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    Canadian Medical Schools for International student

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    I am a high school student and looking for a Canadian Medical Schools the accepts internation student and has a premedical program. I am not US citizen.
    if you happen to know, please let me know at ahabibal@yahoo.com

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    re: Canadian Medical Schools for International student

    Quote Originally Posted by ahabibal
    I am a high school student and looking for a Canadian Medical Schools the accepts internation student and has a premedical program. I am not US citizen.
    if you happen to know, please let me know at ahabibal@yahoo.com
    I dont think there is a Canadian med school with a true "premed" program. You will have to apply to an undergraduate program and apply to the med school during or after your third year of study -- that the closest I can think of to being a "premed".


    (I may be wrong but I dont think so.)

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    agree with dt

    As far as I know there are no pre-med programs at Canadian universities.

    All med. programs in Canada require at least 3 years of undergrad, most with certain pre-req courses. There are NO programs which specifically prepare you for medical school.

    If you're looking for pre-med programs that are set up like USA programs, then you should look over there; nothing like that really exists in Canada.

    Cheers,

    Silenthunder

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    Western

    Hey all,

    I felt compelled to write something here, since the information above is false....so here goes:

    First off.....there IS DEFINITELY a university that has a pre-med program, albeit it does not guarantee acceptance into medical school...however, it prepares you more than adequately for medical school. This school of course is UWO (Western).

    How do I know this?

    I'm in it......in fact, i'm graduating this year with my degree in Honors Medical Science (Pharm/Tox).......and the degree is in the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc.).....NOT a BSc. like other universities.

    It's a program that was started 1 year ago, and has gained national recognition.

    If you graduate with this degree, you will have completed all of the requirements for medical school......you will have a great deal of research (i'm currently in forensic pathology research....a year long independent study in one's final year), and what's also important.......in the 3rd and 4th year of the program, you will be taught many of the exact same classes that are taught in 1st year medical school.......by the SAME professors.

    It's kinda funny in that some of the students who excel in the classes form tutoring sessions......and i can attest to the fact that there are many UWO medical students who actually use these as well (who actually get tutored by undergrad BMSc. students)....weird huh?

    Anyhow, you can check out more info on it at www.uwo.ca/bmsc

    But just for the record, there IS a pre-med program at Western.

    peace

    ~~ryan

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    forgot...

    Just wanted to clarify however that obtaining a BMSc. degree at Western DOES NOT guarantee acceptance in to the medical school......you will still have to apply, and go through the whole process (so the above is correct on this)....however, rest assured you will be FAR ahead once you are there.

    thanks,

    ~~ryan

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    re: above program is arguably NOT pre-med

    Please note that I too went to western.

    I graduated before Western instituted its B.MSc degree. Before they were offered as B.Sc programs, or as honors B.Sc programs. For most of the programs there is no change in curricula. There is only a change in the name of the degree.

    Please note on the link provided by chocolatecowboy:
    (http://www.uwo.ca/bmsc/), there is a link to an "FAQ"; in item 6 it states that the program IS NOT PRE-MED.

    If you want a degree that includes almost all of the pre-requsites for most medical programs, then these degrees are satisfactory. But you should note that these degrees don't provide you anything different than if you pursue an honors B.Sc at another school.

    my apologies if I am picking at semantics. Perhaps the original poster could explain exactly what he is looking for in a pre-med school. One thing I normall see in pre-med programs is a pre-med committee. As far as I know Western does not have a pre-med committee.

    my apologies chocoloatecowboy. I'm not trying to pick on you. But this program can't be called pre-med simply because it includes the courses required to apply to medicine. If that's all that is required then ALMOST EVERY Canadian school has pre-med programs.

    Cheers all,

    Silenthunder

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    silenthunder,

    No prob........however, western DOES have a pre-med committee......they're the ones that wrote my rec. letter as required by many american med schools.

    Also, the program is structured quite differently from most programs at other universities.....however, you are correct in that there are many other similar degrees (albeit BSc.'s) at other universities with the same courses etc.

    I think the original poster, if they are looking for a degree that guarantees admission into med school (such as what many american universities have)....then they should look there........but Canada is certainly not America.......their standards are much higher (barring certain Ivey Leagues), and it is folly to think that admission could be guaranteed to a student out of high school, regardless of their degree.

    One could argue over degrees and preparation however...but i've already given my thoughts on that.

    peace

    ~~ryan

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    hey all...... my mistake

    Chocolatecowboy let me know that the pre-med committee is really new, so I wasn't aware of it.

    Thought I should mention this in case anyone was a bit unsure (like me)

    Cheers,

    Silenthunder

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