Dreaming of Studying Medicine in Canada? Here’s What You Need to Know

OM Prakash
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University Of Alberta

Canada is known for its quality education system and attracts students from all over the world, but it is important to note that there are no MBBS programs available in the country. Instead, Canada offers the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree, which follows a different educational path than MBBS programs found elsewhere.

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Eligibility For MD Programs In Canada

Education: You will need a bachelor’s degree in science (or a similar field) with good grades. Most universities want a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0.

Standardized Testing: The MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) is almost always required. Some universities may also ask for additional tests such as Casper (Canadian Scholastic Aptitude Test) for future doctors.

English Skills: You must show how well you speak English by taking tests like IELTS or TOEFL. Different universities have different minimum score requirements.

International Students: If you are not from Canada, you must meet immigration regulations and obtain a study permit to attend a Canadian university.

Depending on your school and program, school fees can range from $26,000 to CAD 96,000 per year. Additional living expenses such as accommodation, food and transportation should also be included.

Top Universities For MD Programs in Canada

  • McGill University (Montreal, Quebec)
  • University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)
  • McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario)
  • University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta)
  • Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario)
  • Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
  • University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • University of Calgary (Calgary, Alberta)
  • University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
  • University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Application Process

Explore your options: Find the MD programs and universities that best fit your interests and studies.
Ensure you’re eligible: Double-check that you meet all the requirements, like grades, exams, and English skills.

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