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Hi all, I received my offer of acceptance at Western MedSci back in December and didn’t really consider Mac ArtSci + Health Sci considering their competitive nature. Though I got rejected from Health Sci, I recently got accepted at ArtSci. I was wondering if there was anybody currently in the ArtSci program who could speak on their experience or anybody currently in medical school that have graduated from ArtSci. Would ArtSci be a good program as a pre-med? I was planning on combining it with Biochem but I am still slightly worried. MedSci is a lot more specialized (overwhelmingly so) and I’m worried about maintaining a high GPA in a program that appears to want students to fail. Can anyone speak on this? So confused about what to do! Any guidance would be greatly, GREATLY appreciated! Thank you so much !
Hello Everyone, This is my first post here although I have read through many of the posts and have appreciated all of the great advice and insight so many of you have to offer. I applied to University for the first time this year and got wait-listed .....Reason being basically because I applied really late (Past deadlines). I suppose there is still some hope but lets be realistic here. I am currently on the waiting list for a Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology at Ryerson. My plan is to apply to Medical school and I have a few questions as to which route I should take to insure the best chances of getting in. My high school grades were not great (85 avg.), because I really didn't try and I didn't have a goal. I actually took some time off between high scool and applying to University because my mom has been very sick and we have been in and out of hospitals (a total of 9 admissions) over the past year. I pretty much care for her full time and I spend SO much time in the hospitals I finally realised what I am interested in and it is Medicine. I don't have the prereq's to go straight into a Bsc program and since most Ontario Med. Schools dont require a science degree I didn't think it was a big deal until recently when I started looking at med schools in other provinces and the US. SO I gather these are my options: A. If I do happen to get in for this fall, go into the Sociology program and take science courses as electives (which I think I can do at Ryerson, because I looked at the course calender and course tables ect.). If I do this I am pretty sure I could get a really high GPA. Plus, taking the science courses as electives will help me to prepare for the MCAT. Even if I dont get in this fall I can take pretty much the equivalent courses I would need for first year through Ryerson's Chang School and since I am pretty confident I can get a high GPA I will likely be able to get in for fall 2016 "Advance Standing", which is essentially year 2. However, if I take this route I will likely not have enough science credits to fulfill US med school requirements.... B. Spend this year taking taking the prereq. science courses through Ryerson Chang school then apply for either Biology or Biomedical Sciences for fall 2016. I got 90's in Grade 11 biology but I know it will be really challenging for me in chem. and math....So I am not as confident in how high of a GPA I can achieve in this program and I want to have a 4.0 GPA to apply to med. school. I also will lose a whole year because most of the intro. science/math/chem courses that Chang. school offers will not transfer over to a Bsc degree program, or at least not as much as I would get in a social science degree. Does anyone have any advice as to which route I should take? There are some med. schools in Ontario that only require 3 years of undergrad. does that mean I would apply at the end of my second year/beginning of third year?
Hello! So, as some of you might remember, I was trying to decide between uOttawa Biomed and Western Med Sci. At the time of the application, I decided to apply to Mac Arts and Science to keep my options open, but after first semester I decided I wanted a pure science education. However, after taking Grade 12 English this semester, I love the idea of the Arts and Science as I don't have to give up my love for english and the arts for my love of science. I am aware that no university education is easy, and I am prepared to work extremely hard in university for admission into medicine. However, I am unsure about the Arts and Science program at Mac -- I get the feeling that the marking is very subjective and therefore pulling off a 3.8+ GPA seems almost impossible. Also, the structure of the program (given a minimum number of electives in 1st year) worries me, as I might not be able to fit the prereqs (or the courses needed to do well on the MCAT). So, basically, is anyone in the program or does anyone know someone in the program? Specifically people who want to go into medicine at the end of the program? Because it is such a small program, I'm having a very hard time finding people in the program! Sorry if this is a repeat thread, I searched the best I could and the last forum was started in like 2008 or something! Please correct any of my points if they are incorrect as I am not in the program, obviously. Thanks in advance!