How to Choose
How does a Computer Science student apply for Medical School?The simple answer to this question is that medical schools are interested in all sorts of applicants and they accept applications from a wide variety of students. In fact, they often welcome applications from students in other areas, including Computer Science.
There are many ways to combine your interest in Computer Science with elective courses or minors in the areas of Biological and Life Sciences. Two official program options include adding a minor in Interdisciplinary Life Science to your major, or the new Joint Major in Computer Science and Biology. Check out these pages for more details:
The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada provides a nice summary of the admissions requirements.
Just to demonstrate to you that they aren't looking for any specific majors, here are some extracts from the web pages from five large medical schools in Canada.
McGill UniversityExtracted from, http://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/admissions/selection-criteria , December 2012.
"Applicants are encouraged to pursue challenging and diverse topics, to have a natural progression in their course selection, and to maximize their undergraduate curriculum to provide a richer candidacy."
Queen's UniversityExtracted from the selection factors page
http://meds.queensu.ca/undergraduate/prospective_students/selection_factors, December 2009.
"Program of Studies: The Admissions Committee does not give preference to applicants who have studied in a particular university program. Applicants are encouraged to consider all of the undergraduate programs available to them and to embark on the course of studies in which they have the greatest interest and that would prepare them for an alternate career should they not gain a place in medicine."
University of TorontoExtracted from
http://www.facmed.utoronto.ca/programs/md/admissions/0809/Frequently_Asked_Questions.htm#eligibility, November 2007.
"Is there an undergraduate program of study that is most suitable for admission to medicine?
University of British ColumbiaExtracted from
http://www.med.ubc.ca/education/md_ugrad/MD_Undergraduate_Admissions/Admission_Requirements.htm, October 2006.
"The Faculty of Medicine considers students from a variety of backgrounds; no preference is given to any particular degree program."
McMaster UniversityExtracted from
http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/mdprog/qa_admissions.html, December 2009.
Q: Are some courses better to take than others? What courses should I take?