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  1. General Premed and Med School Topics

    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

    1. Dental Student General Discussions

      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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    6. Nursing Discussions

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

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    7. Pharmacy Discussions

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

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    8. Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Discussions

      An area for Canadian physiotherapy and occupational therapy students and applicants to interact and share information.

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  3. Ontario Medical Schools

    1. General Ontario Discussions (OMSAS)

      General Ontario med school topics: eg. tuition, seats, cutoffs, OMSAS applications.

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  4. Quebec Medical Schools

    1. General Quebec Discussions

      General Quebec premed and med school discussions, including CEGEP.

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  5. Atlantic Medical Schools

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  6. Western Canadian Medical Schools

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

    1. Med School Orientation 101

      Incoming med student? Discussion on Orientation topics: eg. financial aid (loans, LOC's), insurance, etc.

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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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    3. Clerkship Rotations and Electives (Med 3 and 4)

      On the wards? Links for electives, clinical medicine, and the USMLE Step 2 and MCCQE/LMCC Part 1 exams.

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    4. CaRMS and CaRMS applications

      Prepping for CaRMS? Discuss strategies for your CV's, LOR's, interviews, etc.

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    5. Primary Care Residencies

      Discussions on Family Medicine, Community Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry.

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    6. Surgery and Surgical Subspecialty Residencies

      Discussions on General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, and Urology.

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    7. Diagnostics, Imaging, and Therapeutics Residencies

      Discussions on Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Pathology and Lab Medicine.

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    8. Other Specialty Residencies

      Discussions on Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Medical Genetics, Neurology, and Physiatry.

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    9. General Resident Physician Discussions

      An area for Canadian residents to interact and share information. Find physician salaries here.

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  8. US and International Medical Schools

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

    1. Textbook and Equipment Reviews

      Your Consumer Reports for medical textbooks and equipment.

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    2. For Sale/Trade Classifieds

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

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    3. Housing Classifieds

      A venue for finding short and long-term housing for premed and med students.

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  • Posts

    • Bonjour, Est-ce que qql saurait comment les cours hors programme comme ift1800 sont pris en compte pour le calcul de la CRU ? Merci d'avance !
    • I am a third-year student and contemplating which program to pursue before applying to medical school. My question is, for those who are familiar with both programs at McGill,  which one would look better in my med app? That's normally a detail I would normally not care about, however, to me it comes down to this difference. I love both biochemistry and IHI, and literally, have no preference in the courses offered because I'm interested in the biochemistry "stream"  of IHI and therefore will be taking the same courses regardless of which program I end up doing. Biochemistry is definitely known to be among the hardest life sciences, and thus a good GPA in the program might make my application look good. On the other hand, IHI is known to be a small exclusive program, which would give me an advantage when applying.    Please let me know what you think! 
    • I don't think I've ever seen descriptions of the score breakdown mentioned, but ABS for Ottawa isn't new. They just expanded it this year to include all 48 entries as opposed to only the top 3 in each category. 
    • Getting over the negative thoughts does not have a simple answer. But one thing to think about is that the admissions office probably recognizes what a daunting goal applying to medical school must seem to premeds and that nervousness is normal. If you're getting really nervous when you go in there it might be helpful to inquire as to why? Anxiety, nervousness and insecurity are all totally normal. Another suggestion is that I highly recommend finding a counselor you click with to help you work on those things, we could all use one and I personally have found counseling to be invaluable. We can be really hard on ourselves as premeds and that doesn't always serve us well. In fact there's evidence that shows that being compassionate and kind to yourself actually helps you do better.

      Here's a really great article that talks about why:
      https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/smarter-living/why-you-should-stop-being-so-hard-on-yourself.html
    • Check the difference in price between a new booking made in short notice and a reschedule. Those gold/bronze periods. Worst case book a September date in case nothing opens up, you can still apply to Ontario schools if you really won't be ready ahead of your preferred date 
    • Est-ce qu'il y a un groupe Facebook pour la nouvelle cohorte de pharmacie à uLaval?
    • If you were me, would you wait and hope for an August spot (the more ideal option for various reasons)... or book a late September spot right now?
    • damn. medicine isn't worth it that much to do something drastic like that.
    • all quebec does is complain. let them leave canada imo. 
    • @dantheman24 Regardless of where you choose, you'll have great schooling. If you have any questions about Queen's shoot me a message.
    • Sounds a lot like how Queen's does their curriculum LOL.  Online DIL (directed independent learning) prior to a lecture. Also have cases that we work through in class during lecture and connected cases in our FSGL (facilitated small group learning) where we go through cases with a faculty member in groups. They try to incorporate clinical skills with relevant things you are covering in blocks. I.e. newborn examination/adolescent interview/toddler assessment while Peds block is running.
    • Does anyone know how the pre-interview score was calculated this year, considering the novel implementation of the ABS as a scorable component of the application? Thanks!
    • Just wanted to let you all know I got an email at 10:34 today with an offer. My cGPA was a 3.97. Best of luck to the rest of you all.
    • Bonjour, Est-ce qu’il y a une façon de voir son score aux MEMs si on a été admis, ou si seulement ceux sur la LA y ont accès? Si oui, comment? Merci!
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