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  1. 19 points
    Did the admissions committee go on a vacation?
  2. 15 points
    I don't usually post my stats anymore since they've basically remained the same from my posts 2 years ago. I'll make an exception in this time just because of how -relatively- little data usually gets contributed here. TIME STAMP: Feb 21 2019, 11:17 EST Interview Date: March 30 Result: Interview (MD) cGPA: 3.96 (by rounding) MCAT: Passed cutoffs ECs: Filled up all 32 items this year, but I've had an interview back when I had 21/48 items. Diverse and met each of UofT's clusters quite well. Essays: Spent at least 1.5 months on them, at least 400 hours. Was it overkill? To be honest, probably. I'm not a bad writer by any means, but when it comes to pieces with word limits, I believe in the importance of articulating each idea as succulently and artistically as possible. My grades did suffer but I wanted to write essays that could stand strong among a diverse audience of readers (which is to be reasonably expected of) and leave myself without regret. All of the topics strongly resonated with my experiences and I had a lot to share. If anything, future readers should find this observation helpful: having exchanged essay reviewing with some of my friends, I've come to realize that there isn't a single, uniform writing style that really makes the magic happen. Some of my friends briefly addressed the question within a single few sentences, then built their entire essays on how their experiences met the four clusters. Personally, I dedicated almost half my word count towards giving a thorough answer/solution before briefly sharing some personal experiences. We all got an interview. Year: Graduated UG Geography: OOP Two years ago, I did horribly on my interview. I knew my application wasn't strong: I had a weak reference, few extracurriculars and ultimately, couldn't hold up to applicants with an amazing wealth of experience behind them. I was invited during the final week and suspected that I had only marginally scraped into getting an interview. I convinced myself that the odds weren't in my favour and let myself fall. Last year I didn't take my essays as seriously enough and got rejected March 16th. Firstly, the topics just didn't click with my experiences. Secondly, seeing that I already had been previously been invited, I grew extremely over-confident and complacent in my writing. I got no interviews from any school during this year. Each interview is a privilege. Each year, med schools get more and more amazing applications, either from those who have come back strong after a previous rejection, or new talented applicants. Perhaps I'm just on this site too often, but getting accepted 4th year doesn't seem as common as it once was. In any case, I'm extremely grateful to have another chance of making things right.
  3. 14 points

    May 14 Countdown

    Kawhi Leonard is my daddy
  4. 13 points
    This is my 5th time applying...when I first applied for the first time I heard of stories of people who applied many times and I thought that would never be me because I couldn't imagine the stress/anguish those re-applicants would face. I would lie if I said that rejections year after year didn't affect my self-esteem. Know that you are not alone. What keeps me going is hearing stories of those who got in after many cycles. Just the other day I was talking to someone who got in after their 8th try, yes 8th try. For some of us, it takes more time, but in the end I feel being a many time re-applicant gives us many good qualities like perseverance and allowing us to appreciate our position in medical school compared to someone who gets in right away. I am also a very firm believer of the saying that if you want it bad enough [getting into a Canadian Medical School], you will get in. Some people give up in undergrad, some give up after a poor MCAT, some never apply, some give up after one rejection, some give up after two rejections, some give up after not being interviewed for three years, etc etc.. but eventually it will come if you are actively improving your application (GPA/MCAT/EC/interview/etc). I have also heard of an extreme case, maybe one in a hundred type case but still notable nonetheless, a lady who has interviewed 6 years and applied for TWELVE straight years acquiring an undergrad, two masters, a PhD, and a current Post doc. I know that is a very extreme case, but hey some people never quit.
  5. 13 points

    May 14 Countdown

  6. 13 points
  7. 10 points

    Accepted 2019

    Just a little thought that I felt compelled to share. For those of you that are fortunate enough to live in an area with Daylight Savings Time, just remember that decision letters are 1 hour closer than you may have thought.
  8. 9 points
  9. 9 points

