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1Medical Schools in Canada & USA UWO Pre-Medical Society Nov 30, 2009 Academic Information Session #2 Sung Ho Um
2Objectives Outline schools in Canada and the States Academic + non-Academic requirementsPre-interview and Post-interview formulasAdmission Statistics (ex. GPA + MCAT averages)USA schools in general
3Before moving on…Note: some information are from unofficial sources such as online forums and/or blogs (ie. Premed101).I will denote such information with a (*)All schools reserve majority of the seats for the applicants from their province or state.Some schools use “credit hour” system for counting courses. 6 credit hour = 1 credit at WesternIf I did not mention prerequisites for a school, either no prerequisites or very standard courses. (ie. Biology, O chem)
4Western Canada University of British Columbia University of Alberta University of CalgaryUniversity of SaskatchewanUniversity of Manitoba
5University of British Columbia Apply through Online Application System at3 years of undergrad requiredMinimum overall average is 70% but < 80% for OOP is not competitiveMost recent 60 credit hours and prerequisite averages are also evaluatedPre-interview: 50% (overall + recent 60 credit hours avg) + 50% non-academic. (MCAT + prereq avg are not evaluated at this stage.)Prerequisites: 1 credit of English, Biology, G Chem, O Chem and BiochemistryPost-interview: Full file review.Interview format: Multiple Mini-interview (MMI)
6University of British Columbia Class of 2013 stats:Mean overall average: 84.06%Mean last 60 credits: %60 credit hours = 10 credits at Western (ie. 2 years)Mean Prerequisites: %Mean MCAT:VR: 9.68PS: 10.71WS: QBS: 11.4212/256 OOP
7University of Alberta Apply at www.registrar.ualberta.ca 2 years of undergrad requiredMinimum 3.5 for 4th years and 3.7 for 2nd or 3rd yearsMinimum MCAT: >7 in each sectionPre-interview: GPA (no summer but prerequisites are included)Post-interview: 30% GPA + 20% MCAT + 20% Sketch + 25% interview + 5% Reference15% seats for OOPPrerequisites: 1 credit of English, Physics, Biology, O chem, G chem, ½ credit of stats and Biochem.If in 4th year or more, lowest year is dropped.Official GPA scale is unknown (*Similar to Calgary or OMSAS?)
8University of Alberta Interview format: MMI Class of 2013 stats: Mean GPA: 3.80 (4th year), 3.95 (2nd+3rd years)Mean MCAT: Q (4th year), 35.16R (2nd+3rd years)
9University of Calgary Apply at https://ucan.ucalgary.ca/ 2 years of undergrad requiredBest 2 years for GPA for the initial file reviewMinimum 3.6 GPA for OOPInitial rank with the “Academic score” (top 250 OOP move on)62.517(GPA) (MCAT,VR) (MCAT,BS)Pre-interview: 50% Academic (entire undergrad record) + 25% Sketch + 15% MCAT + 10% ReferencePost-interview: 40% Pre-interview + 50% MMI Verbal + 10% MMI WrittenNo prerequisite coursesGPA scale and Admission stats can be found on their App. Manual
10University of Saskatchewan Apply at -form2 years of undergrad requiredBest 2 year average. (No summer/part-time)Minimum of 80% for OOP, cutoff for interview has been > 90% in recent years. (92.4% in 2009)For OOP, No prerequisites + MCAT minimum 26N (> 8)Pre-interview: 100% 2 year average (OOP)Post-interview: 100% Interview (OOP)Interview format: MMIUp to 8 spots (10%) for OOP
11University of Manitoba Apply at nes/medicine/Complete Bachelor’s by the end of application year.Prerequisites: 1 credit of Biochemistry, 2 credits of humanities/social sci if 4-year Honours (if not, 3 credits).MCAT: min. 7 or M in each section. (WS: T=14, M=7)Operative MCAT score = .3(VR) + .2(PS) + .3(BS) + .2(WS)Pre-interview: GPA + MCATPost-interview: 15% GPA + 40% MCAT + 45% non-academic4.5 GPA scale (successful applicants with > 4.0)All undergrad courses are taken into account with the lowest credits being dropped.
