Trop de monde qui veulent être spécialiste. Il y a un manque de médecins de famille au Québec. Les admissions en médecine devraient créer une nouvelle catégorie pour ceux qui veulent faire de la médecine familiale.
TIME STAMP: 9:00AM
Result: Admitted with Condition (MDCM)
cGPA: 3.80, pre-reqGPA: 3.4
MCAT: Not submitted
Year: B.Sc. + B. Sc. + M. Sc.
Interview preparation : Did 0 preparation. Not a single book. Nothing.
Post-interview feeling right after : I had no regrets and I was proud. That was enough for me.
Post-interview feeling weeks after : You start to question everything. That's normal. Let it go.
Attempt : Fourth attempt
I never thought I would ever post on here.
I was already enrolled for next semester to re-take my pre-requesites and I had paid the tuition for it.
I had accepted that I would be refused.
It is very hard to summarize a 10 years long journey in a few sentences.
I could write a book about my journey, my feelings and my doubts.
If I had to give advice to a future applicant, here is what I would say :
Before getting accepted, try to accept the idea that it might never happen. Define yourself beyond your medical path. Don't do things because they would look good on a C.V. Live your life. Take every extra year as an opportunity to grow your life. Don't see it as an extra year of suffering and waiting.
When you get accepted, everything makes sense. Every doubt you had suddenly turns into sparks of hope. It is very hard to describe.
After you get accepted, life feels lighter but you realize that it's another journey that starts.
I wish I could explain myself but I had the worst odds against me and I made it.
Not because I am unique. Because I was lucky. I truly believe I am.
Therefore, if it is your dream, follow your heart and never give up. Never give up. Never ever give up.