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A lot of your questions have been answered already, if you do a search of the forums. For medical schools in Ontario, check out OMSAS - it contains all the information you need on applying to medical schools in Ontario. For medical schools across Canada, check out: http://www.afmc.ca/pdf/2010AdBk.pdf

For your question number 7, it is impossible to answer at this point in time, as it will depend on your undergraduate GPA as well as what pre-reqs you've managed to complete (some medical schools have many pre-reqs, some have none) and your MCAT score (some schools don't require the MCAT, some use the MCAT as a red flag, some have hard cut-offs and others look at the VR score only).

Normally when applying to medical schools you can only use ECs that you've participated in since age 16. So having 150 hours right now is kind of irrelevant. They will want to see long-term commitments from age 16 onwards, as well as ECs at university.

As you want to get as high as GPA as possible (GPA is king when it comes to medical school admission in Canada), I would personally avoid U of T. Choose a university and a program that will allow you to excel and obtain a high GPA. It doesn't matter what you study, as long as you complete the pre-reqs required. People get into medical school with engineering, business, arts, and fine arts degrees, as well as with the more typical science, life science and health science degrees.

After medical school you need to complete a residency in a specialty of interest. You apply to programs through CaRMS. The length of residency depends on your specialty. Family medicine is the shortest residency, taking two years. Typically you will be looking at 3-5 years to complete a residency in your chosen field.

As for years of education, you are looking at, at a minimum, 3 years of undergrad (very few schools accept people with only 2 years and very few people get in after 2 years), but four is more typical (some medical schools require four years, or a degree - some require only 3 years). Then 3 or 4 years of medical school (4 years is typical, but McMaster and Calgary are 3 years), then 3 to 5 years of residency. Then more years if you want to subspecialize or need to do a fellowship to practice in your area of specialty.

It's a long haul, so make sure medicine is what you really want to do.
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A lot of your questions have been answered already, if you do a search of the forums. For medical schools in Ontario, check out OMSAS - it contains all the information you need on applying to medical schools in Ontario. For medical schools across Canada, check out: http://www.afmc.ca/pdf/2010AdBk.pdf

For your question number 7, it is impossible to answer at this point in time, as it will depend on your undergraduate GPA as well as what pre-reqs you've managed to complete (some medical schools have many pre-reqs, some have none) and your MCAT score (some schools don't require the MCAT, some use the MCAT as a red flag, some have hard cut-offs and others look at the VR score only).

Normally when applying to medical schools you can only use ECs that you've participated in since age 16. So having 150 hours right now is kind of irrelevant. They will want to see long-term commitments from age 16 onwards, as well as ECs at university.

As you want to get as high as GPA as possible (GPA is king when it comes to medical school admission in Canada), I would personally avoid U of T. Choose a university and a program that will allow you to excel and obtain a high GPA. It doesn't matter what you study, as long as you complete the pre-reqs required. People get into medical school with engineering, business, arts, and fine arts degrees, as well as with the more typical science, life science and health science degrees.

After medical school you need to complete a residency in a specialty of interest. You apply to programs through CaRMS. The length of residency depends on your specialty. Family medicine is the shortest residency, taking two years. Typically you will be looking at 3-5 years to complete a residency in your chosen field.

As for years of education, you are looking at, at a minimum, 3 years of undergrad (very few schools accept people with only 2 years and very few people get in after 2 years), but four is more typical (some medical schools require four years, or a degree - some require only 3 years). Then 3 or 4 years of medical school (4 years is typical, but McMaster and Calgary are 3 years), then 3 to 5 years of residency. Then more years if you want to subspecialize or need to do a fellowship to practice in your area of specialty.

It's a long haul, so make sure medicine is what you really want to do.
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Well first of all you should learn English and learn that there are "steps" to becoming a doctor, not stairs.
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