This blog lists the medical schools in Alberta including their course requirements and admission statistics. It also outlines some features of the province which should be considered by applicants prior to applying to medical school there. Click here for a list of medical schools in Canada.
A fast-growing province of over 4 million people, Alberta has 2 major cities, Edmonton and Calgary. Alberta is Canada’s hub of oil and gas production. The warm summers and cold winters, as well as the different terrains, from flat prairies to the mountainous Rockies, allow for a variety of outdoor activities. Alberta is ethnically and linguistically diverse and would allow for an aspiring physician to practice in a variety of urban and rural settings.
Medical Schools in Alberta:
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Established in 1920, the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine's mission is to be "dedicated to the improvement of health through excellence and leadership in our educational programs, in fundamental and applied research, and in the prevention and treatment of illness." Each year, roughly 160 students are admitted into the MD program.
Location: Edmonton, AB
No specific requirements
Average accepted MCAT: 128 per section
Minimum accepted GPA: 3.30 for Albertans, 3.50 for non-Albertans
Location: Calgary, AB
Established in 1967, the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine's mission is to "To capitalize on the high-quality education programs and the cadre of excellent current and potential educational scholars, and provide support to bring these activities to a higher level." Each year, roughly 1600 applicants compete for 500 interviews and 150 spots into the MD program.
No specific course requirements
Minimum accepted MCAT: 128 for non-residents
Minimum accepted GPA : 3.8 for non-residents
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