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I wanted to make a list of medical school requirements (what/how many courses you need, what year they look at, any special eligibility to drop grades (e.g. UofT if you take a full courseload, you get to drop your lowest mark during that year), if school looks at your summer GPA. I have a makeshift list so far, but if anybody could add to it that would be great <3 When people starts adding, I'll finish with a nicer looking chart. Just need help with UBC

 

 

Dalhousie (NOTHING): To be eligible to apply to Dalhousie Medical School, a full course load of five full classes in each of the two most senior years of the baccalaureate degree submitted for assessment is required. This must be the case regardless of the course load required by the program in which you are enrolled.

 

Only fall and winter terms are used for assessment. Summer courses do not count towards GPA or course load requirements.  

 

No specific courses are required, but students are encouraged to pursue challenging and diverse topics, and to have a natural progression in their course selection of the degree being completed.

 

McGill: 2 biology, 2 chemistry, 2 physics, 1 organic chemistry

 

McMaster: An overall simple average will be calculated using the grades from all undergraduate degree level courses ever taken (with the exception of credits taken on exchange outside of Canada/USA). Work of different years is treated equally. This average is calculated by the applicant on the OMSAS Academic Record Form and verified on the OMSAS Verification Report which is sent to applicants. McMaster University may also review and revise this average. The marks from supplementary and summer courses will be included in the GPA calculation. Courses for which a "Pass" grade is assigned are counted for credit, but will not be included in the GPA calculation. In order for the GPA to be evaluated, independent grades from a minimum of 5 half-year or 5 full-year courses in total, are required, without which the application will not be considered.

 

Queens: Degree programs or individual courses are not considered a factor in the calculation of GPAs

Calculations include grades from all courses included on the transcript, including repeated courses

Courses with Pass/Fail grades or transfer credits (including International Baccalaureate, Advance Placement and CEGEP programs)  are not included

No adjustments are made based on course load or course levels

 

Calgary (NOTHING): The Cumming School of Medicine does not require that students undertake a formal pre-medical program. No specific courses are required for application or acceptance to the MD program. The admissions committee recommends that applicants consider taking as many of the courses listed in the Applicant Manual as their schedules allow, as the content of these courses will be helpful in preparing for the Medical College Admission Test and during the MD program. Whether or not an applicant has taken these courses at the time of application will not be taken into consideration in scoring the academic record. Students should ensure that the courses they choose satisfy the degree requirements of the undergraduate faculty in which they are registered.

 

 

Manitoba (what?): 

The College of Medicine welcomes applicants from all provinces and territories.  Up to 5% of the class will be selected from this pool.  The Admissions Committee defines Out of Province as those who are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, but are not a permanent resident of Manitoba.  Eligibility requirements remain the same for this applicant pool and you are welcome to apply if you meet or exceed the minimum requirements.  However, the Admissions Committee discourages individuals from applying who have an AGPA lower than 3.94 and an operative MCAT score lower than 10.75.  If you fall into one or both of these categories, you have a low chance of receiving an invitation to interview.

 

You will need the science courses Chemistry 40S and Biology 40S or 40G in preparation for university studies.  Many students also take Physics 40S in preparation for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).  In addition, you will need Math 40S (pre-calculus or applied) and definitely need English 40S or French 40S.

 

Ottawa (need org chem for an equivalent of 2 full year courses of chem): 

 

One full year course (or two semester courses) in General Biology including laboratory session;

One full year course (or two semester courses) in Humanities / Social Sciences;

The equivalent of two full-year courses (or four semester courses) of the following Chemistry courses: i) General Biochemistry without laboratory session; ii) General Chemistry with laboratory session; iii) Organic Chemistry with laboratory session.

A full-time academic year where the equivalent of four (4) full-year courses is taken is accepted and counted in the WGPA calculation only if the missing course/credit is completed either as an additional course within another academic year or as a summer course. Individual courses taken during a summer session are accepted for the credit value in this instance however the mark obtained is not counted in the calculation of the WGPA. Any year with less than four full-year courses will not count as a full-time year of study. A full-time summer semester does not replace a semester of studies within an academic year. AP, IB and transfer credits are not recognized as fulfilment of full time studies requirement.

 

Toronto: two full-course equivalents (FCEs) in life sciences and one FCE in a social science, humanities or language

 

UBC: The fuck? 6 credits in english. How does this work. Is that 3.0 credits in English???

 

Western: Applicants must meet the minimum GPA in each of the two best undergraduate years with a full course load of 5 full or equivalent courses (30 credit hours) taken between September and April. Each of the two years used for the GPA requirement must have at least 3 full course equivalents whos

e published level is at or above the year of study. For example, in your third year of study, 3 of 5 full course equivalents must be at the 3rd year-level or above. Academic transcripts must clearly show that applicants have met this course load/level requirement.

 

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UBC: The fuck? 6 credits in english. How does this work. Is that 3.0 credits in English???

 

 It is 2 semester-long classes of English, or 1 year-long class of English I believe. You can use AP/IB credits to satisfy this as well. 

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I wanted to make a list of medical school requirements (what/how many courses you need, what year they look at, any special eligibility to drop grades t be taken into consideration in scoring the academic record. Students should ensure that the courses they choose satisfy the degree requirements of the undergraduate faculty in which they are registered.

 

 

Manitoba (what?): 

The College of Medicine welcomes applicants from all provinces and territories.  Up to 5% of the class will be selected from this pool.  The Admissions Committee defines Out of Province as those who are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, but are not a permanent resident of Manitoba.  Eligibility requirements remain the same for this applicant pool and you are welcome to apply if you meet or exceed the minimum requirements.  However, the Admissions Committee discourages individuals from applying who have an AGPA lower than 3.94 and an operative MCAT score lower than 10.75.  If you fall into one or both of these categories, you have a low chance of receiving an invitation to interview.

 

You will need the science courses Chemistry 40S and Biology 40S or 40G in preparation for university studies.  Many students also take Physics 40S in preparation for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).  In addition, you will need Math 40S (pre-calculus or applied) and definitely need English 40S or French 40S.

 

 

From the 2017-2018 Applicant bulletin the Manitoba requirements are an undergraduate degree, 3.3 AdjustedGPA, 6 credit hours in biochem at at least a second year level, 18 credit hours in humanities/social sciences (4 year degree holding applicants can waive 12 of those hours). 

 

The biochem and humanities prerequisites are waivable in the next cycle if the applicant has written the new MCAT.

 

as for adjustment, Manitoba drops a certain number of credit hours based on the amount of university level courses taken, as you can see in teh applicant bulletin at https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/admissions/8830.html

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