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  1. Hi everyone, I am currently a sophomore extremely fortunate enough to be studying at a top 15 college in the US. I am a Canadian citizen, but I made the decision to come to the US because I wasn't sure if I wanted to do pre-med or not, and wanted a chance to explore. Although now I know I want to do pre-med, in retrospect it was a poor decision as I understand that keeping up marks in the US to come back to Canada for medical school is very difficult. I have been looking a bit at applying to US MD schools, but they are insanely expensive with no financial aid for Canadians and also tough for international students to get into. Not saying that Canadian schools are easier to get into (they aren't), but my preference is 100% Canadian medical schools due to the cost, and because I would like to come back to Canada to practice. I am IP in BC, and because my college only has grades up to an A, the maximum percentage I could get (even if I do perfect here) is a 92%. Luckily, I am doing well at my school right now (~3.98 GPA) but my school has no grade inflation and it has been extremely challenging and strenuous to my mental health to keep these grades up and have to compete with people who are extremely book-smart. I also still have to get through the rest of organic chemistry. It is difficult to keep up confidence looking at my situation, and so I have been seriously considering transferring back to Canada. I would love some advice. It appears like a no-brainer, but I feel like I have established myself at my US school, have learnt so much, and grown as an individual and transferring is not an easy thing to commit to especially since I would be going straight into the core chunk of pre-med classes without a support system around me. Again, I am in an extremely fortunate position so my parents insist it's my choice, but I don't want to mess up in my decisions again and wanted to turn to a group of people who may provide additional insight on my situation.
  2. Hi everyone, I am currently a sophomore extremely fortunate enough to be studying at a top 15 college in the US. I am a Canadian citizen, but I made the decision to come to the US because I wasn't sure if I wanted to do pre-med or not, and wanted a chance to explore. Although now I know I want to do pre-med, in retrospect it was a poor decision as I understand that keeping up marks in the US to come back to Canada for medical school is very difficult. I have been looking a bit at applying to US MD schools, but they are insanely expensive with no financial aid for Canadians and also tough for international students to get into. Not saying that Canadian schools are easier to get into (they aren't), but my preference is 100% Canadian medical schools due to the cost, and because I would like to come back to Canada to practice. I am IP in BC, and because my college only has grades up to an A, the maximum percentage I could get (even if I do perfect here) is a 92%. Luckily, I am doing well at my school right now (~3.98 GPA) but my school has no grade inflation and it has been extremely challenging and strenuous to my mental health to keep these grades up and have to compete with people who are extremely book-smart. I also still have to get through the rest of organic chemistry. It is difficult to keep up confidence looking at my situation, and so I have been seriously considering transferring back to Canada. I would love some advice. It appears like a no-brainer, but I feel like I have established myself at my US school, have learnt so much, and grown as an individual and transferring is not an easy thing to commit to especially since I would be going straight into the core chunk of pre-med classes without a support system around me. Again, I am in an extremely fortunate position so my parents insist it's my choice, but I don't want to mess up in my decisions again and wanted to turn to a group of people who may provide additional insight on my situation.
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