Medicine (Pre-professional transfer program- University of Calgary)

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  • Degree is granted by the transfer institution


  • Lethbridge


Fall & Spring

Program description

Pre-professional transfer programs at uLethbridge facilitate a jump start on your professional career in a smaller, more personal environment than some of the larger universities.

Through arrangements between the University of Lethbridge and professional Faculties at other universities, transfer programs have been established that will prepare students for admission to professional programs offered at other institutions.

Not only will you save money on things like tuition and your cost of living, but you’ll also have access to the professors teaching your classes — and writing your textbooks — and the opportunity to participate in research as an undergraduate student.

Students should seek advice from the school to which they intend to transfer if this is their intent. Second degree applications are not accepted towards the Medicine Pre-Professional Transfer programs. These students are encouraged to apply to a Bachelor of Science Second Degree program offering and consult with their Faculty advisors to best align their study plan with the goal of medicine.

Students at uLethbridge may prepare themselves to apply for admission to a number of professional programs offered at other institutions. Medicine at the University of Calgary (U of C) is one of these programs. Students can gain the courses and experience to apply to medicine at the U of C by pursing a Bachelor of Science at uLethbridge with a recommended major in:

  • agricultural biotechnology
  • biochemistry
  • biological sciences
  • chemistry
  • neuroscience

Although the majors listed above are recommended, students from a wide variety of majors are admitted to this program. Most successful applicants to the U of C program will have completed an undergraduate degree. However, to be considered for admission, prospective students must have completed a minimum of two full years at uLethbridge at the time of application.

No degree is preferred and no specific courses are required for application or acceptance to these MD programs. The admissions committees recommend that applicants consider taking as many of the courses listed below as their schedules allow, as the content of these courses will be helpful when writing the MCAT and during the MD program. Whether or not an applicant has taken these courses at the time of application will not be taken into consideration in scoring the academic record.

Suggested courses:

  • biology
  • organic and inorganic chemistry
  • physics
  • English
  • biochemistry
  • physiology
  • statistics or calculus
  • psychology, sociology, or anthropology

Completion of the recommended courses does not guarantee admission.

Dream big, and have the confidence in your education to get you there. Make uLethbridge your destination.

Possible careers

  • Clinical
  • Forensic Medical Examiner
  • Doctor
  • Health Journalist
  • Medical Legal Adviser
  • Medical/ Pharmaceutical researcher

Admission requirements


​For admission, Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed five of the following courses with a minimum 65% average across them:

This course
  • English Language Arts 30-1
Three of these courses
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
One additional
  • That has not already been used
  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project


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For Medicine (Pre-professional transfer program- University of Calgary)

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Sample classes

  • Cellular Basis of Life
  • Diversity of Life
  • Principles of Genetics
  • General Chemistry I&II
  • Organic Chemistry I&II
  • Introductory Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Physics I