Medical Schools in Canada

Comprehensive List of Medical Schools in Canada

Updated: June 22, 2020

Canada has 17 medical schools, spread throughout the country. These schools all grant the MD, or Doctor of Medicine, degree over the course of a 3- or 4-year curriculum.

This blog will list, by province, all of the medical schools in Canada, as well as their locations, course requirements, and admission statistics. Note that some medical schools in Canada have multiple locations where pre-clinical or clinical studies are conducted. All schools provide instruction in English unless otherwise noted. If you're a US citizen, visit our blog to view Candian medical schools that accept US students. Click the links below to navigate to provinces of interest.

Medical Schools in Alberta

Medical Schools in British Columbia

Medical Schools in Manitoba

Medical Schools in Newfoundland & Labrador

Medical Schools in Nova Scotia

Medical Schools in Ontario

Medical Schools in Quebec

Medical Schools in Saskatchewan

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Medical Schools in Alberta

1. University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry 

Location: Edmonton, AB

Course prerequisites

No specific course requirements

Admission statistics - Alberta residents

Minimum acceptable MCAT score: 124 in all categories

Minimum acceptable GPA: 3.30

Admission statistics - Out of province applicants

Minimum acceptable MCAT score: 128 in CARS, 124 in all remaining categories

Minimum acceptable GPA: 3.50

2. University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine

 Location: Calgary, AB

Course prerequisites

No specific course requirements

Admission statistics - Alberta residents

Minimum acceptable MCAT score: N/A

Minimum acceptable GPA: 3.20

Admission statistics - Out of province applicants

Minimum acceptable MCAT score: 128 in CARS

Minimum acceptable GPA: 3.80

Medical Schools in British Columbia

1. University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine

 Location 1: Vancouver-Fraser (VFMP – Vancouver, BC)

Location 2: Southern (in partnership with UBC Okanagan – Kelowna, BC)

Location 3: Northern (in partnership with University of Northern BC – Prince George, BC)

Location 4: Island (in partnership with University of Victoria – Victoria, BC)

Course prerequisites

  • English (6 credits)

Admission statistics - BC applicants

Minimum acceptable MCAT score: 124 in all categories 

Minimum acceptable GPA: Overall academic average no less than 75%

Admission statistics - Non-BC applicants

Minimum acceptable MCAT score: 124 in all categories

Minimum acceptable GPA: Overall academic average no less than 85%

Medical Schools in Manitoba

1. University of Manitoba Max Rady College of Medicine

 Location: Winnipeg, MB *SOME FRENCH COURSES AVAILABLE*

Course prerequisites

No specific course requirements

Admission statistics - Manitoba applicants

Minimum acceptable MCAT score: N/A

Minimum acceptable AGPA: 3.30

CASPer: Applicants must score greater than 1.5 standard deviations below the mean for their respective applicant pool in order to maintain their eligibility.

Admission statistics - Non-Manitoba applicants

Minimum acceptable MCAT score: 515

Minimum acceptable AGPA: 3.94

CASPer: Applicants must score greater than 1.5 standard deviations below the mean for their respective applicant pool in order to maintain their eligibility.

Medical Schools in Newfoundland & Labrador

1. Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine

Location: St. John’s, NL

Course prerequisites

No specific course requirements

Admission statistics

No minimum GPA or MCAT score for Newfoundland residents or out of province applicants.

Medical Schools in Nova Scotia

1. Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine

 Location 1: Halifax, NS

Location 2: Saint John, NB (in partnership with University of New Brunswick)

Course prerequisites

No specific course requirements

Admission statistics - Residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island

Minimum acceptable MCAT score: 499 and 124 in each section.

Minimum acceptable GPA: 3.30

CASPer: Applicants CASPer score must be greater than 1.5 standard deviations below the applicant category mean or their application will not be considered.

Admission statistics - All other Canadian provinces and territories

Minimum acceptable MCAT score: 503 and 124 in each section.

Minimum acceptable GPA: 3.70

CASPer: Applicants CASPer score must be greater than 1.5 standard deviations below the applicant category mean or their application will not be considered.

