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  1. The heritage youth research summer student (HYRS) program is actually exactly what you would be looking for. https://www.ualberta.ca/medicine/about/communities/community-engagement/student-summer-prgms/hyrs-student-summer-research-program-2020 You won't be able to do anything this summer (it's too late, and COVID is an issue), but you could potentially get a position next year. Generally speaking unless you go through a formal program like HYRS you just need to email professors and ask if they would let you work in their lab for the summer.
  2. Do you already have your PhD? That can give you a bit of a leg-up for admissions if you have already convocated (that said, policies vary widely). If you're currently working on your PhD, most policies wont help you at all. How low is your undergrad GPA, broken down year by year? Unless you give specifics about your situation you won't get very good advice. Also look into policies at the schools you're applying for, whether you count as IP, etc.
  3. Chances are you will need to be in Edmonton for some in person small group sessions
  4. Location? Schools you're planning on applying to? Determine how each school you're considering applying to will calculate your GPA for application purposes, as this will be a key factor for determining where you stand. Have you written the MCAT? If so, what is your score breakdown? Admissions policies vary widely, so these are all crucial details for the best possible advice. Even schools which take your best/last 2 years puts you at 3.65, which is on the lower side. Ideally you want at least a 3.8+ for apps, so another UG year with close to a 4.0 as possible is your best option.
  5. I think your timeline for writing the MCAT is a little unreasonable, given your lack of background in the key subjects. Taking courses over summer is going to make it nearly impossible to dedicate enough time to prepping, since 10h per week is not nearly enough in my opinion. If you're just starting out in mech engg and have a few more summers at your disposal, I would suggest writing the MCAT next summer so you can dedicate enough time to get a high score. There is no point in writing it without having put in 110% effort into prepping, since a sub-standard score won't do you any good. You likely need time to develop more ECs for your applications anyways. This is a marathon not a sprint. Good luck!
  6. These are questions your university awards contact person could best answer.
  7. Depends on if you are at the top or the bottom of the list. Your university should be able to give you your ranking and a decent idea about your odds.
  8. Kylo is correct, each school is allocated a certain number and they are non-transferable.
  9. They probably count the F because you successfully completed the course (i.e. did not withdraw).
  10. https://time.com/5809630/nyu-medical-school-early-graduation/
  11. Re-taking the courses in spring/summer won't replace your grades from when you took the courses the first time.
  12. Neither UofA or UofC have pre-reqs, so those are by far your best options. Honestly since you're IP there it doesn't seem worth it to complete any pre-reqs.
  13. Speaking of reading... https://www.inc.com/kat-boogaard/6-key-tips-to-respectfully-disagree-with-someone.html
  14. You're right. Lets just keep letting the discussion become more and more polarized until its just fascist ANTIFA members versus the neo-nazis. No compromise allowed!
  15. If you're looking at Canadian schools, see how each of them would calculate your GPA for admissions purposes and look at their admissions stats from previous years (they're generally available on school websites). At first glance your GPA is uncompetitive, so you need to figure out whether or not it is worth it for you to complete 2+ years more of full-time undergrad to achieve a more competitive (i.e. 3.9+) GPA.
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