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    Edict

    CaRMS 2018 Full Data Reports are out!

    https://www.carms.ca/data-reports/r1-data-reports/
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    Courage tout le monde! L'année prochaine sera la nôtre
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    Hi all, I got accepted to med school in Canada this year first time applying, and since then I've been working on a massive premed package that includes all the Khan Academy (KA) notes (complete), supplemented with a personal spin to make things easy. The package also includes my schedule, my activity log, a score predictor, 100 helpful reference documents with mnemonics and graphics of common topics, formulas, interview prep, cars tips ethics... everything that got me from premed to admitted, and now I'm passing it on to you. You can find it all here: UltimatePremedPackage.ca I hope this is helpful for you all! Please let me know if you have any questions or queries.
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    J’écris ce post, car je trouve que parfois on demande beaucoup sur ce forum, mais il faut aussi savoir redonner. J’ai écrit ce court texte qui regroupe à mon avis la meilleure façon d’être admis au DMD. Ces conseils me proviennent de mes apprentissages à travers mes demandes d'admissions en médecine dentaire et de trucs d'amis ayant été admis au DMD. Je suis pour ma part toujours en attente d'une réponse: je suis sur la LA. Bref, voici des conseils que j'aurais voulu avoir dès ma 1ère demande et entrevue à ULaval: L’entrevue - Savoir de quoi on parle ; connaitre les spécialités en parodontie, endodontie, gérodontologie etc. - Il faut prévoir toutes les questions imaginables qu’on pourrait te poser en entrevue. Il ne faut pas se laisser désarçonner par une question à laquelle on ne s'attend pas. Alors, n’oublier pas de vous préparer aux questions INCONTOURNABLES comme : 1) Qualités(3) et défauts(3) 2) Pourquoi choisir notre université ? 3) Pourquoi devrions-nous vous choisir vous plutôt qu’un autre ? 4) Pourquoi la médecine dentaire ? - À l’entrevue, il faut se vendre, n’hésitez pas à en tartiner épais (sans mentir évidemment)! - Pour l’habillement il faut que ce soit professionnel ! Pour les filles, le tailleur est de mise. Pour les gars, c’est veston et cravate. N’ayez pas peur d’avoir l’air ridicule : les recruteurs recherchent le professionnalisme !!! - Les recruteurs recherches des candidats qui ont confiance en eux ! Donc, si vous êtes par exemple de nature timide, développer votre charisme serait bénéfique, car on se souvient toujours plus des gens à personnalité plus forte. - Connaitre les activités réservées aux dentistes ; le mieux est d’aller faire une journée d’observation en clinique. Moi, je me suis amener un calepin et j’ai pris des notes ! - Faire du bénévolat. Ça permet de remplir l’espace dans le curriculum vitae qui est dédié à cet effet. Ça permet de vivre des activités humaines enrichissantes qui vous feront grandir et pourront être mises à profit lors de l’entrevue et même lors du test Casper. Le but n’est pas de faire 40 heures de bénévolat par semaine mais d’en faire à l’occasion. Bref, ça permet de mettre de l’avant votre nature altruiste et votre empathie. - Ne rater pas une occasion de vivre des expériences enrichissantes (ex. voyage, conférence, session d’observation en clinique, bénévolat, marathon, participation à une association étudiante, occasion d’apprendre le latin, formation RCR etc.). Ça pourra assurément vous servir durant l’entrevue pour le DMD à ULaval. Cote de rendement universitaire - Augmenter sa CRU : aller dans un programme contingenté (nutrition, physiothérapie, ergothérapie, podiatrie ou chiropratique). - Contrairement à ce qui a été véhiculé (parfois...) dans ce forum, la chiropratique est un programme qui constitue un tremplin de choix pour augmenter sa CRU. #1 C’est un programme facile d’accès, la cote pour y entrer est très basse (enfin relativement disons-le comme ça !!!) ! #2 Le nombre de crédits par session est ÉNORME : donc, si vous êtes vraiment déterminés, vous pouvez travailler et étudier très fort pendant une session et votre résultat pour cette première session équivaudra à environ 40% de votre CRU. Donc, si votre 1èresession en chiropratique c’est bien passé vous pourrez être admis au DMD après seulement une année d’effort à l’université. #3 C’est un programme vraiment bien coté ! Qui se compare à l’indice de force de médecine et autres des programmes les plus contingentés. Test Casper Contrairement à ce que beaucoup disent, il faut s'y préparer !!! Et oui, il ne faut pas se montrer naïf ... être préparé c'est toujours mieux que pas préparé ! Comment s'y préparer : Il faut développer les compétences suivantes: - Professionnalisme - Empathie - Résilience -Communication -Esprit critique - Maturité émotionnelle -Intégrité -Raisonnement éthique -Résolution de conflits -Autoréflection -Motivation Il ne faut pas oublier de se faire une banque d'événements personnels : ex. situation conflictuelle au travail etc. Si vous avez d'autres trucs/conseils faites-nous en part! Une chose à ne pas oublier, voici mon mantra: «Tous les hommes pensent que le bonheur se trouve au sommet de la montagne alors qu’il réside dans la façon de la gravir.» -Il ne faut pas oublier de vivre; gardons en tête que nous n'aurons demain plus l'âge que nous avons maintenant...
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    Lmed31

    College of Physicians + Surgeons Email?

