To become a doctor in Canada, students must graduate from an approved MD program at an accredited university (3 or more likely 4 years), followed by completing a residency (2-5 years) and a fellowship for certain specializations (1-2 years).
There are different admission requirements for each school. Look at the prerequisites carefully to ensure you have the required courses. Admission committees of different schools vary in their emphasis on GPA, MCAT, references and extracurricular activities. Each school will calculate your GPA differently.
- Ontario Medical Schools Application Service
- Canadian Medical Association
- The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada
- MCAT Registration
- Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Western)
- Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine (McMaster University)
- Northern Ontario School of Medicine
- University of Ottawa
- Queen’s University
- University of Toronto
Professional Health Programs
There are many opportunities for students who are interested in the health field beyond medical school or dentistry, such as nursing, rehabilitation sciences, or other related fields.
- Western Compressed Time Frame BScN Nursing
- Western Rehabilitation Sciences – Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology
- Western Masters of Public Health
- McMaster University School of Rehabilitation Sciences – Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy
- University of Ottawa (French language program)
- Queen’s University School of Rehabilitation Therapy – Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy
- University of Toronto Department of Physical Therapy
- University of Toronto Occupational Therapy
- University of Toronto Speech-Language Pathology
There are two dental schools in Ontario and a total of 10 dental schools across Canada. Admission to Ontario’s dental schools requires completion of at least two years of an accredited undergraduate degree program. All practitioners must fulfill the requirements of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) before they are licensed to practice in Ontario.
There are different admission requirements for each school. Look at the prerequisites carefully to ensure you have the required courses. Admission committees of different schools vary in their emphasis on GPA, DAT, references and extracurricular activities. Each school will calculate your GPA differently.