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  1. Hi, thanks for the feedback. I'll definitely look into getting some Kaplan prep books.
  2. Hi everyone. I'm a UBC student interested in medicine. I don't have much of a science background though. I'm doing a BA and my concentration is psychology. My GPA is really, really good now though, and I'm not sure if I should take any science courses because I'd be risking bringing it down. I plan to apply to McMaster since I already pretty much qualify to apply, but I don't want to bet on one school. I'd like to apply to some other schools where I have already fulfilled the pre requisites or those that don't have any specific pre req requirements. Memorial, Toronto, Dalhousie, Calgary, and I hear that UBC may scrape their science pre requisite requirements. Anyway, I've been doing loads of practice for the CARS and Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behaviour sections and I'm doing well in those. But the science ones? Not so much. To put things in perspective, I am just now, finishing up high school chemistry/biology so my science background is weak. How can I prepare for the MCAT? Are there any MCAT prep courses that actually don't expect you to already have good knowledge of university level sciences and start from scratch? Any good MCAT prep books that start from the basics? Would love to hear people's advice. Thanks.
  3. I don't think I've ever seen a more politically correct professor than this demented woman. What an asinine thing to do. She is just blowing things out of proportion and creating a problem out of nothing. People step down. Multiple politicians, teachers, police officers, CEO's, the god damn pope. IT HAPPENS! It's always these gender studies/feminist politically correct type of professors making an unnecessary ruckus. What a moron. I hope she's enjoying her 15 minutes of fame. What's she going to do next? Sue the patriarchy in court for oppressing her?
  4. Hi. I'm a premed psychology major(minor in cognitive systems) that is interested in doing some psychological research. I am thinking about applying to this program next year http://www.apa.org/science/resources/ssf/index.aspx?tab=3 and I am just wondering if this type of research for med counts. I am aiming to get into psychiatry so this is kind of relevant to a degree. Thoughts?
  5. Yeah, what I plan to do is just learn it via a tutor, mcat prep guides and maybe even sitting through some of the lectures in uni with professors permission. As long as I don't take it for credit it won't screw my transcript over.
  6. Yeah they don't mention anything about a lab, they just say biology 121.
  7. Thanks for the info, I will take orgo in 4th year and get a tutor.
  8. I'm a UBC student and I'm just wondering if UBC med requires bio 121 with the lab or if the lecture is just fine. Thanks.
  9. Alright thanks, I'll look into it and retake orgo.
  10. I don't know why. It's not that I can't do it completely, it's just that I suck at them. It'll bring down my GPA for sure because I wouldn't be able to get more than a C probably. And I was at SFU for my first year but transferred to UBC and now I'm in my third year.
  11. Ok good to know. But I think that a lot of schools in Canada still need the MCAT. And for the MCAT, to get a good score you need to have good knowledge of chemistry right? I don't limit myself to taking only easy classes but I try to avoid ones which I know will absolutely wreck my GPA.
  12. Thank you for your input. From the research I have done on this forum and from talking to some medical school students, I have been told that you'll never actually apply any of the stuff you learn in classes like ochem and everything you need to be a successful physician is taught to you in med school. I spoke with the admissions office at McMaster as well and they told me that sciences aren't needed and they admit many non science students every year. I'm just not very good in things like organic chemistry. I am good at biology and have taken more than just the general bio classes. I've also taken a bunch of health science classes and some anatomy but chemistry I suck. I got a D on one of the exams and withdrew from the course because I knew I was going to fail. Right now my GPA is 3.9 and I'm trying to keep it up there. I don't want to screw up my GPA by taking extremely difficult physics/organic chem courses.
  13. It's quickly becoming apparent to me, that the only medical school I will be able to apply to is McMaster. As to why, the answer is simple. I suck at the pre requisites for most medical schools besides the biology/humanities/social science/English ones. I can't do physics, calculus, or organic chemistry. I am maintaining a high GPA and plan to write only the verbal reasoning or CARS section of the MCAT soon. I've done well in the few practice tests for verbal reasoning in the past so fingers crossed I get a good score. Furthermore, I will be applying out of province, in my third year, as I am from BC. Does anyone here know how many people apply to McMaster OOP every year? And how many get accepted? Should I also take a full course load in my third year or does McMaster not care about it? Any general tips to make it into McMaster OOP? And last thing. How can I study for CASPER and the CARS section of the MCAT? Any good resources anyone can recommend please? Thanks
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