Hi, I have some questions that I really need answers too. ANY help would be great
First: What is the required GPA for admission to medical school in US. I know this is not a general question because it depends on the med school but if any one knows that is the range? Also, how much would it cost? are there any financial aid given such as OSAP for students considering studies outside Canada?
Second: I just found out that english and physics are requirements for many med schools outside Canada. I took PHY 1B03 and had a bad experience; and in High School English was one of my worst subject (use to get like 78-82%). I presume standards are high for english in uni. Would you recommend I take it in summer or not? same question for PHY1BB3. Also, i am going to 2nd year in 2012. Does it matter when I take it (i.e. in my 2nd, 3rd or 4th year)? because I already selected my 2nd year courses (mostly bio).
Third: Does a program matter for med schools? Should I stick with Life sciences or choose Honors bio? Is one better than the other. In you opinion which one should I choose (I know its up to me, but what is ur general opinion)?
Forth: If I take 1st year course like PHY 1BB3 in my 3rd year does the med school that looks at your top 3 years count this mark? if yes, What if I take 10 3rd year course and one 1st year course in 3rd year?
Fifth: After finishing med school in the US what requirements do I have to fill out to become an established Canadian doctor? in short, what are the hurdles?
Sixth: Are gaining research positions very important to be considered a strong candidate for med school? If so, can you share some of your experience, i.e. if you have any
Seventh: What courses do you consider 'bird courses' in 2nd year?
I know these are a lot of questions and many of you might think they are well... stupid. But I feel like my life has changes A LOT since last year (grade 12) and its going at a very fast pace. ANY kind of help would be greatly appreciated!