Black Applicant Admissions Process

As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the MD Program at the University of Alberta has introduced the Black Applicant Admissions Process (BAAP). The BAAP provides the opportunity for Black applicants to participate in an admissions stream that has been designed with consultation with our Black faculty and will include Black representation in the file review process. Starting in the 2020-2021 application cycle, Black applicants can voluntarily self-identify in their application to the MD Program. This includes Black applicants that identify as Black African, Black Caribbean, Black North American, multi-racial students who have and identify with their Black ancestry, etc. Self-identified applicants are required to meet all the same requirements for admission as outlined on the website and in the University calendar. We acknowledge that Black students are underrepresented within medicine in Alberta; as such, the collection of self-identification data will provide us with information on the diversity of the population applying to our medical school and help us to explore any implicit or explicit bias that may exist within the current medical admissions framework.

Black Medical Students' Association