Laval Medical School Requirements and Acceptance Rate

The Université Laval Faculté de Médicine is one of 17 medical schools in Canada. It is also one of three medical schools in Canada that only teach in French.

In 2021, no statistics were released regarding the acceptance rate of this program. However, previous sources suggest that the acceptance rate is approximately 7.7% for Quebec residents, 4.9% for all other Canadian applicants, and 1.4% for international students.

The Laval medical school undergraduate requirements, including admission statistics, are categorized below in the priority of what an applicant must submit to be considered:


  1. Pre-requisite courses
  2. Minimum number of years of undergraduate study required
  3. GPA


  1. Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
  2. CASPer Test
  3. Interview

Laval Medical School Requirements: Prerequisite Courses

All students applying to the Laval Medical School must have completed at least 3 years of undergraduate study by the proposed year of entry. In addition to this applicants must have completed one of the following degrees:

  • University Arts and Science Major
  • University Natural Science Major (Must have taken the following courses or equivalents)
    • Biology 401
    • Chemistry 202
  • Any other university level degree (Must have taken the following courses or equivalents)
    • Mathematics NYA (or 103 or 103-RE) and NYB (or 203 or 203-RE)
    • Physics NYA (or 101), NYB (or 201) and NYC (or 301)
    • Chemistry NYA (or 101), NYB (or 201) and 202
    • Biology NYA (or 301) and 401

There are other degree options, click this link for more details.

Laval Med Requirements: GPA Calculation and Requirements

Laval has a bias towards in-province (IP) applicants over out-of-province (OOP) or international applicants. This is because the university wants students who graduate from their program to serve the communities they studied in. As a result admission requirements are more competitive for OOP/international applicants versus IP applicants.

Minimum Academic Rating to ApplyAverage Academic Rating of accepted applicantsLowest Academic Rating given admission

This University uses a CAG to calculate admissions averages. For more information on how this is calculated click here.

Laval Medical School Requirements: MCAT and CASPer 

MCAT and CASPer Overview:

CASPer RequiredMCAT RequiredMCAT Scores Considered

MCAT Admission Score Statistics:

C/P ScoreCARS ScoreB/B Score P/S Score
Minimum Score AdmittedNRNRNRNR
Average Score AcceptedNRNRNRNR

CASPer Test: The Canadian Professional Health Sciences test must be taken in French by November. Only the 90-minute situational judgement test is required. The CASPer snapshot will not be taken into consideration by the admissions committee.

Medical College Admission Test: The MCAT is not required by the admissions committee.

Laval Medical School Interview:

MandatoryBy InvitationNumber of Applicants InvitedEntering Class Size

Shortlisted candidates will be required to partake in a french only interview with the Laval admissions team. This interview will be used for all only french-speaking medical schools in Canada including Université de Montréal and Université de Sherbrooke.

The format of the interview is Mini-Entrevues Multiples (MEM) This is the same as an MMI Format where applicants will travel through 10 stations each with different role-play, task completion, or discussion situations. Interviewees will be given two minutes to read the situation and seven minutes to do the situation itself. A bell will be rung to notify you that you are halfway through the allotted time. If you are in a role-play situation or a task completion station, the remaining two minutes will be spent responding to the evaluator’s questions in order to explain your reasoning.

Since applicants are not required to submit any supplementary applications or letters of reference before their interviews, use this time to show them who you are as a person and why you would make a good fit for their program. Talk about things such as your past experiences, your motivation, and your community involvement.

If you are looking for interview practice check out our posts on both MMI Practice Questions and Standard Interview Practice Questions.

Laval Med Offers of Admission Decision:

Laval Medical School’s offers for admission will be based on the results of the multiple mini-interviews (MEM), with the exception of Quebec candidates, medical graduates outside of Canada or the United States (IMGs), and candidates from the First Nations and Inuit of Quebec (PNIQ).

Requirements for other Medical Schools in Canada:

If you would like an in-depth analysis of the medical school requirements for other universities in Canada click here. Or if you want information on a specific university click on any of the following links:

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