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    t0ny got a reaction from justine123 in Étalon Des Cotes Umontréal   
    Who cares si t'es accepter partout lol 
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    t0ny got a reaction from Berti_Bertz in MD PhD Acceptances   
    Your application gets rolled over automatically to the MDCM stream if not accepted into the MD/PhD program (based on reports from other students that went through the application)
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    t0ny got a reaction from MEDusa in Post-interview impressions   
    Congrats on being done the Interviews! Just a suggestion, don't make yourselves crazy by dwelling on each station for the next month. I can tell you that most people's own impressions about their interview end up ultimately being wrong, because you don't know what they are specifically evaluating at each station. Be proud of where you are at this moment and try to enjoy yourselves for the next month! Time is going to fly by and before you know it you'll get your acceptances. 
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    t0ny got a reaction from Carnot Engine in Medical School Second Undergrad Degree Policies (Updated Aug 8, 2012)   
    There is. Don't give up i've been there and it works out
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    t0ny got a reaction from Eudaimonia in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    Honestly there is no benefit to stressing about how to do well in Med1, just enjoy your summer. If you've gotten to this point already, you know how to study and you will learn to adapt quickly to Med school pace. The first block (Block A) is very relax on purpose so that you have the time to adjust.
     
    As for textbooks, when school starts, you're going to get all the textbooks you need "magically" given to you.  You'll understand what that means in due time.
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    t0ny got a reaction from RMTtoRNtoMD in Pursuing A Second Degree? What You Need To Know.   
    Yes you can reapply, but for McGill, they only use DegGPA. This means that if you reapply prior to having completed 45 credits - which is only possible in your 3rd year not 2nd - they will not consider any of your new grades achieved from your second Degree. This is very important for you to understand that the minimum amount of time it'll take you to reapply with new DegGPA will be in your THIRD year of your second degree.
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    t0ny got a reaction from whitecoatcat in McGill Med 2018 Deferral Application   
    Yes, If you want to defer you will have to let them know of the expected date of completion of your degree with proof of that being a realistic possibility. For instance, they don't want you to say "I'll be done around February", when in reality you haven't even decided what your thesis topic will be. 
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    t0ny got a reaction from Haribo7173 in [deleted]   
    Not sure how residents being on strike for 1 day is considered constant disruptions, but even if you deem it a problem, this will be settled long before you are even close to stepping foot within the hospitals. Additionally, CaRMS match rates (as was previously mentioned) reflects competitive residency applications with lack of proper parallel choices more-so than anything else. Honestly, matching is entirely based on your own performance during your core clerkships and electives. Once you're in medical school, you'll understand that name-brand value of your school means very little in the grand scheme of things. You have to make your own path by being smart and working hard, because if you don't do either of those things, you won't match to the program you want regardless if you're at Harvard or a Caribbean school.
    Only thing your chosen medical school can help with is possibly getting better elective placements, based on the program's experience with the performance of previous students sent from your school. With regards to electives, McGill provides their students with the most amount of elective-rotation weeks relative to other Canadian schools, so that is a massive positive. 
    All else being equal, choose the school in the city you would most want to stay in afterwards, because that is where you will be doing your core-clerkships and have the most face-time with residents/staff that will be considering you for a residency position. Don't choose your school based on superficial differences, as you'll realize that those become irrelevant very quick
     
     
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    t0ny got a reaction from Xin in MD PhD Acceptances   
    Your application gets rolled over automatically to the MDCM stream if not accepted into the MD/PhD program (based on reports from other students that went through the application)
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    t0ny got a reaction from LUUO in Countdown to decisions [doomsday]   
    Just a side note, the email comes in much later than the actual Minerva change. I had my acceptance at ~9:30am but my email only came in at 10:00pm. So I would suggest to check during the day, unless you have the self control of a Monk
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    t0ny got a reaction from SMT in Countdown to decisions [doomsday]   
    Just a side note, the email comes in much later than the actual Minerva change. I had my acceptance at ~9:30am but my email only came in at 10:00pm. So I would suggest to check during the day, unless you have the self control of a Monk
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    t0ny got a reaction from Butterfly_ in To give up or not not give up   
    Don't feel old. I'm starting medical school in the fall and I'm around the same age as you. I followed the 2nd UG path and it worked out for me. There are a few things you have to establish yourself before you move on:
    Is being with someone who doesn't support your career worth it? The last thing you want is to look back in 5-10 years and regret missing your opportunity to chase you dream career.  Similar to what mollypercocet said, you have to work on your weaknesses. If your MCAT is your weakness, then buckle down and write it again with a different strategy, Get a tutor, study for 5 months instead of 2-3 months, etc.. If interview skills is your weakness, then practice scenarios EVERY DAY for 30 minutes. Make sure to practice with people you are not comfortable with such as other classmates who are applying that you are only "acquaintances". This will help you work on performing in uncomfortable situations.  
    As a fellow Non-trad who made it, I've been through the ups and downs of wondering if it's the right decision. It's normal to worry sometimes, but keep working at it and make sure you're never running in place. Always make sure every day you are doing something to BETTER your application. It's not an easy path to take, but it'll be worth it in the end
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    t0ny got a reaction from MEDusa in Mcgill Interview Invites/regrets 2017/2018   
    Congrats Everyone on the interview invites. Start preparing ASAP
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    t0ny got a reaction from Bees1992 in Mcgill Interview Invites/regrets 2017/2018   
    Congrats Everyone on the interview invites. Start preparing ASAP
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    t0ny got a reaction from TheApplicant in Pursuing A Second Degree? What You Need To Know.   
