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  1. Hello everyone. I've read through the FAQ but I feel like it didn't really encompass my situation so I was hoping for some assistance. Out of high school I went to the UK and received a Master's of Pharmacy. Over there it's a 4 year degree, the first 3 being undergrad and the 4th year being your dissertation/masters year. I finished my Canadian board exams and internship back in 2013, and I've been working as a community pharmacist in Ontario since then. I considered doing med school at that point but didn't realize that my degree didn't count towards any of the prerequisites needed for medical school in Canada so in 2014-15 I enrolled in Athabasca while working as a pharmacist. Through Athabasca I completed Biology 1 and 2, General Chemistry 1 and 2, Biochemistry and Organic chemistry. At that point I decided to take a pause on any more studying because work was going well. Flash forward to now and I've once again decided I would like to try to get into med school. This is where the issue arises. I converted my UK degree to the Canadian equivalent and found that I only had a 2.89 GPA in my undergrad (unfortunately I didn't take my first 2 years very seriously). I did however get a 4.0 in my masters year and a 4.0 in all of my Athabasca courses. I then realized that I didn't have a full course load because I was working full time so I'm not even sure if those courses will be counted. Edit: Each undergraduate year was made up of 4 full year credit courses and my masters year was made of 3 full year courses totaling 150 credits. My athabasca courses we 3 credits each totaling 18 credits. Overall I have 168 credits. I'm willing to quit my job and dedicate the next 3 years to getting into medical school but I'm not exactly sure where to start anymore. Should I enroll into University and do my missing prerequistites (physics, english, etc)? Should I just do my MCAT? Should I start a whole new degree from scratch? Also is my low GPA on my undergrad going to haunt me for the rest of my life or is there a realistic way for me overcome it. I know there's the Caribbean and DO routes as well but I'd much rather be sure I can't make it into Canada before going down those paths. I'm 28 years old and have the financial means to support myself for the next few years without working. I'm also willing to move to Alberta if it means I have a realistic chance to get in. Any and all advice is welcomed. Please don't be scared to hurt my feelings. Thanks in advance!
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