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  2. This was posted a year ago. The last time they visited this forum was also last March. It is likely that they are no longer holding these mock MMI prep sessions.
  3. gangliocytoma

    OSAP CHANGES FOR 2019-2020

    So.. Ontario took away tuition tax credits under the Wynne government to increase OSAP grant amounts. Now Doug is dropping tuition 10% (cool), decreasing grant amounts and likely total loan amounts. I'm certain that the decrease in OSAP will be greater than the decrease in tuition. I see this as a lose, lose, lose for us. At least bring back the tuition tax credits if you're going to do this...
  4. quacksflaptogether

    OSAP CHANGES FOR 2019-2020

    Is there any hope that the 10% tuition decrease will include medical school tuition?
  5. We're going to do another 3 pages of random discussion again before they actually come out.
  6. Why do you say that?
  7. Hi, Anyone receive MD/PhD interviews yet for UofT? Thanks
  8. The application manual states a minimum of 85% of the seats are reserved for Alberta residents.
  9. Seems like it's going to be coming out soon TIME STAMP: Interview Date: Result: cGPA: MCAT: ECs: Essays: Year: Geography:
  10. Don't sweat it, friend! I feel the same, but we have to have confidence that our input is enough for them to accept us. I think they put the tight character count to test us on our concise writing ability and to make sure that people don't go on and on about their experiences like saving 1000 puppies in Africa
  11. Comprehensible

    OSAP CHANGES FOR 2019-2020

    Awesome. Given the thin about extending the time before you become an independent student, I, and many other students, will not be eligible for OSAP for our first/second/in some cases 3rd year of medical school. I was lucky enough that I got some help from my parents through undergrad, but, very reasonably, am supporting myself through all of med school without help. I don't really want to put an extra 15k+ on the LOC, but too bad for me I guess...
  12. Is it safe to assume most if not all of these will go to IP applicants...?
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  14. Symphonie

    Pharmacy Assistant

    Basically, le clerk touche uniquement aux médicaments prescrits pour faire payer le patient. Le tech est à l’accueil, crée les dossiers, prépare les Rx, etc. C’est un assistant technique en pharmacie —>ATP
  15. PreDent2018

    November 2018 DAT Thoughts

    I used Bootcamp, crackthedat and DAT crusher. Personally I found crackthedat to be a waste of money. DATcrusher seemed to be the most accurate representation of the real DAT.
  16. Title. More applicants too and more interview spots.
  17. https://news.ontario.ca/maesd/en/2019/01/affordability-of-postsecondary-education-in-ontario.html Restoring financial sustainability to OSAP Under the previous government, OSAP had grown into a program that was fiscally unsustainable. A recent report from the Auditor General notes that by 2020-21 OSAP could cost the province over $2 billion - a 50 per cent net increase from spending in 2016-17. In fact, the cost of OSAP is already $2 billion in 2018-19 alone. The Auditor General's report also highlighted concerns with the way OSAP was administered under the previous government. The report supports the urgent need for financial sustainability, so future generations of Ontario's students can access financial support for postsecondary education. For the 2019-20 school year, OSAP will: Continue to provide grants to students with the greatest financial need; Ensure that students who receive OSAP are those who have shown they have financial need and eliminate the non-needs-based portion of the Ontario Student Grant; Increase the share of funds going to low income families from 69 to 72 per cent; Ensure 82 per cent of grants will go to students with a family income of less than $50,000, up from 76 per cent under the previous government; Reduce the family income thresholds associated with eligibility for the Ontario Student Grant, provide some provincial loans to low-income students and increase the per-term cap for the Ontario Student Loan; Base the calculation for student financial assistance on a contribution from students that reflects the recent increase to minimum wage and increase and restore parental contribution rates back to 2017-18 amounts; Make the computer allowance reflect a one-time purchase, rather than an expense eligible for each year of study; Change the definition of independent student for Ontario aid to a student who has been out of school for six years, up from four years, with parental income factored into the OSAP needs assessment for students up to six years out of high school, to address concerns outlined in the recent Auditor General's report; Change the grant-to-loan ratio to a minimum of 50 per cent loan from Ontario for students in second-entry programs (e.g. post-graduate college certificates, graduate degrees, law, etc.) at publicly-assisted Ontario institutions and for students attending institutions outside of Ontario; Maintain the current $25,000 annual income threshold for the Repayment Assistance Plan, ensuring that students can get on their feet after school before they need to start repaying their loan; and Align Ontario's repayment terms with that of the federal government by charging interest during the six-month grace period, to reduce complexity for students.
  18. Je te conseil vraiment d'aller faire ces programmes à l'UdM pour pouvoir bénéficier du 0,5 supplémentaire lors de ta prochaine admission.
  19. liuqiba

    More females than males in medicine?

    Found it for those interested: https://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Fulltext/2017/06000/Are_Female_Applicants_Rated_Higher_Than_Males_on.46.aspx an interesting discussion about true differences in performance or perhaps the self-fulfilling prophecy...
  20. liuqiba

    More females than males in medicine?

    Interestingly, from listening to Dr. Walker's podcast at U of Calgary, he stated that they found women perform significantly better than men in the MMI format. I think he mentioned they published (or were going to publish) the data, I'll see if I can find it. Perhaps a more natural ability to express empathy?
  21. It's okay! I was not expecting an interview based on my stats This year they did not release the interview cut offs but last year they did. Not entirely sure why.
  22. I’m a bit worried as I have many experiences but felt I wasn’t able to show them as well on my personal statements with such a small character count- I do feel they are shown well on the CV. Does anyone know if both documents are evaluated equally?
  23. Sorry to hear that. I haven't heard of any success stories, but there is no harm trying. Just tell your friend to be prepared for a re-write. I have no clue how scores are calculated, but I have heard many who had scores just barely above the passing mark. 4 points may seem "little" on the surface, but it may actually be quite far away from the passing mark in reality.
  24. rmorelan

    More females than males in medicine?

    Quite true - that is a big part of it. There is also persistent biases to several other fields (high technology fields for instance) towards men - there has to be a counter point to that somewhere, i.e. women have to be going somewhere. That isn't to imply cause and effect mind you - it is more complex than just men/women prefer different fields and/or squeezed out of others. A more useful statistic I think is what this the ultimate acceptance rate/number that apply into medicine of applicants by gender. If those are the same you don't have an institutional bias at acceptance/interview stages at least.
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