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Help regarding medical schools

I am currently in grade 11 and hope to pursue a career in medicine.

What my question is that, I'm not sure what universities and programs I should apply for, as I have heard a lot of things on this forum, such as 

don't go to mac unless you're in health sciences, as your GPA won't be the best, and I've also heard to just go to universities such as york as to easily get a high GPA, but hearing so many sides I have just confused myself and am unsure what to do!

If you guys could share your opinion on the best universities and programs where I could get a high GPA, it would be very helpful!

These are the universities programs I had wanted to go to before I confused myself:

5.Anatomy and Cellular Biology - McGill 1.Health Science - Mac 3.Life Science - Mac 6.Arts & Science - Mac 2.Med Science - Western 4.Life Science - UofT

Listed from 1-5 indicating the ones I like better.
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Go to U of T Life Science, they have the best program, they give high GPAs and many go on to Harvard, Stanford medical school with putting very little effort. You won't regret it.
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Agreed
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nahhh  bruh thats a joke
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Do you feel proud of yourself after you typed that comment?
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U of T Life Sci will give the best chances for medical school, trust me. My doctor went there.  Do you want the chance to get into a top medical school, or cleaning test tubes for the rest of your life.
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If you're serious about wanting to go to medical school, then do some research, please. As you might imagine, we get many posts from high schoolers asking even the simplest of questions regarding the medical school admissions process. These questions become tiresome rather quickly because in our minds, how can you be medical student or doctor if you can't do simple research regarding the admissions process.

In Canada, medical school is not a direct-entry from a high school program. You don't even need a SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE to get in. This is the first thing that you should have been aware of. People get into medical school with degrees in arts, music, business, engineering, nursing, social sciences, humanities, etc. Again, a science background is NOT a prerequisite to get into a Canadian medical school. 

You also should not be putting all your eggs in one basket because you probably will not get into medical school. So, whatever degree you decide to pursue you need to ask yourself this one fundamental question - what will I do with this degree if I don't get into medical school (or another competitive professional school program)? We cannot tell you where you can get the highest grades because if there was a one size fit all for everybody, then every med school hopeful would be going into that program and getting into medical school. Your question itself is flawed and as an aspiring med school hopeful you should be able to see the flaws in your own questions.

Go on the med school websites and look at admissions statistics. Use the search function and go through previous threads on this topic. Hundreds of people have asked the exact same questions you're asking right now, and it's been discussed ad nauseum all over the net. Come back and ask more informed questions because otherwise, you're starting from scratch.
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I'm fully aware that you could get into medical school with just an arts degree, but I was told its recommended to go towards a science-based program as it will help regarding the MCAT. I was thinking of getting a pharmaceutical degree at first then apply to med school, but then decided that if I could potentially get into a program like the health sciences at McMaster, or Med Sci at Western, then that would be better.

I had gone through previous threads which is how I got confused in the first place as so many people have different opinions. I was just simply asking what would be the best programs (science) besides the obvious few that I had listed.
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1. This is a difficult question, and requires hours of explanation.

2. Do research on programs you're interested in. Actually get a feel of what the program is about, what you will learn, and what job prospects you can get. If you enjoy a program, and your main end goal is medical school, your marks will do well. But always understand that university is a difficult time, and is not laid back.

3. Medical schools in all of NA do not require a science degree. They just require a degree, MCAT (some like Mac don't even care about most of the MCAT), and some require some prerequisite courses. So choose a program you personally enjoy.

4. Understand what a doctor does before you do anything. Doctors are not like what they are portrayed in dramas like Bones or Grey's Anatomy. They are much more boring, and unexciting than that. It also requires years of study, years of training under terrible working hours, and treating disgusting cases.

5. RESEARCH!

6. Please refer to points 1 and 5.


PS: Health Sci @ McMaster is not like a program where after you graduate you're immediately accepted into McMaster's medical school. You are not given special treatment either. Health science is a program that is Life Sciences but more focused on the human health of biology and chemistry. It is also a lot more group work and problem-based learning than any program. The only upside (if you consider it one) is the small class size which helps with letters of recommendations, research opportunities, and more focused learning with the profs. This is not exclusive to Health Science. Any small program has these upsides. Health Science is only really loved because of the reputation associated with it.

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Health sci has the reputation for its grade inflation. If someone can go elsewhere and get a 3.9+ GPA then it wouldn't matter that they did not go to Mac health sci. Mac health sci is the only program of its kind in Canada with inflated grades.
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It's reputation for grade inflation is not as clear as you make it seem. The classes are "easier" in the sense that the focus has changed from a general overview, to a more specific subject. Also, the people that are in Health Science are already smart AF, so their GPAs will reflect that fact. Think about it. If only the people with 90%+ averages get into a program, their marks will be higher than those with 80% averages going to U of T Life Sciences.
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Your analysis is flawed. High school grades are inflated and for Mac health sci you only need English, Bio, Chem, and one math. It's hardly rocket science for many high schoolers to pull off a 90+ average in these courses. 

http://cudo.utoronto.ca/2014

UTSG Science programs in 2014 had an overall admission average of 89%, with nearly 50% incoming students having 90+ averages. Yet, it has some of the worst grade deflation and dropout rates in the country.

McMaster life science has an admissions cutoff in the 89% range and most of their class come in with 90+ averages. 

Same goes for Western, McGill, Queen's, Waterloo, UBC, etc. I don't see these schools having the same success rate in sending students to medical school as McMaster health science. Mac health sci is largely presentations and group-based marks and class averages are in the A range. If you have any friends in the program ask them about the class averages. If McMaster health sci students are geniuses, then everyone else at U of T, McMaster (not health sci), Waterloo, McGill, Queen's, Western, UBC, etc. must be idiots in comparison. 
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thanks for the reply, i appreciate it and ill make sure to do more research for sure :)
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Yo Anon, I never said that getting 90% is hard. I said those who do well on the supplementary applications do really well in school because they're the type to do well in school. Continuing this line of logic, these very smart people move on to do really well in a non-competitive environment (where most of the work is group based so everyone will have to help each other out to succeed) and it will give the impression of a very easy program with soft courses.
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Hassan, do you even here what you are saying? The supplementary is three friggin essay questions that are subjectively evaluated by the admissions committee that is made up of both faculty members and students. Having a good supplementary doesn't mean you're going to ace 4 years of a university science program. I know people who had their parents, teachers, and paid editors to review their supplementary and get feedback on it. 

What does doing well on the supplementary have to do with "helping each other out in a group environment" to do well in school? Again, the supplementary is three random essay questions.
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You should take a look at applying for QuARMS in grade 12, it's highly competitive but it's like "early acceptance" to Queen's Medical School. Once you're accepted, you finish 2 years undergrad of any major you want in a Bachelors of Art/Science/Comp. Science program, then automatically matriculate to their School of Medicine without writing the MCAT and undergoing the formal medical school application process. Only 10 across the country but those 10 are people too. Search it up if you're interested, there's a lot to explain.
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LOL im in health sci at mac and i can say very well that i didn't even start looking at universities until winter of grade 12 when all my other friends were applying which pressured me to :') you dont need to look this early, go out and have fun and enjoy the luxurious grade 11 life .
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