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About Medicine at University of Alberta

Why take the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program?

This intensive four-year program is designed to develop knowledgeable, compassionate, collaborative, reflective, and professional physicians committed to quality health care and lifelong learning.

Our innovative curriculum combines lectures and laboratory instruction with small-group case studies, problem-based learning, and preceptor-guided clinical skill sessions, providing a well-rounded degree that emphasizes education, research, and patient care.

You'll spend years 1 and 2 building your foundational knowledge and skills while gaining progressive clinical exposure, culminating in immersive clinical training in years 3 and 4.

The MD Program is broad and deep, with an expansive yet highly structured curriculum and numerous opportunities for research and specialization.

Why study Medicine at the University of Alberta?

Established in 1913, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta is one of Canada's premier health science institutes, with an international reputation for medical education and research and state-of-the-art teaching and clinical facilities.

As part of the largest teaching hospital in Western Canada, we are able to offer more than 50 residency programs, including Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology, and Cardiology.

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Notes about fees for this course

If you are admitted into a new program for Fall 2020 you will receive a tuition guarantee for the total cost of that program. We'd encourage you to check out the cost calculator to review rates for program tuition and an estimate of fees related to living arrangements, health and dental plan, books, supplies and more.

Find out more about the new tuition model and program-based guarantee.

Entry requirements

Important information about admission to the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

You must be a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada.

There is no direct entry from high school into the Doctor of Medicine program. Applicants must have obtained a baccalaureate degree prior to admission to the Doctor of Medicine program, completing a minimum of 2 years of transferable coursework (*60, of which *30 must be taken full-time in one Fall/Winter) (* = units of course weight)

To be eligible to apply, a minimum GPA of 3.30 is required for Alberta residents and 3.50 for Non-Alberta residents.

Applicants are required to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). To be eligible to apply, a minimum score of 124 in all categories is required for Alberta residents; for Non-Alberta residents applicants must have a 128 in CARS and 124 in CPBS, BBFL, and PSBB.

Applicants are required to complete the Secondary Medicine Application. It is comprised of reference letters, personal activities, and additional information.

Applicants who successfully complete both applications and meet all minimum requirements will be required to do additional testing.

Based on selection criteria, competitive applicants will be selected to participate in an interview for admission into the University of Alberta Doctor of Medicine Program.

Preference is not given to one degree program over another. There are no pre-requisite courses.

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