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  1. I moved here in Sept and got a family doctor in December. Went to a walk-in clinic and she was willing to take me and my mom on as soon as she heard I just moved and am looking for one, even though she wasn't 'officially' accepting new patients. Mom's had no problem seeing specialists on time either. I'd always hear the same wait time problems back in Ontario but she didn't really have a problem there either. Fam docs accepting new patients are hard to come by yeah but not specialists. Not sure if we've just been lucky or just been going to the right places :S
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    2Y GPA calculation

    Scrolling through this forum, no one seemed to have been confused with this so it might be a silly question. But when it says, "Science laboratory - Graded separately and is weighted as less than a half-year/semester course:weight of 0.25", are they talking about pure lab courses? Full/half-year course weights are self explanatory. But I just saw my university actually offers a 6-credit course (which would normally be full year) that I'm considering taking in a single semester. Is this when things get complicated and I should ask adcom?
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    Queen's GPA calculation

    There is no requirement for full time study, however only the cumulative GPA will be calculated for those not enrolled in full time study Here's the link: https://meds.queensu.ca/academics/undergraduate/prospective-students/applying/application-process Under GPA > gen info Now that I'm rereading it though, by "not FT study", they might have meant those with fewer than 3 courses/semester and not non-trads? lol as a nontrad myself, you can see why I'd be very concerned. Btw thanks for answering since yours was one of the posts I noticed on the thread!
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    Queen's GPA calculation

    I was under the impression that if you're in FT school currently, then 2 GPAs are calculated: wGPA (last 2Y GPA, Sept-Apr only) and cGPA (every course ever taken, including summer). Better of 2 used. If you're not in school FT, then Queens just uses cGPA. A quick scroll through the accepted/WLed/rejected thread confused me. I saw a few people there who were done school and were working FT yet they stated their wGPA. Wouldn't cGPA be used though? Can anyone please let me know where I'm going wrong in understanding this? Thanks in advance !
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    New Requirement for uOttawa

    Goodness. Got all the rest but 70% on the dot for orgo. Does it for sure have to be 3.0/4.0 (it didn't say it on the website but I'm assuming OP said it since B at Ottawa = 3.0)? A 3.0 under my school's column on OMSAS requires 73-76% The fact that it says 70% for CEGEP orgo makes me feel like I was so close yet so far. Hopefully by the time I apply, they start implementing something like McGill where MCATs are considered in lieu of prereq performance to prove I can do science Also, can anyone confirm OP's assumption that when it comes to repeats, it would be most recent? Anyone ask adcom if it's more recent/higher/avg of the 2 attempts?
  6. guess it's time for the next generation of non-trads to take the reins lol !
  7. Not sure if admins still update the sticky but the above about uoft would be a useful addition. Also, something else I found out for McMaster is that even though they look at grades for every course ever taken, they use a composite score for interview selection ie. GPA (min 3.0), CARS and CASPER all get equal weight (which was completely new to me because most schools emphasize GPA). Might give hope to those who do not have the best GPA but good CARS/CASPER. Bit of a shot in the dark since you never get to know how you did on casper, it's still a little better than the doom-and-gloom never escape first ugrad gpa lol post-interview is 70% interview 15% each GPA and CARS.
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    Province status

    I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I just started looking into med schools recently (original aim was dent until the 3rd time my target school decided to change the reqs on me) and came across this post. I found the link where this is stated on the mac med site (turns out it's since the age of 14). However, it's very brief and over the years I've come to realize there are always nitty gritty rules/exceptions to every requirement. I've lived in Ontario for the past 11 years and just moved to QC this september. My question is if there are any addons to that rule as to how recent those years must be. I won't be applying for another 2-3 years so there's no stipulation that it has to be within x number of years of application is there? The above poster was asking something similar but for a shorter timespan so thought I'd ask to be sure.
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    McGill GPA Calculation

    ok perfect! That's what i was going by. Thank you!
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    McGill GPA Calculation

    Hey Haribo! If you don't mind, could you let me know where it says that? I've been researching my options for the last 3 months and don't remember coming across this stipulation for McGill dent. Or is this a requirement if you're applying based on your first undergrad (I've been looking into second degree policies)?
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    Dental Backpacks

    Pretty sure Dal dent gives macbooks to their students. And surprisingly their tuition is the same as other dental schools, if not slightly cheaper because of bigger gov't subsidies. Dal students: where does that money come from?! (also correct me if I'm wrong)
  13. lol they've been chopping down all the trees and redeveloping like crazy. I'm not from Toronto and London's a village to me. That's funny. I always keep hearing about the saturation of dentists in London. Always thought they're Schulich grads who happened to like the city and decided to stay on.
  14. from my research so far, the only school out west that has accommodating policies regarding second degrees is Sask. BC looks at all ugrad years and will drop the lowest year if you have 4+ years of ugrad given that the year you're planning on dropping 1) had at least 24 credits and 2) is not the most recent year. Manitoba will only ignore your first degree if it was completed 8 or more years ago. Please correct me if I'm wrong!
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    Usask Gpa Calculation

    Sask uses gpa of best 2 years but still requires 3 years with a full course-load 'towards the requirements of an undergraduate degree'. as an OOP, i have an 88% over best 2 years of a completed BSc degree and those 2 years were the only ones with a full course load. This September I'm planning on starting a second undergrad. My questions are 1. would i be able to use the first year of a second ugrad to fulfill the 3 years of full course load rule? 2. can i also use that year's marks as 'best 2 years' if it improves my 88%? (since OOP need mid 90s) any help would be appreciated! btw i scoured the website about second ugrad rules and couldn't find anything