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  1. You might have seen my other posts lately as I'm trying to figure out the best course of action for my situation. My undergrad GPA is 3.66, my law school GPA is on the B curve (I'm interested in US schools where they do not combine my undergrad with grad GPA). While I was in undergrad I took some of the pre-requisites but not all and my GPA for those science courses are low (3.3). I understand that in the US they have post-bac programs tailored for non-traditional students. Whereas in Canada such thing don't exist except two private schools in Toronto and I don't feel good about them, they loo
  2. @frenchpress Thanks! May I ask how much time it took you to be well prepared? Of course everyone’s schedule is different especially for non-traditional applicants.
  3. Hi all, I have read MCAT prep book reviews as well as the forum and this is a topic that comes up over and over again. For my situation, which prep tests would you recommend me to go with: 1. I have some science background (undergrad was in Psychology) but those courses date back to years almost 10 years ago! I have not taken organic chemistry or biochemistry. So I definitely need to learn those materials. 2. I can learn well independently and have a great discipline. I'm hoping that I would do good on the CARS section since from my understanding this section is an easier ve
  4. @Premedstudent0307Thanks for your response. I have tons of non-clinical extra-curriculars. Regarding question (3) I have already graduated in 2015 from UG and I have only taken half of the course requirements with mediocre grades in them. My understanding was that on AMCAS (again I'm not considering Canadian schools only American MD/DO) they calculate your science GPA separately and that will include all of your courses including the ones I will be taking part-time. Without those courses my science GPA will be very low, I think my cumulative UG GPA is just okay for the schools I'm consid
  5. Hi everyone, I have thought about going to medical school and becoming a physician for a long time but I chose a different career path and I have regretted it every single day. A bit about me: I'm 29 years old, I have done my undergrad in Bsc (Psychology) with cumulative GPA of 3.66 and recently got my JD (GPA not so great 3.0 but is on the law school curve and average for law school) and I'm currently doing my clerkship in Canada. I took one semester of Bio, general chemistry and Calculus in my first year of undergrad when I had just immigrated to Canada and did poorly (3.2). I don't hav
  6. @Neurophilic That's what I thought too. The rest usually have minuses which we dont. We shall see if anyone who has been verified respond to this thread. Thanks for looking into it :).
  7. Yes that's true and I am considering B+ as 3.3 but it would be great if someone from York who is getting/ has been verified shed light on this.
  8. @Neurophilic my worst case gpa is 3.66 with a sgpa of 3.5-6 (depending how well I do) assuming I get As.
  9. @Neurophilic It doesn't affect that much but I have a couple of B+/B in my first three semesters and my other years are all 4. However It will affect my science GPA because I took science courses in my first year for my major (psychology Bsc) but didn't need to take any in my subsequent years. I will have to go back to take some science courses and I know I can do good since my first year was the year that I moved to North America from a non english environment and was not used to this system. P.S I did find this and I believe it's from 2015 which is fairly recent and also in their 2018
  10. @Neurophilic That's what I thought initially but then I came across this and some others mentioning that.
  11. Hi, I have been trying to figure out whether B+ at York is 3.5 or 3.3. I have looked the threads and the AMCAS instruction manual but there isn't much consensus. If a previous applicant from York U can shed light on this I'd greatly appreciate it. I'm trying to make a decision to pursue medicine and I need to calculate my GPA to make sure of my competitiveness. Thank you
  12. Hi, I went over every single thread I could find to figure out what B+ at York U counts on AMCAS GPA calculation. I also read their manuals but I'm not sure as to which one fits the grading scale at York U. I really appreciate your answers particularly from previous applicants.
  13. Thank you very much for your response. I'm just concerned that shadowing doctors will not be enough or it may not show that I have enough of clinical experience. Is that a valid concern? Although I have volunteered and researched in mental health field I'm not sure if that would count as clinical experience. what other things I can do to gain that experience in a span of a year other than volunteering at a hospital.Thanks!
  14. Hi all, I'm in my mid 20's and I have very recently decided to go to Medical school. My GPA is 3.66 although I do have to go back to take prerequisite courses and take MCAT, sciences are generally my forte so I can hopefully end up with similar science GPA and a decent MCAT score. I need some insights as to what to do to improve my resume for Medical school purposes. I have over two years of research (no publication) experience in Psychology. I have a variety of volunteering experiences such as empowering at risk youth, tutoring, coordinating, leading and managing in different settings. I
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