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  1. Happy birthday! Dominate the f*** out of that interview. You got this.
  2. This is probably the last post I'm going to be making on these forums and I think this a good way to send it off. 1. It's completely and 100% normal now, specifically in Canada, working on getting in for a couple of years after undergraduate. We have few schools and more applicants than there a seats. So the economics behind it makes sense as to why it's competitive. Plus, the upside of getting into a Canadian school is huge (way less debt, etc). All in all, it's a marathon. 2. Break down all your years of education into Fall semester/Winter semester structure and look at how many courses you took in each year. 3. Look at each schools admission policies, using that, calculate your GPA for each school. 4. Take the MCAT, a huge roadblock for many, as people with high GPA's get screwed over by this test. This could take a couple of retakes as well. 5. See which schools you are competitive for, which schools are doable with more years of school, and which are absolutely impossible. I can tell you University of Toronto is out unless you have a PhD (next point relates to this). 6. Since some schools consider PhD in there calculations, look at how specifically they take that into consideration. It seems Western, Dal, and Queen's might be doable since you say your 3rd year and 4th year are 3.7 and 3.9 respectively. Your situation is not bad at all, your just limiting yourself since you say you can't go back for my UG years.
  3. I am no where in the same shoes as you guys but this line of thinking helps a lot.
  4. Can you elaborate on your education background. From my understanding you are a CMG who did a residency in Canada? On a side note, you have people on your side, it might not be the banks or schools, but friends and family. Stay strong man. Edit: I am very glad that upper "classmen" (best way I can put in words those down the line of a long journey) are coming forth with these problems. It's something students, graduates should consider when pursuing medical education now a days. Whatever the result, it's not in vain in my opinion.
  5. What a truth bomb haha. I agree though, being a doctor isn't a silver bullet to relationship struggles. I wonder if there are poor saps who think models (exaggerating here, but women in general) will be lining up to be with them because they are dr's.
  6. Not sure. But if I recall you have to live there for 3 Years!
  7. I'm not sure if I'm not mistake but the schools that require the 3.9+ GPA's are out of the question anyways (McMaster, Toronto, most OOP schools). He essentially has two schools he has to bank on in Ontario: Western and Queen's. Western requires 3.7 weighted accordingly and Queen's a 3.8+ from previous students admissions. A lot people forget that Ontario has the most GPA forgiveness out of the provinces.
  8. It's very much the norm now in Canada to take more years to increase chances.
  9. Just out of curiousity: How are double majors calculated? For example, student who completes a double major in biochem and chemistry?
  10. That's what I thought. I wasn't sure what the others were talking about. Historically, 3.8 and above has been enough to continue to the next step. My weighted is 3.82666666....I kinda shat myself when others said high GPA is needed (which in my mind is 3.9 and above).
  11. With this MCAT a wGPA or CGPA of 3.8+ is needed, right?
  12. Same boat as I am. Mac and Queen's are your go to schools. Rewrite isn't worth it IMO.
  13. Full course load, in general for Ontario and most Canadian schools, is 5 courses per semester. However, Ottawa allows you to complete a minimum of 4 in every semester but you have to complete those 1 extra courses in the summer or another year. So yes, it still is 5 courses, they just allow you to distribute it a bit differently if you must. In general though, 5 courses per semester is the standard and the safest way to set up your courses for most schools.
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