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Queens University, Kingston Ontario: Are These Pre-Req's Odd?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by benyjets23, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. benyjets23

    benyjets23 Adventuring MD Wannabe

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    I have looked at Queens University in Kingston Ontario. I have been looking at Med schools with the assumption that with a BSN I will need to do a post-bac program. However At Queens the course work seems oddly easy to attain, even for a BSN student. The demand is this:

    - At least 3 years University level education (No suprise)
    - TOTAL GPA: 3.68 (No suprise)
    - TOTAL GPA FOR LAST 2 YEARS: 3.78 (No suprise)
    - MCAT: 32 (No suprise)

    What suprises me is the course expectations:

    - 1 full University Credit each in Biological sciences, physical sciences and Humanities OR Social Sciences

    Is this rather odd? It seems that on the surface that I should be able to achieve the course pre-reqs with my BSN or I'm I missing something?

    Ben
     
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  3. trustwomen

    trustwomen Senior Member

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    Inquire, you may indeed be able to achieve them. Many Canadian schools have few or limited course prereqs. A few even have none, but they "evaluate the depth and breadth of your coursework" in their app. process. Some have some weird combinations (ex: only english and biochem for UMan). If you can get in without a post-bac, go for it! (I thought there were no post-bac programs in Canada?) And congratulations on that nursing GPA, if so. :)

    (You may want to retake a few classes to prep for the MCAT though.)
     
  4. benyjets23

    benyjets23 Adventuring MD Wannabe

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    Trustwomen,

    Sorry If I was not clear, the GPA's of 3.68 and 3.78 is what the school wants. I am just beginning my BSN and hence don't have a GPA. I am merely considering medical school as a future possibility.

    About the post-bac's. I have not noticed any in Canada. Even if I don't need them, I will still consider going because A.) Science is science in Canada or the USA and B.) I would feel the need to take them in order to get the depth of knowledge needed for the MCAT and to give me confidence that I can do Medical school.

    Ben
     
  5. MeowMix

    MeowMix Explaining "Post-Call"

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    You should bear in mind that a lot of the Canadian schools list requirements that are much less than what their average entering applicant actually has. Like McMaster listing a 3.0 GPA, when their average matriculant has 3.8 or higher.
     
  6. akinf

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    Last year the average matriculant at McMaster had 3.88, followed by UT with 3.87. Canadian schools tend to list very minimal requirements because there are usually a few that get in each year who appear to be born physicians, but don't have the strongest academic record. This process still gives them a chance, but please not that this only happens to a few students each year.
     

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