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Med Rad Sci and Med School?

Old 06-30-2011 at 01:25 PM   #1
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Med Rad Sci and Med School?
Heyy I'm heading to MedRad in Sept this year so I was just wondering if its still possible to apply to med school or not? And if I can what subjects should I take as my electives? I know that you have to have certain full year courses, just wondering if theres a way to get it.... any help appreciated
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you can apply to medical school after or during ANY undergraduate degree- so yes Med Rad is fine- pretty much every school also has a statement that they do not discriminate based on what program you are in

as for course requirements that depends on where you want to go.
For canadian uni's it varies so to find specific course requirements you have to check them out separately:

for the states i believe you need to have 2 orgo (which means you need to have the first year chems as well), 2 english, 2 physics and im not sure how many bio (as i am in bio and have never bothered to look )
hope that helps- but again it all depends on the school
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its gonna be really hard to get all the electives for med school when you're in med rad since theres only space for 3 or 4 electives in the whole program. Your only option is to overload and take 6courses a term and take some during summer
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Another problem you might encounter is that MedRad has quite a few pass/fail courses...
Jeremy Han
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Old 06-30-2011 at 07:04 PM   #5
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Is it possible? Absolutely.

But if your main goal is to get into med school, I suggest doing Life Sci/Kin/Health Sci instead. Makes your life much easier.
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Medical Radiation Sciences '14 (Radiation Therapy)

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