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How We Select

The intention of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine is to prepare students to become physicians who have the capacity and flexibility to select any area in the broad field of medicine. The applicant is selected with this goal in mind. Faculty, medical students and members of the community are involved in the review of applications. 

Approximately 550 applicants will be invited to Hamilton for an interview in March or April of the year of entry. The selection of these applicants is based on the composite score which weights the grade point average from the Academic Assessment, the MCAT Verbal Reasoning OR Critical Analysis and Reasoning score, and scores from CASPer.

Geographic consideration is applied to determine the composition of the pool of applicants that are selected for interview (Geographical Status).

Because the interviews involve many other people, applicants must attend on the date and time specified. Applicants are responsible for their own travel expenses.

Due to the nature of the Multiple Mini-Interview, video-conference or telephone interviews are not possible.

Participation in the Interview process does not assume any previous health care knowledge. Applicants are not assessed on their knowledge of a specific health care problem.

For your interest, statistics on the background of our current students is made available to you:

Class of 2019

Class of 2018

Class of 2017

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