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Admissions

2015-2016 Information Session 

Dr. Ian Walker, Director of Admissions, presented two information sessions in July, 2015; each were directed to a different audience.    On July 6th, the presentation was focus on “regular” applicants click on Admission Podcast 1 to listen. On July 22nd, the session was aimed at mature applicants and/or those considering a career change, click on Admission Podcast 2 to listen. 

New Start date for the class of 2019

The MD program will be starting the first week of July. Mandatory orientation will be on July 6 & 7, 2016.

Important MCAT information:

Those applicants intending to apply to this medical school in 2015 or later should be aware that only the new 2015 MCAT will be accepted. This means that if you are applying in the fall of 2015 for the class beginning in 2016, you must write the new 2015 exam as we will not consider scores for exams written in 2014 or earlier. The last MCAT exam sitting, we will accept for the 2015 application cycle will be September 12, 2015.

Application Timeline:

July 1, 2015

 

New application cycle opens.

 

September 1, 2015

Order transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended. Keep copy of receipt for proof (see page 13, section 4.2).

September 12, 2015

The last eligible MCAT sitting date.

 

October 1, 2015

 

1. Deadline to release your MCAT scores to the University of Calgary

  • This must be done on-line through the AAMC.  It WILL NOT occur automatically.

2. Deadline to submit the on-line application.

3. All transcripts, reference letters, MCAT scores and the application fee must be received.  No extensions will be granted FOR ANY REASON.

 

October 2015 – January 2016

Evaluation of complete and submitted applications.

 

Last week of January, 2016

 

Interview (MMI) invitations sent out via email.

UCAN on-line scheduler opens.

 

February 20, 21 and 27, 2016

 

MMI Days.

 

May 1, 2016 (Approximate)

 

Initial offers of admission sent to successful applicants via email.

 

May 29, 2016

 

Deadline for responding to initial offers of admission.

First waitlist offers sent out.

 

June 29, 2016

 

Final transcripts must be received.

 

July 1, 2016

 

Application and Applicant Manual will be available for the 2016-17 application cycle.

 

July 6 & 7, 2016

Mandatory orientation for all incoming medical students.

 

July 8, 2016

 

First day of class for the Class of 2019.

Contact Information

Participation in Rural Rotations: In the Faculty’s response to rural social accountability, the program provides teaching at several regional centres such as Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Red Deer,Yellowknife and rural sites such as Brooks, High Level and Pincher Creek. Students should expect to do from 5–10 weeks of their clinical experience (pre-clerkship and clerkship) outside the city of Calgary except in unusual circumstances.  The UCLIC provides a further option for a longer rural training experience.

Office of Admissions  
Room G740 - Health Sciences Centre  
University of Calgary  
Cumming School of Medicine 
3330 Hospital Drive NW  
Calgary AB T2N 4N1

Office Hours: Monday to Friday  
8:30 - 4:30 pm

Email: ucmedapp@ucalgary.ca 
Tel: 403-220-4262  
Fax: 403-210-8148