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Applying to Medical School

Canadian Medical Schools

There are 16 Canadian medical schools. They are accredited jointly by the CACMS and LCME; therefore, these schools provide their students with assured high-quality medical education. They have admissions policies and procedures similar to U.S. medical schools. However, except for McGill University, Canadian schools admit very few U.S. applicants.

The basic premedical science courses plus English are usually one requirement for admission. Because the educational system in Canada differs from the United States, the prerequisite educational level requirement varies with different schools. In addition, two schools have a three-year program and three require fluency in French.

Additional information about Canadian schools can be secured from the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges, Suite 120, 151 Slater Street, Ottawa, Canada K1P 5N1. It should be noted that the five medical schools of Ontario province (identified by an asterisk in Table 5.1) belong to a common application service and that applications to them should thus be directed to OMSAS, Ontario Universities' Application Center, P.O. Box 1328, 650 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 7P4.

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