Rural Applicants


The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry has 10 quota positions reserved for applicants who meet specific Rural requirements. These applicants must meet all minimum requirements during the application process including, but not limited to, minimum cGPA, minimum MCAT scores, successful interview process, etc. We offer these positions over and above those who receive offers of admission through the regular process. These positions are to promote applicants who come from and have an understanding of rural, remote, northern, or indigenous communities who may have the goal of returning to practice in these communities. Applicants are determined as being rural based on information submitted as part of the Secondary Medicine Application.


To be considered for one of our rural positions, you must be considered a resident of Alberta and have lived for 3+ nonconsecutive years between the ages of 12 and 18 in a community within Canada which meets rural criteria based on primary residence postal code.