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    1. General Premed Discussions

      Premed topics on Canadian med school admissions. Specific med school topics go below in their respective medical school forums.

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    2. Medical Student General Discussions

      An area for Canadian medical students to interact and share information.

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    3. The Lounge

      Non-medical discussions go here.

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    4. Research Discussions

      Discuss research topics and opportunities here, including NSERC.

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    5. Non-Traditional Applicants/Grad Students

      A forum for non-standard applicants who have taken a less direct pathway to medicine or dentistry. Discussions including applications, family, and career changes.

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    6. MCAT Preparation

      Discuss MCAT review courses and strategies for the Medical College Admissions Test.

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    7. Medical School Interviews

      Got a medical school interview? Debates, discussions, and ethical scenarios go here.

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  2. Healthcare Professions

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      An area for Canadian dental students to interact and share information.

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    2. Optometry Discussions

      An area for Canadian optometry students and applicants to interact and share information.

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    3. Veterinary Medicine Discussions

      An area for Canadian veterinary students and applicants to interact and share information.

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    4. Podiatry Discussions

      An area for Canadian podiatry students and applicants to interact and share information.

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    5. Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Discussions

      An area for Canadian PA and NP students and applicants to interact and share information.

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    8. Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Discussions

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  3. Ontario Medical Schools

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  4. Quebec Medical Schools

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  7. Resources for Med School, Residencies, and Practising Physicians

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    2. The Preclinical Years (Med 1 and 2)

      Doing your basic sciences? Share links on the basic sciences and the USMLE Step 1.

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    9. General Resident Physician Discussions

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  9. Information Exchange (Book reviews, For Sale, and Housing)

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      Your Consumer Reports for medical textbooks and equipment.

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    2. For Sale/Trade Classifieds

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  • Posts

    • Not sure how you have this impression. Other specialties by definition of their fee schedules can much more easily take longer with patients. 150-300$ consult fee, you can take an hour if you want with patients as a specialist. Often 30-50$ fee to see a clinic patient as a GP, you can't afford to take 20 mins with every patient. Lots of variables depending on your province, practice style and interests. Don't think too much of the 2 vs 5 year, think about what you enjoy. Often the 5 year may be 6-7 depending on specialty.  Psychiatry is 5 years and very employable, and able to spend much longer than FM with patients, and bill considerably higher per patient, so you aren't as stressed to see loads patients a day.
    • Hey guys, longtime lurker here - also not sure of a suitable forum to post this in. I've been fortunate with my application cycle to be accepted to a T20 MSTP (Northwestern) in the States and am now debating whether it's worth to go to my McGill MD/PhD interview and find out more about the program and research. I'm feeling a little ambivalent so I was hoping people could weigh in with some knowledge/insights I might not have, but here's what I'm thinking right now with my limited knowledge of the program. Anyone in the program/know anything about it? Under normal circumstances I would go but I'm very busy trying to wrap up my Master's thesis and don't want to spread myself too thin. McGill  lots of great stem cell/regen med stuff going on (where my interests are) Montreal 7 year program with flexibility to add more to the grad school years (I would want the extra time to have a complete PhD thesis if necessary)
    • Thanks for your advice, I'm definitely feeling a bit more encouraged now! Although I have a feeling my starting score is going to be pretty low... I never even took physics in high school so I am going to have to start from scratch.
    • Thanks for the info... also, do you know anything about UofSask? They look at top 2 years but require full load for the first 3 years? Is this actually the case and if so makes me non-competitive for them? It sucks as I meet every single requirement for them except for the full load
    • Hi,   I have just noticed that as well. this wouldn't make sense though. it says "Based on the Academic Evaluation or CASPer". but why keep the chart below saying that it count for 20% only (look at the pie chart). I think it might be just a typo. (it happens more often than we think). it also wouldn't make sense to evaluate a person on the Casper only (since he/she is going through the MMI as well which is pretty much a Casper test without the a keyboard).   I think somebody might have messed up something. also the OOP pool seems oddly larger than usual (600 -700). this time it's 922. and the average GPA is usually high for the OOP pool but this time it's 3.82. also I have neved received a verification email for my QC and My Minerva show no QC verification slot like last year. though I must say that I have seen than my rejection email says that I am in the Quebec Pool (also minerva says Admit Type: Quebec Univ (incl. McGill)   so who knows?    what frustrate me is that people are taking us seriously when requesting a reconsideration. I ranked 27th last year pre-interview. what happened? the applicant became supers competitive all of the sudden, so much competitive than I dropped by 280 .... it just doesn't make sense for me. ( I have submitted the exact same documents as last year. part from updating my grades and adding a publication to my CV).        
    • Oh yea that might be it. I responded almost immediately
    • I am also english, but I'm thinking perhaps it's because you responded earlier than I did? I replied the day after I got the invite
    • I’m in the English stream and haven’t received it either! I replied right to the email they sent and didn’t make a new one. 
    • Maybe they're sending it out in different streams? I'm in the English stream.
    • I haven't received mine either :/ 
    • Result: Waitlisted for interview  wGPA: 3,80 MCAT: N/A ECs: Two internships and a part-time job as a research assistant, volunteering, a few publications (2 first authors), provincial & federal grants, and a few presentations as well. Not as strong as I thought, it seems... Year: Just finished my Masters (10/2019), but have not yet received my grades. I also just started a PhD Casper : I think I did well... Didn't left anything blank. I'm a fast typer so it usually helps. Letter of EC: No
    • Yeah I just did about half an hour ago.
    • Has anyone received it?
    • Varsity Athlete, Rec athlete, 3-sports in high school, work, volunteering, competitive national motorsports racing, church, teaching assistant, research
    • 125 on the Biological Sciences section
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