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Hi everyone,

I am a 4th year McMaster student in Nursing (BScN)  in my last semester currently - finishing officially this current Fall term on December 5.  Prior to the Mac program,  I graduated from Mohawk College Practical Nursing - I am currently working in a hospital casually as an RPN, whilst finishing my term at Mac (basically just clinical hours right now at another hospital).  I'm planning to finish at Mac, write the NCLEX (and pass on my first time) in February 2019; therefore possibly studying for the NCLEX and MCAT from right now to February-March.

I'm here to ask for general  advice on  medical school - possible routes for me to take in the pre-med stage, schools to apply to realistically per my situation etc.  Long story short; I'm committed to changing career paths and going 100% for the med route despite the obstacles I'll have to wait and/or the time it'll take to get there. 

GPA wise: slacking big time (biggest concern..... slacked my way through the program; 60-75's (C- to B).  GPA is probably a 2-2.4.  Seriously need to bring that up.... (note- currently in a stubborn/ impatient type mood to 1) move away from home, 2) start med and get moving with it so therefore, if any has ideas about schools with a terribly low GPA)

Pre-req's/ science courses: nothing .... basically just took pathophysiology in my nursing program;  I have not taken biology, chemistry (general or organic), physics etc...

Extra-curricular: Nursing mentor (nursing upper buddy program for first years), dementia experience tour guide

References:  2 academic solid academic references available, clinical preceptor, clinical tutors; Hospital manager/ Clinical Educator (RN's)

****Action plan ideas:

- (?) post baccalaureate program: https://www.medschoolimg.com/  - questioning the credibility of this program.  Caribbean as an option for my situation....?

- supplementary courses with adequate course load to meet school requirements?

- second undergrad?

- Masters in Nursing .... for sure don't want to be do any more nursing education

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Bear with me please, this is my first post; I am kindly looking for insight and any advice.  Let me know if you require more information to help answer my questions

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Congrats on the RN.

Have you considered the advanced nursing options you have? Cardiac/neuro surgery nursing, anesthetic nurse etc...lots of good options with 2/3 the compensation of an MD but much less training and liability.

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If your 3rd & 4th year GPA's are actually up in the +3.8 region you may be able to apply to a couple of Ontario schools that use weighting.  Check out Queens, Western or maybe UofT pending your grade spreads.  You likely need to do a 2nd undergrad and achieve atleast +3.85 for 2 or 3 years to be successful at an interview in Ontario.

 

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20 hours ago, PhD2MD said:

Congrats on the RN.

Have you considered the advanced nursing options you have? Cardiac/neuro surgery nursing, anesthetic nurse etc...lots of good options with 2/3 the compensation of an MD but much less training and liability.

Thank you very much.

I have considered masters and contemplated/ envisioned many other opportunities for advancement in nursing but I feel strongly about the MD and I'm currently thinking about going down that route.  cheers

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I am an RN student in Ryerson.i have few question about the humanities/laguage or social science prerequisite of UofT.what u guys had as your elective and how we are eligible with our subjectes like ana physio but not physics etc.I am an immigrant student so i know very little about those factors.please drop any info if u have.Thanks in advance.

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