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  1. No one is ever safe.. since it really depends on the OOP students being declined at other schools. IP rarely decline compared to the OOP students.
  2. Just wondering if there's any further input to this thread post-exam...
  3. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/U-of-M-looking-to-make-changes-to-medical-school-admission-in-2016-303522391.html Snippet for those that can't get pass the paywall. I had to edit manually so I apologize for any errors. 5/13/2015 U of M looking to make changes to medical school admissions in 2016 ­ The University of Manitoba could make sweeping changes to medical school admissions for 2016 that would cut out-of-province spaces in half and make them available to a wide range of qualified but traditionally underrepresented minority groups. That could include single parents, the children of single and/or teen parents, indigenous students, non-heterosexual students, students who grew up in a low-income home, or refugees. The proposal goes before the university senate Wednesday for approval. "We’re only going to be the second medical school in North America with a low socioeconomic stream," Dr. Brian Postl, dean of both the faculty of health sciences and the college of medicine, said Monday. The only other one is in Texas, he said. "We want our medical school to be representative of the people they serve. We have to create the mindset that you can come to medical school from low socioeconomic settings," Postl said. The U of M medical school accepts 110 students each year. The proposal going before the senate would reduce out-of-province spaces to five per cent of each new class from 10, and make those spaces available for qualified candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Postl said the medical school receives more than 1,000 applications each year for its 110 spots. Only Canadian citizens are allowed to attend medical schools in Canadian universities, so there are no international students accepted, he explained. Postl said the U of M already has a number of spaces set aside for qualified indigenous, francophone and rural students. Tuition runs about $8,000 a year, which is a deterrent for many students capable of succeeding in medical school, he said. However, there are extensive bursaries and scholarships, and the province will cover tuition for medical graduates who agree to practise in Manitoba, he pointed out. Between 1989 and 2011, only 36 per cent of out-of-province medical grads took postgraduate education here, and only four per cent of out-of-province medical grads stayed here to practise. "You tend to go home after medical school," Postl said. The weighted application process would give 41 per cent to family history, 37 per cent to economic information, and 22 per cent to other sociocultural determinants. Altogether, applicants would be assessed on 24 criteria. U of M has been studying increased diversity among medical students since 2013. In the report to senate, director of admissions Dr. Bruce Martin noted, "There has been growing expression of concern regarding the significant and chronic under-representation of some minority groups, and the continued barriers that remain for underrepresented groups to access medical education." The report noted the University of Saskatchewan accepts only five per cent of its applicants from out of province, and the University of British Columbia, while having no firm limit, took only 6.5 per cent in its most recent medical class. The U of M report says most medical students are from high-income families — little progress has been made attracting indigenous medical students and other sociocultural and ethnic groups. Manitoba needs doctors reflecting our diversity in ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic conditions, and sexual orientation. Postl said while the proposal covers only medical school, the access changes could apply in future to students in dentistry, nursing and pharmacy, all within the faculty of health sciences. The proposed criteria by which the University of Manitoba will evaluate medical school applicants from underrepresented groups. Family history will be worth 41 per cent of the evaluation, economic information 37 per cent, and other socioeconomic determinants 22 per cent. The weight assigned to each criterion within a category adds up to 1.0. Family history: 1 Were you raised by teen parent, or by a single parent due to divorce, death of a parent? 0.09 2 Were you raised by family other than your parents? 0.09 3 Were you ever a child or youth in care? 0.26 4 Has your family ever had an open file with Child and Family Services 0.16 5 Are you a parent taking care of one or more children on your own? 0.13 6 Did your parents or guardians graduate from college or university? 0.09 7 Were you or your family admitted to Canada with refugee status? 0.18 Economic information: 1 Did you or your family ever have to use a food bank? 0.17 2 Did you or your family ever have to use a homeless shelter? 0.26 3 Did you or your family ever live on social assistance? 0.19 4 During the second decade of your life, was the annual gross income in the household in which you lived less than $20,000? 