MD Program

Applying to Medicine


The application process for the Doctor of Medicine Program begins the year prior to that in which you seek admission. Please use the following checklist to ensure you meet the criteria for application and that your application is completed appropriately. Should you miss any requirements or deadlines your application may be considered incomplete and your file would then be closed.

Review the Citizenship and Residency Requirements

Review the Academic Requirements for application

Review the Non-Academic Requirements

Review the Important Notices and Dates

Review Transcript Deadlines

Complete the Undergraduate Application for Admission, ensuring you select the professional Doctor of Medicine program within the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry with an expected program start term of Fall 2020

Submit your transcripts and all supporting documentation, as per your Bear Tracks To-Do List and Comments

Complete and submit the Secondary Medicine Application

Release your MCAT scores

Register for and complete all additional testing, specifically the CASPer, ensuring that you release your scores to us by January 1, 2020

Review your Bear Tracks To-Do List and Comments for Outstanding items

Check the Secondary Medicine Application to ensure that your MCAT scores have verified, that your reference letters have been submitted, and that your cGPA has been calculated

If you haven't already obtained your baccalaureate degree, check with your faculty to ensure that you are meeting the requirements to complete your program; apply to graduate

Given the strictness of our requirements and deadlines, it is in your best interest to stay informed with respect to your application and required documents status. Please contact Admissions, MD Program if you have any questions.

Protection of Privacy

The personal information requested during the application process is collected under the authority of the Alberta Post‑Secondary Learning Act and the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for authorized purposes including admission and registration; administration of student records; consideration for scholarships and awards; and provision of student services. Personal information may be disclosed to academic and administrative units according to University policy; alumni relations and fundraising upon graduation; university planning and research in accordance with federal and provincial legislated reporting requirements; information sharing agreements; and to contracted service providers as required. For further information on the use and disclosure of personal information, please visit the University Calendar: > University Regulations and Information for Students > Student Records > Collection of Personal Information, the Information and Privacy Office (, or contact the Office of the Registrar at 780-492-3113.