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Happy to give paper advice for Pharmacology papers if that's the route that you might be interested in. (To clarify: you can take Pharmacology papers in your Biomed major). e.g. MEDSCI 204 is pretty easy, but not necessarily content that is easy to memorise. It's a course that is important to make sure you understand what they want from you, so if you do it, make sure you ask plenty of questions.
The capstone course is meant to integrate your knowledge from previous papers, and is going to involve more workshops and group-based learning of skills. The course is not allowed to teach new content, though I believe it is expected you carry knowledge from previous papers into it. Depending on the capstone course, there is likely to be oral / written presentations, and a supervisor has told me there might be "CV/employability" skills incorporated. (Source: I've gone to capstone course meetings for 2 majors)
Biomed at Auckland is a hard ask. If you're looking to maximise your grades, I do not recommend it at all. In terms of career options, you would actually have to do another year of possibly teaching, tech training, forensics, enterprise etc. to increase job prospects, as a Biomed standalone isn't the most marketable, especially with the average GPA of those in Biomed. I would launch into something that had better job prospects, perhaps a Plan B job you might be interested in.
Happy to give advice on the Neuroscience route as well as Physiology papers if you need. I have completed my BSc in Biomed as well as a major in Physiology (under a certificate of proficiency) and from my experience Physiology as a major is much harder than Biomed, but that's just my opinion. Pick a major that could be a plan B for you. Do something that allows you to have a plan B outside of medicine that is something you enjoy. But yeah I can give advice on Physiology and Biomed if you like, just ask away!
If you are applying at Auckland, try not to do half a year or study part-time. If you are applying at Otago, try to finish it as quickly as you can. This is my general advice.
Also, as a matter of interest, why are you not going to continue studying the professional programme? Was it BOptom by any chance?
I am also on board with the idea of continuing your professional program. I know job prospects aren't on your horizon right now duftlagl, but it will become important if you don't get into Med.
You may pursue a one-year postgraduate course related to your program (after undergrad), and given the coming changes to graduate Med entry*, only the grades from that one-year course will count. This would make your undergrad professional program GPA obsolete with regards to Med entry.
*While this is yet to be presented officially, numerous emails to the Med entry committee appear to all but confirm this change.