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

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

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

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      Your place to sell old premed and medical items (eg. MCAT/DAT supplies, textbooks, etc). No dealers please.

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  • Posts

    • Congrats! What was your GPA if you don't mind?
    • Accepted! Best day of my life holy fuck  3.93 (worst year dropped)  22 AA 19 PAT  4th year undergrad  interview: felt good on 2/3 stations, iffy on 1. Grew more uncertain over time but glad it was good enough for an acceptance.  Looking forward to meeting everyone. 
    • That's what I figured but I couldn't (and still can't) find the paragraph saying that specifically about graduate courses. Thank you for your help! 
    • could people also react to this post if they're currently on the waitlist please 
    • If you look at the accepted/ rejected page there are a few rejections. Other recipients likely wont post.
    • Applied + (PT or OT?): UBC, UofT, McMaster, Wester (OT for all)
      Accepted:
      Waitlisted:
      Rejected: UBC (pre-interview)
      GPA:c-gpa 3.32 and 3.48
      Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references: Volunteered with two occupational therapy services in Ontario, both working with children aged 5 to 12. One was more of a classroom setting where we worked on a variety of skills, and the other focussed on improving printing/writing abilities. Volunteered with a few physio clinics, so that included working with physiotherapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors (I also got to spend a little time with an athletic therapist). Did co-op with a physio clinic, integrative health clinic, university health services, and a centre for youth with disabilities (each for four months). I am very concerned about getting in this year (because of my low gpa) and have already started considering other options.
    • I think they were Tuesday to Friday.  Reminder that it's completely normal to feel confused, dissatisfied, uncertain, and/or discouraged about a station. There is no correlation in how someone feels about their performance and their actual score.  Good luck to all of you
    • Does anyone know how many people usually get put on the waitlist?   I don't think so because they sent immunization forms to complete in case we get accepted. They wouldn't make ~100 people do that if only ~20-30 will get accepted I don't think
    • Depends on the station. It will be clear to you from the prompt. 
    • Bonjour! Est-ce qu’il y a du monde qui ont commencé à recevoir des offres pour le baccalauréat en nutrition?   Si non, c’est quand qu’on devrait recevoir une réponse? merci!
    • Hijacking the thread with a similar question if I may.  I just started a PhD (6 months in) but have now decided i want to do MD for sure. I'd still be interested in doing my PhD then going for MD but heavily considering withdrawing from the PhD and going straight for MD.  A reason why I'm considering doing the PhD is that I'm not sure how competitive I am for applications right now. I have an MSc, 2 1st author publications, many oral and poster presentations, awards totaling $25,000 + some other awards, limited volunteer work and science outreach, heavy into hobbies (running and weightlifting with a running accolade). OMSAS cGPA = 3.78, UofT wGPA = 3.9, best 2 years = 3.96, last 2 years = 3.78, UBC wGPA = 88.77%. Current MCAT = 509 127/125/129/128 (retaking it in May - aiming for >514). Very good LORs. I'm IP in BC.  I know that no one knows for sure if someone will get in, I guess I'm wondering on some pseudo-quantitative measurement, how competitive would I be? 
    • You will be briefed on this right before starting your interview, but yes it's something like 5 minute then 2 minute for follow-up. No warning of the follow-up question or end of station
    • This is on the website in the FAQ — check out the gpa calculation section. They will include any graduate courses with a grade in your overall GPA calculation. They don’t treat the courses any differently from undergraduate courses.  UBC will drop your one worst year from the calculation to a maximum of 30 credits. You need to have at least 90 credits I believe to be eligible for the adjustment. But again, it’s  the same regardless of whether you’re a graduate or undergraduate student.
    • Accepted 4th year cGPA: 3.85 edit: didnt notice that it was cGPA.. 3.77** AA 24, PAT 21 Interview: went well  
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