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canadian guy wondering about his shot

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by Habbas, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Habbas

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    hey there im a relativlely new guy here, im in 2nd year of undergrad in microbiology in ontario, first year i got a 3.2ish gpa but during second year ive bee working hard and have it upto a 3.7, and have yet to do the mcat
    im also looking into pharmacy and optometry, im wondering about my chances options etc
     
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  3. HeatherMD

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    I think you're solid, even for Canada. Ontario has more than one school so you'll be fine if you continue to get a 3.7 from here on out. You're good for the states too, but it will be cheaper if you stay home.
     
  4. JacksonInTheBox

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    Yeah your GPA is great right now. Keep it going. Dont forget about your extra curriculars too
     
  5. Habbas

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    yeah the thing is my universiyt uses a 12 point scale and i fond the 12. scale to GPA conversion HERES TEH CHART I GOUND:


    12-Point --------------- 4-Point
    12 ---------------------- 4.0
    11 ---------------------- 3.9
    10 ---------------------- 3.7
    9 ----------------------- 3.3
    8 ----------------------- 3.0
    7 ----------------------- 2.7
    6 ----------------------- 2.3
    5 ----------------------- 2.0
    4 ----------------------- 1.7
    3 ----------------------- 1.3
    2 ----------------------- 1.0
    1 ----------------------- 0.7
    0 ----------------------- 0.0

    my average last year was lke a 9, and this year is around a 10.2

    extracurriculars also vary but i have job shadowing experience at a dental office, activites in nursing homes and long term care facilities, multiple jobs, and clubs
     
  6. Habbas

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    im also scared because i got a B- in organic chemistry I
     
  7. stixx

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    There's so many variables, we can't really judge your chances since you're so early in your career. Keep getting I guess 10+ AND score above 10 on every section on the MCAT (and above Q on writing) and you should be fine for Canadian schools. For American schools 32+ would be nice (though it's okay if a section drops below 10). Once you take the MCAT we'll have a much better picture of your chances, but at this point you shouldn't let your grades (or one bad grade) completely discourage you from medicine. :p

    What are you doing EC wise?
     
  8. Habbas

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    For ec's
    im part of unific foundation at university, me and a couple pals started a club called teachers without borders, i have had numerous job positions, volunteering at nursing homes and hospitals, job shadowed a dentist for about 50 hours (alhough i need more), and and doing some research wok starting in the new semester
     

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