Dal Medical School launches Indigenous Admissions Pathway

Dalhousie University’s Medical School has launched a new Indigenous Admissions Pathway that aims to increase the number of Indigenous students entering the undergraduate medical education program. The pathway will holistically assess applications from Indigenous individuals in order to minimize barriers to entry. The model will allow Indigenous applicants who may not have met the MCAT or GPA requirements to demonstrate their suitability for the program through interviews, personal statements, and supplemental information. “[Altruism, leadership, and communication] are the qualifications and attributes our communities are concerned about when they see their physician, not necessarily what their exact score was on an entrance exam,” said Dal Academic Director for Indigenous Health Dr Brent Young. The pathway has been approved for the 2022/2023 application cycle. CBC| Dal Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.