Gambling on an M.D.
After a tough first year in the bachelor of medical sciences program at Western University, Parima Saxena thought she might have made the wrong choice. She finished with a 2.8 grade point average (on a four-point scale), the equivalent to a grade in the low 70s. That wasn’t bad for such a tough program, but it was not good enough to give her a shot at medical school, a goal she shares with most of the other 800 students accepted into the program. Marc Moreau, assistant dean of admissions at the University of Alberta’s medical school, is interviewed. The U of A is also compared among other universities across the country.