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  1. Thanks so much, will check out the info about repeat courses.
  2. Thanks so much for your response! All of these points help a lot. Is there any reason you chose to do the BA in kin at york over other UG's you could've chosen? Also was your UG from uoft a BSc in life sci? Also I was wondering, do you know/heard of anyone applying to Uoft MD with a second UG? They posted on their admissions blog that you can use the Academics Explanation Essay on OMSAS to explain to them why they should look at only your second UG and not your first and they take that into consideration when admitting people.
  3. Thanks, this makes sense. What about my EC's? Killed myself to have all the EC's I do now, but I just don't see it being worth it for me to continue the multiple EC's I used to have. I was thinking of just securing a paid research position at a good hospital or university lab, and mental health volunteer work. Maybe try to get a publication too. I don't think I'd have the capacity to do more, but I also know just stopping all my EC's wouldn't look good on my applications. Thoughts?
  4. Hi everyone, I am completely non-traditional. I did my first year at western, then switched to uoft, and did 4 years there. Total of 5 years (i'm completing my 5th year). I screwed up my entire undergrad, even have late withdrawals on my transcript and 3 fails. I have a projected cGPA for around 2.8 by the time I graduate. Basically, after getting 50s and 60s in first year, I became really depressed and gave up on my dream of getting into medical school and becoming a surgeon or a psychiatrist. I did my degree at uoft in psychology (which I love btw), and just gave up on medicine. But i had the sudden realization that some med schools in ontario do look at the second undergraduate degree, and there are people who have gotten in after taking this route. Anyways, I have struggled a lot with family and personal problems throughout undergrad and my focus was not properly on school. My EC's and research experience are really great, I just don't have the grades or the MCAT (i haven't written it). I have currently applied to the uoft msw program, and all the nursing programs I possible could, because if I don't get into med school with my second degree, at least my second degree could be in something that would land me a job and would still be in health care (nursing, then becoming a nurse practitioner). Anyways, my question is, what should I do my second undergrad degree in? I'll have a BSc in psych, so should i do another BSc but in something like biomedical sciences, or should I do a BA in something else? BScN? I've already taken a bunch of bio courses, but I would want to retake some of them since I did so crap in them. Please help. I realized I shouldn't have given up on my dream, and it's the one thing that I've always wanted but just lost hope for. I'm hoping I still have a fighting chance if I work hard and dedicate my life to getting in.
  5. Hey, my GPA from the last 2 years is around a 2.5, and I also didn't take a full 5 courses in all those semesters (max I had was 4, I did summer school), so basically my whole record is a mess. That's why I wouldn't be eligible for queens or western either *The only reason I applied to Uoft MSW and nursing program at uoft is because they look at only the final year of study, and my projected for that is around a 3.6
  6. Hi everyone, I am completely non-traditional. I did my first year at western, then switched to uoft, and did 4 years there. Total of 5 years (i'm completing my 5th year). I screwed up my entire undergrad, even have late withdrawals on my transcript and 3 fails. I have a projected cGPA for around 2.8 by the time I graduate. Basically, after getting 50s and 60s in first year, I became really depressed and gave up on my dream of getting into medical school and becoming a surgeon or a psychiatrist. I did my degree at uoft in psychology (which I love btw), and just gave up on medicine. But i had the sudden realization that some med schools in ontario do look at the second undergraduate degree, and there are people who have gotten in after taking this route. Anyways, I have struggled a lot with family and personal problems throughout undergrad and my focus was not properly on school. My EC's and research experience are really great, I just don't have the grades or the MCAT (i haven't written it). I have currently applied to the uoft msw program, and all the nursing programs I possible could, because if I don't get into med school with my second degree, at least my second degree could be in something that would land me a job and would still be in health care (nursing, then becoming a nurse practitioner). Anyways, my question is, what should I do my second undergrad degree in? I'll have a BSc in psych, so should i do another BSc but in something like biomedical sciences, or should I do a BA in something else? BScN? I've already taken a bunch of bio courses, but I would want to retake some of them since I did so crap in them. Please help. I realized I shouldn't have given up on my dream, and it's the one thing that I've always wanted but just lost hope for. I'm hoping I still have a fighting chance if I work hard and dedicate my life to getting in.
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