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    It’s definitely tough, but it is doable I think given where you’re at now with your GPA - it’s a more uphill and a longer road than those with a killer GPA, and that doesn’t always seem fair, but the long road isn’t always a bad thing. All you can do is keep at it and take care of yourself. Good luck! Edit: And yeah, don’t leave that apartment!
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    Tell me about it. A friend of mine lives in what is essentially a rodent infested box. The place I live in now is clean, quiet and relatively close to work/school, no way I'm going through the long uncertain process of trying to find a new place again. I'm not taking a full course load. I'm taking 4 in each semester (24 credits) which is technically considered a full course load for U of C but not any schools in Ontario as far as I know. Congrats on getting in, it does give me hope that someone in a similar situation did but ultimately GPA is king and it's going to be an uphill battle I think. Most of my semesters have been either 3 or 4 courses. I think I only have one with 5.
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    Biopharma \ Microbio ?

    Je sais bien que tu parlais de bio pharma ce que je voulais dire, c’est que si tu considères changer de programme, au lieu de considérer microbiologie, essaies plutôt biomédicales! Pour ce qui est du mieux coté bio pharma/microbiologie, je ne sais pas malheureusement
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    Because I'll be homeless if I don't.
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    Definitely not. Nursing isn’t a traditional premed but schools don’t care. You might get asked in a panel interview about why the switch. Nursing gives great patient/clinical experience and most importantly the soft skills that schools are looking for. Should really help with essays and interviews.
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    Realignment of Doctor's Income

    I agree. A united front is what is needed but it seems like that has crumbled. Sadly, this won't stop with just a few specialists. Everyone will be cut in the end.
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    Decided to post for future applicants - to inspire and give hope! Result: Accepted (off Waitlist) Timestamp: June 7, 2018 GPA: 3.87 (Last 2 years) MCAT: 514 (126 CARS) ECs: Diverse, things I enjoyed, a lot of employment, a decent amount of research but no publications at time of application Geography: IP Interview: Pulled off waitlist for interviews... the week before the first weekend of interviews. So flustered. Felt really good coming out of panel, MMI was not so great. Continued to feel exponentially worse as I had flashbacks of my interview until June. Year: Graduated UG 2017, a part-time retail job and a part-time research assistant I honestly didn't think I could do it. My chances were low (statistically). But trust your intuition and truly be your (best) self at the interview. Show that you are passionate and have your own story for pursuing medicine. Take the time to reflect on that whenever you can. Sometimes I would have random bursts of "Why am I even doing this?" and I would journal all these different thoughts which helped me prepare for interviews. Also my stats weren't great, my GPA and MCAT aren't amazing, but aren't bad... still a testament that you don't have to be a perfect student to get in. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, I feel incredibly lucky to be in this position and I want to pay it forward.
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    Kinésiologie à Udem ou Uqam?

    Je ne connais pas le programme de kinésiologie à l'UQAM, mais je suis actuellement dans celui à l'UdeM et je peux te dire que c'est relativement facile si tu donnes les efforts nécessaires.