Here's a comprehensive list of easiest medical schools to get into, based on overall medical school acceptance rates, median accepted GPA and MCAT scores. Plus advice from our MD and DO experts on commonly asked questions about medical school admissions.


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30 Easiest Medical Schools to Get Into Easiest Medical Schools to Get Into in Canada FAQs

30 Easiest Medical Schools to Get Into

In this list you can find the easiest medical schools to get into, based on the latest admissions statistics.

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Easiest Medical Schools to Get Into in Canada

Below is a list of Canadian medical school admissions statistics, followed by our list of the “easiest” medical schools to get into in Canada based on admissions criteria and applicant status.

Easiest Medical School to Get into in Canada based on Acceptance Rate

Easiest Medical School to Get into in Canada based on GPA

Easiest Medical School to Get into in Canada based on MCAT Score

Note that there are medical schools that do not require the MCAT at all, or only consider your CARS score.

Easiest Medical School to Get into in Canada for In-Province Applicants

Easiest Medical School to Get into in Canada for Out-of-Province Applicants

Easiest Medical School to Get into in Canada for International Students

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Here's some tips on how to make your medical school application stand out -- no matter where you apply!

FAQs

1. What med school has the highest acceptance rate?

The University of Mississippi medical school has the highest acceptance rate by a wider margin at around 38.9%. This makes it one of the easy medical schools to get into based on admissions data.

2. Do medical schools with higher admission rates have a lower quality of education?

No. All medical schools in Canada and the US have very high standards of education. These schools are regularly evaluated and accredited. Rest assured that an MD (or DO) from any Canadian- or American-accredited school will prepare you for a great medical career.

3. How should I choose to which schools I should apply?

When you are choosing which schools to apply to, make sure to use MSAR to check if your GPA and MCAT score meet the schools’ expectations. You must at least meet the minimum standard set by the previous year’s matriculants.

“MSAR was a great resource as I built a list. I utilized the GPA and MCAT ranges to make sure my statistics were within the 25th-75th percentiles. I also noted the number of volunteer, work, and research experiences that accepted applicants had and focused on schools that had averages that matched my numbers.” - Dr. Monica Taneja, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine

4. Are DO schools easier to get into than MD schools?

“I chose to apply to DO school because it is easier to get in than MD school … [and] because I would rather be able to get into the medical school the first time applying. I also did not have much extracurricular activities and research in college.” – Dr. Cathleen Kuo, MD

 

While MD applicants have generally higher GPA and MCAT scores compared to their DO colleagues, you can see DO school rankings demonstrate that many osteopathic schools in the US are just as competitive and hard to get into as MD schools. You should avoid making DO schools your “safety schools” or backup schools, since getting into them isn’t necessarily any easier.

5. Are Caribbean medical schools easier to get into?

For the most part, yes, Caribbean medical schools are easier to get into than medical schools in the US and medical schools in Canada. But you should know that Caribbean schools are considered less reputable. Many of them do not have any academic cut-offs. And going to a medical school outside of Canada and the US really decreases your chances of matching into a residency program. This means that you may not be able to return and practice in North America once you’ve graduated.

6. Is it easier to get into medical schools that don’t require MCAT?

Yes, there are some medical schools that do not require the MCAT, but they are not necessarily easier to get into or have higher admission rates. 

7. Can I apply to both MD and DO schools?

Yes, you can. Keep in mind that you have to cater to each application component to meet the requirements of DO vs MD programs. Additionally, as part of your DO school application, you must include medical school recommendation letters from DO physicians and professionals.

“The most challenging part was navigating the complexities of the application process, particularly understanding the unique aspects valued by DO programs. I wish I had known more about the emphasis on osteopathic principles, hands-on experiences, and the holistic approach to patient care. Additionally, having a clearer understanding of how to effectively communicate my alignment with these principles in my application would have been beneficial … Reach out to current DO students, graduates, or practicing osteopathic physicians. Building connections with individuals in the field can provide valuable insights into the profession and strengthen understanding of what DO schools are looking for in applicants.” – Dr. Cathleen Kuo, MD

8. Can I apply to schools that have higher GPA and MCAT thresholds than my own?

Yes, you can have a couple of “out-of-reach” schools, but do not apply to more than 2 or 3. Remember, if you’re applying to “out-of-reach” schools, at least make sure that your experiences meet the school’s expectations.

“[MSAR has] columns where it talks about the non-traditional students or students that were in the military and it has like percentages of the students of the last admitted class, which is again very useful when you go to select your schools. So what I did was I sat down for a day and I basically went through just about every school in the country and figured out as far as GPA and MCAT … what schools fit kind of my range.” - Allison, BeMo student, current student at Dell Medical School

9. How hard is it really to get into medical school?

 “Sometimes it does feel like medical school admissions is a little bit random and there's no kind of rhyme or reason to why certain people get in, why other people don't and you know there is a little bit of this randomness to it. But you know at the end of the day you can't kind of let yourself get too stressed out about the parts you can control. What you should focus on is on that there are things you can do that have been very well, I would say that are established, that will help you get into good places and get help you get into more places so focus on the part you can control … Being diligent, intentional and proactive throughout the whole process will make a huge difference.” - Rishi, BeMo student, current student at the Carver College of Medicine

 

Simply put, it's hard. But not impossible. If you would like to learn more about how hard it is to get into medical school, check out our students' experiences about this difficult process. Don't forget that you can always reach out to BeMo for any help with your medical school application and interview process.

To your success,

Your friends at BeMo

BeMo Academic Consulting

Please note: although we have made every effort to provide the most accurate information, admissions information changes frequently. Therefore, we encourage you to verify these details with the official university admissions office. You are responsible for your own results. BeMo does not endorse nor affiliate with any official universities, colleges, or test administrators and vice versa. If you see an error here, please notify us with the updated information, and we’ll send you a FREE copy of a BeMo ebook of your choosing! You can receive our Ultimate Guide to Med School Admissions, our Ultimate Guide to MMI Prep, our Ultimate Guide to Medical School Personal Statements & Secondary Essays or our Ultimate Guide to CASPer Prep! Please email us at [email protected] with any corrections, and we’ll arrange to send you your free ebook upon confirming the information.


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