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  1. I indeed did receive some great advice, Premed101 community are very cooperative, I'm so grateful for that. Thank you very much for recommending the ECs and Volunteering because I honestly don't have any volunteering experience except for the 40hrs community service that you do when you complete the high school diploma where I volunteered in schools, animal shelters for over 150hrs. So that's basically no volunteering experience. I will be starting now and try my best to volunteer at many places and try to gain leadership skills and help out the vulnerable. I did not know about the Soup Kitchen but I have heard about Food banks and also didn't know about Big Brother Big Sister Volunteering. I am in the very beginning of my med school journey, don't know if I'll make it but I'll try my best. :-( I agree age is just a number, but I always feel sad, depressed, anxious and stressed about it. I feel like I need to get some sort of treatment like counseling and medication. Almost everyday I think to myself that I'm behind, most of the people I grew up with are either in post grad, professional banking or engineering jobs and some are in the 3rd and 4th year of undergrad. But I didn't even make it to Undergrad. **sigh** I feel upset about it. i guess I have to just accept it and carry on.You are correct, life is a marathon not a race. And finally thank you so much for the motivating words I actually felt good reading your response.
  2. I 100% agree with that too. Like in September when classes usually start the Term 1 courses in USask are like Biol 120, Chem 112, Phys 115, etc and Term 2 courses are Chem 115, Phys 117. So will I be starting with the Term 2 harder courses if I start from Winter term?? I asked this question to a USask rep but unfortunately couldn't get the answer cause the Academic advisor can answer this. I am indeed worried about the course availability if I try off cycle. My age really stresses me out all the time. It's like by I'll be 24 when I start my undergrad then I'll be 28 or 29 once I am ready to apply for med schools. Thanks for your advice on starting undergrad with full course load because of wGPA on other med schools outside of Saskatchewan.
  3. Thank so very much for the great advice! I'm afraid of starting now because as I've mentioned above I have some mental health issues going on. I'm afraid that I'm not prepared for undergrad now and I am getting old if I wait till September I'd be a year older by then. Most girls at my age or friends of mine are way ahead in their life doing post-grad studies or professional banking, HR jobs,etc where as I still didn't make it to Undergrad and having ambitions of medical school afterwards, I might seem delusional :-(.
  4. Thank you very much for the response. So is it better to start school right away in January 2020 (Winter term) ( there is still a few days left for Winter term) or May 2020 (Spring term) or should I apply for September 2020(Fall term)?? Someone told me to apply for September term then I can get the advantage of wGPA to medical schools outside of Saskatchewan(incase I don't make it to USask Med school, but my first priority would be USask Med school is one my dream schools because most of my folks are from Saskatchewan). And in the mean time spend the months on volunteering, treating my mental issues by counseling and studying ahead for the first year courses. BUT THE PROBLEM is I'll be a year older Non-Trad student by the time I start university.
  5. Thank you very much for the informative comment. Thanks also for a really helpful comment in one of my other posts So it's all schools in English speaking provinces in Canada except for the ones you have mentioned. Continuing from that previous post, if I start my undergraduate in January 2020 or Spring at USask, do you know how I will be able to be applicable for the "drop a year approach" at OOP medical schools that have that system? As wGPA are counted from September (Fall) session. The reason why I want to start early is because I'm already a Non-Trad student by next Fall I will be a year older (mid 20s). So I'm just stressed and anxious when to start University, from January/May 2020 or September 2020. But my main goal is to work as hard as possible for USask medical school because my folks and relatives are Saskatooners so I want to live and study there. But only if I don't get accepted I'll try other provinces.
  6. I have googled it and have found only UofT and maybe QueensU having the system of wGPA in their medical school admissions criteria. But I think there should be more. Does anyone know which other medical schools have wGPA system?
  7. Thank so very much for the great advice! I'm afraid of starting now because as I've mentioned above I have some mental health issues going on. I'm afraid that I'm not prepared for undergrad now and I am getting old if I wait till September I'd be a year older by then. Most girls at my age or friends of mine are way ahead in their life doing post-grad studies or professional banking, HR jobs,etc where as I still didn't make it to Undergrad and having ambitions of medical school afterwards, I might seem delusional :-(.
  8. Thank you very much for the response. So is it better to start school right away in January 2020 (Winter term) ( there is still a few days left for Winter term) or May 2020 (Spring term) or should I apply for September 2020(Fall term)?? Someone told me to apply for September term then I can get the advantage of wGPA to medical schools outside of Saskatchewan(incase I don't make it to USask Med school, but my first priority would be USask Med school is one my dream schools because most of my folks are from Saskatchewan). And in the mean time spend the months on volunteering, treating my mental issues by counseling and studying ahead for the first year courses. BUT THE PROBLEM is I'll be a year older Non-Trad student by the time I start university.
  9. Sorry for the long title. Apologies for that, I am really stressed at the moment because I couldn't come to a decision whether I should start my undergraduate in Winter 2020 or in Spring or is it best to start in Fall? I wanted to start as soon as possible because I heard that wGPA IS NOT COUNTED FOR THOSE WHO START IN JANUARY OR SPRING also I am getting old, most of my friends have already graduated college or will be graduating soon whereas I didn't even start my undergrad. I am so stressed at the moment with so much anxiety. I can't really decide if I should start in January or May or in September. But by then I will be 23 years old Also I will be 27 by the time I graduate and if I ever make it to medical school (very minimal chance because of vigorous competition) I might be 28 or 29. I think if I start in Spring it would've been good then I can get some counseling done and have some mental prep but Spring term is like a short session. Is joining in Winter or Spring the same ? Im also thinking that if I start in January the stress might go away because of study pressure and I'll be thinking to myself that I started Undergrad as a 22 year old, cause in late August I'll be 23. If someone can help me make my decision it would be very helpful, I'd be very much appreciated.
  10. Thank you for your helpful comment. So that means I won't be applicable for wGPA for the year 2020 if I start from January (Winter) or May (Spring)? Some might say why I'm rushing it's because I'll be applying as a Non-Trad student at the age of 22 and if I start from Fall 2020 I'll be 23 by then, so it's like I have a gap year and also I'm getting old And I will be permanently moving to Saskatoon with my parents and they might buy a house there, and I really wanted to get into USask Medical School. Also what's a better program at USask as a Premed? Biology or Biomedical Science (Physiology and Pharmacology)?
  11. Im an OOP, residing in Niagara Falls, ON, and I might be starting undergrad in Winter 2020 or Spring 2020 at University of Saskatchewan, but someone in a forum told me that if I join term 2 which is on January I won't be applicable for wGpa when applying to medical schools after I complete the Undergrad. So he suggested me to enroll from Fall term September 2020. **I wanted to start university as soon as possible because I'm applying as a Non Traditional student aged 22.** I also found similar answer here: http://forums.premed101.com/topic/62315-starting-university-in-january/?do=findComment&comment=720828
  12. Im an OOP, residing in Niagara Falls, ON, and I might be starting undergrad in Winter 2020 or Spring 2020 at University of Saskatchewan, but someone in a forum told me that if I join term 2 which is on January I won't be applicable for wGpa when applying to medical schools after I complete the Undergrad. So he suggested me to enroll from Fall term September 2020. **I wanted to start university as soon as possible because I'm applying as a Non Traditional student aged 22.** I also found similar answer here: http://forums.premed101.com/topic/62315-starting-university-in-january/?do=findComment&comment=720828
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