McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
|Number of Seats 2011||203|
|Number of Applicants 2010||3790 (1 in 18.7 odds)|
|Length of Degree||3 years|
|Proficiency in English Testing||Yes|
At least three years of full-time studies (five full year worth of credits) in any undergraduate program.
Required Courses: There are no required courses.
Required GPA: Minimum needed: 3.0 GPA of 4.0, Mean 2008/2009: 3.86.
GPA Calculation: All undergraduate courses including summer courses are taken as a simple average. Masterâ€™s degree holders get +0.01, PhD get additional +0.04 to GPA.
MCAT: Must have a minimum of 6 on the Verbal Reasoning component. The other components will not be considered in the selection process.
CASper: Applicants must complete the Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics which is a web-based assessment of interpersonal and decision making skills. It may be taken on October 24 or October 27, with registration starting September 1. For more information click here.
Autobiographical Sketch: Applicants must complete the autobiographical section answering 5 questions.
Letters of Recommendation: At least three are required with at least one referee being non-academic.
Interview: Several hundred applicants (546 in 2009) are invited to interview. The format is the Multiple Mini-Interview with applicants moving through 12 stations each lasting 8 minutes, and each dealing with a separate issue.