    B on my Transcript

    Let us know what the beaches in the caribbean are like
  10. 9 points
    With a 325 M line of credit, I think this will really augment the self-care aspect of medical school. We can all agree that every student needs their own private jet and yacht to succeed #self-care. Right now, I just could not picture taking anything less than 400 million for my line of credit, but with the 500$ Amazon card, I am tempted to settle for a lowly 325 million LOC. I guess the penthouse I wanted will just need to wait.
  11. 9 points

    Accepted 2019

    I’m heading to the Tupper in an hour, if I have the courage to go to admissions, I’ll ask and update everyone!
  12. 8 points
    I still haven't heard back. Anybody in the same boat?
  13. 8 points
    We are almost there, now we are at the last stretch. In about 12 hours from now, we will be starting to get our results. It is safe to assume that most of us are going to go through some roller coaster of emotions. I just wanted everyone to remember how much hard work and effort we all have put into this application. Remember that you are an amazing applicant and attending the McGill interview is already an amazing achievement. Whatever the result is tomorrow, we don't have control over it and it is already determined. Keep your head up high and let's hope for the best!
  14. 7 points
    bearded frog

    ranking process

  15. 7 points

    UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2020

    TIME STAMP: 14:01 Interview Date: Feb 8th Result: invite cGPA: wgpa of 3.93!!!!!!!! MCAT: above cutoffs ECs: Diverse and long term Essays: who knows man who knows. I wish I could give you guys some constructive advice here bc it’s clear Toronto weighs these heavily but idk what they’re looking for exactly Year: finishing up UG! Geography: ontario heres one for the “lower” gpas! im still shaking about this entire thing was NOT expecting this at all also I filled out an academic explanations essay idk if this is relevant but yeah super excited (and shitting my pants)!!!
  16. 7 points

    UBC Waitlist Poll 2019

    Offer to NMP today! Edited post in top feed for stats
  17. 7 points

    UBC Waitlist Poll 2019

    An OOP here who just got an offer to Vancouver. Will reject in the upcoming days. Best of luck to everyone and keep your heads up!
  18. 7 points

    Médecine 2019/Convocations

    DÉPOT ICI AUSSI!!!!!!!!! Est-ce que vous savez si ceux qui seront sur la liste d'attente reçoivent également un dépôt? Ou ça veut dire une admission? Plus que quelques heures à attendre, mais on dirait que j'ai le goût d'en parler à tout le monde, comme si c'était déjà officiel, un de mes plus grands rêves qui se réalise je capooooooooote!!!! Sats : Universitaire non-connexe complété en sciences infirmières : 4.05/4.33 (aucune idée de ce que ça vaut en CRU)
  19. 7 points

    Accent mem

    lol n’importe quoi Comme ça a été dit déjà, c’est probablement simplement que Montréal est une ville plus diversifiée à la base, alors les minorités ethniques qui y vivent ont plus tendance à y rester. Il y a beaucoup de gens issus de l’immigration dans les facultés de médecine, que ce soit à Montréal, à Québec ou à Sherbrooke. Faut arrêter d’inventer des raisons externes ridicules comme celle-là pour s’expliquer un refus. Les évaluateurs de MEM sont formés et sérieux. Il n’y a aucune discrimination ethnique. J’encourage activement tous les candidats intéressés par médecine et provenant d’une minorité ethnique à déposer une demande d’admission et à ne pas se fier à certains posts de ce thread.
  20. 7 points