12University of Manitoba # of credits completed# of credits dropped2.53.03.54.04.520+5.0Note: 1.0 credit of Biochemistry cannot be droppedOOP offered admission:Mean GPA = 4.23Mean operative MCAT score = 12.14OOP accepted offer:Mean GPA = 4.04Mean operative MCAT score = 11.72GradeGPA100-904.589-804.079-753.574-703.0
13Eastern Canada OMSAS McGill University \\ University of Montreal University of Western OntarioUniversity of TorontoQueen’s UniversityMcMaster UniversityUniversity of OttawaNorthern Ontario School of MedicineMcGill University\\ University of Montreal\\ University of Sherbrooke\\ Laval UniversityDalhousie UniversityMemorial University\\: Francophone schools not covered in this presentation
14University of Western Ontario 4 year undergrad (Honours) requiredNo prerequisitesBest 2 full-time year (each year must be >3.75)1 of the years must be an upper year and have >60% courses correlating to the year of your study.MCAT cutoff:non-SWOMEN: VR:10, PS: 9, BS: 11, WS: QSWOMEN: 8,8,8, O (total >30)
15University of Western Ontario Pre-interview: meet the GPA + MCAT cutoffsPost-interview: 50% interview + 25% GPA + 25% MCATSWOMEN bonus post-interview(?) *In 2008, they interviewed 89 SWOMEN, 69 offered admission, 40% class were SWOMEN. (Dean’s report)Interview format: traditional (1 faculty, 1 senior med student, 1 community member)
16University of Toronto 3 years of undergrad required Prerequitsites:1 credit of social sci/humanities; 2 credit of life sciencesMin. GPA 3.6/4.0Drops lowest 3 credits if in 4th yearMust have carried 5 credits every year to be eligibleNo summer courses are includedMin. MCAT: 9,9,9, N.one score below in one section is still eligible for file review. (“flagged”)
17University of TorontoPre-interview: 40% non-academic (statement, sketch, reference) + 60% academicPost-interview: 60% non-academic (statement, sketch, reference, interview) + 40% academicAcademic score includes GPA, academic rigour and coherenceInterview format: traditional (1 faculty, 1 med student)Average accepted GPA: 3.89
18Queen’s University 3 years of undergrad required Prerequitsites: 1 credit of Biology, Physics, Humanities or Social ScicGPA of all courses (cutoff: 3.68*)If cGPA does not make cut, recent 2 full-time years (cutoff: 3.78*)MCAT cutoff varies every year.Last year: PS: 9, VR:10, BS:9, WS: Q, Overall: 31 *2 years ago: 9/9/9 R (overall: 30) *Interview invite once you meet the cutoffsPost-interview: 100% interviewInterview format: traditional (1 faculty, 1 med student, 1 community)
19McMaster University 3 years of undergrad required 3 year medical programNo prerequisitesMin. GPA 3.0; min. MCAT 6 VRPre-interview: 32% cGPA + 32% MCAT VR + 32% Autobiographical submission + 4% Graduate degree (1% for Masters, 4% phD)Post-interview: 70% MMI + 15% cGPA + 15% MCAT VRInterview format: MMIClass of 2012: mean GPA = 3.89Mean GPA projected to decrease due to the introduction of VR *Number of applicants decreased by ~1000 this year (20%).
20University of Ottawa 3 years of undergrad required MCAT is not requiredPrerequisites: 1 credit of Biology, Humanities or Social sci, and 2 credit from G Chem, O Chem or BiochemThe years with 4 credits or more count towards your wGPA (no summers/part time).wGPA = (1 x 1st year + 2 x 2nd year + 3 x 3rd year) / 6Cutoff determined by the application pool
21University of Ottawa Different cutoffs for different categories: Applicants to the French program(OOP and IP (Ontario/Quebec) separate pool)Canadian ForcesAboriginalsChamplain districtOttawa-region residentsOntarioOOPwGPA cutoff for “Ontario” category was ~3.85* last yearPre-interview: 1st cut: wGPA then 2nd cut: SketchPost-interview: Interview + wGPA
22Northern Ontario School of Medicine 4 year undergrad degree requiredJoint program of Lakehead and Laurentian UniversitiesNo Prerequisites, No MCATMin. 3.0 GPA (includes all undergrad courses)Program mandate:“Applicants from within Northern Ontario, rural and remote areas in the rest of Canada, and Aboriginal and Francophone applicants will have an advantage in the admissions process.”Pre-interview: GPA + application scorePost-interivew: Pre-interivew + interview score2009 accepted mean GPA = 3.66Everyone accepted are from Northern Ontario or rural areas of Ontario since the program started (2005).
