Full Course Load (30 ucw) Application Requirement Removal

24 February 2023

We would like to announce an upcoming change to our Admissions criteria. We have heard from many of you that the requirement for one year of a full course load created a difficulty or even an obstacle in terms of applying for the University of Alberta MD Program. We recognize that there are many situations that may make taking a full course load for a year challenging. In light of this, and in the spirit of continually refining and updating our Admissions processes, we have decided to remove the full course load requirement (30ucw, as currently indicated on our Application Requirements webpage), beginning with the upcoming 2023-2024 application cycle (entering Fall 2024/graduating 2028 class).