Hi everyone. I suppose I would fit under the "non trad" category to some extent. I've wanted to be a doctor since I was a teenager and am now 24 years old. I am entering Concordia University's 3 year BSc in Biochemistry program this coming Fall and have some concerns pertaining to medical school. Firstly, I did terribly in CEGEP. By terribly I mean TERRIBLY. I'll spare everyone the sickening details, but I have been concerned about the grades I obtained there and how they might impact a possible med school application. I lazed about in CEGEP for about 5 years (hence my late university entry). Some of my pre reqs were done 3 times (General Chemistry 2 for example) while at CEGEP, while others I scored in the 60s in. In my defence, I have had several serious/semi serious medical bouts to deal with throughout much of my life, and am only now getting better. I took some classes last semester (a physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry) course and did well in them. I know I am capable of getting good grades, and was hoping that my entry into university would enable me to "start over anew". So firstly, If I take higher level courses in the same categories as the pre-requisites, will my older grades in those respective areas be waived? Will my generally sour CEGEP record hinder my chances of acceptance? Would it be beneficial to do a 4-year honours degree instead? (aside from one particular school requiring one). Thanks a lot, and best of luck to you all!