Admission Requirements

Eligibility for admission to Dalhousie's Undergraduate medical Education program requires applicants to meet academic requirements (GPA, MCAT) and non-academic requirements as determined from CASPer, MMI, and Personal Statements/Supplemental. 

Applicants who do not meet all requirements are not considered for admission. Final selection for admissions is determined by Admissions Committee approval.

Dalhousie Medicine Admissions Committee recognizes that the appropriate academic preparation for the study of medicine can be acquired through many varied educational backgrounds. Beginning with the 2021/2022 application cycle, a full course load (defined as 5 full courses or 30 credit hours per academic year) is no longer a requirement.

It is important to note that while the full course load requirement has been removed, applicants should be aware that the undergraduate medical curriculum is a rigorous, full time curriculum. Being able to maintain a full academic schedule with a minimum GPA is strongly recommended as it most likely approximates and prepares applicants for the academic capacity necessary to successfully meet the expectations of the undergraduate medical education curriculum. 



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.