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    I would definitely recommend that you describe this in the academic explanation essay.
  3. Related to the title- wondering when exactly are CaRMs applications due, i.e. is it beginning of 4th year, so do you have to have a good application prepped by the end of 3rd year summer? Also, are there any essay/personal statements involved? How many LORs do you need? Do LORs from basic science faculty (who are not MDs) hold any weight? (if the research is related to the field), or should the research be with clinical staff who can speak to both? I had heard that any research is good, or at least that there isn't anything wrong with research in an unrelated field, but after reading Robert Chu's story-now I'm wondering if that is entirely true. Say I decide to apply for a surgical specialty, but all my research before was in radiology, how is that looked at? Lastly- if you want to aim for something competitive, maybe a surgical subspeciality/rads/etc., when is the latest in a 4 year program should you have your specialty decided? Thanks.
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    What is your LOC Thread

    Are the rewards for the TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card and AmEx+Scotia Gold Passport similar?
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    What is your LOC Thread

    Hi everyone, I'm trying to sign a LOC with Scotia and my advisor has told me that any other credit cards I have will have to be closed or their max limit will be subtracted from 275K. I haven't heard of this before- has anyone else encountered this? This is concerning since they're also not offering the momentum card. Thanks.
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    2017 Backpack Colour Vote is Live!

    Exactly how and why is pink the second most popular option according to the current poll?? I've heard the pink being an option in past years as well, but really hope we don't end up being the year with pink backpacks. GO TEAM RED!!
  9. To my knowledge, summer thesis would be treated just like any other summer course.
  10. What happens to the LOC if one goes unmatched?
  11. From what I know: 1- I think if you look there are some old threads on athabasca English courses over at the general premed discussions. Be mindful that online English courses can only satisfy requirements of Canadian schools that require English, if you decide to apply to US schools later on, most of them specify that pre-reqs cannot be done online. 2-Ontario schools will view them just like any other course while still following their own specific GPA calculation policies. For specifics, I'd suggest contacting the schools. Even when they are only in progress, you will have to submit a transcript. And if you were to get in that year in an Ontario school, they would ask for a transcript at the end. OMSAS policy is that you must submit transcripts from any and all post-secondary institutions you've attended/taken courses at. Hope this helps.
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    Backpack color

    Really, really hope it's not brown.
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    Prime Minus 0.5%

    To those going with TD: do you get a personal advisor? When I asked about it, they said all our advisors are equally knowledgeable on professional LOCs and if I have questions in the future, I can drop by any branch and talk to anyone, i.e., I won't be dealing with the same person..this doesn't seem ideal, plus the person advising me did not seem to know much about professional LOCs, said he doesn't get many students at the branch. And when asked did not refer me to a LOC specialist,saying they don't have any??
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