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  • Posts

    • Does anyone have a list of CAN-friendly schools with no English requirement? I'm in my last year and would rather not take a full year English course part time.
    • SASQUATCH Salvaging a sailboat qualifies undoubtedly, Arthur, to collaborate helpfully. 
    • You can try, it doesn't hurt. But, do take note that they are pretty explicit about not being able to assess your courses prior to applying: "The Office of Admissions is not able to assess your courses prior to your application. A determination of validity will be made only during the file review process. Please use this information as a guide, and consult your academic advisor." http://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/applying/requirements-edu/basic-science-prerequisites
    • They are not relevant for the franco medical schools. ECs are important for demonstrating the CanMEDS competencies they are looking for from candidates and, as Imislove said, these experiences definitely help for the interview, as you have more life experience under your belt.
    • You're probably not applying to them but the French schools also don't consider ECs at all (100% grades pre-interview and then 50/50).
    • Indeed, nothing is simple. He asked his client for permission to disclose this information to the police (hard drugs), and the client refused. It was a divorce case and she just wanted to get on his her life and she feared a ripple effect upon her life. She refused and the Bar said he was bound by confidentiality. In an acting station, be compassionate, non-judgmental and give proper advice. It is unlikely to be given an overly complicated such situation. 
    • A pro for UBC is their unit based CTU at VGH, less running around and way less pager beeps during the day and also CAs cover the ward at night (but only one SMR for VGH ER consults). A con for UBC probably is weaker research program in GIM, but that can be said for a number of schools as well. Otherwise, relatively decent list. Western has food and is less service heavy as pros.       
    • McMaster probably, not included in the calculation. But they definitely help for answering interview questions or reference letters.
    • Hi! I know this might sound like a silly question but which Canadian medical schools focus the least on your extracurriculars? 
    • Why are u interested in attending the interview, didnt u get accepted to U of T?
    • Well, the journal definitely has to be peer-reviewed or it won't mean anything. It seems as if the OP wants to publish a paper in a non-peer reviewed journal which would likely provide 0 impact in his application. 
    • Understandable and agreed except for the idea that his disbarment is, by itself, a sufficient argument not to report something (what is worse: a lawyer getting disbarred or children being sold drugs? Obviously more information needed (what kind of drugs? how would this influence attorney-client relationship?) before answering this question but the idea is that nothing is simple if you're only looking at it from a purely ethical standpoint).  For the MMI scenario, you are often unable to fully explain or describe your thought process or analysis when it is an acting station. It would be much easier to address in a 1v1 or panel. 
    • Your last point is great advice if you are trying to succeed as a grad student/researcher, but likely wont make a difference when applying to med school.  Most of the file reviewers are not involved in research, and if they are they are involved in clinical research.  They don't know the difference between good and poor journals with the exception of very major journals
    • I had zero publications (and got into 3 when I applied).  You can list poster presentations at conferences on the research, talks you gave on the research, etc; listing the full title of the project.  Tbh I doubt any file reviewer would look closely enough to comprehend that it wasn't published.  People obsess over the nitty gritty on stuff like this a bit too much.  Unless youre gonna publish in nature, it wont make a big difference vs a poster/conference presentation.