    Yes you can reapply, but for McGill, they only use DegGPA. This means that if you reapply prior to having completed 45 credits - which is only possible in your 3rd year not 2nd - they will not consider any of your new grades achieved from your second Degree. This is very important for you to understand that the minimum amount of time it'll take you to reapply with new DegGPA will be in your THIRD year of your second degree.
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    t0ny got a reaction from Yc21 in To give up or not not give up   
    Don't feel old. I'm starting medical school in the fall and I'm around the same age as you. I followed the 2nd UG path and it worked out for me. There are a few things you have to establish yourself before you move on:
    Is being with someone who doesn't support your career worth it? The last thing you want is to look back in 5-10 years and regret missing your opportunity to chase you dream career.  Similar to what mollypercocet said, you have to work on your weaknesses. If your MCAT is your weakness, then buckle down and write it again with a different strategy, Get a tutor, study for 5 months instead of 2-3 months, etc.. If interview skills is your weakness, then practice scenarios EVERY DAY for 30 minutes. Make sure to practice with people you are not comfortable with such as other classmates who are applying that you are only "acquaintances". This will help you work on performing in uncomfortable situations.  
    As a fellow Non-trad who made it, I've been through the ups and downs of wondering if it's the right decision. It's normal to worry sometimes, but keep working at it and make sure you're never running in place. Always make sure every day you are doing something to BETTER your application. It's not an easy path to take, but it'll be worth it in the end
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    t0ny got a reaction from JimiHendrix94 in Étalon Des Cotes Umontréal   
    Who cares si t'es accepter partout lol 
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    t0ny got a reaction from shortie in To give up or not not give up   
    Don't feel old. I'm starting medical school in the fall and I'm around the same age as you. I followed the 2nd UG path and it worked out for me. There are a few things you have to establish yourself before you move on:
    Is being with someone who doesn't support your career worth it? The last thing you want is to look back in 5-10 years and regret missing your opportunity to chase you dream career.  Similar to what mollypercocet said, you have to work on your weaknesses. If your MCAT is your weakness, then buckle down and write it again with a different strategy, Get a tutor, study for 5 months instead of 2-3 months, etc.. If interview skills is your weakness, then practice scenarios EVERY DAY for 30 minutes. Make sure to practice with people you are not comfortable with such as other classmates who are applying that you are only "acquaintances". This will help you work on performing in uncomfortable situations.  
    As a fellow Non-trad who made it, I've been through the ups and downs of wondering if it's the right decision. It's normal to worry sometimes, but keep working at it and make sure you're never running in place. Always make sure every day you are doing something to BETTER your application. It's not an easy path to take, but it'll be worth it in the end
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    t0ny got a reaction from mollypercocet in To give up or not not give up   
    Don't feel old. I'm starting medical school in the fall and I'm around the same age as you. I followed the 2nd UG path and it worked out for me. There are a few things you have to establish yourself before you move on:
    Is being with someone who doesn't support your career worth it? The last thing you want is to look back in 5-10 years and regret missing your opportunity to chase you dream career.  Similar to what mollypercocet said, you have to work on your weaknesses. If your MCAT is your weakness, then buckle down and write it again with a different strategy, Get a tutor, study for 5 months instead of 2-3 months, etc.. If interview skills is your weakness, then practice scenarios EVERY DAY for 30 minutes. Make sure to practice with people you are not comfortable with such as other classmates who are applying that you are only "acquaintances". This will help you work on performing in uncomfortable situations.  
    As a fellow Non-trad who made it, I've been through the ups and downs of wondering if it's the right decision. It's normal to worry sometimes, but keep working at it and make sure you're never running in place. Always make sure every day you are doing something to BETTER your application. It's not an easy path to take, but it'll be worth it in the end
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    t0ny got a reaction from MDPLZ in To give up or not not give up   
    Don't feel old. I'm starting medical school in the fall and I'm around the same age as you. I followed the 2nd UG path and it worked out for me. There are a few things you have to establish yourself before you move on:
    Is being with someone who doesn't support your career worth it? The last thing you want is to look back in 5-10 years and regret missing your opportunity to chase you dream career.  Similar to what mollypercocet said, you have to work on your weaknesses. If your MCAT is your weakness, then buckle down and write it again with a different strategy, Get a tutor, study for 5 months instead of 2-3 months, etc.. If interview skills is your weakness, then practice scenarios EVERY DAY for 30 minutes. Make sure to practice with people you are not comfortable with such as other classmates who are applying that you are only "acquaintances". This will help you work on performing in uncomfortable situations.  
    As a fellow Non-trad who made it, I've been through the ups and downs of wondering if it's the right decision. It's normal to worry sometimes, but keep working at it and make sure you're never running in place. Always make sure every day you are doing something to BETTER your application. It's not an easy path to take, but it'll be worth it in the end
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    t0ny got a reaction from Sceptical in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    You have to make yourself affiliated to McGill community on facebook. Then request to join the mcgill med group and they will ask you to prove your acceptance
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    t0ny got a reaction from Vicodin in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    But at least you'll die a happy man/woman
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    t0ny got a reaction from Haribo7173 in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    But at least you'll die a happy man/woman
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    t0ny got a reaction from ItsBeenReal in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    But at least you'll die a happy man/woman
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    t0ny got a reaction from Haribo7173 in Mcgill Vs Ubc?   
    We have Poutine here, so there that.
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