Doctor of Medicine

Full Time

Doctor of Medicine

University of Alberta
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  • Bachelor
  • 4 years


Doctor of Medicine is a 4 years Bachelor program taught at University of Alberta, . The program is offered in campus-based modes with full Time options. To successfully obtain Doctor of Medicine from University of Alberta you are required to complete credit hours. After completion of Doctor of Medicine you will be able to further continue for advance studies or start career as Physician.

This intensive four-year program is designed to develop knowledgeable, compassionate, collaborative, reflective, and professional physicians committed to quality health care and lifelong learning.

Our innovative curriculum combines lectures and laboratory instruction with small-group case studies, problem-based learning, and preceptor-guided clinical skill sessions, providing a well-rounded degree that emphasizes education, research, and patient care.

You’ll spend years 1 and 2 building your foundational knowledge and skills while gaining progressive clinical exposure, culminating in immersive clinical training in years 3 and 4.

The MD Program is broad and deep, with an expansive yet highly structured curriculum and numerous opportunities for research and specialization.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission in Doctor of Medicine at University of Alberta for all applicants (Domestic or International) are:

  • program specific academic requirment set by University of Alberta.
  • English Language OR any other language requirments as set by University of Alberta as pre-requiste for admission in Doctor of Medicine.

Note: Please check the university website in the link below.

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. See requirements below for more details.

Important information about admission to the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

You must be a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada.

There is no direct entry from high school into the Doctor of Medicine program. Applicants must have obtained a baccalaureate degree prior to admission to the Doctor of Medicine program, completing a minimum of 2 years of transferable coursework (★60, of which ★30 must be taken full-time in one Fall/Winter) (★ = units of course weight)

To be eligible to apply, a minimum GPA of 3.30 is required for Alberta residents and 3.50 for Non-Alberta residents.

Applicants are required to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). To be eligible to apply, a minimum score of 124 in all categories is required for Alberta residents; for Non-Alberta residents applicants must have a 128 in CARS and 124 in CPBS, BBFL, and PSBB.

Applicants are required to complete the Secondary Medicine Application. It is comprised of reference letters, personal activities, and additional information.

Applicants who successfully complete both applications and meet all minimum requirements will be required to do additional testing.

Based on selection criteria, competitive applicants will be selected to participate in an interview for admission into the University of Alberta Doctor of Medicine Program.

Preference is not given to one degree program over another. There are no pre-requisite courses.

Note: Applicants to the Doctor of Medicine program must apply using the online application.

Alberta Grade 12 Preparation: It is recommended that students have the following Grade 12 subjects: English Language Arts 30-1, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Mathematics 30-1 and Physics 30.

Additional Requirements:

    1. Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) - All applicants must know their MCAT scores prior to the application deadline of October 1. If an applicant has written the MCAT more than once, applicants should submit MCAT scores from the most successful sitting. Scores from the new MCAT2015 exam will only be considered and have been written within the last five years prior to the application deadline. See University of Alberta Calendar for more information.
    2. Letters of reference
    3. Additional Testing
    4. Interview
    5. Spoken English language proficiency 

Required From Accepted Applicants:

    1. Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check(PIC)
    2. Medical Testing and Immunization Records
    3. Basic Life Support
    4. N95 Fit Testing

For more information on the admission requirements for the Doctor of Medicine Program, see the Applying to Medicine website

Courses Units

You need to complete credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

More Information

Established in 1913, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta is one of Canada’s premier health science institutes, with an international reputation for medical education and research and state-of-the-art teaching and clinical facilities.

As part of the largest teaching hospital in Western Canada, we are able to offer more than 50 residency programs, including Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology, and Cardiology.

For more information please visit the MD Program webpage.

Possible Careers

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