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  1. Organeer

    Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors

    What's the most convenient/cheapest/fastest way to get my immunizations? I'm a Quebec resident (and have a RAMQ card). I no longer have a family doctor and have legit not gone to any doctor in 10 years (I know, ironic). (edit: "medical" doctor - I've gone to the dentist for cleanings) I considered making an appointment with the McGill Student Health Services but they are week to week for setting up appointments, and are full this week (I've only tried a week). This would involve me driving into MTL which isn't that bad. I looked at some private practices, which were confusing to me - may or may not be covered by RAMQ, and the "consultation" to fill out the immunization forms by the nurse are $125...
  2. Almost 3 weeks since the acquisition of MDFinancial by Scotia. Scotiabank advisors: I can see that the bank has yet to make an official announcement and I get that not too much detail can be released here prior to that. Would you be able to provide any colour on whether or not it is worth waiting for the announcement before signing up, particularly if we are not in a rush to get LoC funds?
  3. ScotiabankMedsAdvisor / Rod, would you be able to comment on what Coronaxtra's saying?
  4. One of the things I'm interested in increased max limit. There may be more but don't quote me on that. I believe they're still hashing it out with the acquisition of MDFinancial. I was also told that concrete details will be available in 1-2 weeks so I'm going to be patient...
  5. Unofficial, but from a reputable source. Increased credit limit. Official word to be out as early as a week or two. Word is current signers can raise it too but fine print is yet to be released
  6. Two hours ago, Scotiabank has just purchased MD Financial from CMA - you guys can google it. This is a huge game changer. Shortly after this occurred, I talked to Rod McFadden (see his posts on page 46 of this thread) on the phone about the implications of this and some of the potential improvements to the Scotiabank offer that is to come shortly. He's extremely knowledgeable, and I am going to do my LOC with him.
  7. With a Canadian medical school acceptance, what other factors go into being able to get a loc and is limit? Credit rating? Current debt? Other assets? Etc Thanks
  8. Hi I've heard of cases where schools have allowed medical students to take a break half way through their degree to pursue research for 1-2 years. Can anyone share any experiences about this / or know of any cases where they know other peers in the class have done this? Obviously it would entail a PI that has accepted you and you have secured funding whether from the lab or externally...Also, a case would be made as to the individual's career aspirations etc. Posting here because the Research thread is generally a lot of undergrad research pre-medschool or grad students who havent yet gone to med
  9. Organeer

    Question Re. Official Transcripts

    This is odd! Did you tell them when you're defending?
  10. Organeer

    Question Re. Official Transcripts

    I have 3 "transcript" categories: College/University Transcript - received back in 2017 for the application. Official University Transcript - received April 2018 after I sent mine in, after my post earlier in this thread. I'm done my undergraduate degree for which my application was considered and it was in this transcript. There's a third category: Final Official Univ Transcript - Not yet received/processed what's the third category?
  11. Organeer

    2018 Waitlist Discussions

    Would you mind sharing your circumstances and, when they get back to you, whether or not it was approved (and if not, what was their reasoning)? Cheers
  12. Organeer

    Question Re. Official Transcripts

    Ah right - when I read it the first time I figured there are probably still a lot of applicants who are finishing up their degree now and will be sending it later. I am going to send mine in now. I messed up and didn't remember to cue in here. Thanks Eudaimonia
  13. Organeer

    Question Re. Official Transcripts

    Didn't get an e-mail or extra notification about sending in an "official" transcript. Minerva has a spot for Univ/College transcript, and Official Univ/college transcript. I read somewhere that unofficials should be okay unless officials are specifically requested. I've never been sent a notification about an official. For those that are sending in official copies now, is it because you were specifically asked?
  14. Organeer

    Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors

    Do you happen to know of any other cases of deferrals that are not apart of the reasons listed on the McGill website? They say that the reasons for deferrals listed there are not exhaustive. I am wondering if there are cases where deferrals are granted to applicants who apply concurrently to MDCM and are offered one year competitive fellowships to work with, let's say, a PI with an MD to do medical research in the USA. I think these experiences would be highly beneficial to incoming medical students and their medical research careers if they are granted a deferral. Thanks