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Medical Schools in Ontario

Refer to our blog OMSAS: Inside Guide to the Ontario Medical School Application Service (OMSAS) for details on how to apply using this centralized application service as well as our blog on how to make your OMSAS sketch stand out.

1. McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine 

 Location: Hamilton, ON

Course prerequisites

No specific course requirements

Admission statistics

Minimum acceptable MCAT score: 123 in CARS

2. University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

Location: Toronto, ON

Course prerequisites

  • Two full-course equivalents (FCEs) in any life science
  • One FCE in any of social sciences, humanities, or a language

Admission statistics - Ontario residents and out of province applicants

Minimum acceptable GPA: 3.6

Minimum acceptable MCAT score: 125 in all four sections, with an allowance of 124 in one section.

3. University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine 

*FRENCH STREAM AVAILABLE* 

Location: Ottawa, ON

Course prerequisites - With minimum grade of B (70%)

  • 6 units in humanities /Social Sciences
  • 6 units in Biology or Physiology
  • 3 units in Organic Chemistry
  • 3 units in Chemistry
  • 3 units in Biochemistry
  • 3 units in Statistics

Admission Statistics

WGPA: 3.50

4. Western University Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Location: London, ON

Course prerequisites 

No specific course requirements

Admission Statistics - Southwestern Ontario Applicants

Minimum accepted MCAT score:

BBFLS 125

CPBS 125

CARS 125

Total Score: 380

Minimum accepted GPA: 3.70

Admission Statistics- Non-Southwestern Ontario Applicants 

Minimum accepted MCAT score:

BBFLS 126

CPBS 126

CARS 128

Total Score: 380

Minimum accepted GPA: 3.70

5. Queen’s University School of Medicine

Location: Kingston, ON

Course prerequisites

No specific course requirements

Admission Statistics

N/A

6. Northern Ontario School of Medicine 

Location 1: Thunder Bay, ON (in partnership with Lakehead University)

Location 2: Sudbury, ON (in partnership with Laurentian University)

Course prerequisites

No specific course requirements

Admission Statistics

Minimum accepted GPA: 3.0

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Medical Schools in Québec

1. McGill University Faculty of Medicine

 Location: Montréal, QC

Course prerequisites - Quebec university and out of province applicants

  • 2 biology
  • 2 chemistry
  • 2 physics
  • 1 organic chemistry

Admission Statistics

Minimum accepted MCAT score: 508

Minimum accepted GPA: 3.0

2. Université Laval Faculté de Médecine

*FRENCH ONLY*

 Location: Québec City, QC

Course prerequisites

N/A

Admission Statistics

N/A

3. Université de Montréal Faculté de Médecine 

*FRENCH ONLY* 

 Location 1: Montréal, QC

Location 2: Trois-Rivières, QC (in partnership with Université du Quebec à Trois-Rivières)

Course prerequisites

N/A

Admission Statistics

N/A

4. Université de Sherbrooke Faculté de Médecine et Des sciences de la Santé

*FRENCH ONLY*  

 Location 1: Sherbrooke, QC

Location 2: Chicoutimi, QC (in partnership with Université du Québec à Chicoutimi)

Location 3: Moncton, NB (in partnership with Université de Moncton)

Course Requirements and Admission Statistics:

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Medical Schools in Saskatchewan

1. University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine

 Location: Saskatoon, SK

Course Prerequisites

N/A

Admission Statistics - Saskatchewan residents

Minimum UAA: 75%

Admission Statistics - Out of province applicants

Minimum accepted MCAT score: A minimum of the 80th percentile for the test sum score and for each of the four section scores is required. Only the most recent test will be considered.

Minimum UAA: 85%.

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About the Author:

Dr. Veena Netrakanti is a senior admissions expert at BeMo. Dr. Netrakanti attended the University of Alberta for her undergraduate studies and the University of Calgary for medical school. Throughout her training, she participated in volunteer programs that allowed her to tutor and mentor students of all ages. She also participated in the University of Calgary’s medical school interviewing process. Veena is currently a practicing family physician. 

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