Memorial Medical School Requirements and Acceptance Rate

The Memorial University Faculty of Medicine is one of 17 medical schools in Canada. It is also known for its unique approach to learning in which medical school students are sent to four unique locations. Within each location, specific curriculums are taught to address region-specific demands.

In 2021, the Memorial medical school acceptance rate was approximately 10%. However, based on the type of applicant the acceptance rate for this university may vary. Newfoundland and Labrador applicants have an acceptance rate of approximately 22.6%. New Brunswick applicants have an acceptance rate of approximately 11.7%. PEI applicants have an acceptance rate of approximately 4%. Finally, all other Canadian applicants have an acceptance rate of 1.5%.

The Memorial 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. Supplementary Application
  4. Letter of Reference
  5. Interview

Mun Medical School Requirements: Prerequisite Courses

All students applying to Memorial Medical School must have completed at least 4 years (120credits) of undergraduate study by the proposed year of entry. There are no other prerequisite courses for this school.

Memorial Med Requirements: GPA Calculation and Requirements

Memorial University has a bias towards in-province (IP) and maritime applicants over out-of-province (OOP) 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 less competitive for IP applicants versus OOP applicants. The following is an approximate breakdown of how many seats are available for each type of applicant.

CompetitionApproximate # of Applications Received Approximate # of Places Available 
Newfoundland and Labrador
(Indigenous Applicants)
New Brunswick85-11010
Prince Edward Island40-604
Other Canadian Provinces 450+6
In the 2022 application cycle, there will be no priority given to New Brunswick Applicants
Minimum GPA to ApplyAverage Grade of accepted applicantsLowest GPA Admitted
None85%Not Released

Memorial Medical School will take the average of all courses taken when determining admissions averages.

Memorial Medical School Requirements: MCAT and CASPer 

MCAT and CASPer Overview:

CASPer RequiredMCAT RequiredMCAT Scores Considered
All Scores

MCAT Admission Score Statistics:

C/P ScoreCARS ScoreB/B Score P/S Score
Minimum Score AdmittedNoneNoneNoneNone
Average Score Accepted505-507 Total505-507 Total505-507 Total505-507 Total

CASPer Test: The Canadian Professional Health Sciences test must be taken in August of the year of application submission. Both the 90-minute situational judgement test and the snapshot is required. The CASPer SnapShot is required within 10 days of completing the CASPer exam.

Medical College Admission Test: The MCAT must be written and submitted by August. Any test that is written within 5 years of the application deadline is valid for the application cycle. The Admissions and Interview Committees will consider all writings of the MCAT and consider score improvements. For those looking for MCAT prep courses, we recommend those offered by the Princeton Review. They are a reputable long standing company that offers a variety of different course options to meet individual needs.

Supplementary Application

Applicants are given the opportunity to provide autobiographical information in their application. Applicants can list work experience and extracurricular activities such as volunteer work, health-related activities, community involvement, sports activities, and any other activities/information. However, it is appreciated that not all applicants have equal opportunities. Rather, the Committees seek consistency of both work experience and extracurricular activities and a demonstrated altruistic commitment to be involved with and contribute to their community.

The admissions team will seek to determine personal characteristics in the applicant such as integrity, respect for others’ choices and rights, compassion, empathy, personal insight, ability to communicate effectively, interpersonal skills, maturity, and motivation. The admissions committee strongly values consistency of experiences and a “demonstrated altruistic commitment to be involved with and contributing to their community”.

Mun Medical School Reference Letters:

Applicants will be required to provide two letters of recommendation. Applicants are not allowed to use family members, friends/colleagues of family members, neighbours, or someone who may be perceived as your peer as a referee. One applicant must be academic. For more information on the specifics of your medical school reference click here.

Memorial Medical School Interview:

MandatoryBy InvitationNumber of Applicants InvitedEntering Class Size

Shortlisted candidates will be required to partake in an interview with the Memorial admissions team. The interview format will be as follows:

  1. One 30-minute two-person panel traditional interview, designed to get to know the candidate via topics like decision making, life experiences, interactions with others, and future goals, and;
  2. Eight (6-minute) multiple-mini interview (MMI) stations. The MMI scenario is provided to the applicant asynchronously and their response is recorded for view by an assessor.  

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

Memorial Med Offers of Admission Decision:

Memorial Medical School’s offers for admission will be based upon a mix of academic achievement, supplemental application, and results of the interview process. Memorial University does not disclose any information about how each of the admission requirements is combined in the decision-making process.

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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