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    Med Schools Outside of Canada GPA Calculations

    I would take a year of unclassified studies and take science courses and get As, then repeat the MCAT after you have a better foundation. Stop worrying about your sGPA, you literally only have 4 classes. That is nothing. Take more, get As and youre back in the game. Stop looking at carribean schools, until you prove to yourself you can improve your grades and MCAT, you would be exactly one of those people i would put in the box of "likely failing out" - not planning well and not willing to even try to improve your application.
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    Med Schools Outside of Canada GPA Calculations

    Most USMD and USDO schools require a full composite of prereqs, biol1/2, chem1/2, phys 1/2, ochem1/2, biochem1, stats, and often psych1, sociol 1, calc1/2 sometimes Yes they mostly all do look at sGPA, but youve taken so few science classes as you stated, you can repair it to a more acceptable range. Just get As from here on out.
  3. There was another thread exactly on this, try the search function to find it I believe the result of the posters info was that you could take the unaccredited 3rd year of fellowship and be eligible to write the boards - but check for yourself!
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    Med Schools Outside of Canada GPA Calculations

    Its on AMCAS
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    Med Schools Outside of Canada GPA Calculations

    Your GPA is not the issue, its the MCAT. Youll need a MCAT retake as youve noted, and do 510+ and then youll be in much better shape for USDO. USMD is a stretch unless you really improve your MCAT OR have really strong non-academics. You dont need to consider international schools yet, you have a fixable barrier - the MCAT standing in your way, your GPA is otherwise fine.
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    Studying to be a good clerk

    Be present. Be prepared. Be a positive person to be around. That is all a good clerk is. Its not hard, and you'd be surprised how often people are late or unreliable for assigned tasks or just not pleasant to be around.
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    ND/MD

    But what would the leverage be? You'd have to pay privately cash or through limited insurance.
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    ND/MD

    Nice try stirring up controversy. No it is not common to have both.
  9. Or residency when you realize JVP is made up for non symptomatic patients.
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    Resolved

    My point was its ironic to say "level the playing field" when it just creates a different field, no shade at all - by all means make money. Nothing is wrong with that. No need to try and put some "spin" on it by saying "doctors kids get in". Because there will then be those without $$ who are left on a different field. Canadians complaining about tuition $ is still funny. We have it very good, yes it could be better, but its not terrible at all. The debt to income ratio is much better than the US. I'll take 80-100k$ in tuition costs in the short term, for the generally well above average salaries on the world scale. Sure other countries have very cheap tuition..but then their salaries are often much lower, and training times longer.
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    Resolved

    "Level the playing field" - likely for a fee of course
  12. I think the MS4-PGY1 range is reliable, i will say that in scenarios i've worked with NPs, i've definitely seen same complexity to more complex patients, but usually in half the time including reviewing. They definitely can and do serve a purpose- but in many settings the things they currently play a role in, i dont see why a job trained RN couldn't do. One clinic, the NP had an hour noon lunch break and had 3 scheduled patients before and 4 after lunch. I saw 7 by 1pm including dictations and quickly scarfed my sandwich with no sit down lunch, and got back to seeing patients with the attending doing the same - otherwise clinic would have been even more behind.
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    Countdown to Match Day

    If you're school does that, then kudos!! Definitely not all schools do. Some schools dont even do that for students who come across serious mental illness or grief during medical school other than telling them to take time off or dis-enroll.
  14. Just because the initial training cost is less, doesn't mean youll be able to make a true cost effective analysis argument. The ongoing costs and comparative efficacies are highly debatable haha.
  15. Good luck not an easy task. And I presume youll be focused only on the training side. Once in practice theres a whole other ballpark of costs to the system too which is very muddy and convoluted in many facets depending on perspectives.
  16. Break your grades down by year and courseload, and state your MCAT breakdown.
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    What are my chances ?

    Make sure you meet the pre-requisites requirements, get the required LORs and apply broadly. I would keep improving and working on your non-academics, and make sure to start writing your personal statement and secondary essays a month or two before AMCAS opens. Apply broadly, theres no reason not to apply to top tiers as well, since you never know. USMD education is already expensive, no reason to skim out on a couple hundred bucks. You have excellent stats. That said, your Non-academics look like nothing special. Not bad by any means, but nothing amazing either. Do you have any work experience that you've not noted? Any other unique life experiences? The differentiator at top tier schools is usually non-academics, everyone has great stats.
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    Freaking out

    As long as the grade shows up on your transcript, it doesnt matter how York counts it or not towards York Based GPAs.
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    Countdown to Match Day

    *most schools, not all. Talking to colleagues who went unmatched last year, the advice was pretty generic most senior users of PM101 could provide. "Apply broadly in round 2, lets get you conected with a masters program, next year make sure you also apply to FM/IM too".
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    FM with Child Health +1 vs Pediatrics

    Arguably a GP could do these no problem either, but most in big cities would have no way of spending the required time due to lack of billing codes. ADHD and asthma especially are not hard to manage, just takes time and counselling. If you have peds billing codes you have bit more luxury of time to spend, (or delegate to a nurse who you may employ in your clinic).
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    FM with Child Health +1 vs Pediatrics

    Very true. That said, most of outpatients peads still is fairly common and bread butter things that most family docs could manage just fine. It's the fact that they couldn't spend the hour with the patient due to lack of billing codes.
  22. Yah, i havent obviously thought of all the actual necessary steps - just know that theres probably a way to practice again somewhere in north america...by following the rules and maybe a bit more unethical decisions. Or being fully upfront and getting lucky with some areas of high need, and accepting some practice restrictions - of course after showing the necessary work in the way of rehabilitation.
  23. The addict didn't have sex with an patient though. Still wrong, just a different kind of wrong. if she wanted to be in a relationship with him, she should have stopped also being his physician. Theres really no gray area to this. She's not rurally in the middle of nowhere, where maybe you can make the arugment of low supply of possible mates. She's messed up, and these are her consequences. Rules are rules.
  24. Step 1: Name change Step 2: figure out how to get legal documents name changed Step 3: apply and dont tell them about sanctions Step 4: work hard in middle of nowhere, keep head down, amass alot of $$ until you eventually get caught if someone bothers to sort out name change and google you.
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