List of low tuition medical universities in Canada

low tuThere are numerous low tuition or cheap medical universities in Canada offering Medical courses to international students. Note that the first year program is a preparatory year and designed for international students without bachelor degrees in appropriate sciences. Before entering into the 4th year medical program, the student would have completed bachelor degree in Biology or other appropriate science fields.

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

The MCAT is a standardized and recognized multiple-choice examination in canada designed to assess the various problem solving, critical thinking and writing skills in addition to the applicants knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

The test consists of four test sections: the Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences sections contain multiple-choice questions and the scores range from a low of 1 to a high of 15 for each section; the Writing Sample section consists of two essays and the total score ranges from a low of J to a high of T.

The computer-based test is given at established test centers in Canada, the United States and overseas.. The the test day is about four and one-half hours. The regular examination fee was $270 in US funds for the 2013 test dates.

Tuition fees

Medicine $29,198
Nursing $16,435
Pharmacy $30,479
Veterinary medicine $51,538


List of low tuition universities

Memorial University: Faculty of Medicine

McMaster University: Faculty of Health Sciences

Dalhousie University: Faculty of Medicine

Western University: Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Université Laval: Faculté de medicine

Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Université de Sherbrooke: Faculté de médecine et des sciences

University of Manitoba: Faculty of Medicine

Université de Montréal: Faculté de medicine

University of Saskatchewan: College of Medicine

McGill University: Faculty of Medicine

University of Alberta: Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

University of Calgary

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