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  1. 7 points
    Hello dear friends... we are 35 days away from THE DAY. Please enjoy these cute gifs/videos for self-care How are you guys keeping occupied for the next month-ish?
  2. 4 points
    Haribo7173

    Convocations entrevues MD 2018

    UdeM est vraiment la meilleure université francophone pour les parcours différents (et surtout non-connexes).
  3. 4 points
    jul059

    Convocations entrevues MD 2018

    J'y crois pas, mais c'est vrai! Merci UdeM d'aimer les ingénieurs .
  4. 3 points
    Finishing up schoolwork for the next 2-3 weeks and once exams are over, going out with friends until D-Day. The only struggle with the latter is trying not to talk about med school/career related things too much, given that its the elephant in the room for me...
  5. 3 points
    Bcm2018

    Convocations entrevues MD 2018

    CONVOQUÉ 3,800/4,30 bac en biochimie !
  6. 3 points
    PharmaLife

    Convocations entrevues MD 2018

    Je viens de recevoir mon courriel aussi!
  7. 3 points
    samsam1994

    Convocations entrevues MD 2018

    Les convocations commencent à sortir! Je viens de recevoir la mienne.
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    Don't be afraid of quiet. I know it can be tempting (especially under the time pressure of an interview) to try to fill every moment with words and to answer a question as soon as you can, but take a moment to breathe, to organize your thoughts, and to make sure you are able to express it as clearly and articulately as you can. There are pauses in natural conversation - don't rush! Also remember that you're allowed to change your mind!!! If a follow-up question brings a new perspective to your previous answer and you feel differently now, it can show maturity and an open mind if you acknowledge that this new perspective changes how you feel about your original answer rather than backing yourself into a corner and defending it to the death.
  9. 2 points
    Calopee

    Convocations entrevues MD 2018

    Convoquée udem. Bac connexe completé Doctorat de premier cycle en chiropratique 3.93/4.3
  10. 2 points
    IngMed

    Convocations entrevues MD 2018

    Après avoir été refusé à Sherbrooke et ULaval (avec une CRU de 31.5), je suis invité pour les MEM à UdeM. Bac en génie à Poly complété avec 3.9/4 (en cours de maîtrise). Au moins c'est possible!
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    SpeedyPotato

    Convocations entrevues MD 2018

    Félicitations
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    20206111

    Convocations entrevues MD 2018

    Je viens de recevoir ma convocation à l'Udem (sur mon courriel Ulaval par contre). Bac complété connexe à l'Udem. J'ai aussi appliqué à ULaval, mais je n'ai pas reçu de convocation ni de refus. Est-ce possible que je reçoive quand même une invitation éventuellement de ULaval? Merci, bonne chance à tous edit : je sais que dans le courriel c'est indiqué que je pourrais recevoir un courriel d'une autre université, mais je voulais savoir si certains d'entre vous aviez déjà eu une situation similaire. Merci!
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    Frostito

    Convocations entrevues MD 2018

    Guys regardez tous bien dans vos junk mail de votre courriel umontreal, j'ai recu ma convocation a 8h56 am et je viens juste de la voir! Avant que vous demandiez : Bacc complété en biomed a udem* Bonne chance à tous!!!
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    Elgar

    Convocations entrevues MD 2018

    J'ai reçu ma convocation à 9h53, dans mon JUNK MAIL de mon adresse umontreal!
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    Pluto

    Convocations entrevues MD 2018

    Je confirme! Convoqué pour Montréal, Sherbrooke et Laval!! Bonne chance à tous.
  16. 2 points
    ZatonjiBoy

    Convocations entrevues MD 2018

    J'ai reçu une convocation pour l'UdeM, en cours de bacc en biomed (4.26/4.3)
  17. 2 points
    TheBoss

    Unmathched Human Rights Complaint

    I may not be in this boat, but I support the notion for a general license. As it stands, an MD is nearly worthless without a residency, and the current climate has made it excessively tight.
  18. 2 points
    Donald_Duck

    HELP!! Flight issues

    It was a good choice not to call and talk about this. Well said GITG. Everyone has their own sets of issues and hurdles to go through. Yours was quite the experience! But def not appropriate to call and discuss it. How would the admissions committee even factor that in? It wouldnt make sense. Mr Duck
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    Donald_Duck

    Ottawa Med French Stream

    Now with the Casper its suprising they can score well on the written but not be able to talk the language. Im sure it dosent happen that often as it used to before they implemented the Capser. Mr Duck
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    Aloès

    DMD 2018

    Oui. Il suffit de taper dans google "casper udem".
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    Mr.otter

