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Non Direct Program
This program is not available to students with only a high school diploma. University credit is required before admission.

Our MD program is designed to ensure that participants graduate with a common foundation of knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes. This general professional education prepares undifferentiated graduates for subsequent education in primary or specialty care areas.

Program Options

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

Admission Information

Please read our comprehensive admissions guide for details about applying to the undergraduate Medicine program.

Applications are now closed. Application deadline for entry August 2017 has now passed. No late applications or application fee payments will be accepted.

Academic Requirements

You will need to complete the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) before the application deadline. 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.

Four year Baccalaureate Degree
To apply for the Medicine program you need to have completed, or be in your last year, of a four year degree program. The minimum admission average will change depending on your residency status: Saskatchewan applicants must have attained an academic average of 75% or greater. Out of province applicants must have attained an academic average of 83% or higher. See the admissions guide for details about how these averages are calculated.

Residency and Citizenship

You must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status and have lived in Canada for at least three years prior to September 1st of the year in which admission is being sought.

Saskatchewan residents
The majority of spaces in the program are reserved for Saskatchewan residents. You normally must have physically resided in Saskatchewan for three years directly preceding the year you are seeking admission. Exceptions are made for long time residents, and members or family members of the Armed Forces of Canada or RCMP. See the admissions guide for details.

Yukon, Northwest, or Nunavut territory residents
Using the same criteria above, residents of the territories can apply as Saskatchewan residents.

Aboriginal applicants
Ten percent of first year spaces are reserved for persons of Canadian Aboriginal descent. See the admissions guide for details.

Out of province applicants
Up to ten percent of positions may be held by out of province applicants. As with Saskatchewan residents, they must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status and have lived in Canada for at least three years prior to September 1st of the year in which admission is being sought.

Personal Qualities

Personal qualities are assessed primarily by a multiple mini-interview (MMI) held during one weekend in March. Not all candidates will be invited to the interview phase. 

Medicine: Is it for You?

  • The diverse research areas of our faculty include biomedical imaging using synchrotron technology; cardiovascular research; cancer and cell cycle regulation; developmental biology; diabetes and other metabolic disorders; immunology; infectious diseases; neurosciences; and structural biology. Our research projects often involve collaborations with clinical scientists.
  • The College of Medicine offers a number of health-care training programs that lead to both undergraduate and post-graduate certification in medical health care.
  • Graduates from the College are recognized across the country for their success in licensing exams and are well-respected by post-graduate specialty training programs.
  • The College has adopted a distributed model of medical education. In addition to the main campus at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, there are satellite campuses located in Regina and Prince Albert.
  • Since the College of Medicine is one of Canada’s smallest medical schools, you will get to know everyone in your class, as well as develop strong relationships with physicians, faculty and staff.
  • We have many diverse student groups. There is sure to be one that interests you! Some examples include:
    • Aboriginal and Rural Remote Health Interest Group
    • Health Sciences Camp
    • Living Well: Physician Wellness Initiative
    • Equity, Diversity and Gender Group

Sample Classes

  • MED 204: Professional Skills II
  • Through direct student/patient interaction and small group tutorials, stresses the refinement of basic clinical skills, the physician/patient relationship, and will introduce diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.
  • MED 302: Systemic Pathology
    Study of the pathogenic mechanisms and pathology involved in clinical disease processes as applied to patient management.
  • MED 404: Family Medicine
    Clerkship students will participate in a six-week primary outpatient-based experience. The students will do two weeks in one of the Family Medicine Teaching Units or an urban practice and four weeks in a rural or remote location. The four principles of Family Medicine will be stressed. The Family Medicine clerkship will provide exposure to the full spectrum of early undifferentiated health problems commonly encountered in the community setting. Clerkship students will also have a two-week rotation in an Emergency Department.

Career Opportunities

The physician graduating from the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan will possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes basic to all physicians such that he/she may satisfactorily proceed to further training in any area of the profession.

The primary objective is that the physician be able to identify, analyze and manage clinical problems in a way that provides effective, efficient and humane patient care.

The physician graduating from the Faculty will have had an opportunity to pursue an area of interest during the undergraduate training period.

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