23McGill UniversityApply at4 year undergrad required8/173 positions for OOPMin. GPA 3.5 is recommended (all undergrad courses)Min. MCAT 30 is recommended (BS,PS > 9, VS > 8)write the MCAT no more than 3 times to be competitiveWS is still reviewed but no specific cutPrerequisites: 1 credit of bio, chem, physics, 0.5 credit of O chemPre-interview formula?? (full file review but unknown breakdown)* Post-interview: 20% GPA + 20% MCAT + 20% Autobio/CV + 40% InterviewInterview format: MMI
24McGill University Grade GPA 85-100 4.0 80-84 3.7 75-79 3.3 70-74 3.0 Average admitted GPA = 3.832/3 of the students rangeAverage MCAT = 33Q12BS, 11PS, 10VR
25Dalhousie University Apply at http://admissions.medicine.dal.ca/ 4 year undergrad required9/90 OOP spotsMin. GPA for OOP is 3.7 in each of last two full time yearsMin. MCAT for OOP is 30 with >10, one 9 is allowedOMSAS GPA scale is usedPre-interview: full file reviewInterview format: MMI*Post-interview: 15% GPA + 10% MCAT + 5% discretionary points (grad degree, high WS score >R)+ 40% interview + 10% personal statement + 20% sketch (5% each: Interests; medically related experience; volunteer work; jobs)MCAT average score = 30 (range 24 – 40)GPA average score = 3.8 (range )
26Memorial University Apply at https://www.med.mun.ca/admissionline/ 4 year undergrad requiredPrerequisite: 1 credit of English4/64 seats of OOPAll undergrad courses are included for GPA. (GPA scale??)No specific MCAT or GPA cut, depends on the application pool.Average accepted MCAT: 10 in each section and QAverage GPA: 3.7Pre-interview + post-interview: full file review
27USA Schools that accept Canadians * Albany Albert Einstein Baylor Boston Brown Case Western Columbia Cornell Dartmouth Duke University Einstein Emory EVMS Georgetown George Washington Harvard Hawaii Jefferson John Hopkins Kentucky Loma Linda Maryland Mayo Medical School Meharry Medical College of Wisconsin Michigan State University Minnesota Mt. Sinai Northwestern NYMC NYU U of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Penn State Rosalind Franklin University Saint Louis University Stanford Stonybrook SUNY Upstate Tufts Tulane UCLA UCSF University of Connecticut University of Chicago University of Pennsylvania UT Southwestern (TMDSAS) UT Medical Branch Galveston (TMDSAS) Vanderbilt Virginia Commonwealth University Wake Forest Washington University (St. Louis) Wayne State Yale University Green: Financial aid and/or scholarship offered to Canadians Red: undergrad in USA is required
28USA Medical Schools AMCAS: 130 schools, TMDSAS: 8 schools For the most accurate/official information, purchase MSAR book at AMCAS.MCAT is very important; GPA not so much.Common Prerequisites: Biochem (w/ lab), English, Calc, Bio, O Chem, Phys (w/ lab), MathAt majority of the top-mid tier schools, >90% accepted applicants had research experience, >80% medically- related work, >70% community service/volunteer.Apply EARLY. Applications are reviewed as they come in.Expect interview dates earlier than Canadian schools.
29USA Medical Schools MSAR 09-10 stats: GPA scale for Western: Median oGPA (includes all undergrad courses) for top tiers are , mid tierMedian MCAT for top tier are 36Q/R, mid tier 33P/QClass size typically <200, matriculated international <10GradeGPA80-1004.070-793.060-692.050-591.0
30SummaryThere is a broad range of application processing methods in Canada – there is a school for every type of candidates.Consider options in the States. With a strong MCAT, opportunities are there. (GPA scale for Western is very favourable.)Plan early to meet prerequisites and keep as many doors open as possible.Do some research on your own as well! Find your fit.