All applicants must complete the MCAT and meet the minimum requirements for each section in a single test sitting to be eligible to apply to the Doctor of Medicine Program.
Meeting the minimum cGPA and MCAT scores for application does not guarantee admission to the Doctor of Medicine Program. We encourage our applicants to have an alternate career path in mind as the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of positions we have available in our program.
To calculate cGPA, we include all transferable post-secondary coursework to which a grade was assigned while the student was enrolled full-time (by UofA definition) in a term. To be considered full-time you must complete 9 transferable ucw in a single Fall or Winter term or 18 transferable ucw over the course of the academic year (September through April). For Spring/Summer terms full-time is equivalent to 6 transferable ucw in either a Spring or Summer term or 12 transferable ucw over the course of the Spring/Summer term. For those students who have completed three or more years of transferable post-secondary coursework, we may exclude the lowest academic year (September through April) from calculation, provided it is not the most recent year, nor the only year in which the student earned 30 ucw.
MCAT scores must be released and verified within the Secondary Medicine Application by the October 1, 2018 deadline. As such, the last testing date we will accept for the 2018/2019 application cycle is August 25, 2018. You must release your scores to us via the THx system on the AAMC website. Please note that we are only accepting scores from the MCAT2015; scores from January 2015 or earlier will not be accepted. If there is a discrepancy between the information you provide to us and that available from AAMC we will contact you through your UAlberta email account to correct this prior to the October 1 deadline.
The MCAT2015 is comprised of four sections:
1. Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems (CPBS)
2. Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS)
3. Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems (BBFL)
4. Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behaviour (PSBB)
For course recommendations to complete the MCAT, please refer to the AAMC website.