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  1. 68 points
    BernieMac

    May 12 Countdown Thread 2020

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  2. 34 points
    La 3e vague est sortie! and guess what? I'M INNNNNNNNNNNNN Merci guys!!!!! I couldn't have done it without y'all <3333 I'm over the moon right now, jpx pas me calmer fuckkkkk
  3. 32 points
    Result: Accepted (VFMP) off the Wait-list 6/8/2020 Geography: IP Early or Regular Deadline: Regular Timestamp: 3:45 PM PST aGPA: 85.1% ~22.5 AQMCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 513 (128/126/129/130)Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): SFU Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 2015 ECs: ~34 NAQ last year. Various things: Volunteered at shelters, Big Brother, some clinical volunteering, NSERC (no pubs), helped the elderly, charities etc etc etc. My application included a lot of my hobbies as I tried to paint a picture of who I really am: I like wrenching on cars so I restored an old Japanese car. I really enjoy photography, and drawing. I also repaired computers and phones on the side. I provided evidence for all my hobbies with links (an album for example). I've had quite a few jobs as well from selling cars to manual labor. For example when the town of Fort Mcmurray burned down I lived in a camp near there for 2 months to help with the clean up. Interview: 7 stations went okay, bombed 2 stations (I might as well have gone in there and screeched for 7 minutes). My essay wasn't great. I can't believe I am posting this. After 4 applications of straight rejections and 4 MCATs, I finally got wait listed and accepted in the 5th application and 3rd interview. This has been...quite a long and difficult journey. You can look back on my 8 year old account and see all the times when I lost hope completely or when I was researching schools in Poland/Australia/D.O. Schools. No way in hell I expected this. I had completely given up. Last year I quit my job and practiced 250-400 hours for the interview and got below average and rejected. I had practiced with residents, med students, other applicants, professors, teachers, my parents, friends, I gave it my everything so to be rejected like that was a clear message that I am not cut out to be a doctor. I moved on completely. I decided to do a second degree in Computer Science, nothing even health care related. The past 10 years of my life were considered forfeit. I talked to an advisor at SFU about CS requirements and he told me I have everything I need for Jan 2020 intake. Two weeks later as I am applying, they changed their requirements to needing more math courses, I was no longer qualified and UBC's BCS (CS) program wasn't until next September. I was in complete despair at this point. I felt like anything I tried to do with my life, there was a massive obstacle. Like there was some divine force preventing me from progressing while everyone else moved on. It was really hard to not have these negative thoughts. It was the uncertainty around getting into CS for January at SFU that led me to decide to apply to UBC Med one more time, I wasn't planning on it. After UBC MD application was sent in, the CS department decided to ignore their own requirements and admitted me. Finally, I could move on. December comes around and I was surprised to get the interview and grateful, but really did not have the energy or time during my studies to practice like that again. I practiced 2 weeks before the interview and went in. Bombed two stations utterly and completely, and the rest were okay. Nothing as good as my last year's interview. I walked out out LSC thinking to myself this is the last time i'll walk here. A chapter in my life had ended. I just wanted to go home, I had midterms. I didn't even eat the pizza. I didn't think about medical school or the interview again and focused on my studies. In May I get an email that I got waitlisted. I was really surprised but not that excited, given results of the last 4 years, I probably wasn't very high on the list anyways. I was too jaded to be excited. Yesterday was like something out of a dream. I was writing out a strongly worded email to UPS for damaging my car's coilovers when my gmail widget popped up "UBC Undergrad Admis..". I thought it's probably a COVID 19 message or they started rejecting people earlier because the waitlist isn't moving. I opened the email and it said "Congratulations". I stared blankly at the email for 20-30 seconds. I won't go into detail what happened afterwards, you can just imagine what happened. As I trembled for the next hour, I thought to myself...they made a mistake. There's no way. How? The interview was awful. How did this happen. There's got to be a mistake. It honestly still hasn't sunk in yet. I am not going to write that perseverance pays off. This could've easily gone the other way and I know many for whom it did not pay off. Despite all the years of applying and taking rejection after rejection and seriously starting to think there's something wrong with me, I still think I got very lucky. There are risks to pursuing this path. I always thought not having backup would make me more motivated for volunteering and doing well in school and that might have been true, but I think the only thing that changed this year was my attitude towards the whole thing ( I didn't do anything new compared to the previous year's application, just a few more hours in what I already had). I didn't have desperation in my eyes anymore, the interview was taking up my time that could've been used for my midterms. The prospects and promises of the CS degree seemed a lot more realistic vs going up against a hyper competitive application pool. I had other plans, I was pursuing something else at the same time. Something else I enjoyed, but it wasn't necessarily my dream. The outcome of this interview was no longer a zero sum game. It wasn't really as important as last year when there was so much to lose. It had become something I had to do. And perhaps that attitude is something they like. Perhaps it comes off as being more confident. If future applicants have questions about my ECs feel free to PM me! I look forward to meeting my classmates soon! (well with covid...maybe soon?)
  4. 31 points
    BernieMac