    Bonjour, je vois que plusieurs personnes dont moi avons reçu des refus et CRU selon des calculs hors du commun. Je vous conseille à tous de demander une révision de votre dossier ou de tous écrire à l’admission afin qu’on ait un impact, car j’ai lu et reflechis sur le sujet et il y a certainement une erreur dans leur calcul cette année à 100% ! si on peut signez une petition je suis partant il ne faut pas rester silencieux nous avons donnés milles et uns efforts pour en arrive où nous en sommes ! bonne journée
  21. 7 points
    I think what Bambi is trying to say (and correct me if I'm wrong), is that this a long arduous process for some. I have applied 6 times to medicine at McGill and have received 3 interviews (including this cycle). After each rejection (pre MMI or post MMI), I have constantly tried to improve my application each cycle (whether that's completing more undergrads/education, retaking classes such as basic sciences, improving and reflecting on myself). It's okay to feel sad and discouraged, but don't let this feeling make you feel like you cannot become a physician. It's much easier said than done but I encourage you to take some time to go through your emotions, get back up and continue persevering if this is what you truly believe you want to do. Should you need to complete an undergraduate degree (if the French schools don't work out this cycle), then I encourage you to reflect a lot and do things you love and are passionate about. From experience, McGill seems to appreciate and invite students with a holistic applications /well-rounded. Although my grades weren't super competitive, my Casper and CV have significantly helped me get to interview stage in recent years. I wish you all the best of luck in your French interviews!
  22. 7 points
  23. 7 points
    For those who might benefit from this information (present and future): uOttawa has released their acceptances for the MD/PhD program (Monday, March 4th). Interviews were held mid-late February. There were around 8-10 applicants interviewed for roughly 4 spots. We (or at least I) have until March 13th to confirm, or reject, the acceptance. Congrats to those who got accepted! I hope this might help those curious about the program in terms of interview/acceptance dates.
  24. 6 points
    I don't understand the point of this post. You're already a medical student, why bother? It reads like someone who still holds a bitter grudge. McMaster have been doing things their way for decades and are a pretty revolutionary school (for example, they were the first to implement PBL which is used all over the world now, probably at your school too). CARS tests deductive reasoning which is a crucial skill to possess in medicine (it's not just memorization) and Casper is more of a filter test. They want to get a general idea of what the applicant is like. It makes lying on an application harder because they don't care if you created some charity or pumped out 100 research articles before the end of 1st year (I'm looking at you son of that rad onc). Also FYI academic institution rankings don't mean anything. It is more to do with the research they pump out. I know of people currently studying medicine at the University of Melbourne & University of Sydney in Australia, both great schools that are ranked as being 17th & 18th in the world for med by QS World University rankings. But they are there because they could not get into a Canadian school with their lower (albeit still fine) stats. I know for a fact they would have been grateful to get into Saskatchewan or Manitoba (which ranks waaaay further down, something like between 400-450 I think). They are shelling out over 350k to attend big name institutions that do a lot of research and are more forgiving to international applicants with lower stats because they are full fee paying. So again, ranking doesn't mean anything. Bashing McMaster for being ranked 77th really isn't doing you any favours. Also the fact that you think applicants with a 4.0 and 520 MCAT are entitled to an interview is concerning. No one is entitled to an interview. People with a wide variety of stats and life experiences bring a lot to medicine.
  25. 6 points

    Advice regarding bipolar diagnosis

  26. 6 points
    At his court proceedings, this guy will quickly type out a detailed 300 word response at a rate of 120 WPM making sure to carefully assess all aspects of his situations and carefully craft a reply that takes into account different perspectives, doesn't hurt the judge's feelings, and provides a best outcome for everybody.
  27. 6 points

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2019

    Yall the first 2-3h where I got the email were hella rough. I'm feeling a bit better now and reminding myself that not getting in doesn't mean that I will spend the year in stagnation. Whatever you guys end up doing just remember that every single life experience is a step up and valuable to your development. Everything WILL be okay. I'm proud of all of us for getting this far and seriously the fact that we got an interview is EVIDENCE that we will eventually get in! One or two years, in the spectrum of our entire life, is really not much when you put it into perspective. Best of luck in the next cycle!
  28. 6 points

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2019

    Since the waitlist is expected to start moving soon, could those who are willing to share their stats do so in the following manner? It would really help those still waiting gauge where they are at on the waitlist, if there is a pattern. An example (not real stats!): Waitlist email time: 7:18:50 AM (time that the email was sent, not received) Call time: 1:30 PM, May 20, 2019 wGPA: 3.952 Let me know if there's anything I missed! Best of luck to everyone
  29. 6 points

