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Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by Shay-, Mar 18, 2017.

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  1. Shay-

    Shay-

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    Mar 13, 2017
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    Hi !

    I'm a Montrealer and I just finished 2 years of Cegep in Health Sciences at Marianopolis so I basically have my pre-requisites for med school. However, I did not do good so I have no choice but to do undergrad. I'll be doing my UG in Civil Engineering at Concordia (it's my back up plan). I plan on attending med school after my UG in either U.S or Canada. I'll hopefully be doing my MCAT this summer. So here are my questions:

    1. Will U.S Med schools look at my Cegep grades? If so, should I redo them ?
    2. Should I do the MCAT since it isn't requires for Quebec Universities ?
    3. Do I have a better chance in Quebec? Canada? or U.S ?

    Thanks !
     
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  3. trev5150

    trev5150 2+ Year Member

    Non-traditional students are those that meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • Delays enrollment (does not enter postsecondary education in the same calendar year that he or she finished high school)
    • Attends part-time for at least part of the academic year
    • Works full-time (35 hours or more per week) while enrolled
    • Is considered financially independent for purposes of determining eligibility for financial aid
    • Has dependents other than a spouse (usually children, but may also be caregivers of sick or elderly family members)
    • Is a single parent (either not married or married but separated and has dependents)
    • Does not have a high school diploma (completed high school with a GED or other high school completion certificate or did not finish high school)
     
  4. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    International applicants to US med schools need to be Harvard/Stanford class applicants.
     
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  5. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    1. What is your AMCAS gpa (or AACOMAS)? Nobody here is familiar with Cegep.
    2. The MCAT is required here. The median for successful internationals is the 92nd percentile (about a 514).
    3. It depends on your personal qualities, accomplishments, MCAT and gpa.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
  6. Shay-

    Shay-

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    Cegep is basically doing all the requirement for med schools. So it's Bio 1/2, Chem 1/2, Organic 1, Humanities (2 years), Physics (Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Waves Optics and Modern Physics), English (2 years), French (1 year) and such. After Cegep we enter University (at 19 y/o)
    So my AMCA gpa is 3.3 (I had a disorder during these two years and it affected my grades strongly. I wasn't treated for it until a few months ago). Should I retake them ? Thanks for letting me know about the MCAT score :)
    When it comes to experience is it necessary to shadow a physician ? It isn't allowed in Canada so the only thing closest to it is volunteering at a hospital.
     
  7. trev5150

    trev5150 2+ Year Member

    H1B
     
  8. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    umm, your point?

     
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  9. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    This is a preferred work visa. It has little to do with the medical school application.
    International students have an F1 visa.
     
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  10. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    The mean gpa for an international matriculant is 3.77, SD is 0.21.
    Retaken classes will merely be averaged into the total.
    A strong trend is still a factor, though.
     

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