    May 12 Countdown Thread 2020

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  5. 30 points
    can't think of an opinion i disagree with more tbh. 1. Schools didn't exclude winter2020 grades for people that failed, they did it because it was an outlier. Many people thrived off of cancellations and empathetic professors and had their "first 4.0 semester". This high achievement is attributable to the pandemic and thus, is not a fair data point for peoples' performance. Thus, the most fair approach is to ignore it. 2. Please do not assume you have the competence or experience to occupy high-ranking academic positions in faculties of medicine that have been around longer than many COUNTRIES. I am Black, grew up quite poor and had no mentors or role models through my journey. I still pushed myself through every obstacle required to get into medical schools. I didn't complain, and still don't. Why? Because there are thousands of students who would kill for the chance to be in my position. You think premeds won't happily put themselves through the application process regardless of recent changes? The only revolution that needs to happen is with your attitude.
  6. 29 points
    MDLD

    May 12 Countdown Thread 2020

    Since people found this funny, will update you on what I dreamed last night as it seems to be a continuation of that dream lol.... Dream: So its med acceptance day, but for a weird reason we didn't get emails but instead got letters mailed to us to tell us if we got accepted or not. With the letter is a rubric they used to score our interview. I read my letter and it say rejected but then I start looking at the rubric and realize someone didn't calculate the marks right as the math didn't make sense. Flash forward a bit and I am now at Ottawa talking to the dean about the mistake. He agrees there is a mistake and I should have gotten an offer but says that he can not correct the math. Only my interviewer can correct the math. So the rest of my dream is me trying to find Voldemort so he can correct the stupid rubric... I finally find him and I'm like ... "Mr. Dark Lord, I am sorry to bug you but you forgot to carry the one here..." Then I woke up... Waiting for med acceptances is messing with my head it seems.
  7. 28 points
    littleduck

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    Hey guys!!!!! I am literally going crazy right now!!!!! I barely can breath I just got the email from chantal that I got off the waitlist!!!!!!!! I HOPE YOU GUYS HEAR BACK ASAP
  8. 28 points
    I just thought that amongst all this sadness for people who didn't get a spot I'd just share my story as I'm sure some of you can relate and others can hopefully draw some inspiration. Also I just need to vent. This was my 4th cycle, I've gotten in at schools in the US and Europe but I just really wanted to stay in Canada because this is my home. After not getting in post undergrad I did a master's program that has allowed me to obtain a role as a health care professional. I've got over two thousand hours of frontline healthcare experience. All I've ever wanted was an interview to show these schools that I WILL be a great doctor. Just a chance to show them that stats aren't everything (I've got a great GPA, but 126 CARS). Having worked in healthcare, knowing how to talk to patients and working with doctors, nurses and allied health on almost a daily basis, I knew I was ready to slay the interview (despite what Mac said about us thinking we would do better on the interview than we actually would). This year for the first time I got my wish, and got that opportunity..only to ultimately lose out on the chance to show what makes me unique and demonstrate my readiness to be a physician. TO A LOTTERY no less. It's been a really really tough pill to swallow but I'm not giving up just yet. I know that I will be a great physician, it's not a matter of IF but WHEN. As hard as it is let's all keep our heads up. Congrats to everyone that's gotten in. All of this waiting is just going to make it that much sweeter when we are finally there. Peace and love
  9. 27 points
    Anon1