    D-DAY 2019 — Discussion Thread

    My smartwatch just asked me if I was running cause of how high my heart rate is...
  30. 6 points

    My MCAT Guide

    Hello fellow wannabe doctors, I am currently a TA at SFU and I made the following MCAT guide for my students since I had quite a few of them asking me how I succeeded on the MCAT. I figured I might as well share the love! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OVjOBp8jB2mDGp7x27uZTeMpp4qdA0ugYTvbatvNL8c/edit?usp=sharing
  31. 6 points
    Great. I'm am so excited to FINALLY get some closure, no matter what the outcome.
  32. 6 points
    Don't go to medical school
  33. 5 points
    I just called the admissions office and they said there won’t be a written portion this year
  34. 5 points
    Right away your highness.
  35. 5 points

    Phd2Md's Advice On Interviewing Well

    Hi everyone, This community has been a great resource for me, so I've been looking for a way to give back. Ever since D-day (aka May 10th for my fellow OMSAS warriors), I've been getting lots of PMs about interview skills. Partly because I got multiple offers, and partly because on my A/W/R posts I noted how well the interviews went. Rather than answering each PM separately I figured I'd make a post to point people towards so that others might benefit in the future. I'm not an interview god, I didn't know how to interview before I started, and I wasn't confident in my skills going in. However, the people I practiced with did compliment me quite a bit, and during my interviews several interviewer remarked on how well the conversation was going. I'm pretty sure that interviewers aren't supposed to give you any sort of feedback, but mine did. At the end of my Western interview, my interviewers spent about 10 minutes talking about how perfect I am for Western and vice versa. During my U of T interviews, one interviewer ended the conversation by saying "good job buddy", another by saying "you're an amazing story teller", and another with "this was the most engaging conversation I've had today". So while I'm not a natural interviewee, and I was quite nervous about the whole interview process, things went well. Bellow is why I think it went well for me. It may work for you, it may not. This is a case study with n=1. There's nothing magic about it, there are no secrets. There are, however, golden basics rules. Follow them, they work, and don't tell yourself that you can skip the hard work and figure our how to interview by "cramming" for a week. For MMIs: -Find a good medical ethics book (ie: Doing Right, and some basic CanMEDS resource) -Find a good person (ie: a med student or anyone who interviews well and can give feedback) -Read the book, practice with the person (realistic role play), take their feedback and edit your answer. I couldn't always find someone to practice with so sometimes I would pretend someone was in the room, time my self, and hope others didn't think I was hallucinating. -Wash, rinse repeat on a regular basis (I did 1-2 hours per day for a few weeks). Only time will make your comfortable, confident, and cunning at MMI. See attachment for the Big List of MMI Questions, do as many as possible. For traditional interviews: -List ALL of your interesting personal stories (including ABS) -create a cool narrative (even if its short) for each one -incorporate a CanMEDS characteristic into each one (don't force it, it should be obvious from the way you tell the story) -Look up the top health/social news stories of the last 2-3 years and develop an opinion/narrative about those -Practice with someone (realistic, timed, role play), or alone (but still outloud) if need be -Wash, rinse repeat on a regular basis (I did 1-2 hours per day for a few weeks). Only time will make your comfortable, confident, and cunning at traditional interviews. See attachment for the Big List of Traditional Interview questions, do as many as possible General: -Start doing realistic practice early, even if you're still new to interviews, and do it frequently. -In my opinion you should start prepping for MMIs before you prep for traditional interviews, because the MMI "mindset" (fair, balanced, thoughtful) will be invaluable for traditional interview questions. -If you can walk in confident and calm, you've won half the battle. Practice this every time your practice interviewing. -Learning to interview well is a life-changing experience. It teaches you how to connect and interact better, it teaches you how to summarize sell your personal brand in a short period of time, it teaches you how to see what's important in someone else's eyes, and as a PhD student who is about to defend, it taught me how to make my research meaningful to pretty much everyone. Best of luck to all the MD hopefuls. If you have questions, please post in this thread instead of PMing me. If you have a question, chances are someone else will too, so it saves me from having to answer it multiple times and helps more people out. Plus, someone else might have a better answer than me. PS: I don't know who the original compiler/poster of these "Big Lists" is, but if someone does please link them so they can be credited for their awesome work Big List of MMI Questions.pdf Big List of All Traditionl Interview Questions.pdf
  36. 5 points