    Admissions Médecine 2018

    La différence est que Laval dévoile ses étalons de manière honnête ce qui évite aux gens de gaspiller leur argent en appliquant pour un processus qui considère qu'il est impossible qu'une personne inscrite dans son programme universitaire ait la capacité intellectuelle et psychologique pour devenir médecin.
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    ***NOW UPDATED WITH THE 2019 MSAR*** The new MSAR values are given at the top of each school's description with a heading MSAR 2019. Note that this means using MSAR values released on 2019. They're for class entering fall 2018. Hi fellow non-Americans,As noncitizens, we face greater difficulty than Americans - there are schools that flat out reject any international applications, schools that say they accept but never really interview anyone (looking at you, Tufts and Baylor), and schools that are super friendly towards us. Of course, they're all on MSAR, but unless some screams MSAR at you you won't look at it. It took me a while to come up with a list via MSAR, supplanted with wisdoms of **DELETED** and SDN. I'm now writing to share that with you so you won't have to go through same process. Everything here is based on 2017 MSAR, and things can change. So go buy that MSAR and start looking at it!Applying is just one aspect. There's also the financial problem - US MD schools are quite expensive, and we can't get federal financial aid. No FAFSA for us. Probably don't have a cosigner to get private loans, too. So unless you can come up with a brilliant way to fund half a million dollars, your acceptance is going to be rescinded. That's not nice - so something definitely to think about before applying to 40 schools. There are schools that will provide some sort of funding - loans, grants - to non-Americans, but there aren't that many. Keep this in mind before sending your application. Ontarians can take OSAP and loans with co-signer from CIBC, RBC, TD, etc for max $250,000 CDN and ~$40,000 OSAP. No clue about other provinces.Quoting @Goro, International students need to be Harvard/Stanford calibre. While this may be an exaggeration (sorta), do keep in mind that if there is another American candidate that's exact replica of us, he/she will probably get in over us. Higher stats, ECs are expected from us. Sucks, but that's life. Also doesn't help that most of international-friendly schools are clustered near the top.Few quick points: Public schools are less likely to take in internationals than Americans. Go for private. Kentucky loving Canadians is a notable exception to this. Top schools are more likely to take in internationals AND give financial aid. Forget about Texas and California. Schools taking 1 international students are excluded on this list. Quoting @gyngyn, they're likely to be inside candidates. He recommends 3 or above. There are couple schools taking 1-2 internationals on this list, though it's mostly because they've taken more in the past. When it says 'no Aid', its for Canadian/Internationals. Not for Americans. When it says 90hr/1yr/Bachelors required, that's for International students outside of US/Canada. If you're Canadian or internationals student who went to US undergrad, dont need to worry about this. US Permanent Residents = US Citizens DACA = for the most part, international students Thos with CoA ??? = I couldn't find the total cost of attendance. I might've written total tuition costs next to it. Also keep in mind that CoA is just an estimate! Schools providing Financial Aid: These schools are willing to provide some form of financial aid to international/Canadian students, whether in forms of Loans or Grants. Mostly rich schools high up in the ladder.Columbia (Vagelos) MSAR 2019: 3.89/520, 4 International Matriculants (474 app / 31 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.87/519, 5 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.87/519, 7 International Matriculants. CoA $380K(!). Has financial aid, although significant amount of it is in loans. Requires 3 full year + Bachelor's degree in USCAN. Duke MSAR 2019: 3.86/518, 2 International Matriculants (381 app / 53 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.88/519, 0 International Matriculants (!!). MSAR 2017: 3.85/516. 3 International Matriculants. CoA $310K. Has financial aid in forms of Need-based grant. Requires 1 year of post-sec Ed on USCAN. MD/PhD is only for Americans. Dartmouth (Geisel) MSAR 2019: 3.74/516, 8 (!) International Matriculants (662 app / 48 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.74/515, 4 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.78/515, 5 International matriculants. CoA $344K. States that it can provide 'need-based financial institutional scholarships and loans'. Requires 3yr of post-sec Ed in USCAN. Has a reputation for loving nontrads. Harvard MSAR 2019: 3.93/520, 16 (!!) International Matriculants (486 app / 44 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.92/519, 6 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.92/518, 16 International matriculants. The most international-friendly school. CoA $370K. Aid is available with a unit loan. 1Yr post-sec ed on USCAN, although states that 'without Bachelor's in US/CAN rarely accepted.' Mount Sinai (Icahn) MSAR 2019: 3.88/519, 5 International Matriculants (382 app / 20 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.87/519, 5 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.84/519, 4 International matriculants. CoA $290K. Aid is available ($31500/yr) + Merit scholarships. Loans for 3/4th years via Mpower. Will accept international education after evaluation from WES but strongly encourages NA education Northwestern (Feinberg) MSAR 2019: 3.91/520, 0 International Matriculants (358 app / 19 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.91/520, 0 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.9/519, 3 International matriculants. MSAR says 1, but NW says 3 on its page. wtf? CoA $350K, Aid is available. 3Yr post-sec Ed on USCAN. Stanford MSAR 2019: 3.93/520, 9 International Matriculants (401 app / 0 (???) interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.86/519, 5 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.89/518, 5 International matriculants. CoA $352K, aid is available in forms of Grants and Loans. Need to show proof of 1 year of tuition. 1Yr post-sec ed on USCAN. Vanderbilt MSAR 2019: 3.93/521, 4 International Matriculants (335 app / 16 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.91/521, 7 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.9/520, 6 International matriculants. CoA $350K, aid is available. 'Recommend' 1yr Post-sec ed on USCAN. Yale MSAR 2019: 3.92/522, 8 International Matriculants (480 app / 39 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.88/521, 11 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.89/518, 10 International matriculants. CoA $355K, aid is available with a unit loan. 3Yr post-sec Ed on USCAN. Johns Hopkins MSAR 2019: 3.94/521, 7 International Matriculants (617 app / 22 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.94/520, 8 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.92/519, 9 international matriculants. CoA $320K, aid is available. 