Q1g: What are the demographics of students admitted to Canadian medical schools?
What are the demographics of students admitted to Canadian medical schools?
The following demographics applied to the 2,951 first-year students who enrolled in Canadian faculties of medicine in 2016/17. The majority were 20 to 25 years old, 58.2% were women in 2016/17.
The women enrolment in Canadian Faculties of Medicine in 2016/17:
- 66.3% at Memorial University of Newfoundland
- 55.0% at Dalhousie University
- 70.0% at Université Laval
- 61.5% at Université de Sherbrooke
- 66.3% at Université de Montréal
- 53.6% at McGill University
- 60.2% at University of Ottawa
- 62.0% at Queen’s University
- 60.05% at University of Toronto
- 55.6% at McMaster University
- 40.9% at Western University
- 73.4% at Lakehead University/Laurentian University (Northern Ontario School of Medicine)
- 49.1% at University of Manitoba
- 50.0% at University of Saskatchewan
- 55.5% at University of Alberta
- 55.7% at University of Calgary
- 53.7% at University of British Columbia
- 90 were permanent residents
- 25.3% chose French as their language of instruction
- Université Laval, Université de Sherbrooke, Université de Montréal, and University of Ottawa are the only schools that offer French-language instruction
- University of Ottawa is the only bilingual medical school in Canada
- Almost 3.5% (101 in total) were not Canadian citizens
- 11had a student or diplomatic visa
Permanent resident: Someone who has been accepted as a landed immigrant and has the right to live and work in Canada.
First-year student: An applicant who is registered and starting his or her first year of medical training.
Student or diplomatic visa: A permit that allows an individual to study at an educational institution in Canada for the duration of the program of study.
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada: Canadian Medical Education Statistics 2017, Ottawa: AFMC, Vol. 39, p. 2. ISSN 0225-9451.