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So how do you guys study for adv fund, biology, religion, calcu, chemistry, and English exams ? How long do you guys study for? When did you start studying? What resources did you use? Has anyone got perfect on their exam? These are all grade 12 courses and with first semester finals being important as fuck.. just wondering how much more I can do. Good luck on exams guys, hope you do as well as you want. Hopefully first year students can share their lucky tips. :D
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Health Science/ Life Science 2018!
It’s now our time to apply and be admitted! This thread is geared towards the science programs for Ontario. If you get accepted to the following programs, or any similar: Life science, Health Science, Biology, Bio-Med, Medical Sciences, etc. 

(Ontario Universities / 2018 APPLICANTS) 

Please TRY Including the following:  
Date of Application:  
Date of Offer:   
Grade 11 Average:  
Grade 12 First Semester Average / Second Semester Mid-term:

Yes I'm aware it's early! But the last year thread was made in October and some students end up getting early acceptance so this should be helpful! :)
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Just Finished My First Year in Western MedSci - AMA!!
I just finished first year in Western MedSci and I'm going into my second year in the fall. I'm also a 2016 Western National Scholarship recipient (the President's Entrance), so if you have any questions about the program, admissions, or scholarships, let me know!

I can also give some advice on first-year courses if need be - even though I didn't get the most perfect GPA haha (3.8). Also, I can give some insight into a few clubs and the variety/nature of student life!!
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Western Medical Sciences
Hi! I'm a first year student at Western University and am in Medical Sciences! I would love to answer any questions regarding the program, residence, or the school itself!
Brock University Med Sciences?
I'm curious about Brock's Medical Sciences program but I haven't heard anyone talk about it. Please share your experiences. 

Please include: 
What your average was when you applied
General tips/facts about the school
Medical Sciences at Dalhousie Univeristy
I am interested in the Medical Sciences Undergraduate Degree at Dalhousie University. Right now my average based on my English, Math and 3 University Preparatory Courses is a 96.6%. I am wondering when is the best time to apply? I was talking to someone at the university and they said it was best to apply early? Do you think I would be offered a seat now with my current average? Or would I have to wait and be considered in February once they see my term 1 marks since my average isn't exceptionally high? If anyone who is currently in the program, knows someone who is in the program or has applied themselves could provide insight regarding admission averages and acceptances that would be greatly appreciated! 
Thanks!! :)
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Health Sciences at McMaster
So Last year my avg was so crap. Cannot even explain. Anyways I've always wanted to do radiology at Mac. But after seeing health sci I really like the program and what it has to offer.. Right now i have a 85% in bio, 80% in adv and 90% in religion. I have planned to take: calc, chem and eng next semester. Just curious to know what the lowest cut off for 2017 was; for both health science and radiology. Anyone know any students with a high 80%- low 90% who got into health sci and radiology? Please and thank you :) goodluck to everyone 
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What do you think is the best pre-med program in Ontario. Rank your top 3 and explain why. In terms of how difficult it is to get a good GPA, med-school acceptance, workload, time for a social life/extracurricular activities.
Undergrad Decision Making
So I'm looking to hopefully go into medicine in the future and I'm having some trouble deciding on an undergrad. I'm interested in the sciences (more bio and chem than physics). 
So far, i really enjoy these:

Western- Med Sci
McMaster-  Med Sci (I don't know if this exists, the process is really confusing to me on the website) 
Guelph- Bio-Med 
Uni of Ottawa- Biomed science (LAST RESORT)

Anyone give me some insight on some of these programs, or recommend me other similar ones for the same uni or different unis (preferably in Ontario) 
McMaster Health Science FIRST YEAR (AMA)!!! Premed, applying, scholarships...
I'm a first year in BHSc at McMaster. Yconic was my life last year in grade 12 and I found all the forums really helpful so I thought I'd make my own. Feel free to ask me anything about the application process, what the program is actually like, or my extracurriculars and stuff. If you're feeling super stressed about anything and need to vent...I get it. I was in your shoes. 

I applied also to:
Western Med Sci
Queen's Science and QUARMS
UBC Science
McGill Science

My average was 98%
SHAD applications
I understand that SHAD applications already have been closed, but I will want to apply for next year. I am currently in grade 10 with a unsteady average ranging from 85-95. (depends on how the semester goes). However, my math mark is at a decrease to 68% from an 80 previously. Will that affect my chances since SHAD focuses on maths and sciences? 

