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  1. Result: Refused wGPA: 3.68 (BSc in a professional degree so would have got a slight boost) MCAT: No ECs: MPH, extensive public health work Year: Graduated from MPH 3 years ago, working full time, CDC internship in South America, lots of community service, underserved pop oriented activities. Felt ECs were good and written well IP/OOP/International: IP Letter of EC: No Knew my GPA was low but still had hope. But it's ok since I have 2 MD acceptances in USA. These schools all required CASPER so it must not have been too bad since I was accepted. Good luck to everyone! You will make in your own way and in your own time. Don't ever give up if this is what you really want!
  2. I feel that Canadian banks may be willing to work with you since you are going to be attending medical school and they often know that you will be able to pay the loans back upon graduation. I am not referring to any money coming from the US. I apologize that I may be a little confident but I do think that the OP should still look into private loan options in Canada regardless of parental support and still apply. Finding the funds will not be easy but I dont think its impossible. I also just did a quick Google search and it looks like there also may be some international student loans available in the USA without cosigner. Of course they are private and the interest rate may not be the best
  3. If being a physician is your dream and what you want to do for the rest of your life then anything is possible! There are private loans and many other financing options available. That being said, getting accepted as an international student to a US MD school is very difficult. US DO is easier. I would first apply and see how the cycle is going before worrying too much about the financing. Of course, you can definitely explore different financing options while your applying so you are prepared if you get accepted. Some schools require proof of funds of at least 1 year tuition (and possible board??) with some schools even requiring proof of funds for all 4 years. But OSAP will definitely not be enough to cover cost of attendance. Also, one you starting working as an attending physician you will be able to pay off your loans so I wouldn't stress too much about it later down the road.
  4. I am also in a the same situation and was recently accepted to 2 US MD schools and I am still applying to Canadian schools. US schools are much more holistically in their admission process so make sure you have a well rounded application. Also, try to establish in state residency in the US otherwise you will be OOS at every school. Look at the school/state requirements for establishing in state residency. Often times it can be done one year prior to matriculation. That way you have have increased chances of admission in that state and in state tuition at any state public schools. Honestly, it is the best of both worlds. We are very lucky to have many more options for med school since Canada is so competitive.
  5. Has anyone ever been to the Mcgill open house? The website says there is one on Oct 20. What does the open house entail?
  6. I am retaking my expired prereqs and an option 2 class. Would the new grade for these classes be used to calculate my degree GPA (pre interview) or just my prereq GPA (post interview). I couldn’t find the answer on the website
  7. Could I message you? I have a similar background and would like to apply NTP next year. Thanks! Congrats!
  8. Selling Kaplan MCAT 7 Book Set 2018-2019 Brand New $95 OBO
  9. I have a bunch of international verifers as well but I just put their phone number. I don't think it should be a problem and I also don't have anyone in Canada that can vouch besides family and friends
  10. Quel'un sait si le CASPer va etre entierement en francais, c'est a dire avec la voix en francais ou la voix en anglais avec les sous titres en francais? L'exemple disponible a takeCASPer.com a les sous tires en francais. C'est seulement une curiosite Merci
  11. The mice had scroll wheels but they did not work. Not sure why. There were a lot of people writing at that time! I was super shocked when I walked but everyone was split up into different rooms. I waited about 20 mins but I got there half an hour early, I am sure that some other people had to wait much longer. Students were writing on the second and third floor.
  12. They computers were fairly new, LCD but a bit on the smaller side but still manageable.
  13. Hi If anyone is thinking of writing their MCAT here it is pretty good but the check in process took a while so get there early. There was good lighting, good computers and it was extremely quiet. I recommend going here.
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