A Tip to Pre-Med Students: Don't Put All Your Eggs in the Science Beaker

Michael James Horkoff


Every year in Canada, over 10 000 students apply to medical schools across the country (1). Each of these applicants has a unique story to tell about why they’re perusing medicine as a career, but all of them are trying to figure out the best academic pathway into the program.  Arguably, it is the academic pathway that will provide them with the most successful career in medicine that should be of more importance. Undergraduate studies are a grossly underutilized resource by many pre-med students who seem content focusing solely on Science when in reality, the majority of what’s taught has little to no utility in their prospective futures.

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