    MD Class of 2024 bag colour

    Oh we're looking on the bright side alright...
  10. 25 points
    grepefruit12

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    Got off the waitlist 2:06pm getting groceries right now almost dropped my egg whites!!
  11. 24 points
    Birdy

    MD Class of 2024 bag colour

    Clusters of 2015 matriculants were called grapes because of our purple bags. You guys get to be busy bees! I think it’s nice. I’d have been happy with it. The colour is a dandelion yellow. Nice and rich. Dandelions thrive on any surface in any conditions no matter what you do to them. Maybe you guys can be like them.
  12. 24 points
    UwoToUo

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    I calmed down a bit before making this post but I got the email from Chantal at 2:06 as well!! Was not expecting this!!! See everyone online in the fall and best of luck to anyone still on the waiting list! If anyone has any questions feel free PM me Four cycles and I finally got in, unreal guys lol. Do not lose hope!
  13. 24 points
    DrOtter

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    HOLY SH*TTTTTTTTT guys. Chantal just sent me an offer e-mail. The first wave is HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS I'M HYPERVENTILATING!!!!!!! I will be accepting. This is literally my dream. I'm keeping you all in my good thoughts guys!!
  14. 24 points
    KephreN

    Admissions MD Laval 2020

    Réponse: admis. Courriel reçu à 16h08. Réponses des autres universités: je n'ai appliqué qu'à ULaval Catégorie: universitaire régulier (refusé dans la catégorie marcher du travail) Cote: CRU 34.4XX Impressions sur le Casper: Impressions assez médiocres à la fin. Beaucoup de réponses peu développées. Je ne croyais pas m'être démarqué de la moyenne. Plus les journées passaient, plus je remettais en question mes réponses avec des "j'aurais dû..." Commentaires : À 35 ans, j'ai un parcours asse atypique. Aucun désir ou motivation particulière au CÉGEP, j'ai commencé mon parcours universitaire en kinésiologie en 2005, par simple intérêt envers la physiologie de l'exercice. J'ai rapidement réalisé que l'avenir professionnel était limité dans ce domaine. Ironiquement, ce sont les professeurs en kinésiologie qui m'ont donné envie d'étudier en médecine, mais je n'avais pas les notes pour appliquer. J'ai fait les démarches pour étudier la médecine à l'étranger, ce qui m'a amené en Italie, mais je suis revenu après 1 an pour diverses raisons personnelles. L'Université Laval permettait, à l'époque (j'ignore si c'est encore possible), de refaire des cours pour rehausser sa CRU. J'ai remonté ma CRU et j'ai appliqué en physiothérapie. J'ai terminé le bac-maîtrise en 2015 avec 3 tentatives infructueuses d'admission en médecine. Finalement, j'étais OK avec l'idée de pratiquer en tant que physiothérapeute pour le restant de ma vie active. Ce n'est qu'en octobre dernier que j'ai décidé de retenter ma chance, après plusieurs désillusions par rapport à la physiothérapie. Lorsque j'ai reçu le courriel hier... je vous jure que j'étais le premier surpris. L'émotion ressentie après plus d'une décennie d'acharnement, de frustrations, d'acceptation, de lâcher-prise pour tenter une ultime fois de réaliser mon rêve. Enfin! Tout ça pour vous dire qu'il ne faut pas lâcher. Je suis une personne très différente d'il y a 10 ans. J'ai mûri, je suis devenu patient et j'ai adopté une approche beaucoup plus réflexive sur mes interactions et mon environnement. Profitez de chaque expérience, surtout celles que vous croyez être un échec.
  15. 23 points
    MedicineLCS