    Hmm yeah not sure. The required docs need to be received by them by July 11th. If you're worried, perhaps try shooting ubc an email?
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    Cote R

    Med 2018

    Acceptée ds les 3 univ francophones. Mon résultat MEM a été maltraité. Ils l'ont corrigé suite à ma rencontre de il y a 2 semaines et ils ont décidé de m'accepter. Je pense choisir Sherby. Chui en extase. Morale de l'histoire : il ne faut pas désespérer !!! Il restent encore deux mois avant la rentrée, tout est possible guys.
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    Hi everyone, I am a bit unsure on how many days a week I will be spending on campus. Perhaps someone can give me some advice regarding parking passes for a first year medical student. I understand that there is some variation because of holidays, FLEX, and shadowing, but maybe I can get an average. So here are a few questions regarding parking and days a week at certain locations: Would it be a good idea to buy a UBC parking pass as a first year medical student? How many days a week am I expected (on average) to spend at the UBC campus? How many days a week am I expected (on average) to spend at the Diamond Health Centre? Thanks!
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    Result: Accepted off waitlist (June 25/2018 @14:34 pst) Early or Regular Deadline: Regular AGPA: 82% MCAT: 512 ECs: Diverse experiences including leadership experiences Geography: IP Interview: 1 station felt rough, another one I reflected on I thought was bad and the written station was awful. Really didnt think I would be in this position after all the waitlist rounds had passed! Here’s some hope for non-traditional applicants with low GPAs!
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    CDV: papalia Pathologie: Robbins Microbiologie : Harrison Hématologie: Hoffbrand Neuro: Blumenfield Psychiatrie: « controversé », je te conseil fortement le Kaplan. Locomoteur: Netter Orthopedics (et tu peux aussi rajouter le Codex d’anatomie des premed). *Les cours : collaboration en santé, initiation à la médecine clinique et histoire de la médecine n’ont pas de livre en soi, tu auras l’information nécessaire en temps et lieux.
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    Just got accepted
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    They also added in CASPER, an essay, and a panel interview over the course of only a couple cycles smh
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    Persephone

    What school did you choose?

    That they sent me an offer of admission But seriously, I just applied everywhere I was eligible and had a decent shot at. Then when it came down to 2 offers off of waitlists the decision making process was much simpler. My recommendation is to increase your chances of acceptance by applying to several schools. The process is very competitive so you want to give yourself the best shot you can at acceptance. I chose McMaster in the end because the location is close to Toronto, it's larger than Kingston (the other offer I got was to Queen's), the 3 year program appealed to me, and I got a great feeling from the school at my interview. You're going to find a diversity of students at any medical school, there's not really a generalization you can make about what kind of people end up where. The best way to get a feel for what the culture of the school is like is during interviews. Every school I interviewed at (I did 4 interviews this cycle) gave you the opportunity to ask questions of medical students, of the dean, and to watch presentations which would give you some insight into what they have to offer and to take a quick look around the city. To sum up, my strategy would be 1) apply widely 2) get a feel for the school & city when you interview 3) if you are lucky enough to get multiple offers then that info you gathered at interviews will come in handy.
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    ralk

    Disappointed I'm Going to Windsor

    I think that rationale works for residency, but not for medical school. Larger centres have more responsibility for rarer or more unique cases, but these cases aren't high-yield learning cases at the medical student level, where the focus is still rightfully on the bread-and-butter cases. Furthermore, at larger centres, there are far more learners ahead of you in the form of residents and fellows for those unique cases. To the extent a medical student might get more variety of cases in a larger centre, it's by sitting in a corner behind the 4 other people in the room. Meanwhile the student at the smaller centre is learning the important day-to-day cases directly with a staff person, maybe with a single resident ahead of them at worst. To the extent getting into those rarer cases matters, it's during electives, which can be done anywhere regardless of home site. Clerkship is about getting the basics down. No one cares if you can correctly identify a rare genetic disorder that a sub-specialist sees once in their career if you can't read an ECG, or have a good differential for abdominal pain, or treat a COPD exacerbation. The weird stuff is for residency and fellowships.
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    Donald_Duck

    working while in medschool?

    I would take Bambi's advice who has a lot of experience. I won't repeat what Bambi said but spending the time to study and fully devote your time to know the material is a lot more important than getting money, let alone the fact that you need to keep time aside for mental sanity. The weekends will basically be the only time you have to breathe. It would suck to take that away. I have so much more satisfaction with myself knowing I devoted myself to studying and achieving high grades. Anyone that tells you that grades don't matter in med school I would disagree with; yes they do matter and translate to a certain degree to clinical performance. Students that achieve lower grades in pre-clerkship perform worst on national exams and residency matching, it's a known fact. As much as I loved my job too, I know that I'd be able to do more for my patients if I perform my best during pre-clerkship. That's my take on it. You can always go back to your job in the summer if you wanted to (I actually did that and recently quit because I'd rather continue reading on pathophys and doing electives on the weekend!) Also, you'll make the money you missed out on in a few weeks as a physician lol. Mr Duck
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    AndreaM

    Success Stories- Non Trad Style!

    Another success story here I got pregnant in high school and had my daughter in the middle of my last year of high school. I was determined that being a single mom wasn't going to stop me from pursuing med school and went right into university when she was 8 months old. I spread myself too thin in my first degree and only had a 3.55 gpa, so after applying twice I took a year off to improve my application, work, get married etc. I applied a third time, but my MCAT scores didn't get released and my application was rejected without even being reviewed. At that point I couldn't handle another rejection, so I took a few years off to have my two younger girls and let my husband focus on his career. This year was my first time applying in 4 years and things had changed a lot since the last time I applied, but I put everything I had into my application, prepared for the interview and went in knowing that I had done everything I could. I just got my acceptance to UBC today and it feels incredible.
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    whyudodistome

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    Yeah ok so I called (again) and CNFS and francophone streams are full, they’re waiting on a few anglophone spots still, and then they’ll be sending the email to all of us. Frenchies, good luck to us next year
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    Computer

    Queens Waitlist 2018

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