MD Program

Application Process

Applicants must complete two applications when applying to the MD Program.

1. UofA General Undergraduate Application

This application is supported by the Office of the Registrar. Any questions about the General Undergraduate Application should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at 780-492-3113 or by email (chat@ualberta.ca).

 

  • Steps
    1. Click 'Apply Now'
    2. Choose 'Start Application'
    3. Follow the questions and prompts on the screen.
    4. Complete each section of the general undergraduate application, following all instructions.
    5. After completing all sections in the General Undergraduate Application and paying the application fee, a new tab labelled “Medicine” will appear in the headings. Select the “Medicine” tab, read the instructions on the page, and select “Secondary Medicine Application” to access the Secondary Medicine Application.
  • Application Fee

    The application fee to apply to the MD Program is paid upon completion of the General Undergraduate Application:

    • $180 for undergraduate students new to the UofA (includes $125 general undergraduate application fee plus $55 supplemental MD Program application fee).
    • $130 for current or former UofA undergraduate students (includes $75 general undergraduate application fee plus $55 supplemental MD Program application fee).

    Please note that the nonrefundable application fee is payable online by Visa or MasterCard only.

  • CCID
    All students and applicants are assigned a University of Alberta Campus Computing ID (CCID). Your CCID is used to access UofA email and Bear Tracks (student service system). For issues with your CCID, please contact IST.

    The first time you apply to the UofA you will receive an email with your new CCID and password. You will use this information to log into your ccid@ualberta.ca email account.

  • UAlberta Email
    Your ccid@ualberta.ca assigned by the university is the email address to which all official communications will be sent. Check your e-mail at least once per week. Communication from the University is sent to UofA email accounts only, not personal email accounts. Failure to receive or read University communications sent to your UofA email address in a timely manner does not absolve an applicant from knowing, responding to, or complying with the content of the communication.

    The UofA uses the Gmail platform; you can log in through google.ca using your full ccid@ualberta.ca account name, which will redirect you to ualberta.ca to authenticate with just your CCID and password.

    If you already use a Gmail account you will need to log out of that one first or link your accounts. To link your accounts, while logged into your primary account, select your user icon in the upper right hand corner. In the menu that pops up select “Add Account” and follow the instructions. You will then be able to access both email accounts at the same time, either by having a tab open for each account or by toggling between the two accounts as required.

    If you do not already have a Gmail account and would prefer to keep your primary email account, you may forward your ualberta.ca email to your primary account.

  • Bear Tracks
    You will also use your CCID to access Bear Tracks, the UofA secure online student service system. Once you’ve logged into Bear Tracks, you will be able to check your To-Do List regarding your transcripts +/- other required supporting documents. The Office of the Registrar receives all transcripts and will update the To-Do List in Bear Tracks when they receive your documents. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required documents are received in the Office of the Registrar by the deadlines indicated on the Admissions, MD Program website.

    Note: Bear Tracks only indicates the final document deadline of June 15. Always refer to Important Notices and Dates for accurate deadline information.

    For more information on your CCID and help with obtaining your CCID or password, contact IST.
    For more information on how to interpret messages in Bear Tracks, refer to the Bear Tracks User Guide or contact the Office of the Registrar.
  • Student ID
    You will receive an email with your unique 7-digit UofA Student ID number. This is different from your Application ID and will remain constant each year that you apply.

2. Secondary Medicine Application

This application is supported by Admissions, MD Program. Any questions about the Secondary Medicine Application should be directed to:
Telephone: 780-492-6769 or 780-492-9524

Email: MDAdmissions@ualberta.ca

We recommend that you use an internet browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox when completing the Secondary Medicine Application as some versions of Internet Explorer are not compatible.

 

  • Application ID
    Your Application Identifier is assigned to you when you complete the General Undergraduate Application. You must use the correct Application ID when creating your Secondary Medicine Application; if you fail to do so your application will be deleted and you will be required to start over. Your Application Identifier can be found in the email that contains your application fee receipt.
    • If you applied through the University of Alberta, your Application Identifier will start with the letter U.
    • If you applied through ApplyAlberta, your Application Identifier will be a six-digit number.
    • Your Application ID is unique each year you apply; please ensure you are using your new Application Identifier for the current application.
  • Personal, Contact, and Citizenship Information
    The information for this section has been collected through the General Undergraduate Application. The information will appear within two weeks, when data is transferred from the Office of the Registrar to the Secondary Medicine Application. Once this information has populated you can add or edit your Preferred First Name. Changes or corrections to the information listed in these sections must be made through your Bear Tracks account or by contacting the Office of the Registrar.
  • MCAT Scores

    For admission for Fall 2019, applicants must have written the new MCAT2015 no later than August 25, 2018 and no earlier than April 17, 2015.

    Enter your official MCAT scores from a single testing date. If you have written the MCAT more than one time, choose your best set of scores from a single test with the highest average keeping in mind the minimum scores allowed, as described below.

    Ensure that you release your scores to the University of Alberta through the AAMC website. You will not be able to edit your scores after we have verified them.

    Scores will be verified within 24-48 hours after they have been released to the University of Alberta. If your scores do not verify there is likely a discrepancy between the information you have provided and that available to us from AAMC. Please determine the discrepancy and rectify it. Your MCAT scores must be verified prior to the deadline of October 1, 2018.

  • Responsibilities
    The Admissions, MD Program office will accept any requests for changes via email up to the October 1, 2018 deadline; we will not make any changes beyond that deadline.
    1. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is submitted completely and accurately. If the validity of the information you have provided comes into question your application may be negatively impacted. Please review the Applicant Code of Behaviour to ensure that you are not jeopardizing your application; our expectation is that our applicants behave in a professional manner at all times.
    2. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have made your referees aware that they may be contacted at any point in time during the application process.
    3. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have made your verifiers aware that they may be contacted at any point during the application process.
    4. It is your responsibility to ensure that your MCAT scores are verified within the Secondary Medicine Application by the application deadline of October 1, 2018.
    5. It is your responsibility to ensure that all official post-secondary transcripts are sent to and received by the Office of the Registrar by the following deadlines. Should you fail to meet any one of the below deadlines your application may be closed for failing to meet the requirements of application.
      • October 1, 2018 - Deadline for receipt by the Office of the Registrar of all up-to-date transcripts, including showing 1st and 2nd term registration for those applicants currently enrolled in post-secondary. If your institution does not show 2nd term registration on transcripts at this time (ie. McMaster) or if you are not yet able to register in 2nd term courses (ie. Harvard), please contact the Office of the Registrar to arrange to send your course registration directly. We suggest requesting transcripts in early September for all domestic institutions and in August for international institutions.

      • February 1, 2019 - For applicants currently enrolled in post-secondary, updated transcripts showing 1st term grades and 2nd term registration must be received and processed by the Office of the Registrar by this date. If you fail to meet this deadline your application may be considered incomplete and result in the closing of your file.

      • June 15, 2019 - For applicants currently enrolled in post-secondary, June 15 is the deadline for receipt by the Office of the Registrar of updated transcripts showing 1st and 2nd term grades as well as proof of degree conferment.

    6. It is your responsibility to ensure that the Office of the Registrar receives all required supporting documentation.
    7. It is your responsibility to ensure that the Office of the Registrar has calculated your cGPA prior to the February 1, 2019 deadline.
    By submitting your application you are affirming its completeness and correctness and agreeing to the responsibilities listed above.