Admission Requirements: MD Programs at Windsor University School of Medicine

In order to fulfill the basic requirements for matriculation at Windsor University School of Medicine, applicants are required to be in possession of an undergraduate degree (or foreign equivalent) from an accredited institution. Applicants seeking admission are encouraged to gain a strong pre-medical foundation to be best prepared for the medical school. Reach us by email or phone for more information.

Pre-Requisite Coursework

  • General Biology or Zoology with laboratory or computer simulation (2 semesters or 8 credit hours)
  • Inorganic or General Chemistry with laboratory or computer simulation (2 semesters or 8 credit hours)
  • Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry with laboratory or computer simulation (2 semesters or 8 credit hours)
  • Physics with laboratory or computer simulation (2 semesters or 8 credit hours)
  • English or Humanities equivalent i.e. Social Sciences (2 semesters or 6 credit hours)
  • Mathematics (preferably Calculus or Statistics) (1 semester or 3 credit hours)

In addition, applicants are strongly recommended to take a course in advanced science coursework in biochemistry, genetics, human anatomy, human physiology, or other higher level science courses as well as social science courses such as philosophy, ethics psychology and other humanities courses.

International (Non-U.S./Non-Canadian) applicants must submit

  • Official credential evaluation report of transcript through World Education Services (WES); Visit www.wes.org
  • Official report of scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Refundable Security Deposit of $2,000 USD

Requirements for National and Regional Applicants:

  • Caribbean Examination Council Grade with a minimum of 7 subjects. Grades One and Two are preferable
  • Two years Advanced Level
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • G.C.E. Certificate is required (science subjects)
  • Two trimesters of premedical program at WUSOM

Academic Performance

Applicants are recommended to complete 90 credit hours of undergraduate course work prior to matriculation.

Letters of Recommendation

The admissions committee requires the applicant to submit two (2) letters of reference from faculty members or instructors or mentors of applicant’s undergraduate or graduate program. Letters of recommendation provide an assessment of personal attributes, activities, achievements and evidence of the applicant’s understanding of social responsibility.

Personal Essay

The applicant has the opportunity to present their motivation for pursuing a career in medicine and experiences that reflect an understanding of health care delivery.

Activities and Achievements

Applicant should provide an overview of the accomplishments and character traits that align with WUSOM educational goals. Applicant will briefly describe their participation in a community or volunteer service, leadership role, research experience, and patient exposure.

Transfer Students:

Transfer students are accommodated from MD 2 to MD 6 semester and eligibility is determined during the admission process by reviewing the available resources in all learning sectors of the medical education program. Transfer students are accepted after a careful review of their academic performance in their previous medical school which must be listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools. The Office of Student Affairs and Admissions will participate in determining the eligibility of candidates applying for transfer. The admission committee also seeks scores of the NBME Comprehensive Exam, and USMLE scores if applicable.

Admission requirements for transfer students include supporting documents such as letters of recommendation, good standing from the previous medical school and a letter stating the reason for the transfer.

International students (except from Caribbean and North American region) are instructed to get their transcripts evaluated by evaluating agencies before they are accepted.