1yr post-sec Ed on USCAN. Mayo - MN (Alix) MSAR 2019: 3.94/520, 6 International Matriculants (297 app / 27 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.91/517, 0 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.85/513. US/Canadians only. 2 Canadian matriculants. Only for MN - AZ/FL dont take Canadians. CoA 330K. Aid available per current Canadian student Schools that won't provide Financial Aid/Canadian Only: These schools will only accept Canadian applicants in additions to usual Americans. They will not provide any forms of financial aid. Some may have escrow requirement.George Washington MSAR 2019: 3.79/513, 4 International Matriculants (731 app / 26 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.72/511, 4 Canadian Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.72/511, super low-yield chool. 2 Canadian matriculants. CoA $320K(??). No aid available. Has a weird 'special International MD program' for international students, designed for said students to leave US and practice in their home country. Probably not something you're looking for. Regular MD is only for US/Canadians. Michigan State - Public MSAR 2019: 3.71/508, 2 International Matriculants (499 app / 3 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.68/507, 3 Canadian Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.71/507. US/Canadians only. 3 Canadian matriculants. CoA $330K. No aid available Maryland- Public MSAR 2019: 3.83/514, 2 Canadian Matriculants (188 app / 14 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.84/513, 3 Canadian Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.85/515. US/Canadians only. 2 Canadian matriculants. CoA $380K (!) No aid available. Virginia Commonwealth - Public MSAR 2019: 3.78/512, 5 Canadian Matriculants (296 app / 0(!!) interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.74/511, 2 Canadian Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.74/511. Super low-yield. 4 Canadian matriculants. CoA $275K. Canadians are essentially considered as OOS Americans. No aid available. Wayne State MSAR 2019: 3.74/510, 9 International Matriculants (662 app / 65 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.74/509, 18 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.76/508. US/Canadians, and any international student who went to Wayne State as undergrad. 8 International matriculants. CoA $350K. No aid available. Central Michigan - Public MSAR 2019: 3.71/509, 3 International Matriculants (587 app / 0 (!!) interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.74/506, 4 Canadian Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.7/504, US/Canadians only. 5 Canadian matriculants. CoA $384K(!!) the most expensive school on the list. Wants ties to Central Michigan. Being in Canada doesn't count. Schools that won't provide Financial Aid: These schools will consider all international applications, but will not provide any forms of Financial aid. Some may have escrow requirement.Boston MSAR 2019: 3.84/518, 6 International Matriculants (647 app / 62 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.83/518, 11 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.81/516, 11 International Matriculants. Low-yield school. CoA $350K. No financial aid. Requires 2 year of post-secondary education + prerequisites done in US/CAN. Emory MSAR 2019: 3.8/515, 5 International Matriculants (453 app / 17interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.79/515, 3 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.79/515, 4 international matriculants. CoA $320K. No financial aid. Requires 32hr of science coursework on USCAN. Georgetown MSAR 2019: 3.79/513, 4 International Matriculants (731 app / 26 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.8/513, 9 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.74/512, 5 international matriculants. Super low-yield. CoA $370K. No financial Aid. Needs foreign transcript evaluated. Medical College of Wisconsin MSAR 2019: 3.74/510, 4 International Matriculants (434 app / 14 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.79/511, 4 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.76/515, 1 international matriculants. CoA $275K. No financial aid. Requires document supporting your ability to pay up $254K. 90hr of ed on USCAN. Casper required. Wants to see shadowing. Canadians beware New York Medical College MSAR 2019: 3.67/512, 4 International Matriculants (619 app / 11 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.63/511, 4 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.65/512. 4 international matriculants. No secondary = super low yield. CoA ???. No financial aid. Escrow requirement of $239K. Prereqs must be done on USCAN. Bachelors' strongly recommended. Penn State MSAR 2019: 3.81/511, 2 International Matriculants (580 app / 9 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.82/510, 2 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.82/509. 1 International matriculants. CoA $285K. No financial aid. All prereq must be done on USCAN. Penn (Perelman) MSAR 2019: 3.92/521, 2 International Matriculants (366 app / 13 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.88/520, 1 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.87/518. 6 International matriculants. CoA ???, Tuition only is $240K. No Financial Aid. Gives good amount of scholarships but disappointing from such a rich school 1yr ed on USCAN. Pittsburgh MSAR 2019: 3.87/517, 3 International Matriculants (346 app / 9 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.86/517, 3 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.85/515. 3 International matriculants. CoA $330K. Escrow requirement of 2-yr tuition. No financial aid. 1yr + prereqs done on USCAN. Saint Louis University MSAR 2019: 3.91/514, 14 International Matriculants (483 app / 63 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.89/513, 12 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.87/512. 11 International matriculants. CoA $295K. Escrow requirement of $210K. No aid. Requires TOEFL or SAT as test of English proficiency. Jefferson (Sidney Kimmel) MSAR 2019: 3.75/514, 8 International Matriculants (617 app / 22 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.74/514, 5 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.75/512. 9 International matriculants. Super low-yield. CoA $308K. No Aid available. Requires Bachelors from USCAN. SUNY-Upstate - Public MSAR 2019: 3.79/514, 7 International Matriculants (463 app / 23 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.73/513, 7 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.75/512. 8 International matriculants. CoA $367K. No aid available. Requires 90hr post-sec ed on USCNA. Likes Canadians SUNY-Stony Brook (Renaissance) - Public MSAR 2019: 3.84/516, 16 International Matriculants (379 app / 39 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.82/514, 9 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.8/514. 3 International matriculants. CoA $370K. Needs 'Affidavit of support' for this amount. 1yr post-sec ed on USCAN. Tulane MSAR 2019: 3.64/512, 8 International Matriculants (627 app / 15 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.64/511, 4 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.62/511. 