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  1. 15 points
    Instagrammar

    GPA chance

    Honestly, when I found out my GPA was only 5.0 on a 4.0 scale, I almost just gave up. I realized my GPA would hold me back so I just grabbed the holy CanMed infinity stones - Cerulean Communicator, Carmine Collaborator, Lilac Leader, Salmon Scholar, Hazel Health Advocate, and a Purple Professional Stone. When I combined my CanMed infinity stones, I was able to overcome my GPA. I hope this helps!
  2. 10 points
    Aurore

    LA universitaire

    Dude. Est-ce que tu peux arrêter de spammer tous les forums avec cette question? J'ai reçu un offre d'admission, mais l'attente est très pénible pour certain et ce genre de commentaire constant ajoute au stress des personnes sur les listes d'attente. Les personnes sur les listes d'attente sont les premières informées lorsqu'une place se libère. Ce sera le cas pour ton ami.e également. Sois patient et respecte les autres membres du forums.
  3. 9 points
    Result: Accepted of the waitlist (last week; only posting for stats) 2YRGPA: 3.86 cGPA: 3.77 Year: Graduated undergrad 4 years ago MCAT: 518 (130/125/131/132) EC: One 2nd author publication, 2 conferences, little bit of research in surgery and patient centered care. Student government throughout undergrad, international athlete, a bunch of miscellaneous cookie-cutter like activities (hospital volunteering, peer tutor, etc. etc.). Worked 2 full-time jobs throughout undergrad. Reference Letters: Confident about all 3 referees. I knew all of them for 3+ years and have a very strong relationship Interview: MMI felt great! Was getting good body language cues from actors/preceptors so definitely built up confidence from one station to the next. Panel was a completely different story. I thought it was quite difficult and I couldn't even come up with answers to questions I had already rehearsed. Geography: OOP I'm not going to lie, this took a while for me to accept that the acceptance is real. This was my 5th time applying and after getting rejected from UBC (my home province) I thought a new career search was in the horizon. I was not very hopeful of Queen's WL moving. To be accepted is such a humbling (and really overwhelming feeling)! To anyone reading this and looking to (re)apply, please don't give up. It's such a grueling process, but it's well worth it once you get that acceptance letter. There's always a way if medicine is the career for you!
  4. 8 points
    ASUS

    Waitlist Thread 2019

    Hit like if you are still waiting for an offer.
  5. 6 points
    I GOT IN! Called back this morning and got the big news... this feels like a dream!!! I didn’t think for a second I had a shot as a middle waitlister. Don’t give up hope guys!
  6. 5 points
    burnabygirl

    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.
  7. 5 points
    Coronaxtra

    The slow decay of dentistry

    A few of my friends have been practicing for exactly 1 year now. These stats might be useful for people looking to gain some info on the associate market in different areas. 1) Practicing in rural Alberta (~2 hours east of Edmonton) --> 220k pre-tax working 6 days a week 2) Practicing in GTA --> 150k pre-tax working 5 days a week 3) Practicing 1.5 hours outside GTA --> 175k pre-tax working 5 days a week 4) Practicing in Calgary --> 180k pre-tax working 5 days a week Although income does depend on types of procedures, days you work, etc., it does seem imo that dentistry is still a great profession. But if your taking out 350-500k loans for dental school, its better to go into another profession. If your parents can afford to pay for dental school and you have zero/minimal debt, then definitely go and be ahead of the curve so that you can buy clinics and have a higher income pretty quickly.
  8. 4 points
    If you've been accepted to all three I would go to McGill hands down. Tuition is significantly cheaper; 15K/year vs 50K/year, small class size of like 40 so it won't be as competitive and you'll get to know everyone in the class, Montreal is a beautiful city and a big city, McGill is a very well respected name if that matters to you (may help if practice outside of Canada?). You know there aren't really any drawbacks if you list 'French city' as one.
  9. 4 points
    Archibald

    LA universitaire

    Quel manque flagrant de respect pour quelqu'un qui dit avoir été polie et respectueuse! Insinuer qu'une personne doive prendre un pilule parce qu'elle n'a pas apprécié ton commentaire est complètement inacceptable. Dans ton cas, je pense que l'absence de réponse est une réponse en soi. J'ose espérer qu'une future professionnelle de la santé saurait faire preuve d'un peu de sensibilité. Le commentaire d'Aurore était tout à fait approprié et, de la part de quelqu'un qui est sur une liste d'attente, elle a bien su lire mes sentiments. Poser une question une ou deux fois sur l'avancement de la liste d'attente ou sur les préférence des candidats est parfaitement acceptable, mais spammer tous les trois jours sur différents forums est impoli et irrespectueux.
  10. 4 points
    dduk

