UdeM Medical School Requirements and Acceptance Rate

The Université de Montréal Faculty of Medicine 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 rates of this program. However, previous sources suggest that the acceptance rate is approximately 13% for Quebec residents, 2.8% for all other Canadian applicants, and 5.3% for international students.

The UdeM 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

UdeM Medical School Requirements: Prerequisite Courses

Most students applying to the UdeM Medical School must have completed at least 4 years (120 credits) of full-time undergraduate study by the proposed year of entry. Quebec residents can apply after a 3-years CEGEP diploma. There are no prerequisite course requirements for applicants.

UdeM Med Requirements: GPA Calculation and Requirements

UdeM has a bias towards in-province (IP) 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 more competitive for OOP applicants versus IP applicants.

Minimum GPA to ApplyAverage GPA of accepted applicantsLowest GPA Admitted

UdeM 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. 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.

UdeM Medical School Interview:

MandatoryBy InvitationNumber of Applicants InvitedEntering Class Size

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

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.

UdeM Med Offers of Admission Decision:

UdeM Medical School’s offers for admission will be based upon a mix of academic achievement, supplemental application, and results of the interview process. This 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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