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.
(NEW 2021/2022) 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 most likely approximates and prepares applicants for the academic capacity necessary to successfully meet the expectations of the undergraduate medical education curriculum.