Accepted? What's Next?

Welcome to Dalhousie Medical School

Message from the Assistant Dean of Admissions

Congratulations and a Very Happy Welcome to the Dalhousie Medical School Family! In your journey to becoming a physician, you can be assured that your education here at Dalhousie Medical School will equip you with the knowledge and skills to become an exemplary physician. You will learn from our exceptional Faculty and Staff who are dedicated to excellence in Service, Education and Research and will help you to develop your professional identity as a competent, caring physician. As a member of Dalhousie Medical School, you will share in its prestigious reputation for outstanding clinical care, innovative medical research and integration of scientific excellence with the humanities.


Andrea N. Rideout, MD, FCPC

Assistant Dean, Admissions

Dalhousie Medical School

Confirm your acceptance

If you wish to accept our offer and confirm your seat, you must do so by paying the $500 deposit no later than the date specified in your acceptance letter. You can pay this fee online through Student Accounts.

Admission offers are shared with medical schools across Canada. Candidates are not allowed to hold a seat at more than one university for greater than 48 hours. Failure to do so may result in an offer of admission being rescinded.

Immunization requirements

Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine has mandatory immunization requirements for all entering students. The earlier you start gathering the required documents the better. Find the complete list of requirements.

These documents must be submitted to the Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine Student Affairs Office.

To review these regulations please click here

Send current transcripts

If you have received a conditional offer of admission and have recently completed your undergraduate degree, you are required to submit the most current official transcript to confirm receipt of your degree. Transcripts must be submitted to the Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine Admissions and Student Affairs office no later than July 1.

You must demonstrate that you maintained our minimum GPA requirement in your final year. You must receive your undergraduate degree prior to commencing the undergraduate medical program.

If you have received a conditional offer of admission and have recently completed your graduate degree, you are required to submit the most current official transcript and documentation to confirm all graduate degree requirements (including clinical practica, coursework, thesis defence) have been completed by July 31.

Basic Life Support/CPR training

It is the student's responsibility to complete Basic Life Support for Providers via Heart & Stroke ideally prior to beginning medical school. Students require this BLS certification in order to complete ACLS certification in Med 3 and Med 4.  Evidence of BLS certification will be required to be submitted to the Undergraduate Medical Education Office on Registration Day.

Scholarships and awards

All entering students are automatically considered for scholarships and awards upon acceptance into the Faculty of Medicine. You can review a full list of entrance scholarships and awards through the official Dalhousie University Calendar.

Pay tuition

See Student Accounts for detailed instructions on how to pay your tuition online, at the bank, in person, by phone or by mail. You will also find a complete fee schedule for the Faculty of Medicine.


Explore the curriculum

Take a look through the Undergraduate Medical Education website to become familiar with the curriculum, policies and procedures

Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check

All students who accept an offer of Admission to Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine must provide documentation of a Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check (CRC/VSC) to the Admissions and Student Affairs Office. Your CRC/VSC must be dated for the current academic year and be submitted prior to the first day of classes.

CRC/VSC's will be required annually.

To review the regulations please click here

Health and Wellness

Dalhousie Student Health Services is committed to providing quality health care and services to promote and enhance students’ good health and well-being. The services are easily accessible and geared toward the unique health needs and concerns of students. You can visit their website here.


Applicants who are offered a place in the incoming course may request deferral of admission for one year only. The Admissions Committee considers deferral requests on a case-by-case basis.

Deferral requests are not routinely granted and have generally been provided only in rare and exceptional circumstances.

Successful applicants who are enrolled in graduate studies at the time of application receive an admissions offer which is CONDITIONAL upon the successful completion of their graduate program by July 31 of the year of entry into the medical program (i.e. prior to the start of the medical program). It is expected that such students will apply during their last year of study since deferrals are rarely granted. 

Financial Planning

Medical School is expensive so having a financial plan and establishing a budget is important. Please use this helpful resource to help keep your debt and stress more manageable. 

Financial Planning