personal assessment, an interview will be conducted that follows the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format.

Selection Criteria:

Combination of AGPA, MCAT, and MMI.

Refer to the Applicant Information Bulletin for details with respect to assigning priorities based on applicant residency.

Applicants may be considered for admission under different categories. See the Applicant Information Bulletin.

HIGH SCHOOL PREREQUISITES FOR UNIVERSITY-LEVEL COURSES:

  • Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Microbiology, and Physics courses listed for MCAT preparation have 40S level prerequisites. See the Recommended Introductory Courses list for specific prerequisite information. 

MINIMUM TIME TO GRADUATION:

  • 7-8 years - Completion of a first degree (minimum 90 credit hours) plus 4 years in Medicine.

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May 2017
First Year Planning Guide