Alright, bit of a long one.
I'm 19, graduated from high school last month. I graduated late because I suffered from anxiety during grades 9-11 and had to completely re-do a semester because of so many absences. I finished my courses in Jan of 2019 (one semester after my middle school classmates) however graduated in July as grad is only once a year, obviously.
Throughout all this time I've been genuinely clueless on what I want to do and what field I want to work in, but in the past few months a passion for medicine has emerged in me. Unlike other things that have piqued my interest, the more research and more I think about it the more exicted and passionate I am. I understand its going to be a long and grueling road for me but it's worth it to achieve my dream.
So, I graduated with an overall high school GPA of around 2.5, not great. I also have lots of applied-level courses and am missing basically all medical program prerequisites as I didn't give two shits since I didn't think university was something I would be interested in. I'm currently unemployed (although looking for some kind of work) and am trying to figure out what my next steps are so I can continue on my path to med school. Please forgive my lack of knowledge in these subjects, I have neglected doing my research for a long time and I'm trying to catch up on years of missed information. I would appreciate if you were simple and detailed in your response.
I've made a few posts online and lurked this forum quite a bit. From what I can see my best bet is to go into a junior/community college(I'm not even sure what we call them in Canada) ,do exceptionally well, earn a two-year degree, and then apply/transfer to university programs?
If this is the case, do you have any suggestions / where I could find information on what two-year degree I should get, what school and what programs IN those schools should I be looking to transfer to, and what should I be aiming for IN those schools to get into med school?
Again, I apologize if I seem like a newbie, but it's because I am. I really wish I cared more when I was younger but here we are, so I've gotta learn all this information now. Thank you to anyone taking the time to respond, :).