5 International matriculants. CoA $355K. No aid available. Casper required. Hawaii (Burns) - Public MSAR 2019: 3.82/513, 2 International Matriculants (194 app / 18 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.82/513, 2 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.76/510. 2 International matriculants. CoA ?? No aid available. Prereqs recommended to be done on USCAN. Kentucky - Public MSAR 2019: 3.79/508, 1 International Matriculants (287 app / 8 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.83/511, 6 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.82/512. 8 International matriculants. Known to love Canadians. CoA $371K. No aid available. Need document supporting ability to pay 2 yr tuition. 1yr on USCAN. Application status changed from 'accepting all Canadians/Internationals' to 'Case-by-Case' for all Int/Canadian applications. Not sure of the consequence. Virginia - Public MSAR 2019: 3.93/519, 2 International Matriculants (295 app / 20 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.91/519, 8 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.9/518. 2 International matriculants. According to my advisor's medical handbook, they treat Canadians like OOS Americans. CoA 335K. 90hr on USCAN or UK. Washington University @ STL MSAR 2019: 3.93/522, 10 International Matriculants (312 app / 78 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.91/521, 9 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.89/521. 8 International matriculants. CoA 335K. Escrow requirement. No need-based aid available (Merit aid is). 90hr on USCAN. Cornell (Weill) MSAR 2019: 3.9/519, 0 International Matriculants (385 app / 26 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.87/519, 2 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.78/519. 5 International matriculants. CoA $355K. Escrow requirement. No aid available. Lona Linda MSAR 2019: 3.88/509, 13 International Matriculants (406 app / 22 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.83/508, 17 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.86/508. 10 International matriculants. For SDA, super devout Christians. DO NOT APPLY IF YOUR FAITH DOESNT MATCH UP (SUPER DEVOUT CHRISTIAN) CoA ??? $225K tuition only. No aid available. 1yr on USCAN. Howard MSAR 2019: 3.51/504, 10 International Matriculants (626 app / 17 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.45/502, 5 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.41/502. 9 International matriculant. HBCU. CoA $304K. No aid available. 68hr on USCAN. Case Western / CCLCM MSAR 2019: 3.83/518, 2 International Matriculants (220 app / 2 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.82/518, 7 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: did not accept Internationals 3.81/517. CoA $356K. No need-based aid, though Merit Aid is possible. CCLCM covers everything. UCLA MSAR 2019: 3.88/518, 3 International Matriculants (702 app / 16 interviewed) MSAR 2018: 3.85/517, 9 International Matriculants MSAR 2017: 3.79/508. 2 International matriculants. Their MCAT went from 508 to 517, so..yeah. big jump there. No Escrow, but No financial aid either. Eligible for Geffen and another full-tuition merit scholarship. Thanks @mikooz! ***NOW ACCEPTING INTERNATIONALS*** Meharry MSAR 2019: 3.54/502, 10 International Matriculants (336 app / 3 interviewed) HBCU! West Virginia MSAR 2019: 3.86/509, 3 International Matriculants (317 app / 19 interviewed) Random addition to the international list ***HALL OF SHAME OF BARRICADING INTERNATIONALS GOING FORWARD*** Albert Einstein College of Medicine NOT ACCEPTING CANADIAN/INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS FOR 2019-2020 CYCLE! MSAR 2018: 3.82/515, 5 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.83/516, 5 International Matriculants. CoA $290K. Has an escrow requirement: 2 year for Non-Canadians, half of 1 year tuition for Canadians. Financial aid is available through Einstein Scholarship and College Loan Funds. Requires 1 year post-secondary education in US/Canada. NYU Langone NOT ACCEPTING CANADIAN/INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS GOING FORWARD! MSAR 2018: 3.92/521, 0 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.9/520. Not just Canadians, but also Canadian PRs. Maybe this is why there are other non-Canadians in their MSAR. 2 International matriculants. Willing to provide Merit scholarships but no other forms of Financial Aid. CoA 335K (4yr pathway) . No aid available. Rosalind Franklin NOT ACCEPTING CANADIAN/INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS GOING FORWARD! MSAR 2018: 3.62/518, 9 International Matriculants. MSAR 2017: 3.63/511, 8 International Matriculants. Low-yield school. CoA $300K. No financial aid. Needs Casper. Requires 90hr of post-sec Ed on USCAN. Oakland Beaumont***We Hate Internationals But We Love That $weet $econdary Fee!***In other words, applying to these schools is a waste of your precious secondary fee. Baylor East Tennessee USC (Keck) Louisiana, McGovern, Morehouse, NEOMED, Rutgers (both of them), All Texas schools (+Baylor) Brown, Tufts, all PR schools, Arizona, All UCs EXCEPT UCLA, Chicago (Pritzker), Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisville, UNC Chapel Hill, Utah 2019 Analysis: Sadly (or SAD! in American way), three schools dropped out of international-friendly list: NYU, Einstein, and Rosalind Franklin. I heard Einstein might re-open their doors to internationals (like Case did last year), but not sure for the other two. SAD! BUT Meharry and West Virginia joins the list of admitting 3+ internationals/class for this year. Yay! Note on Meharry and Howard: Know that these two are HBCU, or historically black college. 90%+ of their classes are black or African American. If you aren't member of the target group, then your application likely won't be considered. Just something to consider before paying the secondary fee. Harvard, Stanford, Yale, SLU, Loma Lida, and SLU remained as the most international-friendly schools of America for this year. But that rise in Stony Brook is impressive. Wonder what happened? In contrast, the drop in numbers for Boston, UCLA, Virginia and Wayne (although still lots) is disappointing. The discrepancy in # interviews and # acceptance for Stanford, VCU and CMED is confusing. No idea what happened. That's it - good luck with your applicaiton!That's it. MSAR says 71 schools are willing to take International/Canadian applications. After some analysis, the list comes down to 42 for Canadians and 33 for internationals. There are schools that have taken more in the fast - ie. Utah took in 3 internationals 2015-2016. They aren't included in this list as none made it last year with only 5 interviews. Or schools like Duke that took a couple for 2016 but none for 2017. Schools not listed here and listed 'accepts International/Canadian applications' are likely to just shred your application and take your $$ as donations. Chicago (Pritzker) apparently 'used' to be int-friendly. None made it for class matriculating 2016. Your call. Wrote this up while dodging my PI's smoldering gaze at me, so there may be typos here and there. Point them out and I'd be happy to fix them up. Feel free to rip me apart if something's not true, and good luck.
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    RH2OT

