Queen’s announces new medical student admissions process to increase inclusivity

Queen’s University has announced a new medical student admissions process that will increase inclusivity and minimize barriers to medical education. With this new system, all applicants who meet or exceed the GPA, MCAT score, and Casper test requirements will be placed into a lottery. A random lottery process will select 600 to 750 students out of this pool of applicants. Queen’s noted that approximately 8% of the spaces available at the online mini-interview stage will be reserved for students who come from a lower socio-economic status. Queen’s Health Sciences Dean Jane Philpott said that the process will even the playing field for determining who is offered an interview. The new admissions process builds on the success of Queen’s Accelerated Route to Medical School (QuARMS) pathway.

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