    UBC Waitlist Poll 2019

    Wishing everyone good luck tomorrow! (Including myself haha)
  11. 4 points
    LionsAreCool

    Waitlist Thread 2019

    Has anyone tried calling at all (recently)? I've been thinking of giving it a go. I wonder if movement was this slow last year too?
  12. 4 points
    ysera

    GPA chance

    troll post?
  13. 3 points
    lavenderbrown

    UBC Waitlist Poll 2019

    Currently traveling abroad and was going to make a post once I got back but decided to do it earlier for all those still waiting. I’m an IP applicant and received an offer during the June 4 round of invites. Please don’t lose hope! There is always a chance. You likely could just be the next person on the list
  14. 3 points
    if the 2023's get a pink backpack I WILL BE SO MAD. / trade my blue one. :'(
  15. 3 points
    Best depiction of my peds CTU rotation experience back then, endless hours of rounding that accomplished very little.
  16. 3 points
  17. 2 points
    Le Microbiologiste

    pharmD

    On m'avait informé que la prochaine mise à jour se ferait le 13 juin, et non pas au fur et à mesure. @docmed123
  18. 2 points
    nerd12

    UBC Waitlist Poll 2019

    This forum really helped keep me sane and not get too down. Felt like I owed this to other waitlisters. Don’t give up hope, there’s still another round to come! OOP Timestamp: June 11 1:50 pm EST (Off Wait-List) Accepted SMP (3rd Choice)
  19. 2 points
    Almar14

    DMD 2019

    Salut, première session, tu passes quand même beaucoup de temps en labo! Tu fais principalement des travaux de sculpture sur la cire, de façon à tailler les dents de la bouche le plus fidèlement possible et selon leur caractéristiques respectives! Tu n'assistes pas les 3e ou 4e la première session, mais la deuxième, oui! Au plaisir et encore une fois, félicitations pour ton acceptation!
  20. 2 points
    duckduckgoose18

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    They gave me 10 days to respond, same with my friend who got in a couple of days before me. WL offers might go out in staggers b/c of that.
  21. 2 points
    Kez

    GPA chance

    Better pack your sunscreen, Ross is waiting for you !
  22. 2 points
    Moumouy

    PharmD 2019

    Si ça peut te donner une idée: - Session 1= majoritairement des cours de physiologie. Vous passez chacun des systèmes pour apprendre comment le corps fonctionne + ça permet de s'assurer que chacun a des bonnes bases avant de commencer. - Session 2= Cours de pharmacocinétiques et de pharmacodynamie + 1e cours de soins pharmaceutiques (immunologie). - Été: 1 stage de 1 mois en communautaire - Session 3: les cours de soins pharmaceutiques commencent officiellement (néphro/hémato, infectio, gastro) et ça continue dépendamment de la session. Chaque session a un cours de laboratoires où vous pratiquez vos entrevues et à communiquer avec un patient. À tout ça se joint des cours un peu plus théoriques (communication, loi, etc.) À la première journée, vous allez passer à travers la structure du programme. Faut pas voir ça comme un gros morceau. Un cours à la fois. Ils commencent avec des cours assez génériques pour vous laisser le temps de vous adapter.
  23. 2 points
    Moumouy

    PharmD 2019

    La première année est très facile selon moi. Par contre, tu vas te rendre compte que le 1e examen arrive assez rapidement. La troisième année est probablement la plus chargée avec quasiment un examen par semaine jusqu'à la fin de l'année + l'examen PREFACE (récapitulatif des 3 ans de théorie). La quatrième année est majoritairement des stages. C'est un programme chargé, mais tu vas au fur et à mesure apprendre à prioriser. Ce n'est pas toutes les lectures qui sont pertinentes. Parfois, il faut plus se fier aux objectifs d'apprentissage. Il y a plusieurs résumés de cours qui circulent d'année en année. Donc, ça aide énormément. Le programme de UdeM est très demandant, mais avec le temps, mais ne te décourage pas. On fini tous par y survivre :).
  24. 2 points
    V2310

    Liste d'attente collegiale Médecine

    Je suis 6e sur la LA et je n'ai pas encore reçu d'offre Est-ce quelqu'un d'autre a des nouvelles?
  25. 2 points
    duckduckgoose18

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Accepted to Hamilton! Fell out of my chair when I got the news! Timestamp: 10:05AM Thanks to everyone here for your support and fingers crossed for anyone still waiting.
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