Medical Focus

The ORNH regularly engages with medical students utilizing a series of presentations to provide students with information relating to the structure of Manitoba's health care system and opportunities to live and practice in rural & northern communities.  The ORNH also works actively with the Manitoba Medical Students Rural Interest Group (MMSRIG) at the University of Manitoba ti increase the exposure of students to practice in rural and northern Manitoba. 

University of Manitoba - Faculty of Medicine Admissions Statistics

MCAT Preparation Workshop

The MCAT is a mandatory standardized test that measures the ability to understand basic concepts and to solve problems in the areas of physics and physics-related chemistry (PS) and biology and biology-related chemistry (BS).  It is also a measure of the ability to understand, evaluate and apply information and arguments presented in prose texts (VR) and a measure of the skill of developing a central idea and presenting these in an essay (WS).

With so many things for you to to think about as you apply to Medical School we would like to offer our support in the form of workshops and a comprehensive list of valuable online resources to make your experience less stressful and hopefully end in success!

There is no magic to medical school admissions, it's up to you to be prepared.

New MCAT® Fee Assistance Program for Canadians

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) are piloting a new fee assistance program for Canadian examinees in financial need who register for the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) during the 2018 testing year.

The AAMC and AFMC are pleased to support Canadian MCAT examinees through this program. Canadian applicants who qualify will receive reduced scheduling, rescheduling, and cancellation rates for the 2018 and 2019 testing years. Canadian examinees will be able to register for an MCAT exam date through this pilot fee assistance program beginning on February 1, 2018.

Apply for MCAT Fee Assistance beginning November 1, 2017.To learn more about the benefits, eligibility criteria, and application process, visit

MCAT Information- Powerpoint Presentation

Interview Preparation Workshop

When: January 26, 2020

Where: Brandon University

Over the past few years the MB Healthcare Providers Network has collaborated with students who recently and successfully completed the University of Manitoba Medicine, Pharmacy & Med Rehab interview process and have agreed to provide applicants to these programs the opportunity to practice their interview skills in a real life scenario.  The goal is to teach additional skills and then put them to the test.  This is a MB Healthcare Providers Network sponsored, student organized event.  If you are interested in registering please let us know and we will inform you of the next possible date.

Interview Prep Registration Form

Students must be pre-registered with Bernadette Ardelli by January 20, 2020. Registration form in link above.

Email form to Bernadette at