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.

Successful applicants who are enrolled in an undergraduate program in progress at the time of application, and have submitted this degree for eligibility and GPA calculation, will receive an admission offer which is CONDITIONAL upon the successful completion of their undergraduate program by Jul 1st of the year of entry into the medical program (ie prior to the start of the medical program).  

Successful applicants who are enrolled in a 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. 

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.