Preparing Your Application

To be eligible to apply to Memorial’s Medical School, the admission requirements are:

  • a bachelor's degree at a recognized university or university college before admission;
  • two letters of reference (one preferably being academic);
  • the MCAT exam written within 5 years of the application deadline. 

In exceptional circumstances an application may be considered from someone who does not expect to hold a bachelor's degree at the time of admission.  Such an applicant will have completed at least 60 credit hours at a recognized university or university college before admission and be a student who has work related or other experience acceptable to the Admissions Committee

All applicants must write the MCAT prior to the application deadline. Please refer to Important Dates.

For specifics on admission requirements, you should read the Memorial University of Newfoundland and  Faculty of Medicine calendars, paying particular attention to the Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.  Applicants should read the Essential Skills and Abilities Required for the Study of Medicine. 

The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) provides the Online Admissions Application Service only for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland.  All decisions are made by the Admissions Office, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland. 

Applicants are required to pay an application processing fee of $75 to Memorial University of Newfoundland, as well as an application service fee of $156.75 (plus applicable taxes) to CaRMS at the time of application.  All fees are non-refundable and must be paid online by credit card. 

Applicants who have financial barriers to paying the processing fees should contact the Admissions Office for advice, 709-864-6328. Candidates seeking financial assistance will be asked to provide documentation to support their request.  Requests for financial support should be made on or before August 29 to allow sufficient time for document evaluation by the Admissions Office; no extensions to the deadline date will be given if an applicant requests financial assistance within two weeks of the application deadline. 

All supporting documents must be submitted to:

CaRMS - Document Centre
171 Nepean Street, Suite 101
Ottawa, ON   K2P 0B4

DO NOT send transcripts, references, or MCAT scores to the Admissions Office at Memorial University. 

The CaRMS Online Admissions Application Service will open on July 3, 2019 for the 2019-2020 application cycle. The dealine for complete applications, including submission of MCAT scores, references, and official transcripts, is Wednesday, September 11 @ 1700 NDT (Newfoundland Daylight Time). Incomplete applications will not be considered and refunds will not be issued.