University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa

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Undergraduate Medical Education

University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa

Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Field of Study:Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,075
International: $38,029


The program leading to the Doctor of Medicine degree includes 147 weeks of instruction (72 weeks of which are devoted to clinical work) scheduled over four calendar years. Pre-clerkship is devoted to the teaching and learning of biomedical sciences, whereas Clerkship is devoted to clinical work. During medical studies, students should demonstrate the intelligence, the integrity, and the personal and emotional characteristics deemed necessary for competent physicians. Their behaviour must be consistent with an acceptable code of professional ethics, such as stated in the Faculty's Standards of Ethical and Professional Behaviour.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applications will be accepted from students in good standing who will have successfully completed, prior to the beginning of June preceding registration, in a recognized university, three years of full-time studies (five courses per semester each per year) in any undergraduate program leading to a bachelor’s degree, including specific prerequisite courses completed with a minimum Grade of B (CÉGEP equivalent 70%):

    Course requirements:

    Note: Units are equivalent to credits.

    - 6 units in humanities /Social Sciences (see examples)

    - 6 units in Biology (we also accept Anatomy and Physiology courses)

    - 3 units in Organic Chemistry

    - 3 units in Chemistry

    - 3 units in Biochemistry

    - 3 units in Statistics

    Note: 3 units (credits) are equivalent to a one(1) semester course, and 6 units (credits) are equivalent to either one full-year course or two semester-long courses.

    See website for additional requirements.

    Test Scores:
    • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. C1] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 23, 2021