Best Pre-med Program?

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Subject: Best Pre-med Program?
Just curious if anyone has the rankings for the best undergraduate program in biological sciences in Canada? If not, do you guys have any recommendations for a good pre-med program? Thank you! =)
[23-08-2006,01:23]
Klo_135
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engineering, lol
[23-08-2006,01:26]
Anonymous
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There´s no such thing as a "pre-med" program. That´s only in the states. You can major in Music if you want to and go to med school.


[23-08-2006,01:27]
Anonymous
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there is biomed and pre med programs.. they prepare you better for the MCAT.. but do engineering anyway because its awesome
[23-08-2006,01:44]
Anonymous
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If you´re interesting in health sciences and then medicine, consider McGill for the following reasons:

1) #1 overall according to THES. McGill is ranked the top Canadian school in the Times Higher Education Supplement ranking of the world´s best universities in 2005 and the only Canadian university in the top 25 in the world.

2) #1 in medical category according to Maclean´s. McGill is ranked number one in the medical doctoral category of Maclean?? 2005 Canadian university rankings, sharing the top spot with the University of Toronto. Outstanding students and a reputation for the highest quality are among the primary strengths.

3) #1 in medical category according to Inforsource. McGill is Research University of the Year 2005 in the medical doctoral category, named by Research InfoSource, Canada?? leading research and development consulting firm. McGill earned 97.3 points out of a possible 100 in its ranking system, the highest score in the country.

4) McGill students are the brightest and most diverse.
McGill students have the highest average entering grades of any Canadian university at 88.9 percent. About 90% of students ranked in the top 10% of their high school graduating class. McGill has produced 126 Rhodes Scholars, more than any other Canadian university. International students comprise about 19 percent of McGill?´s student body, making it the most diverse in Canada. For the last six years, McGill students have won more national prizes on average than their peers at any other university in Canada.

5) Most research intensive. According to the most recent Research Infosource figures, full-time professors at McGill lead the country with the highest average research funding, an important indicator of the University?´s research quality.
On average, full-time professors at McGill publish more peer-reviewed articles than their colleagues at any other university in the country (Research Infosource). The Canada Research Chairs program, a federal government program designed to help universities recruit and retain the best faculty, has allotted 157 chairs to McGill, of which McGill has appointed 122. With one CRC for every nine professors, McGill ranks second in Canada in CRC/faculty ratio. There are 116 McGill faculty who are members of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada. The most recent survey by the Association of University Technology Managers shows that McGill leads Canada?´s top ten research universities in US patents issued.

6) The medical school is outstanding. McGill is home to Canada?´s first faculty of medicine, established in 1832. Canada?´s largest hospital-based research facility, located at the McGill University Health Centre, has more than 500 researchers and clinicians, nearly 1,000 graduate and postdoctoral students, and close to $100 million in research funding.

PS: There will be some engineering student from UofT who thinks otherwise, don´t listen to him, he is crazy.

[23-08-2006,01:52]
Anonymous
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^ wow, mcgill propagenda.

http://www.cbc.ca/story/science/national/2005/07/21/McGill-failures050721.html

[23-08-2006,01:54]
Anonymous
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^ not propaganda, all sources are cited. Check them.
[23-08-2006,01:55]
Anonymous
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^ check out my news, i don´t even have to cite it.
[23-08-2006,01:57]
Anonymous
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If you read your article carefully, those that failed the quebec exam all qualified to practice in the rest of Canada. It might simply mean that these students did not care to practice in quebec.
[23-08-2006,02:03]
Anonymous
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It´s nice to know that McGill has one of the best medical programs but does it prepare you well for entrance into medical school, increasing your chances of acceptance? If not, any other suggestions for schools?
[23-08-2006,13:15]
Anonymous
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Also, does knowledge/fluency of a second language increase your chances of acceptance into medical school?
[23-08-2006,13:17]
Anonymous
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Knowledge of a French is not a criterion for McGill medicine. Naturally it is for French-speaking universities. For U of Montreal, you have to pass a French-proficiency exam and part of the interview is to see how well you comminicate in French. As for getting into medicine, the most important thing is your grades and MCAT scores. For Canadian medical schools, if you do not meet the minimum GPA and MCAT cut-off, the won´t even bother looking at your application. My advice depends on your priorities. If all you care about is getting into medicine, complete the basic science course requirements while doing some easy major at some joke university that you know you´ll get straight As. If you actually care about health sciences, go into physiology or biology at a university that is reknowned for its research in the health sciences.
[23-08-2006,14:45]
Anonymous



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