    OT/PT Accepted/Waitlisted/Rejected 2018

    I'm also from BC....haven't heard anything yet from DAL OT
  24. 1 point
    Ok thank you! Trying to be patient
  25. 1 point
    ottomed

    Heure des MEMs

    De rien ! Au plaisir de te croiser durant les MEM
  26. 1 point
    So I spent some time thinking about this today since you posted it. Came to the conclusion that my recommendation would be to NOT proceed with this. While it may be good for future applicants as a whole if you went through with it, it would very likely be a net negative for you personally. In short, there is a risk you will be branded a "trouble maker" (as much as I hate that this is true), and it may actually harm your chances in the future because of this. Also, I really don't think its likely to work...and even if it did work, by the time it got through the courts and anything changes, years will have passed. Just playing the odds, you are significantly more likely to get into something before this is successful, and that's even if it is successful. I would recommend continuing with the second round apps, and possibly broadening you app for the states for next year if you don't get in this year. While this may be a satisfying "fuck you" to the system, I don't think its in your own self interest.
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    markup

    Official May 8 Countdown Thread

    Personally I am working and "catching up" on all the things I have been putting off in order to dedicate my time to interview prep. For example... (attempting to) work out regularly, learning how to cook a few new things, spending more time with people, and enjoying some shows that have been recommended to me. I am really enjoying watching QE on Netflix! Also, as I am OOP for the schools I received interviews from, I am making a conscious effort to spend more quality time with friends and family here at home, no matter what the outcome might be.
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    Eudaimonia

    Official May 8 Countdown Thread

    Not that I would ever have it the other way around, but I just realized you undergrads will be done so soon! As soon as you finish your exams/assessments. I'm still laboriously trying to finish my graduate thesis and won't be calling summer for another 2 months..lots to keep my mind off results
  29. 1 point
    rmorelan

    Dating Profiles

    you also learned how to think........which may also be useful in medicine
  30. 1 point
    jul059

    Convocations entrevues MD 2018

    À titre d'information pour ceux qui n'ont pas été convoqués ni refusés, voici les dates où ça a le plus de chances de bouger: 6 avril: date limite pour s'inscrire aux MEM suite à l'offre du 3 avril. 24 avril: date après laquelle les frais de MEM ne sont plus remboursables suite à un désistement. Bon courage!
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    Haribo7173

    Convocations entrevues MD 2018

    Lol n'importe quoi. Lâche pas!
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    Bcm2018

    Convocations entrevues MD 2018

    Sherbrooke me donne 32,0 yeaaa right! Université à l’envers lollll Une chance que udem est correcte
  33. 1 point
    ottomed

    Médecine 2018

    Convoquée MEM ulaval candidate marché du travail! Vérifiez vos courriels
  34. 1 point
    I think everything likely works out in the end, but I am probably not the best person to ask as I am not a gunner. That being said, U of C is usually on par with the national average in terms of match %. Also, as has been discussed many times on this forum, the largest factor ultimately is the individual and the strategy they take/effort they put in, above curriculum influences. There's also something to be said for the inherent randomness of CaRMS--from what I've read of previous posters on this forum. I think if you have a maniac-like work ethic, somehow managed to be on top of your personal self-care and haven't been burnt out immediately before starting medicine and then manage to maintain your well-being (or at least maintain the ability to continually neglect it while forcing yourself to study as much as possible and be as socially engaging as possible), while proactively pursuing shadowing opportunities to quickly rule in/out specialties soon after starting medicine and either already have or be able to quickly develop reliable, professional connections and perhaps even mentorship in the field you are seeking to enter, as well as allocate your time towards involvement in high level ECs and research, that you could probably position yourself quite well for any specialty and craft a very competitive application. You'd have to do the above at any medical school, but I can imagine that it would likely be somewhat more challenging with a condensed curriculum. I've taken an approach opposite to the above and have managed to find a medical specialty and mentorship that suits me. Take the above with a grain of salt, as it's just a mixture of my own opinion and personal experience.
  35. 1 point
    Eudaimonia

