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 2017 (for Admission 2018)

NOTE: The MCAT must have been written prior to the application deadline of October 1, 2017. You must request that all of your MCAT results be released electronically specifically to the Admissions Office, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, via the AAMC MCAT Test Site and specifically between October 10, 2017 and October 24, 2017. Even if you have released your scores to our office prior to October 10, 2017, you must re-release them during the above stated time period. Only scores released during the above stated time period will be considered. 

For application fall of 2017 for entry fall of 2018, 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 2017 for entry fall of 2018 are from April 2015. In the on-line application, for only your most recent test, you must record the section score and percentile rank for each of the sections listed, as well as the total score and total score percentile rank. Depending on the date that you wrote 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. Confidence bands are not considered and any further AAMC adjustments to percentile scores after our MCAT score release deadline of October 24, 2017, will not be considered. We will not confirm receipt of MCAT scores.

The Admissions Committee removed individuals who applied in the last admissions cycle from further consideration if their total MCAT score was < the 24th percentile in the MCAT written April 2015 onwards. Applicants applying by October 1, 2017, for entry in 2018 should note that the Admissions Committee will evaluate the MCAT scores of all applicants before determining the required minimum MCAT score for incoming 2018 medical students (the required total MCAT score likely will be similar to last year or slightly higher). 

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 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 2017 (for Admission 2018)

NOTE: The MCAT must have been written prior to the application deadline of October 1, 2017. You must request that all of your MCAT results be released electronically specifically to the Admissions Office, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, via the AAMC MCAT Test Site and specifically between October 10, 2017 and October 24, 2017. Even if you have released your scores to our office prior to October 10, 2017, you must re-release them during the above stated time period. Only scores released during the above stated time period will be considered. 

For application fall of 2017 for entry fall of 2018, MCAT scores must be obtained in one sitting prior to the application deadline. The earliest accepted scores for application 2017 for entry fall of 2018 are from April 2015.  In the on-line application, for only your most recent test, you must record the section score and percentile rank for each of the sections listed, as well as the total score and total score percentile rank.  Depending on the date that you wrote 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. Confidence band scores are not considered and any further adjustments to percentile scores by the AAMC after our MCAT score release deadline of October 24, 2017, will not be considered. We will not be confirming receipt of MCAT scores.

A total score of 506 is required 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.

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 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

Multiple Mini Interview

The 2018 MMI dates are: March 17-18

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 (including being cited for any professionalism issues during your training)?
  • 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

This is under review and the outcome of the review will be available by November 1, 2017, in an updated 2018 Applicant Information Document posted to this webpage.