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I am a high school student who is considering to accept Ryerson’s Biomedical Sciences program. I have been accepted to Western Health Sciences, Brock Medical Sciences (and their MedPlus extra program which is really good), Laurier Health Sciences, Uft Life Sci, Carleton Health Sci, and McMaster Life Sci. My major concerns involve the arrangement of the coop terms. Medical Schools in Canada require at least two school semesters to be consecutive for students enrolled into coop programs. In Ryerson, semesters 5 and 6 are separated by three work terms. I wanted to know if I would be able to keep semesters 5 and 6 together, then have them followed by the three coop terms. On the other hand, if I choose not to take coop, would I be at a disadvantage since most of the research positions will be taken by the coop students? Additionally, I will be a commuting student and would like to know the general timings of the lectures, tutorials and labs last year. Lastly, are there any additional resources at Ryerson that would help me with the MCAT preparation, or the general application of medical school (including volunteering and job shadowing opportunities)? Even for volunteer research places downtown, won't I be competing with UFT students? ANY help and info on Ryerson graduates in med school would help. My goal is to go to a small university where I stand out. I know people in med schools from all universities except ryerson! My financial situation isn't so great either and therefore Ryerson helps. I have to accept an offer by next week.