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    canadian undergrad questions for AUA premed??

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    Im a canadian univeristy student studing biological sciences, going into second year, i have a few questions regarding AUA and medschool are you required to take a full course load, 5 courses/sem, for you to be considered at AUA? and is english also required?
    and say if i want to apply for 2008/2009 term, what would the required gpa be?
    do i have to write the mcat, and are there anyother test before AUA can consider me.
    what are the advantages and disadvantes of doing the twin program with manipal?
    what are the advantages/disadvanges if i wait until i finish my 4 year degree to apply to a carib. med school. aside from the fact that i would obtain a canadian degree.

    thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkap View Post
    Im a canadian univeristy student studing biological sciences, going into second year, i have a few questions regarding AUA and medschool are you required to take a full course load, 5 courses/sem, for you to be considered at AUA?
    Im not sure what you mean by required to take a full course load. It depends on what classes you've already taken as to which semester you're placed in premed (or med). FI, if you've taken pre-calc, english, bio I, and chem I, you'll probably be placed in premed 2.


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    and is english also required?
    yes. English is required.

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    and say if i want to apply for 2008/2009 term, what would the required gpa be?
    Thats a bit of a gray area. Ideally a 3.0 or higher. But others have made it in with less.
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    do i have to write the mcat, and are there anyother test before AUA can consider me.
    NO. AUA doesn't require MCAT's yet..
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    what are the advantages and disadvantes of doing the twin program with manipal?
    sorry. Don't know much about the twin program.

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    what are the advantages/disadvanges if i wait until i finish my 4 year degree to apply to a carib. med school. aside from the fact that i would obtain a canadian degree.
    First, it's cheaper in the long run. Second, you have a 4 year degree to fall back on if med school doesn't work out for you. Keep in mind that 50% of the 1st semester students fail anatomy. Lots of people drop out of med school..and are left with a large debt..So it is nice to have a degree to use if necessary. Plus, you "should" be more mature, have better study habits, etc which will help prepare you for the med school classes.

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    Hey cyberia,
    thanks for the prompt reply and answering my questions, i understand i wasn't clear enough for some questions,
    for the full course load- like i know Canadian med schools, for them to consider your cgpa, u have to be taking 5 courses each semester, if you take 3/4 course in one of the semester's that semester doesnt count, correct me if im wrong..but im pretty sure that's how it works.
    i would like to take 4 courses for this fall semester, but it'll be limiting my chances in Canadian med schools (with my marks, i dont think i have a chance, but i think my marks would be better if i take 4 courses rather then 5. Thats why i was wondering if AUA/ or other caribbean schools require a full course load.
    also i just thought of 2 more questions :P...
    do AUA/ carib. med schools be looking at my high school marks??
    and do they mind if we repeat a course?

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    They will look at your total gpa. Whether you take your classes 1/semester or 15/semester..you'll have a "total gpa". That's what they'll will base it on. (This is true for any med school/grad school, etc). If you repeat a course, the 2 grades are averaged together. I dont think they'll look at your high school marks much since you have college experience, but they might factor in a bit.

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    ooh, alright
    thank you so much cyberia!
    im pretty sure in the near future, i might have more questions, but for now i'm good,
    thanks again!

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