Selection & Admission


The MD Program has 162 positions available for exceptional qualified applicants. Applicants who meet the academic requirements for application will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. MCAT
  2. Transcripts and cGPA
  3. Personal Activities
  4. Additional Testing
  5. References
  6. Interview

An application may receive a negative assessment at any of the six points of review, which could exclude it from continuing in the review process. Conduct by individuals seeking admission to the University of Alberta that compromises the integrity and fairness of assessment for admission threatens the proper functioning of the University. Procedures outlined in the Code of Applicant Behaviour should be reviewed and adhered to.

Offers of Admission

Notification of admission decisions are sent to email accounts by May 15.

Applicants who are offered admission must submit the following by the deadline indicated in their offer letter:

  1. Completed Confirmation of Admission Form
  2. Non-refundable $1,000 deposit, which is credited toward tuition upon completion of registration
  3. Clear Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check, not completed prior to the initial date of offers of admission
  4. High-quality digital photo that meets passport photo composition standards
  5. Final transcripts
  6. Proof of degree conferment showing on official transcripts

Letters of Enrollment, which are by request only up until you have enrolled in classes, will not be issued until you have met the conditions of your offer of admission. After you have enrolled in classes, Letters of Enrollment are available in Bear Tracks.

Further information on these requirements as well as the required immunizations (ie. hepatitis B, TB, varicella, etc.) are provided with the offer documents.

Applicants who accept their offer of admission will receive a program package in July which details their course registration, BLS and FIT testing requirements, policies, and acknowledgement forms.

It should be noted that students must have access to a computer which is available for use during class.

Unsuccessful Applicants

Feedback letters are viewable in your UAlberta Launchpad, once available. We do not provide any additional feedback on your application beyond the information available in your feedback letter. Personal activities are evaluated by three separate committee members and as such requests for re-evaluation will not be considered. Admission decisions are final. There is no formal appeal to any other body or person within a Faculty or the University.

Applicants who choose to reapply are treated as new applicants. As such, all applications must be completed again and all post-secondary transcripts must be resubmitted. Exceptions may be made for transcripts already submitted from institutions the applicant no longer attends. Applicants must review their Bear Tracks To-Do List and contact the Office of the Registrar to confirm what supporting documents are required.