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We are committed to delivering the finest alumni experience, in keeping with our continued number one ranking as "Canada's best student experience”.
The Student Success Centre is here to help with each step of your journey to a successful future. Our mission is to facilitate the development of career, educational, and life competencies for students and alumni through programs and services that guide successful transitions, foster local and global citizenship, promote leadership opportunities, encourage personal growth, deliver career resources, and ignite active engagement.
The Basic Medical Sciences at Western focus on all aspects of science that define and influence the human condition. Emphasis is placed on understanding the normal human health condition, body structure and function, mechanisms of recognizing illness, current treatments and the search for cures. The scientific principles presented are fundamental to all aspects of modern research and technology and thus impact diverse areas of our society.
The Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degrees are four-year undergraduate degrees, offered jointly by the Faculty of Science and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and are designed for students interested in advanced study in the basic medical sciences.
Medical Sciences modules are available for students who would like to study one of the basic medical sciences in depth (Honors Specialization or Specialization) or two or more basic medical science disciplines (Double Major or an Honors Specialization in Interdisciplinary Medical Science). An Honors Specialization in Neuroscience leading to an undergraduate BSc degree is also offered by the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.
Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.
Demonstrate a developed knowledge and application for the critical understanding of key concepts in introductory biology, chemistry, calculus and physics
Construct and deliver a well-organized, logical, and informative oral presentation regarding the use of basic medical science techniques to the study of a clinical problem
The ability to compile and organize facts and information and to comprehend and apply new and/or unfamiliar information to different situations and settings
The ability to work effectively as part of a team, developed through group projects and lab work.
For a more complete list of transferable skills click here.