MD Program

Citizenship and Residency

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry welcomes applications from qualified individuals who:

  1. Are residents of Canada, either as a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  2. Meet the eligibility criteria
  3. Believe they would be competitive in the selection criteria

We regret that we are unable to admit international students. Should you wish to attend another program at our institution please contact International Student Services.

Residency Status

The MD Program uses residency to determine which pool an applicant is ranked within. As the admissions process is quite competitive and we reserve 85% of our positions for Albertan residents, applicants may be required to present proof of residency. Should your residency come into question we will contact you. At that time, it would be determined what documentation we would require from you as proof.

From the University of Alberta Calendar:

A resident of Alberta is defined as a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant) who has been continuously resident in the Province of Alberta, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut for at least one year immediately before the first day of classes of the term for which admission is sought. The one-year residence period shall not be considered broken where the admission committee is satisfied that the applicant was temporarily out of the province on vacation, in short-term employment, or as a full-time student. Applicants on study permit cannot establish residence during a period as a full-time student in an Alberta secondary or postsecondary institution because a stay under study permit is considered to be a visiting period.