Admissions Cycle Update

Admissions Update

Now that our final interview date is fast approaching, we have been getting a number of questions about when invitations will go out, and when students will receive a final decision.


Here is a quick update.


We can now confirm that interview invitations for the final interview date on April 18th will start to go out this week. As usual these invitations will go out on a rolling basis and we anticipate that more invitations will continue to go out next week as well.

We will also be sending out refusal emails beginning later this week. Please note, every year we do hold off on releasing some of our decisions until the final interview date. This is to ensure that should there be any last minute interview cancellations we will be able to offer these spots to additional applicants.

We will be sure to update the blog once all invitation spots for the April date have been filled.

If you have any questions, as always, feel free to contact the Admissions Office or send us a comment through the blog.

Future Careers in Healthcare Event – Save the Date!

Open House "Save the Date"

Interested in learning more about a career in Medicine? Trying to decide between the variety of healthcare disciplines that are available? This open house event is for you.

Save the date! On Saturday, June 6th, 2015 we will be holding our annual Future Careers in Healthcare Event – a student-led open house showcasing the wide variety of healthcare programs available at U of T. Connect with current students and admissions representatives to learn more about your programs of interest, how to apply, and what a career in that field might look like for you.

More information and event registration details coming soon. Check our website often for updates.

MythBusters: In U of T’s admissions process, preference is given to applicants from Ontario.

This myth is FALSE.

There is no quota, cap or limit to the number of students who can be admitted from out-of province or Ontario to fill our 259 spots. All applicants are viewed equally. International students (students who are not Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada) may also be considered for admission to our medical program. As well, Canadian students who are studying outside of Canada will be considered. Admission requirements are reflective of where you are studying and/or where you completed your studies – inside or outside of Canada. For more on this, see the Academic Requirements section of our website and select the link that corresponds with your academic background.

Have a question about this? Feel free to ask it via the comments section of this post.


Social Media and Communications

Image: Social Media / ePublicist / CC BY-ND 2.0

Image: Social Media / ePublicist / CC BY-ND 2.0

Did you know that the Office of Admissions is also active on Facebook and Twitter?

We do our best to broadcast information through a variety of channels – of course this includes our website, this blog, through personalized email updates and on social media channels. We want to reach prospective students and applicants in as many ways as we can.

Want to read about interesting news stories, research and discoveries coming out of the Faculty of Medicine? We’ve got those highlights covered. Interested in updates on the admissions cycle? We’ll send these out too. Want to learn more about student life? Check out the “Faces of U of T Medicine” profiles that we share via our social media platforms.

We are excited to share more about our community with you, so if there is something you are interested in learning about, let us know! We are always looking for new ideas on how we can communicate with you.

MythBusters: I heard that special preference is given to current/previous U of T students who apply to Medicine at U of T?

This myth is FALSE.

There is no preference given to current/previous U of T students in terms of our admissions process. In fact all schools are viewed equally. The specific school that you are attending or have previously attended does not factor into your admission decision. But of course the GPA from your undergraduate program of study will!