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  1. VictorLin0725

    Pet experiences in School?? (Here's mine)

    Damn you caught on fast. Didn't want to go through the hassle of transfering pictures from my phone so I got one from online haha. I'll change it when I get around to it but he looks pretty similar. I guess the fact that he didn't have socks threw you off?
  2. Hey y'all, I'm curious to know whether the people on this forum have any pets and if so what kind? Positive / Negative Experiences? Feel free to Vote above!! I'm currently in second year Undergrad and am living happily with my 2 y/o Boarder Collie (socks). It's been tough balancing school and a dog but I've gotten around to finding the flow. I get up early at around 6:00am before lectures and take him on an hour stroll around the park in front of my apartment. I get his breakfast prepared for him before I leave and he's at home for my duration at school. When I get home we (usually) go on a 1-2 hr long mountain bike ride on some trails near where we live; he usually gets pretty tired and goes to sleep while I work and study. Lastly I take him for a short night walk before bed to get some fresh air. Weekends are usually the best as we usually go out on long hikes with friends and he can also play fetch and whatnot. I've had him since high school and since my parents aren't up to the job of taking care of him I'm the only one up for the job. It hasn't been ideal and I sometimes feel guilty leaving him home for 6 hours on end but I try my best to give him the attention and exercise he needs. I want to hear any of your pet experiences! *I've had a couple of girlfriends before and I gotta tell ya they're a lot more work haha. Only kidding, but I think if you know how to manage your time, pets are a great way to relieve stress!
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    Are all Bachelor of Science Degrees Equal?

    To be honest the DVM route was my prefered career choice! As someone who doesn't exactly have a stable or abundant financial backing, going through 8 years of school collecting hundreds of thousands in debt for such a low salary (60k-80k) just doesn't seem like a viable job in the long run. I've always had the love for anatomy, health, and science but just not as much for people haha. I'll most likely still find medicine interesting and enjoyable but at the end of the day it was the money that swayed me towards human medicine, not going to deny it (in it for the money ).
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    Are all Bachelor of Science Degrees Equal?

    Thanks, I think I have my answer then. I've had enough of math. If Med school drops thorugh maybe I'll just open up a farm haha
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    Are all Bachelor of Science Degrees Equal?

    I'd say thats a fair point. I have so many classmates who also want to go to Med school (suprise suprise) and I feel that going into something like Agriculture and Farming would make me stick out from the general applicant stream. I just don't know if this is a good kind of sticking out or not haha. I've always thought BioMed is the safer route but I think I'd be more interested in another program as physical sciences and lab work is getting really damn boring and repetitive. I've always been ignorant but I think BioMed or Medical science sounds a little cooler and "impressive" than some other programs lol.
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    Are all Bachelor of Science Degrees Equal?

    Thanks for the input. I'll definetly lose some study partners but since I'll be staying a the same school I can still hang out with them. As for the switch, I won't need to do anything extra just transfer over for my last two years as BioMed already covers first 2 years of BS in Agriculture and then some. My current GPA is a 3.8 but I don't find it any easier per se, I would just be way more interested in Agr. than 2 more years of lab work and organic chemistry. The downside is that I'm throwing away a "BioMedical" Degree for something that sounds less cool and impressive
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    Are all Bachelor of Science Degrees Equal?

    What would you consider a proffesional degree? Sometimes that is employable or getting a Masters?
  8. Hello people of the forum! (I posted this on the general forum too but its pretty time sensitive so I'd like all the advice I can get) I was just curious to know if all Bachelor of Science degrees are viewed as equal by medical schools. I'm in BioMedical science but was also given the chance to specialize/transfer into Bachelor of Science in agriculture (I know pretty wierd). I wouldn't say BioMed really interest me that much as its mostly pure sciences. I've been browsing other programs and whether its agriculutre, or marine biology, pharmacology, or enviormental science, they all seem to fall under "bachelor of science". Does that inheritly mean these degrees are basically the same? I'd really love to specialize in agriculture for personal interest but it seems so far off from being anything "medically related" haha. Alternatively from a HIGH GPA perspective, if they are all the same why would anyone pick BioMed over something easier like enviormental science? Surely medical schools can't just look at a BioMedical science graduate as equal to someone from Enviornmental sciences can they? Wondering if I will regret moving from a more "prestigious" program that I worked hard in high school to get into, to an (ignore my ignorance) easier program like Environement/Agriculture. Love to get your thoughts on this! Cheers, Victor
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    Are all Bachelor of Science Degrees Equal?

    I've already been through most of the basics of BioMed (Calculus, Chemistry, Physics) and most of the hard stuff that will prepare me for the MCAT in my first 2 years. My question would be, if I transfer to let's say environemntal science for an easier ride for the last 2 years...will I regret moving to a less "prestigious" program? I might be a little ignorant but environemntal science seems like the kind of program you go into because you don't have stellar marks in high school. Will medical school look down on that? Surely they can't say a BioMedical science graduate will have the same skillset as someone in environmental science (which to me is kind of like pursuing the easiest possible science related program). Love to hear your thoughs, I might want to make a change in my program as my semester is ending and the next two years seem veryyy boring (not as many electives in BioMed where I am so a lot more pure sciences and mathematics). Cheers, Victor
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    DVM vs. MD

    Not to be too picky but other than my 2 dogs (who I absolutley love) I really don't have that much interest in small critters haha. I think large animal practice would be the only thing I'd be interested in (bovine, horses, dairy, etc). I also like that kind of outdoor environment as opposed to a clinical setting.
  11. Hello people of the forum! I was just curious to know if all Bachelor of Science degrees are viewed as equal by medical schools. I'm in BioMedical science but was also given the chance to specialize into agriculture (I know pretty wierd). I wouldn't say BioMed really interest me that much as its mostly pure sciences. I've been browsing other programs and whether its agriculutre, or marine biology, pharmacology, or enviormental science, they all seem to fall under "bachelor of science". Does that inheritly mean these degrees are basically the same? I'd really love to specialize in agriculture for personal interest but it seems so far off from being anything "medically related" haha. Alternatively from a (HIGH GPA) perspective, if they are all the same why would anyone pick BioMed over something easier like enviormental science? Love to get your thoughts on this. Cheers, Victor
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    DVM vs. MD

    Sorry for such a late reply (been offline for a bit). I'll always feel that if I go into Medicine instead of being a Vet just for the money it would make me a bad person. Interest wise I do love animals more and I've always been a farm person (worked with a handful of bovine/equine vets). Being from financially tighter family I just can't wrap my head around justifying 8 years of schooling and loans for a fairly average salary...I'm I wrong in thinking this? I don't hate human medicine but passion is definetly lower.
  13. Just asking for a friends who's applying to University this year, which university has the best and worse GPA conversions. I know this is a bit of a wierd questions but I've found that UBC has some sort of letter grading system (A+, A-, etc), while some have percentages %. Is one significantly worse than the other? I've hear stories about some universities with great conversions where an 80 is a 4.0 GPA whereas some others you would need a 90 to acheive the same GPA. Any thoughts on this?
  14. Just need a little insight on this topic. Is residency matching locational depending on medical school? Lets say you want to match into Emerg and your currently in McMaster...is it possible to match into hospitals/rotations in Toronto or are you 100% going to have to match into something in Hamilton? Therefore U of T Med students get the hospitals in the Toronto area. Correct me if I'm wrong Cheers, Victor
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    Does UOttawa Med school require the MCAT?

    Would that also infer that their undergraduate programs such as BioMed and HealthSci are harder to compensate for the lack of the MCAT?
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