    HELP!! Flight issues

    There are also people who are accurate in self-assessing and that could very well be you! As long as you're content with how you did, you'll have no regrets
  36. 1 point
    obiwankenobi

    Ottawa Med French Stream

    So it did happen before? I would have liked to see those interviews!
  37. 1 point
    I know someone else that apparently got accepted to Dal OT today. Hopefully the rest of the emails are sent soon.
  38. 1 point
    rmorelan

    Unmathched Human Rights Complaint

    In no way I am I trying to diminish your frustration with the system (seriously), but I am not immediately seeing the line to a human right's complaint. You wouldn't have brought it up if you didn't think there was a case - what would you be basing it on?
  39. 1 point
    ellorie

    Dating Profiles

    I prefer our model. I have a degree in English literature and I think getting that opportunity to study the arts was so valuable to my medical training and really enriches my work. I knew I wanted to be a doctor when I was in high school but I also knew I wanted to take my “last chance” to study something else I felt passionate about.
  40. 1 point
    I wish this was posted every time someone makes the quite frankly moronic argument that "if you really want to make money, do _______ (other ridiculously difficult field to make doctors salary) instead of medicine." Its for some reason a constant thought experiment on here despite the fact that its just incorrect. Like Ive heard probably 20 people tell me that if you really want to make money go into investment banking, law, business, whatever; totally ignoring that the average person in each of these fields makes a salary that medicine just completely dwarfs
  41. 1 point
    Freddie

    Accepted/Rejected/Waitlist Thread

    TIME STAMP: 9:10 AM ish Result: Admitted IP cGPA: 3.81, pre-reqGPA: 3.87 MCAT: not submitted ECs: average Year: PhD My first post, I wanted to share with future applicants since I always found these stats helpful.
  42. 1 point
    mew

    Official May 8 Countdown Thread

    Anybody else oscillating between feeling OK/hopeful about their interview performance and feeling like you absolutely bombed everything and are sure to be rejected? I'm switching back and forth about every 2 days or so and it's driving me sort of insane.
  43. 1 point
    pepito21