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    I"M IN!!! Same time stamps as everyone else. Time to make someone else happy by dropping my backup (as soon as everything goes through)!
  16. 22 points
    This was too fitting not to post
  17. 22 points
    Here's a bright idea. We're headed into a pandemic and we need more doctors, might as well just accept all of us. Who agrees?
  18. 22 points
    TIME STAMP: 12:30 MDT Interview Date (MD or MD/PhD): MD March 28th Result: Invite! cGPA/wGPA: 3.60/not eligible (submitted AEE) YES, that’s right. 3.60 cGPA!!! wGPA would be 3.90 if they accepted my AEE. MCAT: 510 (3 attempts, 1st attempt being 494) ECs: Very strong on the volunteering side (founder, president of clubs, general manager of non profit organization, volunteer trainer at hospital, worked with schizophrenic and Alzheimer’s patients directly). Very weak on the research side. No pubs. Just volunteered at a lab for a few months. Essays: wrote them the night before! But must have been strong cause my GPA is terrible! Year: Finished UG in 2016. No Masters. Geography: OOP This is unbelievable news for me. I remember when I applied I had no hope for UofT given my GPA being the lowest possible to even apply to the program! I also didn’t do a masters and have very little research experience. I was waiting for a rejection this week. Actually I had been waiting for it ever since. I am posting here to show you all that you don’t need a 3.99 GPA, you don’t need a 520 MCAT, you don’t need a masters or publications. All those things are great, but if you don’t have them, the game is not over. Also, it doesn’t matter where you start. I started with a 2.9 GPA in first year and a 494 MCAT. Any sane human would have told me to forget medicine, but I worked hard and turned it all around. I have 2 interviews this year and I hope to make them count! Good luck to you all. Don’t give up.
  19. 22 points
    Upvote if you're IP and haven't heard anything yet
  20. 21 points
    Al22

    Admissions MD Laval 2020

    Réponse: admission 16h01 Réponses des autres universités: refus McGill pré-interview, pas appliqué aux autres Catégorie: universitaire contingent PhD (Pour votre info, ils me disent dans le courriel que la CRU moyenne des gens convoqués pour ce contingent est 31.028) Cote: 31.638 (8/10 = A- au bacc en biomed à uOttawa complété + maitrise complétée) Impressions sur le Casper: Je l'ai fait à l'automne pour McGill donc je me souviens plus Commentaires : Une douzaine de refus et 9 ans d'université plus tard, on me donne enfin ma chance !! Merci x1000 à ce forum de m'avoir donné de l'espoir durant les 5 dernières années
  21. 21 points
    Symphonie

    Admission PharmaD 2020 Ulaval

    Comme ça a déjà été dit, l'attente pour une réponse est très nerve racking. Honnêtement, tant mieux si pour toi ce n'est pas stressant, mais tout le monde n'est pas obligé de réagir comme toi. Tout le monde vit le stress à sa façon. Je ne sais pas si, en disant « tout cuit dans le bec », « enfants-rois », tu sous-entends que ce sont tous des enfants de riches qui l'ont eu facile.... Comme ça a été très bien dit plus haut, tu ne connais pas ces gens, alors faire de tels préjugés est vraiment pas commode. Il y a des gens de toutes les sphères de la société dans les classes de pharmacie et de science de la santé. C'est vraiment un préjugé gratuit. Et même si une personne ici a des parents aisés et a été gâté dans sa jeunesse, ça change quoi ? Il a le droit d'être nerveux pareil. Je suis sur ce forum depuis que je suis au cégep, donc 2016, et je lisais souvent les anciens threads, même jusqu'à 2010. Ça a toujours été comme ça vers les dates de réponse. Si tu ne veux pas voir ça, tu peux fermer le site et uniquement revenir le jour des réponses, en cliquant sur la dernière page du thread. Ça te permettra de skipper le contenu qui ne t'intéresse pas.
  22. 21 points
    Some news guys! On the phone, I asked if the invites have been sent out yet for Mar 28/29. She said basically none have been sent out yet, and that they will most likely be sent out next week.
  23. 20 points
    bruh

