Hi there There are tons of posts regarding this question but all are for American institutions.... so I'm just wondering if anyone has any ideas on what to do to fix a low undergrad gpa, or what options are available to someone who still wants to pursue medicine in Canada but did not realize this decision until later in their undergrad career. Using myself as an example, my overall uGPA is 2.6, it was not until about a year and a half ago that I really decided to get serious about going to med school. Outside personal factors such as family and friend deaths and working through school contributed to my focus and hence the low gpa, this final year I really screwed myself feeling as though I needed to finish school asap, I was behind in my science credits for my Bsc in biological sciences so I stepped up and took 7 senior level science courses as part of a full course load (total 10) and ended up with 3 C+ lowering my gpa. I have deferred my graduation date in order to give it one more year of full time study and see if I can make the cut of 4.0 which would raise my uGPA to approximately 2.9. Basically my backup plans are to apply for grad school for the following year, or else absolute backup take a 2 year nursing fast-trak post-degree program and apply later on for med. From what I understand Canada does not have any SMPs or postbacc programs such does the states and I know different med schools in Canada have different allocations of weighting gpa against the other factors such as volunteer, research, life experience etc. Has anyone had a similar situation and been able to overcome the low undergrad gpa for entry into a Canadian medical school? OR if you took the route of trying for an American school can you explain what you did and how it worked out? Please help any insight is much appreciated.