    Accepted/Rejected/Waitlist Thread

    Result: Accepted cGPA: 3.99, pre-reqGPA: 3.77 ECs: Lots of diversity, no clinical experience but volunteering in a hospital Year: last year of UG in Finance IP/OOP/International: IP It was a surprise to be invited to the interviews at first because of my path (finance, no clinical experience), but apparently McGill likes diversity in a CV. So excited to start in August
  44. 1 point
    Posting for the first time hopefully to give others hope, particularly OOP's with underwhelming stats. I know that this may not be a perfectly representative sample of all applicants, but I've checked this website for a long time and have often been overwhelmed by the stats of others. TIME STAMP: Mon Mar 26th @ 10:09pm (Checked Minerva for the first time around 12:30 and it was up) Result: Accepted Region: OOP Year: Graduated Masters in 2016, Undergrad in 2014 cGPA: 3.87, pre-reqGPA: 3.86 MCAT: 510 (125/127/127/131) - Again pretty underwhelming but I contacted the admissions office directly and they from what they said submitting your MCAT can only help you. For post interview (80% MMI, 20% prereq) if you submit your MCAT they calculate your prereq score using 1) just your courses and 2) using courses and MCAT at 50:50 (their words). They then take the higher of the two. Unless your MCAT is atrocious I can't see why submitting it would hurt. ECs: I've always tried to do things I loved and not for the sake of boosting my resume. Not criticizing anyone of doing the latter but had been advised to take this approach by many people in the medical field early on in my university career and I think it boded well for my personal development and growth. I have one first author pub submitted, 3 conference presentations, captain of a varsity rugby team, a few big scholarships and grants, 4 pretty diverse medical placements that involved patient contact (more for my own understanding of if this is what I wanted to pursue), a couple service trips abroad, and a few other odds and ends. Interview Prep: I probably over prepared but knew that was what I needed to do to feel my best. I do think running through MMI situations and practicing them out loud can be incredibly helpful, especially doing it with a variety of people to get a variety of feedback. Also knowing yourself, the experiences you've had and what you've learned I think can be really valuable. I had an awesome girl in Med-1 give me some guidance and advice for how to prepare, in addition to showing me around the school the day before my interview. I'm not in the program yet so it's hard for me to know, but based on what she said and my impression - McGill really cares about who you are as a person and how you interact with other people, especially at the interview stage. The best advice she gave me was to relax and be yourself and if you can walk out of the interview feeling like you did that then you have nothing to regret. Everyone is going to feel like there are little things they would've done differently - that's normal in challenging and time constrained situations. It's been 8 years since I started undergrad. I went straight from undergrad to a masters and applied to 3 schools without the MCAT for 2016 (including McGill) and was granted 0 interviews. Took a year off and worked and wrote the MCAT and reapplied to all the schools I met the cut-off criteria for across the country this time (10 schools). I got 9 outright rejections and one interview waitlist (at McGill). Was pulled off the waitlist 2 weeks before interviews (which I would think means I was pretty close to the bottom of the barrel) and was lucky enough to be in the 10 selected on Monday. This doesn't mean I'm imploring you to never give up. If I was rejected that would've been it for me, my physiotherapy pre-requisites are all expiring after this year and I wanted to start moving forward with the schooling process and my life in general. I get both sides of that discussion. Perhaps this message can be hopeful for one person though, and if that's the case I'll happy I did it. So so excited for the opportunity. See y'all in August.
  45. 1 point
    I'm not a Rad Onc, but I'll give my two cents as someone who looked into the field semi-seriously through medical school. Hopefully a real Rad Onc can chime in, but I don't believe we have many of them hanging around the boards on a regular basis, unfortunately. Like you, I was attracted to the field because of the hours, the rewarding patient contact, and the opportunities to dig a bit deeper in research than other fields typically allow. Like you, I was scared off by the job market, and ultimately, I was scared off by it enough to choose not to pursue that field. The job market for Rad Oncs used to be quite tight and has loosened up a bit. We have been seeing the expansion of the field into new cities as new cancer centres open up, and the specialty is finally old enough that we're seeing some retirements opening up some positions. Cancer care continues to be well funded both publicly and privately, so while there might not be a ton of jobs, there's been opportunity. Even when there haven't been posted jobs, I know of examples of jobs essentially being created for well-liked, capable Rad Onc residents (after they do some fellowship training, of course). It's to the point that if I was finishing a fellowship right this year, I think Rad Onc would have a fine job market that is at least open enough that you can work your way to showing that you are worth employing. That's the good. Here's the not-so-good. Rad Onc is a small field, so there's a lot of room for randomness to affect opportunities. Especially if you're geographically constrained, options could be wide open or quite limited, and that situation could change very quickly. The job market overall tends to be a bit cyclical as well, meaning tight job markets don't last in Rad Onc, but the good job markets don't either. If this counts as a good job market, and I think it does, then there's little guarantee it lasts until a medical student finishes their residency and fellowship(s). As you note, Rad Onc is a technology-dependent field and, worse, it is one that doesn't have exclusivity over the conditions it treats. If the Med Onc or surgical side of things develop a new approach to treating a certain type of cancer to the point that it supplants or reduces the need for radiation therapy, there's not much Rad Onc can do - they just lose work. That can go the other way of course, as innovations in radiation therapy can result in less work for Med Oncs or surgeons, but based on the scope and potential of the modalities, I'll have to admit that I'm not hopeful for Rad Onc in that match-up. Radiation is indiscriminate in how it works - it damages everything it touches and while it can be focused to hit cancers harder than normal structures in the body, it can't be as targeted as narrowly as surgery or (some) chemotherapeutic agents can. I'd also argue that Med Onc has many more pathways to improving their treatments than Rad Onc does, drawing on new pharmaceutical innovations directed towards multiple biochemical targets, while Rad Onc is more of a one-trick pony relying largely on external beam radiation therapy (there are some newer radiation approaches, but these have some well-established drawbacks and currently appear to have a rather limited clinical role). The conclusion I took from talking to current Rad Oncs about the job market is that there are no guarantees. Doesn't mean it's bad, doesn't mean it's good, just that it's unreliable. Being geographically constrained could be a non-issue, or it could be a significant hurdle to getting a good job (and it's quite likely you'd need to move at least temporarily for a fellowship or two). Choosing Rad Onc, to me, meant accepting the risk that I might have to move for work, probably not half-way across the country like some other fields, but perhaps further than I'd like to.
  46. 1 point
    Fakedoctor

    5th year/Masters/Year off ?

    I honestly don't think that a fifth year will help you all that much since your grades are pretty good, even if you took a fifth year and got a 4.0 at most it will only boost you by +0.02. I think it would be way more beneficial to try and do better in the dat, if you can get a 22AA and 21Pat I can't imagine that you wont at least get an interview. The only reason I'm so certain is because thats exactly what I got on the dat and I had a lower gpa then you.
  47. 1 point
    It always confuses me the outward glamour that medical students think people in Silicon Valley have. I worked in the Silicon Valley industry specifically for many years, and let me tell you, it is shit work compared to day in the clinic. You may think 150K/year is good income, except either you are worked to death doing the most meaningless repetitive tasks like debugging the latest issue of a crappy app that will be obsolete in 6 months, or you are constantly living with the threat of getting laid off in the umber-competetive industry that is basically defined by "disruption" and permanent state of flux and transience , or you are paying most of your income for housing and still commuting a good chunk of your waking hours. You probably will see your engineer friend get hired out of school by Tesla (oooooh), and think that now he is an object of envy. Let me tell, I will not trade a PGY1 year for being an engineer at any company in Silicon Valley. The competitiveness in the workplace is brutal, and your employers are not constrained by any ethical values when it comes to doing WHATEVER it takes to polish their quarterly earnings. You do that for 15 years, you will still be at best a middle class earner, and look back at your professional life being basically defined as nothing but having been a gadget-maker. And you have to remember, you are now comparing a completely different market to your employment opportunities in Canada. The earnings of the tech sector in Canada compared to states is a fraction of the numbers you are quoting above. We can start talking about how much orthopaedic surgeons, bariatric surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, etc. make in the states, and Silicon Valley engineers have nothing over these money-making factories in the private medical world.. The real high-earners in the tech world are the successful start ups, or the top-tier executives. In the former, you might be impressed by the survival-bias stories, but the reality is that vast vast vast majority of start ups fail miserably, with huge losses. In the latter, you can set your sights on becoming CEO, but to get there as a bottom-feeding engineer, you have to pass through the Valley of Death. That is the valley of first having to become a middle-manager. Do you know who is the first to get laid off in any "restructuring"? Hordes upon hordes of middle managers. Again, following the careers of my colleagues now that we are nearly 14 years out of comp sci degrees, for many, their life has basically one lay off after another. They are not living on the streets by any stretch, but far from the rosy picture you might extrapolate from the earnings of starting engineers in one isolated area in California.
  48. 1 point
    Maggie19