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    Hey everyone. I just wanted to say that I have been in your position and I vividly remember the excruciating pain I went through the summer of 2018 being on Ottawa’s good waitlist. With it being the only waitlist I was on (I got rejected from UofC post interview) I felt the pressure. After all this hard work you have put in, you really need it to work out this time. Thinking of all the work you have to put in all over again this year if you’re not accepted is a daunting thought. I actually never made it off of Ottawa’s good waitlist (wGPA: 3.92). It seemed that they went through the waitlist until 3.93 that year and nearly reached my timestamp (off by 00:00:12) but it wasn’t enough. That shit hurt man. To add to the pain, I never got an interview again from Ottawa in the following years. In fact in 2019 I didn’t get any interviews from any med school. I thought that I had lost my only chance of getting in. Nonetheless, in 2020 I got invited and accepted to UofT. So, I’m here to tell you to be hopeful but also realistic and strong. Yes, there is a chance you will make it off the waitlist but beware of putting too much faith in the good waitlist. Plan this summer and fall properly and prepare yourself in the event that you never get off the waitlist. Bad waitlist is a polite rejection. Not a single person has gotten off the bad waitlist in recent years, so it would have to be a miracle for it to happen. The timestamp theory does have some merit to it. I was very involved in tracking it and once the waitlist offers came out in 2018 we saw that it corresponded to timestamps based on the GPA, except some outliers. One thing I will mention is that some people calculate their wGPA wrong and it could be the reason for those outliers. Either way, stay strong, hopeful and realistic regardless of what happens. You’re going to be a doctor one day, don’t lose hope.
  24. 20 points
    bruh

    May 12 Countdown Thread 2020

    Regardless of what happens, be proud of yourselves. You have all worked so hard to get here; you cannot be blamed for being anxious and even neurotic at times. It’s normal to feel stressed during these times. Don’t let others put you down, or question your character because of how you are feeling. But remember that even if things don’t work out this cycle, you will find a way in life. Tell yourself that. I am ready for a rejection. I have been rejected the past 2 years and I’m still here, staying hopeful. I will be upset if I am rejected again, but I will not give up. I will find a way, and so will you. I wish the best of luck to all of us on May 12th.
  25. 20 points
  26. 20 points
    TIME STAMP: 10:55 Result: Admitted with condition Pre-req GPA: 4.0 MCAT: Not submitted Feeling About MMI (please be mindful of NDA): First interview after facing many reject over the years. I felt good about 7-8 stations but was convinced I screwed up royally on 2-3 of them. But with time, I started doubting everything I did until today Year: 2nd undergrad finished in 2018 IP/OOP/International: IP Comments: To anyone reading this, it was my 6th time applying. After my first bachelor (with a disastrous GPA), I was even told by an advisor I could never get into med school. But I kept reading success stories on the forum about people who did a second bachelor and who got in. Thus I went down that road, which was not easy by any means, but it was all worth it. Do not get discouraged by getting a reject, keep improving yourself, do stuff that matters to you and which will show the adcoms how everyday you strive to become a better version of yourself and how big is your resolve to get into med school. Do not let a reject define who you are at the moment. You'll get in, I believe in that. It's just a matter of time. Congratulations to everyone who got in and for those on the waitlist, it's not easy to be patient but it will pay off.
  27. 20 points
    LostLamb

    The process is taking it's toll...

