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  1. A letter of extenuating circumstances is not supposed to harm you in any way. It can only help. That being said your grades are too low and the advice you have gotten on here is good. You should do another undergrad. Even with excellent grades, admission to med school in Canada as an international is extremely difficult. Are you a permanent resident?
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    GPA Question

    B for sure
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    Athabasca prereq

    Home labs are 100% accepted.
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    2018 Waitlist Discussions

    Expect significant movements all the way up to approximately mid-June if it follows similar patterns to previous years. After that it usually does not move by much in the IP category...
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    As someone who has had to apply multiple times to get in, I understand and feel the pain that all of you are feeling. There are tons of people at McGill who have gotten in on their 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or even 5th shots with similar number of interviews. Do not give up. The ranks will give you a clearer picture about how your performance was evaluated. There is subjectivity in that, but it will provide clues as to what you need to do. I cannot stress enough the importance of your pre-req GPA. Retake courses if you need to, aim for the highest GPA possible. MMI scores can be relatively homogenous, if they aim for a bell curve that means that a large percentage of those admitted got in by very little, and by the same logic many of you were rejected by very little. The pre-req GPA is the easiest thing to control. As to the MMI, sit down and think carefully about what happened, about how you came across, about what you would like to have done better, but also what you did well. Before you do that, wait for the emotions to sink in and try to look at things coldly and analytically. Some stations lend themselves particularly well to this type of analysis, others are more subject to interpretation. Other than that, the process unfortunately involves luck. It's possible that with the same performance, you would've made it last year, or you'll make it next year. Keep that in mind and don't blame too much, but you have no choice to trust the process. I've followed the posts a little bit, and I look forward to see a lot of you join the faculty in the upcoming years.
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    That is true, but the question was not "Do people get in without labs?" It was "Do you need labs?" As per the admissions website the answer to that question could not be clearer. I know someone who got in with the Bac 120 courses too, but when it came time for me to redo my prereqs Admissions were clear that I was not to take those and that they would not be admissible. I wouldn't risk it at all if I were an applicant.
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    You need labs
  8. Yeah fair - I've never had to follow DMD answers, just went off my recollection of when I got my answer vs friends
  9. I believe McGill Dent follows their target date consistently (not 100% sure), whereas Med is typically ahead of schedule.
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    Compelling argument - I hope you have fun at UofT med!
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    Countdown to decisions [doomsday]

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    Countdown to decisions [doomsday]

    No, WL ranks were released approx a month after the decisions came out