COVID-19 Admissions Updates
Important UGME Admissions COVID-19 Updates

Current Applicants (2021-2022 Application Cycle)
Future Application Cycles
Additional Resources

Current Applicants for the 2021-2022 Application Cycle

Applicant Information Bulletin and Applicant Portal

The Applicant Portal is no longer accepting applications for fall 2021entrance.

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) - New Updates (January 7, 2021)

In response to restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, the MMI for the 2021-2022 application cycle will be held on a virtual platform. Here is an update on the platform that has been selected for the MMI:

  • Admit Video is the platform that has been selected by the UGME Admissions Committee to conduct this application cycle’s virtual MMI:
  • The MMIs will take place as pre-recorded video interviews (asynchronous), they will not be live.
  • The MMI will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2021 starting at 11am CST.
  • The MMI is estimated to take two (2) hours to complete.*** This is a revised estimation, as of January 7, 2021 ***
  • All applicants invited to interview will take the MMI at the same time on the same date.
  • A horizontal review of the pre-recorded video interviews will take place. This means that raters will be assigned to specific questions/stations and will rate multiple applicants on only the one question/station they are assigned to. This will help to mimic the in-person MMI scoring process.
  • A technology check and practice question will be provided to all applicants who receive an invitation to interview.

Further information regarding the online MMI will be updated to our MMI-dedicated website:

Canadian Indigenous Panel - New Updates (December 15, 2020)

In response to the ongoing restrictions that have been put in place due to COVID-19, the Max Rady College of Medicine's Admissions Committee has decided to hold the planel interviews remotely instead of in-person for the 2021 - 2022 application cycle. The panel interviews will be held live (synchronous), in real-time with the members of your panel. The format of the interview remains the same.

The platform that has been chosen for the panel interviews is Admit Video: This is the same platform that has been chosen for the MMI.

Panel interviews will be held on the following dates:

  • Friday, February 26, 2021
  • Saturday, February 27, 2021
  • Sunday, February 28, 2021
  • Friday, March 5, 2021
  • Saturday, March 6, 2021

Interview times will be at 10am, 12:30pm, and 2:45pm each day. The interviews are expected to take between 60 - 75 minutes. There are multiple interview spots available for each time on each of the five (5) days.

Further information regarding the online Panel will be updated to our Panel-dedicated website:

Grading Options and Calculation of AGPA

We are aware that applicants have many questions regarding the admissions process and how it will be affected by COVID-19 situation. Every institution may be dealing with the COVID-19 situation differently as each institution will have their own processes and policies when it comes to assigning grades this year. For current University of Manitoba students, please refer to the grading options available to you:

As an applicant to the Max Rady College of Medicine's Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, it is very important to understand the potential implications of receiving a “pass grade” on current and future applications. Click here for information on pass grades, or contact us at

MCAT® Exam

As of July 8, 2020, the last eligible MCAT sitting that will be accepted for the 2021-2022 application cycle is September 28, 2020. The last MCAT release date will be October 13, 2020. Please continue to check our website for any updates.

For additional updates on the impact of COVID-19 on the MCAT® Testing Calendar and Exam, please visit the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Coronavirus MCAT® FAQs website.

Future Application Cycles

Grading Options and Calculation of AGPA

The University of Manitoba, and possibly other institutions, provided their students with grading options in response to the disruption caused by COVID-19 in the winter 2020 term.

The University of Manitoba, including the Max Rady College of Medicine, will require graded coursework to fulfill all admission requirements as outlined in the Applicant Information Bulletin. Pass grades will not be considered for meeting any of these requirements. Should your university retain a grade yet exclude it from your institutional GPA calculation, that grade will be used for meet admission requirements.

Your AGPA will be calculated on graded courses and used in the chart for dropping courses from the calcuation (refer to the Application Information Bulletin). Pass grades and credit hours will not be used in the AGPA calculation or in the total credit hours completed.

Additional Resources

Refer to the Rady Faculty of Health Science's Student Survival Guide during COVID-19 pandemic, and the COVID-19 Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Updates.


Last Updated: December 15, 2020 8:28pm