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  • 1. Welcome!
  • 2. Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry The University of Western Ontario BMSc Information Series: Introduction to the Basic Medical Sciences and the BMSc Program November 2010
  • 3. We are … Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education (BMSUE) Kathy Boon • BMSUE Coordinator Joan Estabrooks • Administrative Assistant, BMSUE • Departmental Counsellor for Medical Sciences modules
  • 4. You are … First-year students in: • Science • Biological and Medical Sciences (Science) • Health Science • etc.
  • 5. You are going to … • Professional schools • Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, education, business, law, veterinary medicine, chiropractic school, etc. • Graduate studies • Masters, PhD • Industry • Research laboratories, sales representatives • Etc.
  • 6. You are going to get there by … Completing an undergraduate degree! • honors degrees are often required • certain prerequisite courses are sometimes required
  • 7. We are here to … Provide information about: • structure of undergraduate degrees • modules offered by the basic medical science departments • BMSc degree: • modules that make up the degree • admission to Year 2 of the BMSc program
  • 8. Regular undergraduate degrees: Three types: 3-year degree = 15.0 credits* 4-year degrees = 20.0 credits* • Honors • non-honors *15.0 or 20.0 random credits?
  • 9. Building a degree: First Year Module(s) Options + +
  • 10. Building a degree: + + First Year Module(s) Options a group of senior courses determined by department
  • 11. Building a degree: + + First Year Module(s) Options type of module* discipline* * determine degree type and designation
  • 12. 4 types of modules: Honors Specialization module* = 9.0 or more courses Specialization module* = 9.0 or more courses Major module = 6.0 courses Minor module = 4.0 courses *“tied” to specific degree types
  • 13. 4-year Honors degree: + + First Year Module(s) Options Honors Specialization = 9.0 (or more) courses OR Major + Major 12.0 courses
  • 14. 4-year non-honors degree: + + First Year Module(s) Options Specialization = 9.0 (or more) courses OR Major 6.0 courses
  • 15. Quiz … True or False? 1. An Honors Specialization module can be completed in both a 4-year honors and non-honors degree? 2. Major + Major (Double Majors) can be completed in both a 4-year honors and non-honors degree? 3. Minor modules can be taken in combination with: • Honors Specialization module? • Specialization module? • Double Majors?
  • 16. Basic Medical Science Disciplines • Anatomy and Cell Biology • Biochemistry • Epidemiology and Biostatistics • Medical Biophysics • Microbiology & Immunology • Pathology • Pharmacology • Physiology
  • 17. The BMSc degree: + + First Year Module(s) Options 4-year degree, only – either honors or non-honors Modules must be from the basic medical sciences enrolment is limited
  • 18. BMSc Honors degree: + + First Year Module(s) Options Honors Specialization from basic medical sciences OR Major + Major, both from basic medical sciences
  • 19. BMSc non-honors degree: + + First Year Module(s) Options Specialization from basic medical sciences OR Major + Major, both from basic medical sciences
  • 20. BMSc degree – when? Year 1 Science/Biological and Medical Science Year 2 BMSc degree (with certain module) Year 3 BMSc degree (with certain module)* Year 4 BMSc degree (with certain module) *must be in Year 3 to move on to Year 4
  • 21. BMSc degree – how? Intent to Register – next term • choose degree (Honors or non-honors) • choose module(s) (e.g. Honors Specialization) • choose discipline (e.g Honors Specialization in Physiology)
  • 22. Getting into Year 2 BMSc … • limited enrolment ~ 400 students accepted into Year 2 • admission requirements and criteria are used to select students • Honors Specialization modules have limited # of spaces
  • 23. Chart in BMSc pamphlet … Honors Specialization modules Specialization modules Major modules* Minor modules* *only modules that can be done in a non-BMSc degree
  • 24. Admission Requirements: Biology Chemistry Math Physics - minimum mark (60%) 1.0 option – passing mark (50%) minimum marks in each (60 %)
  • 25. Admission Criteria: 78% average in Biology, Chemistry and Math – ALL done by April 2011 ⁺ full load of courses (5.0) ⁺ passing mark in option(s) = admission to Year 2 of BMSc Program Admission to Honors Specialization modules is competitive (2nd phase of adjudication) and is based on average in Biology, Chemistry and Math
  • 26. Session in January/February: Honors Specialization Specialization Major + Major • Disciplines – which will you choose? • First and Second Choices? • What if you don’t get into BMSc program in Year 2? which will you choose?
  • 27. Information Resources: Academic Calendar (online) • www.uwo.ca • Modules, courses, etc. • Tutorials (academic counselling office) BMSc website: www.uwo.ca/bmsc • Admission to BMSc • Modules, courses, course selection guidelines, etc.
  • 28. Questions about Information? Resources: • BMSc Program table in MSB lobby: • Wed. Nov. 10th 11:30 – 1:30 • Thurs. Nov. 11th 1:00 – 3:00 • Wed. Nov. 17th 9:30 – 11:00 • bmscprogram@uwo.ca • Academic Counsellors (WSC 191) • Departmental Counsellors
  • 29. Questions? Don’t be shy!

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