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BSMD Chance Me

ecoearthecoearth Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
Hello! I'm a canadian rising senior and I wanted to apply to UofR's BS/MD program

GPA: 90% average of grade 9 - 11, in Canada we have 0-100% scale and I'm in a rather competitive program so this is definitely one of my cons

Class Rank: N/A for my school

ACT: 34
Subscores: Science (34), English (31), Reading (34), Math (35), Writing (8)
Not really sure how good my ACT score is...

SAT Subject Tests:
I'll be taking Bio M and Math 2 in October. Probably will score around 750-800

AP's (at time of application)
Biology - 4
My school doesn't do APs (Canadian) and so I just did one for fun with self-studying :/

Teacher Recs: Probably will be pretty good. I'm asking my biology and english teacher who both love me. In addition to this, I will be asking my lab PI to write me a recommendation letter. She's a professor at Harvard in neuroscience, which is what I want to do in the future, so hopefully that will be helpful.

Province: Ontario
Gender: F
Ethnicity: Asian, Sri Lankan
Income: 250K ish? My parents dont talk about money with me
Possible hooks: Research? Top 10 youth environmentalist in Canada? 3rd place in international south indian carnatic singing contest?

Major ECs:
- Environmental Youth Council - had an internship there one summer
- Biology Club VP
- Neuroscience club - President
- Choir - VP
- UofT choir
- Carnatic music
- Executive on a medical related organization

Community Service:
- Tutoring
- Singing in hospitals

Medically related activities:
- Volunteered in three labs
- Executive on a medical related organization

- Regional Sci Fair - Silver, 2 Bronze, University Environmental Award
- 3rd place in International singing competition
- Distinction in national math contest
- Best Overall Research Paper in a Highschool Research Paper competition

Sorry if some of this seems vague :( I was trying to remain as anonymous as possible ^_^

Replies to: BSMD Chance Me

  • GoldenRockGoldenRock Registered User Posts: 1,102 Senior Member
    @ecoearth Your profile is similar to most of the students who will be applying. No one can predict the outcome. Best approach is to apply and see the outcome. But apply broadly if you are particular about BS/MD program. UofR is considered top tier. Besides your GPA, Test scores and EC, now you need to equally focus on other key criteria like Essays, interview in order to get in to a program. Plan to apply for regular UG program also and don't rely only on BS/MD programs. GL.
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