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  1. Hi, I was wondering if anyone has ever gone or know of students who have gone from Western's Richard Ivey School of Business to medical school? Would it be a wise choice of attending the HBA program and then applying to med school? Thank you in advance.
  2. Can anyone confirm that an A at York is a 4.0 on the AMCAS scale?
  3. I think you're right! I made the mistake of going to the last table where it mentioned "Canadian", and then used the 9-point scale. Hopefully a YorkU student can chime in.
  4. Hi everyone, I've been hearing some mixed things on how YorkU grades are being converted for American Med Schools. I've always heard that an A at York (3.8 OMSAS) is a 4.0 when converted to AMCAS. I've also heard that a B+ (3.3 at York) is a 3.5 when converted. I've read both of these things on these forums. However, when checking the AMCAS site, although, nothing perfectly fits York's Grade Scale, I think an A may actually be a 3.7. Can a recent applicant from YorkU please comment on how their grades were converted when applying? Please and thank you!
  5. Thank you for the response! So, not having a full course load for all 4 years does not hinder my chances at US med schools? I'm certainly open to applying to the US, and was wondering if you happen to suggestions on which US med schools I should be looking at (so, I can check out their admission policies)? Additionally, do you happen to know what kind of GPA I should have if applying to the US as a Canadian? Thank you once again!
  6. Thank you for the feedback! I currently just finished second year, so my GPA breakdown thus far is: Year 1 - 3.94; Year 2 - 3.84 or 3.93. Currently, I'm planning on taking the MCAT this summer, and I'd say that my ECs are not very solid. I feel like if I drop that one course, it would only be impacting my chances at UofT since I would ineligible for the wGPA.
  7. Hi everyone, I'm currently faced with a problem, and I'm unsure of what to do. Basically, I received my first B which is bringing down my GPA for the year to a 3.84; this is with a full course load. However, I do have the opportunity to successfully petition to have this grade removed off of my transcript as I do have a valid reason. With the removal of this grade, my GPA would be a 3.93 for this year. However, removing this grade would result in me having 9 courses for the year (not a full course load). So, my question is would it be better to have a full course load and stick with the 3.84 GPA for the year, or would it be better to not have a full course load and have a 3.93 GPA for the year? Since last year my GPA was a 3.94, my cumulative GPA thus far would be a 3.89 (if I keep the course that I received a B in) or a 3.935 (if I have that course removed from my transcript). Thank you in advance, and help would be appreciated!
  8. Does anybody know any Canadian friendly US med schools that do not require a 4-year degree?
  9. Thanks for the great feedback duster123! What do you mean by that? For example, are the tests mostly memorization based? Also, are they mostly MC?
  10. Thanks for your input DoctorAM! Do you happen to know how difficult 3rd and 4th year are? Also, since you've taken some health sci courses, did you generally find them easier than biology courses? (I've completed first year as a biology major).
  11. Hi everybody, Could anybody provide me on any feedback on 3rd and 4th year biology courses at York? How difficult are they? Thanks in advance!
  12. Hi everyone, I was thinking about transferring into UWO health sci program from another university. I was wondering if any current students or graduates from the program could provide feedback on the program. Whether that be about the difficulty of the program, how subjective the courses tended to be, etc. Thank you in advance! Your help is really appreciated as I'm trying to decide whether or not I should transfer!
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