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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 !
Hi Everyone, I am a current grade 12 student and I need some urgent help. I recently accepted my offer to University of Toronto (Scarborough) Life Sciences with the intention of attending some sort of professional school after I graduate (med, dental, pharm, etc.). I know I know, I've heard about all the horror stories at U of T. However, both my siblings went to this campus and said that getting a high GPA is very doable but I have to work hard. They also said that the small campus is really nice, and its not too hard to make connections with professors. In fact, one of my siblings recently graduated from this campus and went on to attend a medical school in Ontario right out of her fourth year. My other sibling, did not recommend UTSC as much, but still managed to get a 4.0 GPA. After hearing their stories, I thought maybe I can succeed at UTSC as well, and decided to accept my offer there. UTSC is also very close to my home, so that was another factor I had to consider. I was also accepted into Biomedical Science at York University (which is about a 45 - 1 hour bus ride away). Although I accepted my offer to UTSC, York University kept their offer on the table but will withdraw it within a matter of weeks. A couple of my friends who went to York said attaining a high GPA there is very possible if I work hard enough. They also said research is available, but not to the extent that it is available at a place like UTSC. One of my friends has a 3.98 GPA in her first year. Even though I accepted my offer to UTSC, I am having large amounts of regret. I am scared that my GPA will not be high enough at UTSC and York might have actually been better for me. In high school, I am a hard working student and I got 90's and high 80's in my courses but I'm not a genius. Do you think that I should revoke my acceptance to UTSC and accept to York instead? What are the pros and cons? I would really appreciate advice from former students from these institutions. Another factor to consider is that on the OMSAS GPA scale, an 80-89 at York is a 3.8 no matter where your marks end up in that range, but an 80-85 is a 3.7 and an 85-89 at UTSC is a 3.9 at UTSC. Thanks so much everyone!