All applicants to the MD Program in the Cumming School of Medicine are required to provide a current Police Information Check (also referred to as a Criminal Record Check or Security Clearance). In order to be considered "current", the Police Information Check must be completed during the three months prior to admission to the program. This will include a criminal record check or a police certificate from every jurisdiction you have ever lived (90+ days) within 10 year of your application or dating back to your 18th birthday. The original Police Information Check must be presented, in person, to an Undergraduate Medical Education staff for confirmation. Without this documentation, admission to the Medical Doctor Program will be rescinded.
Students who are concerned about the presence of a criminal record should contact the police department to discuss the process for eliminating or erasing such a record. It is important that students keep the original Police Information Check for future employment purposes.
Failure to present a clear Police Information Check may result in admission being denied/rescinded. An internal University appeal process is available to applicants who are refused admission for this reason.
Subsequent to admission and at any time during the program, a student may be required to produce a current Police Information Check, the results of which could require their withdrawal from the program, in the sole discretion of the University. Students are obligated to inform the School immediately of any change in status of their criminal record.