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American citizen considering medical school in Canada

undergrad13

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    I'm an American citizen and I was thinking of applying to medical school in Newfoundland memorial university. I've not taken all the science requirements but I'm taking the mcat soon and so far in scoring 501 in the practice tests. How hard is it to get into this school and other schools across Canada? Is there a chance for me?
     

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      MUN has 5 spots for international students and non-Maritime/Yukon Canadians. They typically get 350 applicants for these spots. If you think you are in the top 1.4% of Canadian and American applicants then you have a chance. With a 501 that doesn't seem likely.
       
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        From some brief research (of schools that use the MCAT and publish stats):
        UBC: Average MCAT of accepted students 2016: 515.07
        Calgary: 507.86
        Saskatchewan: median was 98.5 percentile for out of province applicants [>520]
        Manitoba: avg 523 for out of province
        Mcmaster: avg CARS 129.1
        Dalhousie: 509

        Please note that most schools give preference to their own province's students so their averages will be lower. For someone applying from out of province, note the average scores for students explicitly from out of province above (520+).
         

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          Chances are slim.
          Also, there's no point doing this to be honest. You can't apply to Canadian residencies without being a Canadian citizen or PR. Stick to US where you can still get into DO schools with a 501 MCAT.
          Yeah I know what you mean.
          I'm gonna aim for MD
          Nothing is wrong with DO, it's just that it isn't accepted by some nations outside USA. I rather try harder and aim for an MD. For those who took the MCAT. What's the best way to keep all the info in my head?
           
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