0.19 5 During the second decade of your life, was the annual gross income in the household in which you lived between $20,000-$40,000? 0.05 6 During the second decade of your life, was the annual gross income in the household in which you lived between $40,000-$75,000? 0.01 7 During the second decade of your life, did you have to work to contribute to family income? 0.04 8 Will your parent(s) be paying for the tuition fees if you get accepted to our medical school? 0.05 9 Do you currently receive student aid? 0.02 10 Is your current debt from student aid greater than $10,000? 0.02 Other sociocultural determinants: 1 Do you consider yourself to be a member of a visible minority? 0.05 2 Do you identify as First Nations, Metis, Inuit or other North American Indigenous ancestry? 0.23 3 Is your primary language other than English or French? 0.09 4 Do you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, queer, transgender, transsexual or two spirit? 0.13 5 Do you have a participation or activity limitation that has an impact on your day-to-day life? 0.17 6 Were you raised or are you living in a household in which there was/is a person living with a disability? 0.10 7 Were you raised or are you living in a household in which there was/is a person living with substance abuse? 0.23
  4. My 2 cents is to only submit it as a CMG if your score is exceptionally good. Just mention in the interview that you completed for MCCQE and you scored well. Although most CMGs won't have a score posted, they might judge your score by comparing it to IMGs (even though not in the same pool).
  5. Is RBC still a free account? Thought you had to move to their 14.95 no signature banking. http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/RBC:olbopda_fq/professionals/residents-interns-plan.html
  6. I am sorta curious at what schools requires the MCCQE 1 to graduate medical school. I thought most students graduate in May, but the results don't come out until mid June after the MCC Central Examination Committee meets to ratify results.
  7. Like the above poster mentioned, it depends on the program/university. However, what I have seen in previous scenarios is that you have to go thru the match again. I discussed it with a dean... the latest you could graduate was June 30 and still continue with residency. Of course, your school/residency program may be willing to be more flexible.
  8. That being said. According to the CaRMS contract.. "Qualifications for licensure A matched applicant must meet all of the criteria to obtain the appropriate licensure from the medical regulatory authority in the province to which they have been matched by July 1 of the year in which the residency commences. Failure to meet the criteria for appropriate licensure by the commencement of the residency program will result in the automatic release from the residency program and void the match contract." Of course, things aren't always written in stone or conformed to.
  9. No one sees it. There are some programs that will request your score though as stated on CaRMS. I wouldn't say it's a red flag, but they might ask why you didn't do it yet. Anything that shows your academic strengths such as a high score is an advantage. The caveat is that most CMGs don't have their MCCQE completed yet during the match.
  10. The Postgrad office doesn't screen interviews... the program office does that. Program office submits to PGME thru carms by March 26. PGME reviews then submits to carms by April 2. Source: http://www.carms.ca/en/match-process/match-timelines/programs/r-1-second-iteration/
  11. You transfer your results on the "Medical Council of Canada Examinations" section of the CaRMS application. In addition... "Once I have shared my most recent results with CaRMS on the physiciansapply.ca "Examination Results and Document Sharing" page, the MCC will send CaRMS the standing, date and total score for the shared MCC examinations (e.g. MCCEE, MCCQE Part I, MCCQE Part II, CSC-FM, NAC), regardless of whether or not I was successful at the examination; and/or information regarding my shared pending MCC examination(s). CaRMS will update my application with the information received from the MCC, including MINC and LMCC numbers, if applicable. I acknowledge that the score and standing for any examination I have shared, for which I am awaiting results, will be posted in my CaRMS Online examination section when available. Each MCC examination result will remain permanently in CaRMS Online unless an updated standing is retrieved from the MCC."
  12. I concur with Renin. There are several programs that completely matched this year and people matched to another program or even go unmatched since it was psych or nothing at all.
  13. It's not that bad. I've only been attacked once in the past couple years. Anything can happen anywhere. Wait until you get an acceptance and ask again in the eventual FB group. There will be a ton of people to help you out. Even people graduating that want to sublet their places.
  14. Is there any way for you to do additional electives by delaying graduation?
  15. OP is a USMG. So I assume he/she already has those completed.
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