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Hi, I posted this question in the general discussion topic yesterday, but I didn't realize there was a separate section for Ontario schools. Hoping to get a few more opinions. I hope it's okay if I double post, my bad if its not allowed. Apologies in advance for the long post. I'm super confused about what to do and don't know anyone IRL who can help. As the title suggests, I'm currently considering a few options for my application into med school. Here are my stats: UofT - 3.7 OMSAS cGPA, 3.85 Omsas cGPA last 2 years. MCAT:: 130/129/131/128 total= 518 Some Major EC: 2 hospital volunteers (2 years), 5 labs (1 year each), 1 Thesis ( worried about this as my mark was an 83, average for course was 85 - prof is a dick), and 2 publications. 2 bs clubs. Course load was not full, and I don't have prereqs like biochem. As you can see, my GPA is low, and my MCAT scores aren't high, so I didn't apply in September 2016. Current options: - I got into a Master's at UofT in CSB, so I could apply after doing this Master's. But, while in my CSB Master's I can also do the following and switch to 'better' master's programs: - applying to a PA (Phys assist) program, doing 2 years if I get in, and then applying to Med after - applying to a clinical Psych master's, and then applying to med after The reason why I wanna switch from my CSB master's into these is because they offer jobs if I fail to get into med. - I also have an offer for a Master's at LMP at UofT as well, but they need me to do some prereqs before I start but offer 1 more possible publication than my current CSB one, and its more clinical based. This would also waste another year but is a 'better' Master's. So essentially, my series of questions are: 1.) The classic question that triggers everyone: With a Master's from CSB, and my current stats, does it look like I have a shot at UofT med or Western? 2.) The ungrateful question: Would it be beneficial to spend the extra semester (and waste another year) to do the prereqs for the LMP master's at UofT and get better, more clinical based publications? 3.) Anticipating failure question: Would being in a clinical master's like Cpsych or PA be beneficial for applying because I could fall back on a usable degree and have more clinical experience for my med school app? Thanks in advance =D, and again apologies if this was long or if my questions are stupid.