Notice of Admissions Change - Diversity and Social Accountability Admissions Program (DSAAP)

The University Senate has approved the Diversity and Social Accountability Admissions Program (DSAAP) for the College of Medicine.  This change will come into effect for application fall of 2017 (application deadline October 1st) for entry August 2018.  Full details of the program will be provided in the Applicant Information Document which will be posted on this page on or before July 1, 2017. 

On January 20, 2017, the College of Medicine Admissions Committee determined that EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY any inquiry pertaining to the review and evaluation of a foreign transcript (not including USA institutions) must be accompanied by a valid Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) result (i.e., test written no earlier than April, 2015). Foreign transcripts related to study-abroad coursework are not included in this ruling.

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Saskatchewan Resident  and Aboriginal Admissions MCAT Requirements as of Application October 2016 (for Admission 2017)

The Faculty Council of the College of Medicine has approved the following for implementation of the MCAT requirement and phase-in of the updated version of the MCAT. Also, for application October 2015 and October 2016, no minimum MCAT section or sum scores will be required:

The MCAT must be completed prior to the application deadline of October 1st, 2016.  Depending on the date that you write the MCAT, your test scores may or may not be available by the application deadline.  You will be able to submit your application even if your MCAT scores are not yet available.  You must release all of your MCAT scores to the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine by October 21st, 2016. 

For application fall of 2016 for entry fall of 2017, no minimum MCAT section or total score percentile will be required (however, see the next paragraph).  MCAT scores must be obtained in one sitting prior to the application deadline.  The earliest accepted scores for application 2016 for entry fall of 2017 are from 2013.  Only the most recent MCAT will be considered.  We will not be confirming receipt of MCAT scores with you and no adjustment will be made to the MCAT total score percentile after October 21st, 2016.

Note that for individuals who applied for entry in August 2016, a total score percentile  < the 24th percentile in the older MCAT or < the 14th percentile in the current (2015 onwards) MCAT were considered incongruent with the minimum 75% UAA required to apply.  Applicants with best MCAT scores below either of these two percentile values were removed from further consideration (also see item J on page 6 of the Applicant Information document).

The Admissions Committee, in assessing an individual’s application, will review the MCAT section scores for consistency and for concordance of the MCAT total score percentile with the individual’s university academic average (UAA). Inconsistency within the MCAT section results, or discordance between the MCAT total score percentile and the UAA (e.g., MCAT result unexpectedly low based on the UAA), can serve as grounds for the Admissions Committee to remove an individual’s application from further consideration. 

While prerequisite courses are not mandatory, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete equivalent/similar courses (introductory level Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Statistics, Sociology and Psychology) to ensure readiness for the basic sciences covered in the first two years of the undergraduate medical curriculum and to prepare for the MCAT as well.   Registration for the MCAT is online

For information regarding acceptable MCAT results for future applications, please see below.

Admission Cycle MCAT Accepted
Application Fall of 2016 for Entry Fall of 2017 MCAT (2013 earliest) – most recent score
Application Fall of 2017 for Entry Fall of 2018 MCAT (April 2015 earliest) – most recent score
Application Fall of 2018 for Entry Fall of 2019 MCAT (April 2015 earliest) – most recent score
Application Fall of 2019 for Entry Fall of 2020 MCAT (2016 earliest) – most recent score


Out-of- Province Residents MCAT Requirements for Application October 2016 (for Admission 2017)

The Faculty Council of the College of Medicine has approved the following for the phase-in of the updated version of the MCAT:

All Out-of-Province applicants must complete the MCAT prior to the application deadline of October 1, 2016.  Depending on the date that you write the MCAT, your test scores may or may not be available by the application deadline.  You will be able to submit your application even if your MCAT scores are not yet available.  You must release all of your score(s) to the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine by October 21st, 2016. We will not be confirming receipt of MCAT scores with you and no adjustment will be made to the total score percentile after October 21st, 2016.

For application fall of 2016 for entry fall of 2017, MCAT scores must be obtained in one sitting prior to the application deadline.  The earliest accepted scores for application 2016 for entry fall of 2017 are from 2013.  Only the most recent MCAT score will be considered.

Acceptable minimum scores for the MCAT written from 2013 to January 31, 2015:  Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences sections must total a minimum of 30 (no score less than 8 on any section). 

Acceptable minimum on the current MCAT:  A total score of 506 with specific section minimums as follows:   Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems >127; Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills >127; Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems >126; and Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior >126. 

While prerequisite courses are not mandatory, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete equivalent/similar courses (introductory level Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Statistics, Sociology and Psychology) to ensure readiness for the basic sciences covered in the first two years of the undergraduate medical curriculum and to prepare for the MCAT as well.   Registration for the MCAT is online. 

For information regarding acceptable MCAT results for future applications, please see below.

Admission Cycle MCAT Accepted
Application Fall of 2016 for Entry Fall of 2017 MCAT (2013 earliest) – most recent score
Application Fall of 2017 for Entry Fall of 2018 MCAT (April 2015 earliest) – most recent score
Application Fall of 2018 for Entry Fall of 2019 MCAT (April 2015 earliest) – most recent score
Application Fall of 2019 for Entry Fall of 2020 MCAT (2016 earliest) – most recent score

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Admission Acceptance Deposit

The MD program tuition is $16,642.00 for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants who are offered admission must pay a non-refundable deposit of 10% ($1,664.00) of the tuition by the deadline date of the acceptance of the offer. That is, candidates who withdraw their admission acceptance after paying the fee will forfeit the 10% deposit.

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Criminal record check

All applicants offered admission will be required to submit a criminal record check including vulnerable sector screening to the College of Medicine by the first day of orientation of the year of entry.

All applicants should familiarize themselves with the Criminal Record Check Policy and Procedures. Results will be shared, including sharing a copy of the documentation, with: (i) the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan and (ii) other medical and/or educational institutions as required. In the event that an applicant is found to be ineligible for an educational license, the offer of admission will be revoked.

Applicants to the College of Medicine will be required to answer the following questions on the application form and provide detailed information for any question(s) answered “Yes”:
  • Have you ever been suspended, disqualified, censured, or had any disciplinary action taken against you as a member of any profession?
  • Have you at any time been suspended, expelled, required to discontinue, or otherwise disciplined (including being denied readmission) for any academic or non-academic offence by a   post-secondary institution?
  • Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence (this includes any offence for which pardon has been received)?
  • Have you been arrested or charged with any criminal offence, in Canada or elsewhere?
  • To the best of your current knowledge and belief, are you currently under investigation for possible criminal conduct, in Canada or elsewhere?
If you are a future applicant considering application to the U of S College of Medicine and answer “yes” to any of the preceding questions, it is recommended that you contact the Admissions Office to have an informal review of the details of your background completed to determine future possible concerns with regard to admission or licensure as a medical student.
 

Immunization Requirements

For full details on the Immunization Requirements please see our policy here.

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Admissions Appeal

A completed and signed copy of the Appeal Form must be attached to your appeal documentation.

Information regarding the appeal policy, the grounds for an appeal, and to whom the appeal should be addressed (in writing) is located on page 14 (section XIII Admissions Appeal Process) of the Applicant Information Document.