    I have never gotten around to writing my “story” but if you read my very old posts you will probably piece it together. I am in my last six months of residency (as a subspecialist) of my life and am thrilled that I stuck things out for 5 (non consecutive) application cycles. I am going to do with my life what I literally have always wanted to do—provide medical and psychiatric care for people with developmental disabilities and mental health across the lifespan—I just didn’t know it was a thing when I was very young. I just knew by having and living with a sibling with significant special needs that it was something missing for that vulnerable part of society...and their families. Truly, to tolerate the uncertainty of a future career in medicine you need to continue with your life, alternate plans, and put the noise of naysayers out of your mind. many people, family included, spoke directly or behind my back about “why doesn’t she give up?”. Since working toward this goal was not costing them or affecting them in any way, I couldn’t figure out what business they had to speak this way....and ignoring that chatter was very healthy for me but also gave me pause to regularly reflect on whether or not this was what I truly wanted. I am fortunate that both my parents understood and fully supported my goal. You need someone in your wheelhouse—and maybe it’s just us on the forum, but that’s something and may be all you need. Many meander through life unsure of what they want, what the point is, and very unhappy. Having dreams and goals help immensely, but they must also be tempered with a dose of reality. Sometimes you just can’t afford another MCAT or degree, Or your family or medical situation dictates that you need to work or take time off, and this you’ll press pause on this goal. The key is that you do not define yourself and your success by a singular outcome, and that you continue to seek growth and build mastery and obtain fulfillment whatever the situation you’re in. And at some point you’ll get into medicine, or you won’t and you’ll find another way of living meaningfully and contently. All the best to all of you, I get how you feel and I have much confidence you’ll all “make it” somehow—whatever that ends up meaning! LL (the shrink who almost became a high school teacher)
  28. 19 points
    SALUUUT!! J’etais 27 eme sur la LA bac connexe!! J’ai reçu mon dépôt hier et ma lettre aujourd’hui!! C’était ma 5EME ANNÉE UNIVERSITAIRE!! Je suis passé par 3 années de Biologie , 1 année en Bio Med et 1 session en Nutrition! Ma Cru doit tourner autour de 35 et mon Casper était moyen ! Si vous avez des questions concernant les cours de ces programmes n’hésitez pas à m’envoyer un message, je vais vous répondre comme plusieurs m’ont répondu auparavant !! Ça peut sembler cheesy ce que je vais vous dire mais CROYEZ EN VOUS, DONNEZ VOTRE MAXIMUM, ENTOUREZ VOUS DE PERSONNES AUTHENTIQUES QUI VOUS SOUTIENDRONT DANS LES MOMENTS DURS (c’est hyper important, surtout lorsque vous doutez de vos capacités à réussir) ET ACCROCHEZ VOUS COMME JAMAIS !! BONNE CHANCE ET BON COURAGE!!! Ps: J’ai reçu une offre pour le Campus Montréal !!
  29. 19 points
    vandijk.04

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    Got off the waitlist today at 11:47 !!!! Hoping for all the best for all you guys <3 <3 !!!!!
  30. 19 points
    convertedlurker

    May 12 Countdown Thread 2020

    I stopped checking OMSAS cuz I see the withdraw application button and I freeze up like I'm defusing a bomb and I'm trying not to cut the wrong wire. So glad I found this thread! I've been going crazy on my own for weeks
  31. 19 points
    May aswell have some fun while im in the source code.. thank you all for the support! and see you next year "failure is not the falling down, but the staying down." – Mary Pickford
  32. 18 points
    Dr. Shqipe

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you all know (and future years looking at trends) that I got in yesterday! Thank you all again for the incredible support and being there for each other and myself every step of the way from interview invites to the waiting and the OMSAS button controversies. Each step both good and bad was a pleasure to experience with you all! I wish you all incredible luck and please know my inbox is always open if you wanna have a chat! Once again thank you all <3
  33. 18 points
    Aryanenzo

    MD Class of 2024 bag colour

    I've been so happy today. For the past five years of trying over and over to get into UBC with below average interviews, I kept telling myself If I ever get in, and the backpack color is yellow that year (My favorite color. Also the color of my car, and many clothing I own), then it is destiny. I was meant to get that year. This feels really symbolic. Yellow is the color of happiness.
  34. 18 points
    Boater223

