All applicants to the MD Program are required to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) prior to, and within five years of, the application deadline date and must release their scores to OMSAS by November 1st of the year of application.
- For those who have written the MCAT prior to April 2015, but within five years of the application deadline, the score from the Verbal Reasoning section of the MCAT will be used in both formulae (offer of interview and advancement to collation). A minimum score of 6 on the Verbal Reasoning component is required. The scores from other sections of the MCAT will not be considered in the selection process. The Verbal Reasoning score will continue to be accepted for five years from the date it was written, as long as it is the applicant's most recent MCAT score.
- For those writing the new MCAT (available beginning April 2015), the score from the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Section of the MCAT will be used in both formulae (offer of interview and advancement to Collation). A minimum score of 123 is required. The scores on the other sections of the MCAT will not be considered in the selection process.
- The most recent test result will be used for those applicants who attempt the MCAT more than once. For more information on the MCAT, click here
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.