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So after contemplating my future for a while I realized I can't imagine myself doing anything with my life besides medicine. My plan is to get my bachelor of Science or Pre-Med or whatever I need at McGill because a) it's in my hometown which saves living expenses since i'd be living at home and b) tuition is ridiculously cheap for such a reputable school (~3000$ CAD a year I believe) and then go to a graduate medical school in the U.S. So I know I have a good 5 years to get the money (2 years of CEGEP health sciences and 3 years undergrad), I plan to save as much as I can and next year i'm going to get a part-time job as I can't right now because i'm juggling too much in high school and work summers, also I have a few thousand saved already and my father has agreed to match whatever I manage to save by the time I have to pay for grad school (i.e. I save $40,000 he gives me another 40,000 towards tuition and living expenses) so my question UG is how much should I expect to pay for Med school in the states? I'm not aiming for Harvard or anything but a good reputable middle priced school I figured maybe like around 35,000 a year with tuition and boarding expenses but I have a feeling it might be a lot more.
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Private schools cost anywhere between 30k - 40k a year. Public schools are much cheaper and you can get the same education for less than 10k a year.
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private schools are around 30-40 like darkstar2466 said, but i don't think you can get into a state school for less than 15,000 a year if you dont live in the state. I'd expect around 20,000-25,000/ year if you're living at a state school.
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From what I know, a lot of times for grad school here, you can get scholarships and stuff in exchange for being a teacher's aide or something like that.

For example, my friend is going to grad school next year for some field of engineering I believe, and the school is giving him full tuition paid for, health insurance, and a job at the university which pays him like $19,000 a year. That's probably a rather exceptional deal though.
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private schools are around 30-40 like darkstar2466 said, but i don't think you can get into a state school for less than 15,000 a year if you dont live in the state. I'd expect around 20,000-25,000/ year if you're living at a state school.



Correct.


I go to a private college and it's $50,000 a year


But I only (By me I mean my parents) pay half that due to scholarships.
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Just out of curiosity how good do your marks have to be to qualify for scholarships and does the same apply if you're an applicant from Canada?
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Just out of curiosity how good do your marks have to be to qualify for scholarships and does the same apply if you're an applicant from Canada?

Scholarships vary greatly from private to public schools. For instance, I got a $15,500/year scholarship to a private school, but only $1,000 a year to a public school. Just to set some perspective, I had a 3.5 GPA and a 1330 on my SAT (math + reading) .. My GPA isn't really that good, so if you're upwards of 3.7, you can probably expect some money.

Edit: I would assume that they would treat you the same in regards to a scholarship.. being Canadian shouldn't matter.
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Private schools generally cost more, thus have richer alumni, thus get more donations, thus have more money, so they usually are able to give more in scholarship money, however, they are also much more expensive than public schools.

It really depends on the school's current situation how much money you will get.
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Scholarships vary greatly from private to public schools. For instance, I got a $15,500/year scholarship to a private school, but only $1,000 a year to a public school. Just to set some perspective, I had a 3.5 GPA and a 1330 on my SAT (math + reading) .. My GPA isn't really that good, so if you're upwards of 3.7, you can probably expect some money.

Edit: I would assume that they would treat you the same in regards to a scholarship.. being Canadian shouldn't matter.


How exactly do you calculate a GPA here our marks our just percentages?

edit: I guess you can't really since it's a different marking system but I have an A average (87%) so far this year but I guess it doesn't matter because they probably only look at the marks from CEGEP and Uni
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How exactly do you calculate a GPA here our marks our just percentages?

A= 4.0
B= 3.0
C= 2.0

We also have "weighted" classes which are Honors and AP courses where it gets a little tricky (A's being worth 4.4 and 4.8)

I'm not sure on + and -s grades like A-, B+... they're just kindof in between
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I think the most common measure of GPA is on the 4 point scale.

A (90-100%) is 4
B (80-89%) is 3
C (70-79%) is 2
D (60-69%) is 1
E (0-59%) is 0

Sometimes, people will take AP or IB classes in high school that add an extra point to the GPA for the class (A is 5, B is 4, etc.). You can also break it down into A+/A/A-, B+/B/B- etc. And there will be slightly different values for the GPA as such.
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I think the most common measure of GPA is on the 4 point scale.

A (90-100%) is 4
B (80-89%) is 3
C (70-79%) is 2
D (60-69%) is 1
E (0-59%) is 0

Sometimes, people will take AP or IB classes in high school that add an extra point to the GPA for the class (A is 5, B is 4, etc.). You can also break it down into A+/A/A-, B+/B/B- etc. And there will be slightly different values for the GPA as such.

F? lol
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Also, if its too big of a hassle trying to calculate your GPA, a measure of your success/failure in high school is your class rank. Colleges look at it as: Top half of graduating class, Top 25% of graduating class, top 10%......
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F? lol

My school had Es, not Fs.

Class rank can be a deceptive measure of success. At my high school, we had a lot of kids take AP/IB classes (so you could have a GPA higher than 4.0), and anybody with a GPA of 4.0 or higher was a valedictorian. So, I was ranked 1st in my high school class, when in reality, I was closer to 30th. (1st guy had like a 4.7 or something)
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My school had Es, not Fs.

Class rank can be a deceptive measure of success. At my high school, we had a lot of kids take AP/IB classes (so you could have a GPA higher than 4.0), and anybody with a GPA of 4.0 or higher was a valedictorian. So, I was ranked 1st in my high school class, when in reality, I was closer to 30th. (1st guy had like a 4.7 or something)

That seems stupid IMO, we have the same thing with people having higher than 4.0, but the person with the highest GPA is the valedictorian, not 1/8th of the class.
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Hurrah for being in a country with free education.
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If you join the army, and get into their doctor programs or whatever, they'll pay it all for you and guarantee employment for a few years afterwards.
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Jeez, that's messed up, in Scotland, the government pays for all our education, up to and including university.
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Secondary school, about €50 a year for sports equipment. Now in college and it's €825, and that's our free fees. Although my course is €15000 for non EU students so they're dramatically reduced, in Ireland this is.
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