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  1. Anatomical Pathology: ALL RELEASED Anesthesiology: NOSM, Ottawa, USask, Calgary, Western, Queen's, UBC McMaster Dalhousie MUN Cardiac Surgery: McGill Dermatology: Alberta, Calgary, Toronto, McMaster, Ottawa Diagnostic Radiology: McGill, Queen's, Calgary, MUN, Dalhousie, UBC, Manitoba, Western, Alberta, Toronto, McMaster Emergency Medicine: Queen's, Sask, Laval, Manitoba Family Medicine: Laval, Sherbrooke, Montreal, Toronto, McGill (Montreal urban, Gatineau), Western, Queen's, Alberta (Urban and Rural), NOSM, MUN, UBC, McMaster, Saskatchewan (Moose Jaw, North Battleford), Calgary (rural), Dalhousie General Surgery: Manitoba, McGill, McMaster (Niagara), Dalhousie, Sherbrooke, Ottawa, UBC, Toronto Internal Medicine: Laboratory Medicine: Medical Biochemistry: Medical Genetics: Montreal, McGill, Toronto, Ottawa, UBC, Calgary Neurology: Manitoba, UBC, Calgary, Memorial, Alberta, Dalhousie, McGill, Western, McMaster, Ottawa, Toronto, Saskatchewan Neurology-Pediatric: Calgary, UBC, Alberta, McMaster, McGill, Ottawa, Toronto Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: UBC, Manitoba, Ottawa, Western, Alberta, Calgary, Dalhousie Nuclear Medicine: Sherbrooke, Dalhousie, Montreal, McGill Obstetrics and Gynecology: Memorial, Manitoba, Calgary, Ottawa, McMaster, UBC, Dalhousie, Toronto, Saskatchewan (Regina and Saskatoon), Queens, Montreal Ophthalmology: McGill, Manitoba, Dalhousie, UdeLaval, Western, Alberta, Saskatchewan Orthopedic Surgery: Alberta, Dalhousie, Calgary, UBC, Memorial, McGill, Saskatchewan Otolaryngology: Calgary, McMaster, Alberta, Manitoba Pediatrics: PHPM: UBC, Alberta Plastic Surgery: McMaster, Manitoba, McGill, Laval, Alberta PM&R: Western, USask, Alberta, UBC, Manitoba, Dal, Toronto, McMaster, Calgary, Queen's, Ottawa Psychiatry: McMaster, McMaster (Waterloo), Memorial, Sherbrooke, Western, McGill, Calgary, Manitoba, UBC, Dalhousie, Ottawa, Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Regina), Queens, Montreal Radiation Oncology: Calgary, McMaster, UBC Urology: Ottawa, McMaster Vascular Surgery: Western, McMaster, Calgary
  2. Anatomical Pathology: ALL RELEASEDAnesthesiology: NOSM, Ottawa, USask, Calgary, Western, Queen's, UBC Cardiac Surgery: McGillDermatology: Alberta, Calgary, Toronto, McMasterDiagnostic Radiology: McGill, Queen's, Calgary, MUN, Dalhousie, UBC, Manitoba, WesternEmergency Medicine: Queen's, Sask, LavalFamily Medicine: Laval, Sherbrooke, Montreal, U of T, McGill (Montreal urban, Gatineau), Western, Queen's, Alberta (Urban and Rural), NOSMGeneral surgery: Manitoba, McGill, McMaster (Niagara) Internal Medicine:Laboratory Medicine:Medical Biochemistry:Medical Genetics:Neurology: Manitoba, UBC, Calgary, Memorial, Alberta, Dalhousie, McGill, Western, McMaster, OttawaNeurology-Pediatric: Calgary, UBC, U of Alberta, McMaster, McGill, OttawaNeuropathology:Neurosurgery: UBC, Manitoba, Ottawa, Western, Alberta, CalgaryNuclear Medicine: Sherbrooke, DalhousieObstetrics and Gynecology: Memorial, Manitoba, Calgary, Ottawa, McMaster, UBC, DalhousieOphthalmology: McGill, Manitoba, DalhousieOrthopedic Surgery: Alberta, Dalhousie, Calgary, UBC, MemorialOtolaryngology: CalgaryPediatrics:PHPM: UBC, AlbertaPlastic Surgery: McMaster, ManitobaPM&R: Western, USask, Alberta, UBC, Manitoba, Dal, TorontoPsychiatry: McMaster, McMaster WRC, Memorial, Sherbrooke, Western, McGill, Calgary, Manitoba, UBC, Dalhousie, Ottawa, Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Regina), Queens, MontrealRadiation Oncology: Calgary, McMaster, UBCUrology: Ottawa, McMasterVascular Surgery: Western, McMaster
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    Memes For Destressing

