Notice of Pending Requirement Changes:  On May 30, 2018, the Admissions Committee put forward a notice-of-motion to Faculty Council recommending that a maximum of five applications be allowed for entrance into our undergraduate medical training program.  Individuals already unsuccessful in five applications as of entrance in 2018 will be allowed one additional application, provided it is submitted for entrance in 2019 or 2020.  Results of the vote on this motion will be posted following the next Faculty Council meeting on September 26, 2018.

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.

Notice of Requirement Change: On May 30, 2018, Faculty Council approved the changes to the admission requirements for out-of-province resident applicants.  Out-of-Province applicants will now require a minimum university academic average of 85.0% and a Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) minimum result of the 80th percentile for the test sum and for each of the four section scores.  Only the most recent MCAT will be considered.

MCAT

New MCAT Fee Assistance Program for Canadians
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) are piloting a new fee assistance program for Canadian examinees in financial need who register for the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) during the 2018 testing year.
 
Canadian applicants who qualify will receive reduced scheduling, rescheduling, and cancellation rates for the 2018 and 2019 testing years. Canadian examinees will be able to register for an MCAT exam date through this pilot fee assistance program beginning on February 1, 2018.
 
Applications to the MCAT Fee Assistance Program open November 1, 2017.

Students interested in the Fee Assistance Program for Canadians can learn more about the eligibility criteria, application process, and deadlines by visiting AFMC's website at http://www.afmc.ca/en/mcat-fee-assistance-program. AFMC will review applications, determine eligibility for financial assistance and notify awardees.

Saskatchewan Resident  and Aboriginal Admissions MCAT Requirements as of Application October 2018 (for Admission 2019)

NOTE: The MCAT must have been written prior to the application deadline of October 1, 2018. You must request that all of your MCAT results be released electronically specifically to the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine via the AAMC MCAT Test Site and specifically between October 23, 2018 and October 31, 2018. Even if you have released your scores to the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine prior to October 23, 2018, 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 2018 for entry fall of 2019, no minimum MCAT section or test sum 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 2018 for entry fall of 2019 are from April 2015. Only the most recent MCAT will be considered. Confidence bands are not considered and any further AAMC adjustments to percentile scores after our MCAT score release deadline of October 31, 2018, 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 test sum was < the 26th percentile in the MCAT written April 2015 onwards. Applicants applying by October 1, 2018, for entry in 2019 should note that the Admissions Committee will evaluate the MCAT scores of all applicants before determining the required minimum MCAT score for incoming 2019 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 test sum percentile with the individual’s university academic average (UAA). Inconsistency within the MCAT section results, or discordance between the MCAT test sum 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 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 2018 (for Admission 2019)

The MCAT must have been written prior to the application deadline of October 1, 2018. You must request that all of your MCAT results be released electronically specifically to the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine via the AAMC MCAT Test Site and specifically between October 23, 2018 and October 31, 2018. Even if you have released your scores to our office prior to October 23, 2018, you must re-release them during the above stated time period. Only scores released during the above stated time period will be considered.

To be eligible to apply in the fall of 2018 for entry fall of 2019, Out-of-Province Resident applicants must meet a minimum result of the 80th percentile for the test sum and for each of the four section scores. MCAT scores must be obtained in one sitting prior to the application deadline. The earliest accepted scores for application 2018 for entry fall of 2019 are from April 2015.  Only the most recent MCAT will be considered. Confidence band scores are not considered and any further adjustments to percentile scores by the AAMC after our MCAT score release deadline of October 31, 2018, will not be considered. We will not be confirming receipt of MCAT scores.

The Admissions Committee, in assessing an individual’s application, will review the MCAT section scores for consistency and for concordance of the MCAT test sum percentile with the individual’s university academic average (UAA). Inconsistency within the MCAT section results, or discordance between the MCAT test sum 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 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 2019 MMI dates are: March 16-17

Admission Acceptance Deposit

The MD program tuition is $17,474.00 for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants who are offered admission must pay a non-refundable deposit of 10% ($1,747.00) 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

NOTE:  Applicants will have 5 business days from the date a negative application decision is emailed to launch an appeal of that decision.
 
The Admissions Appeals Committee will hear and decide upon applicant appeals of decisions made by the Admissions Committee. If you appeal, your appeal must include the Appeal Form (below) which you have filled out and signed. The Appeal Form and any attachments must be submitted in writing (hard copy with signature) and received in the Admissions Office on or before the deadline. Appeals are to be sent to the Chair of the Admissions Appeals Committee, c/o Admissions Office, Box 17, Room 5B53.2, Health Sciences Building, University of Saskatchewan, 107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5E5. An appeal initiated by email correspondence will not be accepted.

As outlined in the Policy on Admission to Degree Programs - Admission Decisions - Appeal of Admission Decisions, ratified by University Council on May 1st, 2012 - “Grounds for an admission appeal shall be limited to: (1) unit procedural errors, (2) evidence that the information used in the assessment of the decision was wrong or incomplete, or (3) evidence that the assessment was not made according to the published admission qualifications and selection criteria. A failure by the applicant to provide accurate and complete information in accordance with the established admission qualifications and selection criteria shall not be grounds for an appeal. The decision of the Appeals Committee is final and no further appeal procedure will be entertained.” Any appeal launched must specify the ground(s) the appeal is based on.