    2.7 cgpa please help

    Hi David, Firstly, good luck on your pursuit, after all, this is the community where we share common goals and support each other throughout the process. If this is truly what you wanted to do, you should pursue it without doubts and I implore you to do so with full dedication. A lot of our peers here are trying to tell you harsh facts and you don't seem to be too receptive of it. I don't think they mean any harm, but I do think you need to think and reflect on your situation. Pre-med is a harsh route and unfortunately our previous actions are final, this isn't an industry where GPA matters little in the grand scheme of things (e.g. Computer Science). What I can do is help you look at it in depth and perhaps explain some of these things without the hostility, let's look your situation together: If you were to get a perfect 4.0 in the next 2 years of undergrad (if you stay in Ontario) Your GPA would still be below the cutoffs for UBC, Alberta, Calgary, Sask, Manitoba, UofT, Ottawa, McGill (& all of QC), Memorial. The calculation is simple, say you have 3.5x3 + 4x2, your aGPA would still only be at a maximum of 3.7, this is the best possible scenario as I've even taken out your worst year. You should investigate the statistics for each medical school to get a better idea. This leaves you effectively with 4 schools, let's talk about 3 of them first: Western, Queen's, Dalhousie These schools only look at your last 2 years (unsure about dal tbh). They are your best schools, if you are serious about applying, you need to have a perfect academic year, with zero missteps. Regardless of what you are claiming you can do, you haven't provided any evidence resembling you can put two school years of above 3.7 study together, I think you can be reasonable here and understand why some people are skeptical. Furthermore, we can talk about McMaster and Western, if you look at their cutoff/entry stats, you need to absolutely ace the MCAT and CARS. Please do not assume that you will just waltz in and do well. Look around, how many of our peers have excellent achievements but yet cannot break that 128 cars block. Again, you haven't provided any evidence that you are better than 90% of other MCAT takers. Finally, for Queen's, you need to show some excellence in your ABS entries. I am going to be frank with you, your ECs are below average. Your hours spent at each activity is very low, and the depth of your experiences are like every other traditional applicant, you simply do not stand out. Please look around on these forums, look at the successful matriculants, they have achieved great things: national level athletes, published research in high impact journals, started their own initiatives and companies. They don't even bother to list things they've done for less than 300 hours. For someone with a lower GPA, I would have expected much more out of your ECs. You need to be working on them HARD during your next two years. Oh and by the way, make this a 3 year endeavour, you cannot apply until the cycle after you are done your 2nd undergrad. You need all your grades to show on your transcript and you can only apply the cycle after. This includes a year of waiting around, which is why some people have suggested you go into another field that can generate some income while you are applying. Putting it all together: You need to ace these last 2 years You need to ace the MCAT and CARS You need to continue these ECs while making great strides in other ones. You need to commit for the next 3 years if this is what you want to do. You haven't shown any capability of doing any of these items in isolation, let alone simultaneously. Please do it properly, no slip ups, no excuses, your actions are final. Once you commit, you don't want to regret what would be 7 years of pursuit for no other job prospects. I hope this post has made you realize your situation and reflect a bit on what our peers are trying to tell you. p.s The alternative is moving to saskatchewan or manitoba for 2 years to do your undergrad. Think deeply about it, because the other people were trying to give you good advice. Look at their in province stats. It is honestly your best chance, and if you are certain this is what you want to do, you should commit to it.
  37. 5 points