    HELP!! Flight issues

    Today was an interesting day to say the least. Our flight was cancelled yesterday so we got booked this morning at 5h10 .. woke up at 3h30 and got to the airport. Flight was delayed 2h so we missed our connection flight in Toronto. We got scheduled for a 10h10 flight but it would have gotten us there literally last minute (by the time we got to the rotel) so we asked for the 9h10. We literally had to sprint from one side of the airport to the other because they had already closed the gate. Thankfully we made it and turns out we got the last two seats on the plane (silver lining, they were first class seats lol). I still hadn't eaten anything at this point so the breakfast that was offered was an awesome surprise!! We finally got to the rotel at 11h and we had to be there at 12h. Now we're sitting in the airport waiting to board in 10 minutes to fly back home. So overall pretty shitty day haha I know this whole situation definitely affected my performance but I don't think it can be taken into consideration right?!
  49. 1 point
    HoopDreams

    [deleted]

    I feel like a lot of the notions you are discussing have a legitimate basis if you only look at selected articles recently published in the media. The decision is yours but it should be taken with the right information interpreted in the right context. Let me try to address some of the issues. 1 - Doctors in Quebec are asking for lower pay. Specialists have been given a raise recently. In fact, it's not totally a raise. They were simply given a deal to be paid for having accepted lower salaries in the previous years. That deal was already done a few years ago. All the government did was respect the deal. But in the media, that was like a lottery ticket to write articles with scandalous titles. In response to that media crisis, some organizations that are not representing the majority of the physicians, have asked for a lower salary because they believe that the money could be invested elsewhere. That was an unusual move, not because they were doctors. Just because no professional group asks for a lower raise while inflation is occurring. And the media picked it up. Bottom line : There is media bashing about doctors. Some groups have expressed themselves for a raise, others against it. Healthy democracy. 2 - Residents at McGill are on strike. Just like any professional group, residents negotiate with their employers regarding their salaries, benefits, etc. Because they were not satisfied with the conditions and negotiations, they have voted for a strike. This happens every day in the corporate world. A strike does not mean that you are at home. Some measures include refusing the accomplish certain non-critials acts (eg. teaching). Bottom line : Employees that were trying to improve their working conditions voted a strike. 3- McGill CaRMS match rate is pretty low That only demonstrates that McGill students tend to apply to very competitive residencies that lead them to a higher non-match rate. The rate is nothing if you can't take it into the context. Let's say I open University ABC and I recruit candidates that are strongly interested by family medicine. When CaRMS day comes, they will tend to apply to family medicine and that specialty is known to have a higher acceptance rate. Now my friend decides to open University XYZ and he only focuses on candidates that have a surgical interest. Also, his students don't apply to any 'back-up' specialty. When CaRMS comes, his students will have a lower match rate. Bottom line : CaRMS match rates are only an indicator of the competitiveness of the programs the students have applied to. 4 - I have to learn French by third year to do well in clerkship French is a political and sensitive issue in Québec. Montréal is a bilingual city so it would be a lie to say that a minimal French won't help you out. I see this as an opportunity rather than a challenge. You won't be asked to read out Sartre or Camus here. Be functional. And by living in Montréal during two full years, meeting new people, participating in activities, you will learn it without even realizing. Don't forget that it is true for almost any Montréaler. So your colleagues, the patients and the staff will also be somewhat bilingual and they will adapt to you. Bottom line : You have the opportunity to learn functional French. 5 - I have to get reference letters to match to CaRMS? McGill did not create CaRMS. I am not sure about what particular aspect you are discussing but the admission criteria for specialties are made by the program. As a note, I only know of a few programs (4) in Canada that don't require reference letters for CaRMS. Bottom line : The majority of post-medical programs require reference letters, no matter where you go. Again, my goal is not to make McGill look better. But I believe you should take your decision based on the right information. Good luck !
  50. 1 point
    Punkwich

    McMaster Interview Invites/Regrets 2018

    Time stamp: 2:20pm Invite/Reject: Invite (MD) GPA: 3.59 CARS: 132 Casper: Felt good about it!!! was definitely unsure with my low GPA so this is great! Very excited!
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