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which course to take for med school?

I'm brazilian but I want to start my studies in Canada to become a doctor, but I don't know which premed to choose.
I am between biology, biomedical sciences and biotechnology. Which of these would be the best choice?
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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Ane! I am not sure the criteria for Canada, so I would search online for specific Canadian medical schools and see the majors they usually take. I know in America you can be any major and apply to medical school. However, there are certain courses to take that are known as prerequisites. They are chemistry (inorganic and organic), biology, physics, math and biochemistry, English. Other recommended courses are Ethics, Spanish, Psychology/Sociology, Genetics, Cell and Molecular, and Anatomy and Physiology. Besides courses, your extracurriculars are important as well such as volunteering and shadowing! Below I have also attached two articles that give more information about Canadian Medical Schools and their admission criteria!
I hope this helps! Best of luck!

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https://www.shemmassianconsulting.com/blog/medical-schools-in-canada
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https://uwaterloo.ca/biomedical-sciences/admission-professional-schools/ontario-medical-school-admission-requirements
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Thank you for your help! Ane S.

You're welcome! Yasemin G.

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Zazai’s Answer

You want to major in what you are genuinely interested in, and can excel at. The important thing is to make sure that your grades are competitive. You also have to take 2 semesters each of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics. I also need 8 semester hours of biology, and 1 semester of biochemistry. Some schools may want a math class (statistics). You also want to take some upper division science courses to prove that you can handle the rigors of medical school. This may include genetics and cell and molecular biology.

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Aprile’s Answer

I agree with the other answer here! I am also not sure if Canada has a different system for applying to medical school than the United States; however, in the U.S., any major is encouraged. I would personally say that biology would be a safe choice; however, biomedical science sounds good as well. As a pre-medical student, please just ensure that you take biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, math, and physics. Hope this helps!

Thank you for your help! Ane S.

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