    Admitted but never kissed a girl

    This entire forum is so toxic. Why are you debating about "how high" a guy can pull, women are not prizes or possessions to bestow. Entering a relationship as a status symbol is narcissistic and vapid. Nobody cares about who you are dating, you need to be looking for someone who YOU find attractive as a combination of personality, goals, aspirations, views and perceptions, and very minimally looks. Seeing the interactions on this specific form has solidified all of the stereotypes of medicine being compiled of entitled, apathetic, douchebag bros.
  38. 5 points

    Am I too old for medical school

    Is this a troll post?
  39. 5 points

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Did you get put on the waitlist today at 7:53? Is McMaster your only hope at becoming an MD? if so, then please join the party. Feel free to discuss anything and everything regarding the waitlist. Here is a link to last year's waitlist thread: http://forums.premed101.com/topic/99542-mcmaster-waitlist-party/ Have fun, keep us updated, and I hope to see you all in August!
  40. 5 points

    LOC comparisons

    Thought I would make this post for everyone else that is trying to find the best bank to get a LOC with. I want to preface this with saying that I'm not affiliated with any bank this is just what I learned from the 3 major providers I met with. I bolded the things that were unique about each bank TD Up to 300,000 LOC at prime-0.25 LOC is given in increments each year Access to free banking + premium credit card Interest only payments until 2 years after residency 500$ amazon gift card for signing up with them CIBC Up to 350,000 LOC at prime-0.25 LOC is given in increments each year Access to free banking + premium credit card Interest only payments until 2 years after residency No promo that they knew about it RBC Up to 275,000 LOC at prime-0.25 LOC is given at once Access to free banking + premium credit card Interest only payments until 2 years after residency 45,000 avion points ($900 value) for the avion card If you use the west jet rewards card later in your schooling, they upgrade you to a gold member for your fourth year when you are travelling a lot, which gives you access to premium lounges, upgrades on seats, etc. Coming out with a special medical school promo in June, which means med students would earn more points per purchase on the credit card, and have deals on certain things (lower price on gas, discount on skip the dishes, etc) So from what I gathered they are pretty much all similar with the amounts, interest rate and fees. I think I am going to go with RBC for the promotion as well as all of the extra stuff that they offer for medical students. The rep said you start with the avion card and can apply for the west jest world elite card later. If anyone else has any more info feel free to chime in or if someone else has met with a different bank and has that info post it in the comments!
  41. 5 points

    UBC Waitlist Poll 2019

    IP waitlister here. Just got in today to SMP! Have been reading this forum for a while and wanted to post in case it helps anyone these last 4 weeks have been absolutely awful so I am sending positive thoughts to everyone still waitlisted! Timestamp: June 11 10:50am PST (Off Wait-List) Accepted SMP (3rd choice) Early or regular deadline: Regular AGPA: ~90% MCAT: 512 (127/126/131/128) Year: Graduated ECs: Some traditional some not. Hospital volunteering, dance teaching, working with kids with special needs, some research (no publications just volunteering as a RA). Geography: IP Interview: This year was my first interview (3rd application though). I practiced a lot and after the interview felt good about some stations and not so good about others.
  42. 5 points

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Had trouble making a decision - declined my offer, if you're on the waitlist, you got this!
  43. 5 points

    The countdown is on!

