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  1. Thats my question...are both invites for interviews and rejections for non-interviews all sent out together?
  2. OK, So if one does not get an interview invite do they send out rejections by the end of Jan or do the rejected ones (who did not make it to the interview) find out later ...like may? really, if one does not get an interview invite by mid-feb early march one can assume he/she did not get in...............or would mcmaster send out the rejections letters in jan/feb/mar? thanks
  3. Thanks. I don't think its wrong I just want to know why they changed it but I guess it is because of UofT weightage. Thanks
  4. So I received the verification letter with their copy of my transcript. I have two degrees. For the first degree they apparently recalculated the cGPA and beside it noted it as 'changed' vs for the 2nd degree the cGPA is the same as on my transcript and what I had entered on the COMPASS form and its says 'verified'. 1) If something has been 'changed' is that a bad remark to have on record? 2) I can't figure out where the change occurred. I compared their copy of the transcript against my University transcript and against what I had entered on OMSAS but everything is the same. 3) I tried emailing them but they want a written letter. Has this happened to anyone else? Due to their calculation my cGPA has gone down by .1 which is considerable considering the fact that I am not in the competitive range to begin with. so Every little bit counts!! Any ideas on how to resolve this? Regards
  5. Now that all (most?) eligible applicants have completed the CASper, in retrospect would you rather have the CASPer marked or the ABS?
  6. Now that all (most?) eligible applicants have completed the CASper, in retrospect would you rather have the CASPer marked or the ABS?
  7. OMG it was like a roller coaster ride. Fun right from the beginning to the end. The 5 min limit made it even more challenging. Long wait till Feb.
  8. I may be freaking out and freaking others out but: 1) This discussion of the scenario sounds like we are lawyers. I know it is ethics but I am wondering if law-student would be better at writing the CASper than us. Also, is covering our ass the whole point of medicine - is it no longer about compassion and altruism? 2) I totally fail to understand how students that have taken even the most basic bioethics/research ethics course do not have an advantage to otherwise naive students who are hearing the terms 'fiduciary concern' and the three aspects of 'informed consent' or the 5 aspects of establishing malpractice for the very first time in their lives - and YA...I know at least two mature students who will be hearing it for the first time when they take a bioethics course in medschool. I have only completed a basic nursing ethics course but strongly feel that students who are gona attempt to pull this off without any prior education/crash course in bioethics are at a HUGE loss. However, I have also read that they want your instinctual answer that one should not prepare for. Would that not back-fire if one can't use terminology such as 'full disclosure', 'autonomy vs privacy vs confidentiality' appropriately to identify and define the ethical dilemmas and be able to defend their actions and consequences? Hence, although no true and tried method has been found that selects the best few potential MDs of us all, CASper may (& probably does) not account for those with a masters in bioethics or even with an undergrad in bioethics. I mean one would have to be like a true total bioethics virgin to be able to answer these questions based on instinct and defend it successfully without using the terminology. That's all folks - just a pre-CASper rant. Best of luck to those who are studying for this and to those who are not. Ciao.
  9. What back-up plans do they have in place?
  10. also have an MMI............got it thanks.
  11. Can the people who underwent the trial/previous versions discuss their questions too (if there weren't sworn to secrecy by Mcmaster?) I am very slightly confused re MMI vs CASper. McMaster students will only be doing CASper which is like an MMI ya?
  12. For the last question (allowed to sue) I would say yes, the patient must/can sue. A informed consent does not relieve the surgeon of his/her actions. He/she should still be held accountable for medical malpractice if complications arise after informed consent has been obtained. This ensures that the notion of 'informed consent' is not abused by the medical community by protecting doctors and allowing them to make errors that may lead to complications besides those that were discussed while obtaining the consent. Hence, in order to protect the public and hold the medical community accountable for their actions, a patient should be allowed to sue the surgeon, particularly if the breach in conduct resulted in a complication that was not discussed when obtaining the informed consent. What do you future doctors think?
  13. having nothing better to do I am still up... it says we need the email address & our OMSAS number to register....its 1:40 & the register page is not up yet.... how come none of us super-nerds thought of finding the time out like a week ago................ ah well..............perhaps at 6? ciao & best of luck regards
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