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  1. Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Dec 3), Calgary (Dec 3), Alberta (Dec3), Western (Dec 4), Memorial (Dec 5), Laval (Dec5), Toronto (Dec 6), McGill (Dec 6), UBC (Dec 6), Dalhousie (Dec 7), Manitoba (Dec 7), McMaster (Dec 10), Ottawa (Dec 17), Sherbrooke (Dec 18) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Dec 7), Ottawa(Dec 8), Memorial(Dec 12), Western (Dec 12), Dalhousie (Dec 14), McMaster (Dec 17), Montreal (17dec), Queens (Dec 18), sask (dec 19), UBC (Dec 19) Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Alberta (Dec 4), UBC (Dec 13), Toronto (Dec 17), Ottawa (Dec 18) Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatchewan (Nov 27), Queen's (Dec 5), McGill (Dec 7), Dalhousie (Dec 7), Calgary (Dec 7), Manitoba (Dec 7), McMaster (Dec 10), UBC (Dec 10), Western (Dec 12), MUN (Dec 13), Toronto (Dec 18), Edmonton (Dec 19), Ottawa (Dec 19) Emergency Medicine: Queen's (Dec 11), McMaster IMG (Dec 18), McMaster (Phone Calls - Dec 17), Calgary (Dec 18), Manitoba (Dec 19), Laval (Dec 19) Family Medicine: Ontario (Nov 28; IMGonly), Laval (Nov 30), Montréal (Dec 4), Saskatchewan (Prince Albert - Dec 10, Moose Jaw/Swift Current - Dec 13th, Saskatoon - Dec 13th), UofT (Dec 12), Sherbrooke (Dec 12) , McGill (Gatineau - Dec 13), Alberta Rural (Dec 12), Alberta Urban (Dec 14), UBC (Dec 14), McGill (Montreal - Dec 14) Queens (Dec 17), McMaster (Dec 17), Memorial (Dec 18), Ottawa (Dec 18/19), Calgary (Dec 18), Dalhousie (Dec 19), NOSM (Dec 19), Western (Dec 19) General Pathology: Calgary (Nov 22), Alberta (Dec 3), Dalhousie (Dec 11), McMaster (Dec 13)  General Surgery: McGill (Dec 3), Sherbrooke (Dec 12), Toronto (Dec 17), Manitoba (Dec 17), UBC (Dec 17), Dalhousie (Dec 18), McMaster Niagara (Dec 19), Saskatchewan (Dec 19) Montréal (Dec 19) Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: To be announced on January 3rd Medical Genetics and Genomics: Calgary (Nov 27), UBC (Nov 29), Manitoba (Nov 28), Ottawa (Dec 6), McGill (Dec 14) Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Western (Dec 3), Dalhousie (Dec 4), McGill (Dec 10), Ottawa (Dec 10), UBC (Dec 10), Calgary (Dec 11), Memorial (Dec 12), Alberta (Dec 14), UofS (Dec 17), Toronto (Dec19), Kingston (Dec19) Neurology - Paediatric: Alberta (Dec3), Montreal (Dec 4), Calgary(Dec 4), McMaster (Dec 7), McGill (Dec 10), UBC (Dec 11), Ottawa (Dec 14) Neuropathology: Western (Dec 11), UBC (Dec 13), U of T (Dec 14) Neurosurgery: McMaster (Nov30), Western (Dec 7), Dalhousie (Dec 10), UBC (Dec12), McGill (Dec 12), Toronto (Dec 17), Ottawa (Dec 17), Alberta (Dec 17) Nuclear Medicine: Sherbrooke (Dec07), Western (Dec 17) Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Manitoba (Dec 10), Calgary (Dec 10), Ottawa (Dec 11), UBC (Dec 12), Toronto (Dec 17), Western (Dec 18), Queens (Dec 18), Dalhousie (Dec 18), Saskatoon/Regina (Dec 18) Ophthalmology: UBC (Dec 4), Western (Dec 10), Alberta (Dec 11), Manitoba (Dec 14), McGill (Dec 17), Saskatchewan (Dec 18), Sherbrooke (Dec 19), Ottawa (Dec 19) Orthopaedic Surgery: Alberta (Dec 7), McGill (Dec 10), Calgary (Dec 14), McMaster (Dec 14), Dalhousie (Dec 12), Saskatchewan (Dec 17), Manitoba (Dec 18), Memorial (Dec 18) Otolaryngology: Alberta (Dec 6), Western (Dec 11), UofT (Dec 14), Calgary (Dec 14), Manitoba (Dec 17), Ottawa (Dec 17), Dalhousie (Dec 19) Pediatrics: McMaster (Dec. 14, IMG), Western (Dec 14, IMG), UBC (Dec 14, IMG), Ottawa (Dec. 14, IMG), Toronto (Dec.14, IMG), Sask (Dec 18), Ottawa (Dec 18), Toronto (Dec 18), UBC (Dec 18), Alberta (Dec 18), Manitoba (Dec 18), Western (Dec 18), McMaster (Dec 18), NOSM (Dec 18), Dalhousie (Dec 18), Memorial (Dec 18), McGill (Dec 18), Queens (Dec 19) Plastic Surgery: Alberta (Dec 4), Manitoba (Dec 11), Laval (Dec 17), McGill (Dec 18), Western (Dec 18), UBC (Dec 18), Toronto (Dec 19) PM&R: Queens (Nov 22), McMaster (Nov 26), UBC (Nov 30), Manitoba (Nov 30), Western (December6), UofT (December 12th), Calgary (December 12th), USask (Dec 6), Alberta (Dec 7), Dalhousie (Dec 13), Ottawa (Dec 14) Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 23), Sherbrooke (Nov 27), McMaster- Hamilton and Waterloo (Dec. 4), Western - London & Windsor (Dec.4), McGill (Dec. 4), Calgary (Dec 5), Manitoba (Dec 5), U of T (Dec 7), Ottawa (Dec 7), Alberta (Dec 10), NOSM (Dec 11), Queens (Dec 12), USask-Regina (Dec 12), UBC (Dec 12), USask-Saskatoon (Dec 13),Dalhousie (Dec 13), U de M (Dec 14) Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Alberta (Dec 5), Manitoba (Dec 7), McMaster (Dec10), UBC (Dec 12), NOSM (Dec 12) UofT (Dec12), Ottawa (Dec 13) Queens (Dec 17), Calgary (Dec 18) Radiation Oncology: Calgary (December 10), Alberta (Dec 11), UBC (Dec 11), Ottawa(Dec 17), Dalhousie (Dec 17), Manitoba (Dec 17), Western (Dec 17), McMaster (Dec 18), Queen's (Dec 18) Urology: Western (Dec 4), Dalhousie (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 5), Ottawa (Dec 6), Toronto (Dec 8), McGill (Dec 12) Vascular Surgery: Toronto (Nov 26), Western (Dec 10)
  2. I'm a Nova Scotian resident with BSc. Microbiology & Immunology, finishing MSc. Occupational Therapy this year. My GPA is 3.8. MCAT score: 29 - PS9, VR10, BS 10 I was ACCEPTED by Dalhousie!! This is my second time applying to this school, but third time overall. Congratulations everyone ! For those who did not receive the news you were looking for keep at it!
  3. Thank you for the feedback, I very much appreciate it. I would agree with you that it is important to not be limited by looking at the individual parts and you must understand how they make up the whole. This is something that I have learned to do over time, but is an area that I continue to grow in.
  4. That is great feedback, I will definitely work on expanding that section and describing a specific example.
  5. This is another one I am still working to flesh out. It is on the lighter side for a weakness, but may be perceived as too soft or a pseudoweakness. Again any thoughts or recommendations are welcome ! My greatest weakness is being overly detail oriented. I have often used this trait to my advantage especially in academic settings. However, I have identified the disadvantages of this trait while in a clinical setting while shadowing a psychiatrist during my Occupational Therapy clinical placement. I had become enthralled in the details of a patient, their diagnosis, every medication they were taking, their surgeries, their stays in hospital. The psychiatrist reminded me that it is always important to step back and view the big picture, the whole patient. This is a core value of Occupational Therapy, one that I am familiar with, but occasionally my analytical detailed oriented side kicks in and overwhelms my thoughts. I continue to work on this skill. When I pour over a patients file I take paused moments to reframe and imagine and question how these descriptions make up the person, how it effects them. I have had success in this area with numerous practice settings within community mental health, continue volunteering with geriatric care. I have also looked for feedback from coworkers and my preceptors on my abilities to view patients holistically with much success.
  6. No worries at all. I may have the wording and tone incorrect currently. I can definitely understand how you would get that impression. Speaking honestly I tend to be a very open-minded person. I enjoy rich discussion exploring issues from a variety of perspectives. I was going to include a section explaining that I have had feedback from peers in my graduate program that I facilitate those sorts of discussion, but did not want to be persecuted for attempting to hide a strength within a question about weakness. There are certain circumstances however, where I will argue my side of an issue fervently. Not that I am unreceptive to others opinions, if anything I am dying to hear them, so I can analyze them against my own, I am looking to be swayed if there argument for an issue is better or produces a better result. I really do appreciate the feedback though:) , I may need to do some restructuring and rewording.