    Good luck tonight everyone! I wish you all the best.
  44. 5 points
    Long, long time lurker... and first time poster! This is my third cycle applying to medical schools across Canada. The first time (2016) I was rejected from 6 schools post-interview, the second time I was waitlisted to U of A but never got off the waitlist. I then took a year off from applying to graduate from my Physiotherapy degree and work for a bit to save up money and gain experience. AND I FINALLY RECEIVED MY FIRST ACCEPTANCE TODAY. I am still in shock, this process has filled me with more self-doubt than anything else in my life, and there were so many times where I questioned if I was good enough and debated giving up. To all those that didn't receive good news today, please don't give up on your dreams! Trust me, it will be worth it. Result: Accepted! Geography: IP GPA: 3.99 for U of A MCAT: 514 (127/130/128/129) Degree: Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics (2016), Masters of Science in Physical Therapy (Dec 2018) E.C: Variety, I have worked as a Physical Therapist in a hospital in Calgary for the past 5 months, I compete in Powerlifting (have competed at the national and world level for Team Canada), was on the University rowing and swimming team, President of 2 clubs in university, Medical Volunteer trip to Nepal, Habitat for Humanity, Feed the Hungry, etc. Random summer jobs (Starbucks, Earl's, Ringette Referee, Stampede, etc.) Haven't done any research (which is something my application has always been missing). Interview: Very hard to tell, I have had so many interviews and have been unsuccessful at all of them so I never get my hopes up anymore. I just tried to be myself. Interviews have always been the weakest part of my application. I am very social and able to make friends and connections with my patients, but something about bragging about myself has always been uncomfortable for me. My first round of applying, I didn't practice at all and was always concerned about feeling too conceited. I have learnt the hard way that you can't be successful in Med school interviews trying to be modest. The past few years I have practiced talking about my accomplishments with confidence and not trying to down play them, which has finally paid off! I also was able to draw examples from patient encounters with most questions which I think really benefitted me. I have been waitlisted to Calgary, and am waiting to hear from a few Ontario schools tomorrow, so haven't quite made a decision yet, but SO SO excited to finally be able to say I did it after all this time. Congratulations to everyone else that has gotten accepted, especially those that have taken multiple years like myself. And once again, to those that haven't gotten accepted, I know the feeling, but please don't let it define you. I believe in you!!!!! Edit: Ended up getting accepted to 4 schools and 1 waitlist, but have made the decision to accept U of A! So excited to meet you all in August!!!
  45. 5 points

    May 14 Countdown

    If anything I'm planning on sleeping in that day so decisions are out when I wake up
  46. 5 points
    You canNOT have a feeling of entitlement no matter how well you believe you have done compared the pool of similar applicants in any given cycle. No reason to be angry. The motto is if you don’t succeed at first, try, try again. what appears to be a blow can be a benefit in disguise. By doing your undergrad and having more life experiences, you will mature, gain perspective, learn humility, which is required of physicians, and become a better applicant. Moreover, you are not in a position to judge the pool of applicants this cycle. I was not ready after Cégep, matured so much in the next 3 years, improved my learning skills, became an independent, self-reflective learner and was ready for medicine then. And although difficult to fathom, a few years more in a 40-50 year career will not negatively affect your future career. If you are seeking advice of an excellent prep for Med in undergrad, send me a PM.
  47. 5 points
    I just got mine at 2:50 PST. It might still be going... I have never received an invite from UofT before and historically received my rejects around week, hence the negativity in my previous posts. Was a pleasant surprise to receive the email. Will update with stats when I get to a computer.
  48. 5 points

    Accepted 2019

    You and me both. I am sitting here refreshing my e-mail on one tab and refreshing this forum in another.
  49. 5 points

    Entrer en med avec la pire cote r ever

    Tout est possible. Je ne suis pas une experte, seulement une personne qui comme les gens ici souhaite poursuivre ses études en médecine. Toutefois, je pense qu'une des qualités que tu dois posséder pour entrer mais surtout pour compléter ce programme est la détermination et la persévérance. C'est un très long programme, difficile aussi. Je pense que comme il a été dit plus haut, de réfléchir à tes motivations pour faire ce doctorat serait pertinent. Aussi, 25 ans c'est encore jeune. J'en ai 35 et je dépose une demande cette année, après avoir fais tous mes cours de sciences de cégep, et même de secondaire. Faut voir à long terme dans notre cas je crois.
  50. 4 points

    DMD 2019

    Je sais pas trop si ça peut vous encouragez ou vous découragez, mais nous aussi en médecine vétérinaire, on attend toujours la réponse! Alors, lâchez pas
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