Applications for the MD program are available on the website. Applicants may obtain an application by visiting www.medicine.ucalgary.ca/mdprogram. All applications must be submitted online. The deadline for receipt by the Office of Admissions of the on-line application, all official transcripts, official MCAT scores, three letters of reference, and the application fee of $150.00 is October 15.
Applicants should note that the Office of Admissions will not accept facsimile transmission copies of transcripts. The work of the committee is greatly facilitated when candidates submit their applications early in the process, preferably well before the deadlines. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete and that all necessary forms and the application fee are received by the Office of Admissions by the deadline. Completed applications include the following information: a list of courses taken and grades obtained; MCAT scores and the date of writing (if available); a brief description of extracurricular, volunteer and employment activities and three letters of reference
Note: A complete application contains all the information described in the Office of Admissions' Application Manual.
Applicants will be notified in February regarding whether or not they will be invited to attend a series of short interviews. The interviews take place at the University of Calgary in February or March.
Applicants must attend the interviews at their own expense. On the day of the interviews, candidates are required to write two on-site essays on topics assigned by the Admissions Committee. Applicants must take part in a series of short, back-to-back interviews, which the committee will use to assess the candidates' non-cognitive qualifications.
Applicants will be notified of the Admissions Committee's decision on May 15. All applicants accepted into the Faculty of Medicine will be required to forward a deposit within the time specified in your acceptance letter. Failure to do so may result in the position being assigned to an applicant on the waiting list. The deposit is applied to first year fees. An applicant who accepts a position and later withdraws his or her acceptance will forfeit the deposit.
All medical students must commence a program of immunization before registration day. The Faculty of Medicine reserves the right to refuse admission to any candidate whose condition of health indicates that medical studies could be prejudicial to his or her well-being.