Medical School Costs

The following chart outlines some of the basic costs you will encounter during your medical school education at the Cumming School of Medicine. Tuition and general fees are set by main campus. Please note: In November 2019, the Alberta Government ended the provincial freeze on tuition. The University of Calgary is proposing a 7% tuition increase for new students and a 5% tuition increase for continuing students. This is subject to the Board of Governors approval in early 2020. The costs represented in the table below are current as of fall 2019.

The U of C calendar of fees for all terms can be found here.

Medical School Costs
Medical Costs

Some typical Clerkship costs:

  • AFMC Electives Portal registration fee ($100 minimum, $250 maximum – depending on where you apply)
  • Travel costs (flights) for out-of-Calgary or out-of-province electives (including accommodation)
  • CaRMS registration fee plus additional fees for additional programs
  • Flights and other travel costs for CaRMS interviews
  • MCCQE Part 1 licensing exam (budget $1000 to $1500)
  • Costs associated with owning a vehicle (gas, insurance, maintenance)