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FAQ’s How to apply for Medicine: Canada

Who can apply for medicine in Canada?
To enter into a medical program, the student must have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or another appropriate field.

What is the average GPA at Undergraduate level required to gain admission for medicine in Canada?
The average GPA score of candidates gaining admission for medicine in Canada is 3.7 and higher.

What are the other requirements to gain admission for medicine?
Candidates have to do the MCAT exam and gain a competitive score in it.

What is MCAT? Where can you do it?
The MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking and writing skills in addition to the examinee’s knowledge of science concepts and principles as a prerequisite to the study of medicine. The results are valid for five years.

What is the duration of medicine studies?
It is usually 3 to 4 years duration at medical school before entering residency.

How many students gain admission to do medicine in Canada?
Admission to a Medicine program is highly competitive. Of all the applications in a year, 25 % gain admission each year.

Are there any alternate options for gaining admissions to medicine?
Instead of doing a direct Bachelors in Canada, candidates can choose to do an initial associate degree, gain post study work rights, find a job and then apply for a Permanent Residency. Candidate can complete the rest of Bachelors at a reduced cost and also get the benefit of having more chances of admission as more seats will be open for Canadian residents.

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