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  1. Hey everyone, I was wondering if you could give me some input on my situation. Any advice is welcome: I am a current second year Nova Scotia student. My OMSAS GPA for first year is 4/4 and my GPA for the first semester of second year is 3.75. However, I'm predicting my second semester GPA to be really bad (probably somewhere between 2.2 and 3.0). I have good EC's, almost a year of research (more expected), good reference letters and I'm sure that I can pull off at least a 3.8 next year. I know that admissions are really picky though so I'd like to know: am I finished?
  2. That would depend largely on which program would yield you the best results, both in personal satisfaction and performance. Most students take the BSc path either because they prefer it or it was the "premed thing to do". Whichever path you take though, make sure that you are able to get the necessary pre-reqs.
  3. There will usually be some bias in interviewers, nobody can deny that. But if you can perform significantly better at school A than school B, you're probably going to go to school A. If not you may need a lot of bias, perhaps to the point of open preference by your interviewer . The purpose of this guide is to help people achieve their maximum performance (and therefore maximizing chances of admission) while being able to have a happy undergrad that they'll enjoy. As you wisely said above, balance is key. Competition on the other hand is a whole other can of worms.
  4. I know that this probably won't help you much, but I want to do the exact same thing. I thought I was the only one until now.
  5. You could probably get away with doing two years in a new degree and then applying.
  6. For schools that require social sciences as a pre-req, does first year psychology satisfy the requirement?
  7. Dude read point four on the list . The key thing to remember is that essentially any common program is acceptable- the GPA is key. If you had one student with a 3.6 in "most awesome pre-med program ever" and one in math (lol) with a 3.8, the latter will get in much easier.
  8. I wouldn't worry about it to much. One bad mark in first year will hardly make a difference. Just make sure the future scores are not so low.
  9. Does that mean next cycle will have that (2009-2010 cycle)? If yes, the hoooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
  10. I wish that all these blasted schools could have a set standard for what types of courses fill pre-reqs. This is getting to be annoying.
  11. Probably not. Your ECs would be more important during the interview. The thing they look for the most (assuming you went to a Canadian school) is GPA. If the name mattered I would have gone to Queens or something.
  12. If you're talking about the Canadian med schools, the name won't matter.
  13. Awww . Oh well, thanks for the response. Would a first year psych course fit the bill?
  14. From what I've heard Queen's is full of rich people . Personally I think MacMaster is the best choice because of the freedom and apparently they take a novel approach to things. Have you viewed the sticky "Where should I go for undergrad"?
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