Medical Schools in Nova Scotia

Updated: August 6, 2020

List of Medical Schools in Canada

This blog lists the Nova Scotia medical schools 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.

Nova Scotia is almost completely surrounded by ocean and has a population of just over 900,000. Due to its small size, Nova Scotia is densely populated, with most of its population concentrated in Halifax, the capital. Nova Scotians have a long history of advocating for human and civil rights, and their governments have often been pioneers at passing progressive legislation. Practicing medicine in Nova Scotia allows a physician to experience both urban and rural medicine.

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Nova Scotia Medical Schools:

Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine

Established in 1868, the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine's mission is to "reflect the diversity in our own community and is committed to the principles of meritocracy and equity, taking action to support the access and success of under-represented groups." Each year, approximately 1000 students compete for 100 spots in the MD program.

Location 1: Halifax, NS

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

Course Requirements

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

Admission statistics - All other Canadian provinces and territories

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

Minimum acceptable GPA: 3.70

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