Nickp

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Hello, and thank you for vising my thread, I have a question. I am going into my first year of Biology, Biomedical science or Kinesiology program in Ontario,Canada. I am wondering which program is going to be the best for applying to medical school ( Biology, Biomedical Science or Kinesiology) ??? As I belive Kinesiology suits me more but I am still undecided...

Also, which courses should i choose in my first year Kinesiology program that will lead me thru to Medical school application in UofT and Waterloo Medical school ????? What courses do thoses two medical school require??

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Chowdder

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Applying to canadian medical school doesn't require any specific programs. Waterloo doesn't have a medical school. For U of T medicine, you need 2 science course and 1 humanity/social science. However, if you're aiming for other Canadian/US medical schools, you need a pretty diverse biology/science background. That includes biology, biochemistry, o chem, ph chem, physics, english, advance medical science courses (anatomy, physiology, immunology, molecular biology, pathobiology, etc). There really isn't a "best" program for applying to medical school. The best program is the one you find most interesting. Most of the required courses are satisfied when you take courses throughout the program.
 
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Nickp

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Oh thats how it works, so it means that I can take Kinesiology and just during a program 4 years take prerequisites for Med school, is that how it works??
 

hkmedbound

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Oh thats how it works, so it means that I can take Kinesiology and just during a program 4 years take prerequisites for Med school, is that how it works??

Hey there,

Yup. Im actually a Kin grad (now finishing up a masters)... as long as you take the pre-recs you are set to go. you'll have to check each schools requirements, but some Ont. don't actually require any perticular courses... however a year of bio, orgo, and inorganic chem will set you up for all Ont. schools...

cheers.
 
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Nickp

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Oh thank you, by the way, how do you find Kinisiology, is there many jobs available on the job's market at this point?? and what are the good ones ??? Except: teaching, Coach, and training

By the way, which courses would you sugest me to pick in my first year of Kinisiology???

Thank You
 

hkmedbound

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Oh thank you, by the way, how do you find Kinisiology, is there many jobs available on the job's market at this point?? and what are the good ones ??? Except: teaching, Coach, and training

By the way, which courses would you sugest me to pick in my first year of Kinisiology???

Thank You

It depends what school your at... most 1st year courses are pretty much standard. I would however take a look at the pre-reqs needed for medical school, and start chipping away at them during your 1st year.

In terms of careers, its quite open... there is always the MSc route (physio, occupational therapy), medicine, teaching, health promotion, sport marketing, athletic therapy, international health work, etc, etc....

Cheers.
 

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