Hey MacInsiders, I'm currently a grade 12 student in Sir.John.A.Macdonald C.I. Got my offers from UTSG life sci, UWO biomed and MAC LIFE SCI
I was debating on which school I should go but this site really swayed me over to Mac!It's really organized and informative, i found the course outline especially helpful! Anyway,, after researching a little more on the programs offered at Mac, the Biochemistry program really interests me, especially with the Biomed and Biochem specialization + Coop. I really want to get some work experience while studying, and I think it opens up a lot of future job opportunities.
So, I know that the required courses for Biochem and Life Sci are really similar (as in Bio, chem, Physic), so it is easy to transfer? And can we only transfer at the end of first year? (I'm just confused over the notes said on Mac offical website that you can transfer any time, how does that work when they need to look at your first year grades?) Also, I heard that the Coop program for biochem is very competitive, how competitve is it? What do you look at other than marks? What kind of questions might they ask you in the interview?
Lastly, I want to live off-campus the first year (as in rent a house near the school), but many people told me that living in residence is the best way to meet new people and built network, so is living off-campus first year an unwise choice? *the only reason is because it is less expensive*
---- Thanks for anyone who replies, all helps are appreciated,