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

Applicants for the 2021-2022 Application Cycle
Future Application Cycles
Incoming Med 1 Students (Class of 2024)
Additional Resources

Applicants for the 2021-2022 Application Cycle

Applicant Information Bulletin and Applicant Portal (NEW!)

The Applicant Information Bulletin and the Applicant Portal will be updated and available on Monday, August 17, 2020.

Multi-Mini Interviews (MMI) and Canadian Indigenous Panel (NEW!)

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. Details regarding the online MMI will be provided to applicants within the invitation to interview. MMI interviews will be held between February and March 2021. Details regarding the dates of the MMI interviews will be sent to applicants once they are available.

Details regarding the delivery method of the Canadian Indigenous panel interview is yet to be determined. Applicants will be provided with details regarding the panel interview within the invitation to interview. Panel interviews will be held between February and March 2021. Details regarding the dates of the panel interviews will be sent to applicants once they are available.

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

UPDATED! 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.

Incoming Med 1 Students (Class of 2024)

Changes to Computer Requirements

In response to COVID-19, the University of Manitoba has approved a plan to deliver all possible courses for the Fall Term 2020 by remote learning. Click here for a message from Dr. Janice Ristock, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) on Fall Term 2020.

As a result of this plan, all incoming students will need to ensure that their laptop has a camera and microphone, as well as access to a high speed internet connection.

Moving and Self-Isolation

While most courses will be delivered via remote learning, there will be some in-person specialized learning on campus or in clinical settings. For those of you moving to Winnipeg from outside of Manitoba to complete your MD, please ensure that you have moved to Winnipeg well in advance of Orientation Week, which begins on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, to allow for any mandatory self-isolation prior to attending any in-person events or training. Current self-isolation requirements state that anyone moving to Manitoba from another province or territory must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.

CPR Training Certificate

The "Basic Life Support - BLS Provider" courses at the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre, Bannatyne Campus, have been temporarily cancelled due to COVID-19, but it is estimated that the courses will resume in July 2020.

Students are encouraged to complete the CPR course this summer prior to the start of classes, however,  we recognize that access to the course may be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. If you are experiencing difficulties completing the course prior to the start of classes, please contact the Enrolment Administrator at

Criminal Record Check/Child Abuse and Adult Abuse Registries

The Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector search and certificate, as well as the Child Abuse Registry self-check and Adult Abuse Registry self-check, have all moved to an online application. Instructions on how to complete these searches and submission of the appropriate certificates will be provided to all students by the Enrolment Administrator in the coming weeks.

Claiming your UM Student Email Address

Due to the restricted access to the University campus, the planned implementation of remote learning for the Fall Term 2020, and the need to complete non-academic requirements online, your UM student email address will become your primary method for communicating with students, staff, and faculty at the Max Rady College of Medicine.

Please claim your UM student email address as soon as possible, and send a confirmation of your UM student email address to

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: August 6, 2020 1:55pm