    MD Class of 2024 bag colour

    I was in your shoes for the past three cycles, seeing a lot of my friends get accepted and talk about how excited they are about this year's bag color, among many other exciting things about starting medical school. I felt disappointed and feel left out when I'd received my rejections, two of which post interview. To some, the bag shows how far people have come and overcome the rigors of the admissions process and view the bag as an achievement, along with things like the white coat ceremony / stethoscope ceremony, as a small welcome to the medical community. Others don't consider it much of anything, just a free bag and it gathers dust in their closet at home. I think you should recognize that to some it matters quite a bit, and can have considerable disappointment when the look isn't something they were hoping for, so it's completely legitimate for incoming medical students to express some disappointment. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions on a color, and should be free to voice that opinion. We're not discussing this on the pre-med section of the forums, this is the section for medical students. Furthermore, nobody is forcing you to read these discussions.
  35. 18 points
    I would recommend you start med school before making all these decisions.
  36. 18 points
    Neurophiliac

    May 9/10 Countdown

    Just wanted to come here and wish each and every single one of you guys the best as results start rolling in tomorrow!!! Can't tell you just how excited I am for all of you ! I was in your shoes last year this time and many times before that (lol), so I can totally understand the feeling of stress some of you may be having. Regardless of what happens, each of you deserves a great round of applause for all that you've accomplished so far to be here, right now. And thus, regardless of what happens, I am sure that you each deserve to be studying medicine and continue this journey of practicing your passion. Hang in there and be confident in what you've achieved (never forget that), you've got this!
  37. 18 points
    Dr. A

    DMD 2020

    Ok je sais pas pour vous mais moi j’ai un 300$ de trop dans mon compte bancaire. Who wants? Anybody? Udem? No? I’ll show myself out lool
  38. 17 points
    ejvrei

    McMaster Waitlist Party 2020

    I just got an offer for the Hamilton campus!!! Timestamp: 14:45 Edit: I just want to say that I wish all of you the absolute best of luck! We were definitely dealt a tough hand this year, but there is still so much positivity on this forum and I believe so much in you all! (I was a little too in shock to write anything more than what I had written before at the time, sorry)
  39. 17 points
    rmorelan

    weird feeling

    I am just going to say this outright- ha just stop doing that right now. Stop messing with the moment. it is well bluntly stupid. Just to start - I started relatively late as well, so I can say no there won't be any real problem. There are people a lot older than that starting ha. They also tend to do very well in medical school (objectively and yeah we have tracked that). This process contains an element of luck regardless of scores - one of the best docs I know took 5 attempts to get in. That just happens. Anyone that ignores that point is really not seeing the full picture here. In no time at all no one, absolutely no one except maybe yourself until you shut it down, will care at all about any of this. Absolutely no one. 3 year difference? Ha, that's nothing. oh, and congrats. Now stop immediately second guessing yourself and go actually celebrate your long earned accomplishment.
  40. 17 points
    Result: ACCEPTED (St. George) Timestamp: 9:22 AM. Offer was up on OMSAS at ~7:30 AM wGPA/cGPA: 3.60 cGPA!! (ineligible for wGPA, submitted AEE - wGPA would be 3.91) MCAT: 510 (3 attempts: first attempt was 494) ECs: I think my extracurriculars are on the weak side for UofT. I have no publications and just some casual volunteering in a lab. I was the president of a club and did volunteering at several hospitals. I have a lot of leadership experiences and have some experience working with indigenous populations. Essays: I wrote my essays the night before they were due! I am a strong writer though and have helped many people proofread their essays. I think this is what got me the interview since my GPA is so low and I have weak research. I wrote the essays like a story and made them quite emotional and personal. Interview: I felt pretty cringe about it. I literally struggled to watch my videos after. Even then, I think I was pretty comfortable during the interview and spoke clearly and confidently. I feel like I rambled a bit and should have cut my answers shorter. It looks like I was good enough though. In-person or Virtual: Virtual Year: Finished UG in 2016 I wrote a similar post when I got an interview to UofT despite my weaker GPA and EC's to hopefully inspire some of you. I am so happy that I can now officially share this success with all of you. PM101 has been a helpful community to me. I have met friends through here and everyone has inspired me to not give up. I want to do the same for anyone out there who didn't get in. As someone who was rejected for 2 cycles, I know how crushing it is to not succeed. You put all that hard work, and you know you deserve this victory, but it still wasn't enough. I have been there, and it just straight up sucks. But it's so damn worth it when that success finally arrives. As someone who has a 3.6 cGPA and got a 494 on their first MCAT, I can tell you that if this is your dream, you will achieve it. If you want this bad enough, you will get it. So don't stop. Don't give up.
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    Am freaking out about CASPer weighting @Mac . My typing is .....member ID should have been justanon and look what I did
  43. 17 points
    No matter what your opinion is on the situation, I don't think that insulting others is the answer. We're all struggling in this difficult time and just trying to do our best to cope. Having a legitimate concern about grades that you worked hard for not being counted is not having a "meltdown". We should be spreading empathy and kindness in this time, not bashing others for their struggles
  44. 17 points
    ZBL