Also, any tips and stories from SHAD alumni? It would be great for your advice! 
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Will bad grade 11 marks ruin my chance for a good university?
I am in grade 12 and have applied for medical science at Western. I'm not proud of my marks last year and ended with an overall average of 86.6%. Western med sci requires at least a 90%. Right now my average is a  93.7%. If I keep this up, will I still have a good chance of getting in? I am really stressed right now. Thank you so much.
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McMaster Health Science Questions
Hey everyone!

I'm currently in Grade 12 and am seriously considering McMaster's Health Sciences program but I had a few questions for graduates or anyone else who can help me out, so here goes!

1. I know that Health Sciences has a focus on group work and learning, but then what is the professor's role in this? Do they guide discussion and research? Are projects reviewed at the end and main topics covered by the professor? Are there any didactic styled classes or are they all group based? 

2. I was also very curious about past students experiences with group projects. From reviewing discussions it seems that the majority of people interested in the program are fellow type A students, and I was wondering if these personalities tend to clash during projects? Do group projects end up wasting a lot of time trying to schedule a time that works for everyone? 

3. I also wanted to know more about the environment. To all past students, how competitive would you say the program is? Are residences closely knit or are they alienated? How would you describe the social aspect of being a student in Health Sciences? 

4. On the topic of applications, I had seen an old post that said they marked out of 7, and that the supplementary application is looked at first, then marks. Does anyone know if this process is still used?

Thank you! 
Best university for getting into med school/a high GPA?
Hi, I'm a grade 12 student and I'm trying to decide on a good university program and school for getting into med school. I heard that universities like U of T and McGill make it difficult to get a high GPA as it is really competitive. I am interested in McGill, McMaster, U Of Waterloo & U of Ottawa. Where do you think is the best university for keeping up a high GPA and getting into med school? And are there any programs similar to McMaster's health science?
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Western Known as a Party School???
Is Western REALLY a full out party school? I am not a party person and am worried that this will effect my grades! Are there any quiet residences? Planning on applying to med sci. 

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Western Med Sci: Just finished 3rd year, cumulative 4.0, AMA
Basically what I said above. I just finished my third year at Western Med Sci! I know choosing a university is tough (I had a really tough time choosing) and trying to determine how you'll do at university is stressful, but let me know what questions you have and I'll do my best to answer them! 

Also, despite being in third year, I can definitely answer questions about first year and all other years. I've been pretty engaged with helping out first years, so I know a decent amount about all years (or at least I like to think I do haha).

Update: I just got into med school, so feel free to ask those questions as well.  
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AMA: McMaster Health Sciences, Level 1 Student
Title says all. I empathize heavily with the premature, second-week-of-Grade-12 anxiety about university admissions. Not to mention, I relied on these forums to ease whatever feelings I had last year, so it's only natural that I give back.

Seriously, AMA. (ex. What Grade 12 courses did I take? What are some tips for the supp-app? What is BHSc even like? Is it the right program for me and my learning style?) 

Even if I'm not  the best source of info regarding a topic, I'm surrounded by enough people everyday that someone's ought to have an answer for you.
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Undergrad for med school
I'm in the 10th grade and i want to go into medicine. However, If I take an undergrad in science and I don't get into med school I want to go into engineering but I don't want to waste 4 years doing another undergrad. Anyone know of any good engineering programs I can go into that will give me enough time to do all my science prerequisite and get a high enough gpa in to apply to med school. I'm open to other options to. My current average is 88 but I'm not trying that hard and will probably go up to 93-95 in grade 11/12.
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I'm in grade 10 and have one low grade???
Hi! I'm currently in my second month of grade 10, which is the first year of highschool where I live. Currently, all my grades are above 90 except for math which is exactly 61 percent :( the teacher that I'm sadly in the class of simply doesn't teach, and when I go in for extra help it does no good! Will this mark affect me at all? I'm planning to go to med school, and need to get into a science program or whatever. I'm so stressed :(((
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Medicine from smaller schools
Do you guys know anyone that graduated from a smaller school, like lakehead and nippissing, and went on to get accepted into Canadian unis? I've always wanted to know the truth because everytime i ask someone they say it's impossible
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UWO Med Sci Early Acceptance?
wondering if my marks are enough for early acceptance into med sci. my three midterm gr.12 marks avg to 95 (i have a spare this sem.) and my top three gr.11 marks also avg to 95 (all of my gr.11 marks avg to 94).
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McMaster Integrated Science
I'm thinking about applying to Mac iSci and I was wondering if anyone who is in the program could tell me about their experience. Also, would it be a good program to go into if my goal is medical school? Thanks!
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