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Bethanyy

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  1. so i can take courses in the summer and they wont use those towards my gpa but the others courses which i take will count instead but i will still meet the prerequisite requirement
  2. when you take a course isn't is always for one term ? in that case do i have to take 2
  3. what are the course requirements to get into university of Ottawa medical school exactly, I am a first year going into engineering as a premed route because i want a solid degree to fall back on if i dont get in. So making my timetable i want to know exactly what i need ? On their website they say " four specific prerequisite courses: 1. one full year course (or two semester courses) in General Biology including laboratory session; 2. one full year course in Humanities or Social Sciences (or two semester courses in separate disciplines; 3. and 4. the equivalent of two full-year courses (or four semester courses) of the following Chemistry courses: i) General Biochemistry without laboratory session; ii) General Chemistry with laboratory session; iii) Organic Chemistry with laboratory session." a) firstly what is the difference between a full year course or two semester course? from the looks of this i need 1 biology, 1 Humanities, 1 biochemistry without lab, 1 general chemistry with lab, and 1 organic chemistry with lab. So in in total it comes to 5 courses i need to fit in my schedule? c) Can i take any of these in the summer ? d) what level of classes do i need to take like for the biology credit can i just take biology I first year and that will fulfill that requirement Any help with these questions would be greatly appreciated
  4. I am currently in grade 12 and always thought i wanted to be a doctor. But in the last year or so i have gained a interest in engineering. At this point i dont know what i want to do. I got into an engineering program at Carleton and was thinking of accepting that then taking the extra classes required to apply to medical school at university of Ottawa if i decide that's what i want to do. Only thing is that everyone says engineering is very hard to get a good GPA with. I want to take this because i want to have a solid backup if i don't get in. only i worried that by choosing this i am actually completely killing the chance of getting in to med school. any advice would be appreciated especially if anyone who has taken a similar got in and there experience with the whole thing like what there gpa was how difficult the classes in engineering were to get good grades in things that that Also i was reading the requirement page and it said that the MCAT is not required so the applicant academic record will be scrutinized that much more closely. If i take the MCAT does that mean they will go easier on the gpa. thank you in advance
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