View Full Version : Anyone in Mcmaster's Medical Physics Program?
05-28-2012, 01:44 AM
I was looking at the medical physics program at Mcmaster and it seems really interesting. I love physics, bio, and math. Anyone in this program? How's the difficulty? Is it a gpa killer? Does it prepare you well for the mcat?
05-28-2012, 02:03 AM
I did not attend McMaster, and neither did I major in Physics. I did however, go to UofT, majored in Cell and Molecular bio, and took Physics as all my electives. Even TAed Physics for 3 years during my last 3 undergrad years.
That being said, having a strong background in physics definitely makes PS a lot easier to prepare for. Hopefully you could squeeze intro to Bio and Chem and you'll be all set. You don't HAVE to, but it will certainly take the edge off when prepping for the MCAT.
I hope someone else who is in your "soon to be" shoes can answer the rest of your questions.
05-28-2012, 06:28 PM
You would have to prepare for a hit on your GPA. Although if you don't get into medicine it is a great backup. Medical physicists start at 150K+ after they have finished their PhD.
06-06-2012, 06:34 PM
I did a degree in physics at mac, and had a lot of classes with med phys people.
If you enjoy physics and math in first year and manage to get high grades, those grades should continue mostly through your degree if you are a hard worker.
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