Pre-Health Program @ Fanshawe - page 2

by ashrm11

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Hey everyone, I'm new to this so I'm not sure If I'm making this thread in the right area of the site haha. I'm interested in taking the Pre-Health program at Fanshawe. I'm currently a grade 12 student, returning for an extra... Read More


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    Oh! Haha, no I wasn't at the Pre-health info meeting at all... I competed the Pre-health program already last year, so I wasn't any of the students you would have spoken to (who are most likely still in Pre-health).
    I only went to visit the MRT and Nursing facilities and spoke to an MRT student who told me all of the information. But if you were in the MRT room around noon-ish, I was there talking for a good half hour.
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    I do have another question, and I'm not sure if you know about this or not. But when I graduate, i will have completed a "Specialist High-Skills Major" program for healthcare.. it will show up on my transcript. Have you heard anything about Fanshawe taking extra consideration for this?
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    No, I have not heard of that program or of anyone in pre-health who have taken this before.
    Is the "Specialist High-Skills Major" program for healthcare offered through your high school, as a course or something? Is it something you took on the side? Depending on what you have been taught in that program, if it resembles some of the Pre-reqs needed to get in, they may use it in lieu of a course of something.. I suppose the best thing would be to call the college and they can let you know.
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    Yeah, that's a good idea! It's a program within my highschool where things like CPR and First Aid are included.. and we had to take a co-op in a place related to our sector, mine being healthcare.
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    Quote from cccormier
    Hi there!

    My name is Chantal and I completed the Pre-Health Science program at Fanshawe College last year, so I can help you with any questions or concerns you may have (I was where you were once, wondering about low grades and all)!
    I believe that for the Pre-Health program, you can apply with U or C level courses (University or College). I, myself, has really bad marks in most of my grade 12 classes, and many final marks were even in the 60's.... so I was worried when I was thinking of applying to the program. I spoke to an academic advisor from the college, and she told me to apply for the "January intake" instead of the September start date because not as many students apply for January, and that would increase my chances of getting in - and it did since I was accepted. I would suggest you apply as well for the January start date.
    I also want to tell you that even though some of my grade 12 marks were in the 60's and 70's, my English was very good and my final math mark was a 98% (This was my second time doing math, this mark was from some academic upgrading I had done). So, as long as you have your english and a good math, I think you have a good chance of getting in!
    I'm SO glad I took the pre-heath program at Fanshawe; it was really helpful and thanks to working hard, I recently got accepted to the MRT program, as well the BScN Nursing at Western. I couldn't have gotten in either program without Pre-Health.
    So, don't give up your dream of getting into Pre-Health.. even though you don't have the best grades, you can definitely still get in; I did, and so can you! Upgrading a few courses over the summer and/or fall can help you too. Do what you have to do to increase your chances. You have lots of time - I'm 25 years old.. it took me a while to get to this point, but I'm finally on my way to being a nurse or MRT!

    Let me know if you have any other questions about Pre-Health or anything related! I'd love to help.
    Hi Chantel,

    I can see that I am a few years behind on this conversation, but I have a question about the BScN entrance. Fanshawe only has the Fall admintace to the program. Since you did the pre-health in January, did you have to wait until the following September (one year) to get into the program? Or does Fanshawe reserve some spots for the January pre health intake? I am unsure if it makes sense for me to start in January.
    Y


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