Admission Requirements

To apply to the undergraduate MD program, a four-year baccalaureate degree in any discipline from an accredited university is required. Although candidates with three-year degrees are occasionally admitted, a four-year degree is strongly preferred.

The Admissions Committee recognizes that the appropriate academic preparation for the study of medicine can be acquired through many varied educational backgrounds. There are no specific course requirements to apply to the Dalhousie MD program.

Students who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies programs at the time of application and who receive an admissions offer will be required to successfully complete their program of study before beginning the undergraduate medical education curriculum.  If the degree program is not completed, the admissions offer is rescinded.  Thus, it is expected that students will apply during their last year of study. 

Eligibility for admission to Dalhousie's Undergraduate medical Education program requires applicants to meet minimum academic requirements (GPA, MCAT) and minimum non-academic requirements as determined from CASPer, MMI, and Personal Statements/Supplemental.  Applicants who do not meet all minimum requirements are not considered for admission. Final selection for admissions is determined by application file score and Admissions Committee approval.



Changes to admission requirements

Admissions requirements are reviewed annually and the admissions requirements from previous years may not apply. Please monitor our website for up-to-date information.