    How much do family doctors actually make?

    Come back when you’re a 4th year med student 300K in the hole and panicking about government funding cuts to doctors and how there’s no jobs, and how you’re about to blow 10K+ on a trans Canada interview tour for a residency position where you will work 90hrs per week for 5 years at the equivalent of minimum wage yet you’re now 30+ with a wife and kid to support in a city away from your family and friends who all have careers and are progressing in their life and meanwhile you’re wondering why the hell you did this to yourself as you eat an expired package of kraft dinner at 4am in a hospital basement while your pager is going nuts because “FYI” Mr. Jones’ K+ is 5.1. At that point, regardless of how much you love being a doctor and helping people, let’s see if you’d still prefer pennies.
  45. 16 points
    boohwal

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    I got the email as well!! Finally got into med school after 3 years of rejection lol. Looks like the WL movement has finally reached 7:41 so don't lose hope guys!
  46. 16 points
    Appledanish

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    GUYS!!!!!! I JUST GOT AN OFFER IN THE FRENCH STREAM!!!! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for all of you!!
  47. 16 points
    DreMed

    Admissions MD Laval 2020

    Réponse: Admise (courriel reçu à 16h08) Réponses des autres universités: Admise sherb, refusée post entrevu McGill, refusée UdeM (dans les premières vagues), refusée pré-entrevu Ottawa. Catégorie: Universitaire Cote: CRU 34,245 ulaval (Cote de rendement moyenne des candidats universitaires convoqués au CASPer : 34,216) Impressions sur le Casper: Super bien été, probablement l'une des raisons principales pourquoi j'ai été prise aux entrevues de Mcgill, et acceptée directement à laval et sherb avec ma côte très sur la moyenne. Commentaires : MAMA I MADE ITTTT ! Après plusieurs années d'essaie il était about timeeeeeeeee. Je suis rendue au doctorat (bac&maîtrise avant) et c'est difficile de ne pas se dire que je suis peut-être juste pas faite pour ça, peut-être qu'au final je me surestime, peut-être que..? Etc, etc, mais non, le processus est difficile, mais quand on y tient vraiment on y arrive. Lachez pas tout le monde ! (CAN I JUST SCREAM FOR EVER NOW?)
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    rogerroger

    COVID-19 REMINDER TO ISOLATE

    PM101, As an emergency physician and as one who has helped manage the sick with COVID-19 on the front lines, I beseech everyone to isolate at this time. These are historic and truly exceptional times. As such, this moment demands an equally historic and exceptional act from all. Everyone must stay home. Go out ONLY if absolutely needed. Every time one ventures out of isolation needlessly, you place your family, friends, public, and healthcare staff at unacceptable risk. This is of the utmost and highest level of importance. Tell everyone you know this message. Before this challenge ends, we will all face a struggle, and everyone will bare hardship that will require sacrifice. Our history shows we always unite towards a common goal at these exceptional moments. Help do your part. Isolate, hunker down, use the benefits of 21st century technology to remain connected, and we will prevail. Wash those hands and stay safe. We got this.
  50. 16 points
    What is the point of this
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