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About the Selection Process

Admission to the Faculty of Medicine is highly competitive and meeting the eligibility requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

In the past few years, about 2500 applications have been received per cycle; about 500 interviews conducted for approximately 185 available positions in the first year class

We work hard to maintain a fair and balanced selection process. We attend to current best-practices with respect to the predictive validity of the tools we use (such as the multiple mini-interviews), and seek through our processes to appreciate each applicant's unique trajectory and perspective, life experiences, and accomplishments – as factors that can be recognized and understood for their value in a future career in medicine.

Note: Applications are evaluated according to applicant category.

Preliminary assessment: Getting to the interview

Step 1 ► Academic evaluation 

An evaluation of academic performance is conducted for all complete applications.  There is no strict GPA threshold for consideration. Academic records are evaluated and ranked in comparison with others in the same applicant category.

Step 2 ► Evaluation of non-academic criteria

Based on the academic evaluation, competitive applications proceed to a review of the supporting documents (the combined CV and Personal Narrative). The assessment of supplemental documents is carried out for approximately 4 to 6 times the number of candidates we intend to interview. For example, if we intend to interview 50 people in a particular applicant category, the supporting documents of the top 200-300 files in that cohort are evaluated.

Step 3 ► Determining the interview invitation list

In order to determine which candidates will be invited to interviews, results of academic and supplemental document evaluation are weighted as follows:

For all applicants

Final assessment: Getting an offer

For applicants invited to the multiple mini-interviews, the final rank order list (which includes those who will receive an offer of admission and those who will be placed on a waiting list) is calculated as follows:

For applicants to the M.D.,C.M.
(and combined programs, excluding NTP)
For applicants to the IMG, NTP and Med-P programs

(Note that these formulas are guidelines only and are subject to review and change by the Admissions Board and the Admissions Committee at any time).

Waiting list

We keep our waiting list active as long as feasible, often right until the beginning of classes. We do not release wait list ranking information.