crazyhead Posted July 27, 2017 Report Share Posted July 27, 2017 Hi there, TIA for taking your time to read this long post. I am looking to immigrate to Canada on a PR visa and would like to join med school at the earliest. I did both my bachelor Science and master MPH degree from United States (was on STUDENT visa for my entire length of stay at US). I have been looking into this forum for quite a time to see where I stand in terms of Canadian med school chances (quit my job and left US as I could never see myself being able to join med school there due to lack of a loan cosigner and also my country of citizenship does not offers any education loan). Some infos: Have about 2 years paid work at US hospital and about 700 hours of unpublished research work. Plan on furthering ECS and taking Mcat in Canada. 1. BS Science: Completed in 5 years as a Full time student (i.e. took minimum 24 credit/year for 5 years) (a) Spring 2008 University A: Took 6 classes (17 credits of which only 5 credits were college level). Transferred to community college as there was no way on earth I could afford any university at that time (b) Fall 2008-Fall 2010 Community college: took 70 credits and then transferred to university B with good transfer scholarship. (C) Spring 2011-Fall 2012 University B: Finished 50 credits and received my BS degree (took only 1 class in Fall 2012 as that's the only class I needed to graduate). While enrolled here also took couple classes at the community college I attended earlier due to low cost. 2. MPH: Started Fall 2013 and graduated in Fall 2014. Finished with 3.70 gpa. No thesis (did practicum if that matters). US GPA breakdown by Year (Not by academic year): (a) 2008: 3.01 (b) 2009: 3.77 (c) 2010: 2.97 (d) 2011: 3.18 (e) 2012: 3.58 (f) 2013: 4.0 (master gpa) (f) 2014: 3.6 (master gpa) Questions: (a) Do I need to calculate my gpa by academic year Instead. (b) Is US gpa same as Canadian GPA (c) Does my current gpa meets gpa threshold at any Canadian med school as of now. If not, can I do a second bachelor science degree in Canada (e) Given my current gpa, do you recommend any particular province that I should immigrate to (i.e have a low in province gpa threshold) (f) Do Canadian med school have higher stats requirements for certain ethnicity such as Asian, White similar to US schools (f) Do I have to work certain hours and live certain years in a Canadian province before I am eligible to apply to med school Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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