There 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.
List of low tuition universities
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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