SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Ahh, the infamous "What if" question. Well, I've come to the realization that taking the "Get-a-Bachelors-of-science-degree-and-apply-to-medical-school" route is quite a risky one, as I recently discovered that only 30% of applicants get accepted (a third of which have 3.8-4.0 GPAs). Consequently, seeing as I'm applying for University programs this year, I'm unsure of which programs to apply and which degree to pursue. Originally, I was planning to apply for the Life Sciences program at McMaster, pursue a BSc, and major in Biology. However, I've noticed that the careers to which a BSc holder qualifies aren't very "health-care-oriented", to say the least. For instance, I remember coming across "Science Columnist" as one of the possibilities. My questions are: 1. What is/was your back-up plan, in case you don't/didn't get into medical/dental school? 2. Are there programs to which I can apply where the degree can qualify for other careers in health care that are similar to that of pediatricians and dentists (e.g. help others on a daily basis, hospital/clinical environment, high-paying)? 3. What types of jobs can I get with a BSc? MSc (majoring in Biology)? Thanks in advance!