    Thinking of everyone awaiting decisions tomorrow! Best of luck!
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    Post Mmi Discussion

    Best of luck guys!
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    Mmi Practice In Montreal

    - good luck to all!
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    Getting Quebec Ip Status

    Good luck everyone!
  7. Actually the goal is to have a satellite campus full-time there in the next year or two!
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    Immunization

    Personal advice, get this stuff done asap if you can.. last thing you want to think about the month before school starts! Plus CPR is good for two years... so you wouldn't have to re do it if you only get in next summer and not this round
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    Work Vs. Ecs Vs. Research

    Just to echo what many people have said above and then some... Don't let anyone ever, ever make you feel inadequate. Firstly, Im sure you are far more awesome than you are giving yourself credit for, and secondly, its a waste of time - you need to take that anxiety and translate it into positivity - you need to believe in yourself!! If you don't, how do you ever expect an entire roster of adcom members to? Also, I can safely say that MANY students in my class don't come from a 'privileged' background, myself included, so we feel ya on the struggle to find a balance between becoming the so called 'perfect candidate' and paying for it at the same time (volunteering isn't exactly a rich (wo)mans work!). The thing is though, is that you don't need to be the perfect candidate. I don't even think there are any 'perfect candidates' in my class, or at least according to what I thought that would mean before med school. All you need to be is the best you that you can. How bad do you really want it? I used this drive to motivate me forward. I stayed up the nights I just wanted to sleep, I took on the second (and for a bit third) part time jobs, I said no many a time to parties or friends etc etc. And it wasn't easy. But nothing worth doing really is. So if you really want med bad, use that passion and let it fuel your next 6 months before apps go in. Go on overdrive, seek opportunity, and more specifically take the opportunities that are in front of you. Cold call people, show up at places you want to volunteer or things you want to be a part of, be persistent - and, honestly, people will respect your drive. Good luck!
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    What To Do When Rejected?

    This is a question that often comes up. McGill doesn't have any specific rules like other schools do. However, you are in a catch-22 of sorts because while getting a masters will absolutely enhance your candidacy (I think at least half of the non pre meds in my class have pursued grad studies). I say go for the masters. Good luck!
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    What To Do When Rejected?

    During the time I was applying I didn't do anything that I didn't WANT to being doing or that I didn't LOVE. There was not one sports team, one country I travelled to, one research paper, one club, one volunteer activity, and even my masters that I did not feel contributed positively to my future as a person regardless of what career I would end up in. I think thats important, if you are doing what you love the time will fly by and it wont just be a means to an end, you'll also be creating experiences and a life that you enjoy and are proud of regardless of whether medical school is in your future or not. Now, as you can see from my list above many of the things I enjoy doing are also things that many premeds and medical professionals enjoy to do to, so I am lucky I suppose that my interests aligned with my goal. However, that doesn't mean that if you are SUPER into something that you don't feel is related that you shouldn't pursue it. Medicine is a vocation that can only be filled by someone who has a passion for it, if you can demonstrate passion in other aspects of your life I think thats a huge step in the right direction; You can only be so passionate about something you haven't had the chance to pursue yet (medicine)! So go out, explore the world, decide what your solid plan B is, and just keep moving forward! Good Luck!
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    How I Feel Right Now

    Last year it seemed to be refusals, wait list, acceptance, but that wasn't a rule per say more so a trend. Int'l friend who heard back was wait listed.
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    How I Feel Right Now

    Its good to keep busy! Otherwise the minutes will feel like hours
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    How I Feel Right Now

    I feel almost as anxious and excited for you all as I did last year!
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