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  1. kelaurn

    Not sure what to do.

    Oh that's amazing! I'll actually look into that. Thank you so much.
  2. kelaurn

    Not sure what to do.

    First year: 6 courses. Second year: 9 courses. Third year: 10 courses. Fourth year: 10 courses. Fifth year: 10 courses.
  3. kelaurn

    Not sure what to do.

    Yeah that's absolutely true! It never hurts to just send them an e-mail and ask. I'll do that for sure. Thanks
  4. kelaurn

    Not sure what to do.

    I would meet the prerequisite requirements for Ottawa, but I have never taken organic chemistry.
  5. kelaurn

    Not sure what to do.

    Okay, thank you for mentioning that. I've done a bit of research on UBC and I believe they have an English course requirement, which I do not have. It would be nice to take this year to take various courses required at different schools in order to apply to a broader list of schools, but I am currently working full time (and studying, and volunteering, and taking on a research position). As for McGill, I always just assumed it would be impossible to get in there given that I'm not IP for Quebec, but I'll definitely do more research!
  6. kelaurn

    Not sure what to do.

    Yeah I know what you mean! At Dal all of the courses that I took during the regular academic year (September - April) were graded and not pass/fail. I had a mix of graded and P/F courses taken during the spring/summer semesters only.
  7. kelaurn

    Not sure what to do.

    I am currently a nurse and all of my university years, except first year, have been full time (I honestly just shouldn’t have gone to university in that year lol). In particular, I have taken full course loads in my final two years, so I do meet the course load requirements for Dal, Queens and Western
  8. This is what we’re working with after having converted my GPA via the OMSAS conversion table: year 1: 1.45 year 2: 3.31 year 3: 3.80 year 4: 3.90 year 5: 4.00 My cGPA is still quite low due to my first two years. That means I’m not very competitive at schools that look at your overall GPA. I also don’t have many course prerequisites for various other schools. My goal this year is to study hard for the MCAT (I’ve never written it before) and then apply to Queens, Dalhousie, and Western in the upcoming cycle. I understand that there is a maratime component for Dal, but I obtained my degree from there and only moved back home because I was offered a job at Sick Kids. Currently I’m an Ontario resident. Honestly, I never thought medicine was in the cards for me, so that’s why my undergrad is quite messy in terms of prerequisites. However, I’ve made the current year while waiting to apply all about getting research exposure, continuing to develop my skills in a clinical setting, continuing to volunteer, and studying hard for the MCAT. While I’m applying to medical school in the upcoming cycle, I’m thinking about applying for my masters to become a nurse practitioner incase I don’t get in, and then applying again to med school in my last year of my masters. Does this seem like a reasonable plan? Honestly, I’m really new at this and not sure what I’m doing and could really use some advice from those who have been there and done that. Thank you for listening to me.