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  1. SunAndMoon

    LoC refused, advice??

    What?? You're a Canadian/PR accepted to a Canadian med school, right? Half the med students in Quebec come out of Cegep and a good chunk of those don't have a credit history. They still got one. Shop around man, it's TD's loss.
  2. SunAndMoon

    Physician political orientation

    You are so brave, brother. MAGA!!
  3. I was told the grace period was 12 months by the advisor I spoke to a few weeks ago. Is this a recent change?
  4. RBC doesn't waive after med school @genemed
  5. SunAndMoon

    2018 Waitlist Discussions

    My impression of the movement patterns is that it significantly slowed down after the deferral deadline. I believe that for 2016, it had not moved from end of June as well and then moved by 1 in August (someone withdrew due to unforeseen circumstances or got off the waitlist at a school they preferred over McGill).
  6. It's the interview but with stats like yours you don't even need to go overboard with the prepping. Just improve on the basics - know your CV inside and out, be able to talk about all of them and reflect on them in terms of failures, difficulties, challenges, accomplishments, etc. Speak in a structured manner (the STARR technique helps a lot). Be able to take a stance on something but show both sides of the issue, their strengths and weaknesses. For acting stations, use active listening. Remain non-judgmental, get people to open up at first by inquiring about their situation, reflect and reformulate to make sure you're on the same page, identify the key issue, then delve into alternative solutions with them, always involving them in the decision-making process, etc. etc. This is pretty basic and I'm sure you can develop on those by looking through the forum or online but I really think that's all you need to do and you can definitely improve on those based on your stats because it's clear this is what held you back. On the bright side, this isn't too hard to do and, if you do it, I'm fairly confident you'll be great for next year!
  7. SunAndMoon

    2018 Waitlist Discussions

    For the IP I know for a fact the last wave was around the last week of June - I just asked. This year is not like the previous years at all so you never know...I would definitely stay hopeful rn but guys do prepare for next year if you have any pre-reqs to take or things of the sort
  8. SunAndMoon

    2018 Waitlist Discussions

    Oh really sorry about that! Was it last year then that it stopped moving relatively early? I may have gotten my months mixed up. Really rooting for you guys, I still keep checking haha
  9. SunAndMoon

    2018 Waitlist Discussions

    That was in June :/
  10. SunAndMoon

    The CURE to MCAT Pains

    yeah guys totally recommend this - it also cured my hepatitis and helped me find true love!
  11. SunAndMoon

    I'm done

    Regarding your first point, I don't think this applies to residency admission (or, at least, there is little documented evidence of such a widespread issue). I do think that #YOLO's argument that, somehow, a fail on a pre-clerkship course automatically makes you undeserving of a competitive specialty is complete BS. Interestingly, I have found that the gunners who hold these views are typically the biggest brown-nosers you could find in med school. I guess some people reaaaaally want to deserve their spot.
  12. SunAndMoon

    How to improve weak ECs?

    Your ECs are not weak tho lol
  13. SunAndMoon

    First Aid, Pathoma

    I found pathoma to be excellent and very useful in consolidating information in a concise yet detailed way. First Aid not so much, but if you're planning on taking the USMLE, it's still a good idea to follow with it. It's not that time consuming
  14. Can you confirm that the VIP account fee is also waived for 4 years for pre-existing customers?
  15. SunAndMoon

    Physician political orientation

    True true, don't let these useless online arguments stop you from packing up, wouldn't want you to miss your flight to Calgary!
  16. I generally agree with the notion that doctors shouldn't see their incomes lowered, but this right here is ridiculous. What a sheltered life you must've lived to think that this is people's reality, and that their current difficulties (or lack of financial success) is necessarily due to previous years of partying and travelling to the Caribbean having the time of their life [while you were slaving away at the lab or the library].
  17. SunAndMoon

    2018 Waitlist Discussions

    Typically reasons for WL mvt: 1. People choosing other schools 2. Deferrals 3. Med-Ps not moving on to Med-1 (not as significant as 1&2) For deferrals, some people do decide at the very last minute so it's still possible that a few spots will be given by the 15th. After the 15th, it typically does not move or only moves by 1...
  18. BS - the iPad is this year. I'm getting increasingly frustrated with reps being either ignorant or blatantly lying to customers
  19. Thanks for the heads up! Check your pm whenever you can pls
  20. For pre-existing RBC customers: have you had issues with regards to the VIP account fees after 1 year? I was told I can only be given one year for free.
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    3.7 GPA

    You have to be strategic. You don't need to improvee your GPA for McGill, but it would help. If you're also applying to other schools, your GPA is likely too low. A master's degree rarely helps you get into med, and when it does, it is only marginal. That being said, depending on what specialty you're into and its leveel of competitiveness, it can sometimes be helpful to have a grad degree, but that's another story...
  22. If money isn't a serious issue, I'd book a September spot and pay the rescheduling fee should a better option arise! I've done that where I took it Where are you btw? Have you looked at nearby cities?