  7. If only it was that easy these days, or "I work too hard" haha
  8. I am trying to decide how this weakness would be received in essay or interview format. I am by no means set on the wording, just trying to get the idea out. Any feedback at all would be appreciated. Thanks in advance! My greatest weakness is that I can be quite adamant and out spoken with certain issues unless I am given sufficient evidence to stifle a censure, which can make me appear stubborn and persistent. The most common situation I have become aware of this occurring is in academic settings, but has also occurred in the workplace and in my social life. One such example of this particular issue would be on the topic of the theory of evolution. I am a heavily analytical and scientific person, evolution is something I entirely and wholeheartedly believe to be the natural truth of our world. That being said I can become stubborn when someone disagrees with this view, in some cases overbearing. I am a passionate person, who believes knowledge is the most valuable thing that someone can possess and want to share as much knowledge as I can with the people around me. But this can also make me appear as stubborn and confrontational, two qualities I do not wish control me. However, there are certain issues and instances when my passion for the subject matter or issue overcomes my better judgement. I continue to work on this weakness, mostly through the concept of prioritizing. I ask myself questions. Is making my point in this situation a priority? Will it be worthwhile and add value to the conversation? Will my view create unnecessary conflict, is it something that needs to be addressed? I have experienced success in working on this weakness in a number of settings, particularly group work within my masters program. I have had the opportunity to continue developing my therapeutic skills and transfer them to conversations outside of patient interactions. When an issue is important or will impact patient care, I make my stand, I remain adamant and outspoken. Sometimes I believe being stubborn is necessary, but not when it becomes a barrier or impedes a group purpose and function.
  9. Thanks to both of you, I appreciate the positive feedback! AwesomeSauce, I am planning on applying to a few Canadian schools and maybe one or two in the states. Professional Masters degrees can be considered in GPA, as far as I know from the schools that I have contacted. My program in particular had two traditional terms of school first ( 5 full time classes for 2 terms over 8 months) then a full time clinical placement (8 weeks), 2 summer intensive courses (over 6 weeks). Then year 2: one term 5 courses, then 2 back to back full time clinical placements ( 16 weeks total), then two more intensive courses (6 weeks). So lots of places to develop GPA. I know for Dalhousie University, they get you to take all of your courses at a masters level, average them into a one year GPA, those are added to the two best years from your undergrad. However, that all being said I still have to inquire further into other schools.
  10. My decision to pursue medicine after Occupational Therapy comes following great thought and consideration. I have learned a great deal about the practice of occupational therapy and have a better understanding of its purpose and value within the healthcare system. It is certainly an important and fundamental element in the care of patients. What I find myself attracted to in medicine is being responsible for the overall health of a patient, their “big picture”. Occupational therapy has many areas of practice, but entirely focuses on function. I believe this is fundamental to patient recovery, but I desire to work with them to improve their overall health, from intake to discharge. I also understand and acknowledge that I am simply drawn to other components of the health care world not focused on in occupational therapy including physiology, pharmacology and immunology. These interests stem from my Bachelors degree where I majored in Microbiology and immunology. I am also a person who loves learning and want to continue learning throughout my career. Although some OTs are active in continued education physicians are required to be. They are obligated to be up to date on best practices for interventions, drugs and anatomical/physiological science. I have learned a lot from occupational therapy and I plan to take it forward with me to become the best clinician I can be. I am interested in providing as much care to patients as I am able to from as many areas of their health as I can. For me this is not a sudden shift, but a natural continuation for a life-long learner with a passion for healthcare.
  11. These are instructions that I found for Dal. For other schools I would call to see how they calculate Masters marks. "Take all your course grades from your Masters and count it as one year's GPA. This year, in addition with your two best undergraduate years are averaged together to determine your eligible GPA. For Ph.D, it's the same except they use only your best year (year 3 or 4) from your undergrad."
  12. Thanks for the feedback! The M.Sc OT program I am in is course based along with clinical placements. I asked the the admin staff at medical schools and they said that you can use GPA from the program and that it might be given more weight then undergrad GPA scores simply due to higher expectations at the Masters level. They also told me that you do not have to use the GPA from the Masters program as you can apply with just Bachelor marks, but I will be including my most recent GPA as it is going well .
  13. Hey everyone, I am an MSc. OT student finishing my first year and I am applying to medicine in the fall. I am hoping to hear thoughts from other people looking to make this shift/next step into medicine. I am also hoping to hear people that have been successful getting into medicine coming from an OT background. I would love to hear peoples thoughts on important things to highlight in your personal statement as well as interview. Any comments would be helpful if people are in the mood to share. Thank you in advance!
  14. Hey just wanted to let others know who are waiting. I just got informed via email that my name has been placed on the waiting list. They do not give information on rankings. I am from Nova Scotia. Best of luck to everyone.
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