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    Username92 got a reaction from univ12345 in Calcul De Cru À Partir D'un Gpa Sur 4   
    Hahaha yes!
     
    Un dernier deux mois d'attente et on va avoir réponses à nos questions! J'ai hate!
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    Username92 got a reaction from MMEDD3333 in Md Quebec 2015   
    39.2 de cote R, 578 aux Mems... Whats up Mike Ross!
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    Username92 got a reaction from 92Carribean in Usmd Chances - Poor Mcat Score   
    Don't worry about ''hospital'' or ''medical'' experience for EC's. I myself had 0 research, 0 school club participation, and barely a short volunteering experience back in like 2010 prior to being accepted this year. I did other things that I enjoyed and that I found relevant during my UG.
     
    Hum, I don't think three years away from school would lower your chances, if you've kept busy during that time (like your Boston experience, pretty solid). Be sure to keep busy!
     
    I mean, with 3.98 gpa, you should eventually get accepted somewhere in Canada I think, if you get a sharper MCAT score!
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    Username92 got a reaction from BIO14-17 in Md Quebec 2015   
    39.2 de cote R, 578 aux Mems... Whats up Mike Ross!
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    Username92 reacted to ralk in Untrained And Unemployed: Medical Schools Churning Out Doctors Who Can't Find Residencies And Full Time Positions   
    Can you point out the data showing that Canada doesn't have too many doctors?
     
    In any case, whether we have too many, not enough, or just the right amount of physicians is a moot point. For the most part, we only permit a certain number through the finite number of residency spots. We used to essentially give all these spots to CMGs. Then, we held the number of CMGs down and that led to an increasingly reliance on IMGs. After international (and domestic) pushback, we expanded CMG spots to reduce our reliance on IMGs. That has started to happen, slowly, but we still rely on IMGs for over 10% of new physicians. Long story short, the number of CMGs we train is directly related to the number of IMGs we accept. After decades of undersupplying CMGs and making up the difference with IMGs, I'd prefer to go back to supplying enough CMGs and that requires restricting IMGs.
     
    We've tried about every incentive system possible to get people to work in underserved areas. Either they don't work, they're band-aids with inadequate long-term success, or they're ridiculously expensive. We want physicians who want to work in those locations and with those communities. Having people from those communities provides physicians with intrinsic motivation to work in those regions. We can (and do) pick those physicians with CMGs. We can't with CSAs, even if we wanted to. IMGs and CSAs are not the majority of new physicians, but they're not a small portion either. Even a small change in physician preferences would have a very meaningful impact on underserved communities. In addition, while replacing IMGs with CMGs wouldn't solve the distribution problem, no policy put forth would on its own - making the switch would at least get us closer.
     
    How CSAs negatively impact the economy has been discussed in good detail earlier in the thread, so I won't repeat myself too much, but the gist of it is that the Canadian economy suffers from lost opportunity costs, misallocated human resources, lost productivity, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of dollars per student leaving Canada. It saves the government money in tuition costs, but the overall expense is much higher than what is saved. It's penny-wise, pound-foolish public policy. In terms of the healthcare system and patients, again, distribution is a key factor. I'll bring up the data that indicates IMGs may not be on par with CMGs as well. A cohort of physicians less likely to work where they're needed and possibly of lower quality does hurt the healthcare system and patients.
     
    Lastly, for Canadian students who want to be physicans, it's true that CSAs are Canadians. But they're not necessarily the Canadians who would gain admission if we increased the number of CMG spots and cut off IMGs. Many wouldn't gain admission if CMG spots were expanded further. All applicants to residency programs - CMG or IMG - are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, so a Canadian gets that spot no matter what. But CSAs are getting a second shot at a medical career, a second shot that isn't open to many people who do not have the means to study abroad. That has huge negative consequences on the hundreds of deserving students who would have gained admissions here in Canada if we had more CMGs in place of those CSAs.
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    Username92 got a reaction from wishfulMED in Modèle D'ordinateur Recommandé Pour Médecine   
    Pour le pré-clinique, je pense m'acheter le nouveau Dell XPS 13, http://www.dell.com/ca/p/xps-13-9343-laptop/pd
     
    Les reviews sur l'internet en font le meilleur ultrabook: petit, léger, beau et performant 
     
     
    Et de toute façon, Windows>>Apple
     
    *grabs popcorn*
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    Username92 reacted to 0zero0zero in Prerequisite: "whichever The Two Is The Most Favourable"   
    Thanks for the feedback! Really appreciate it!
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    Username92 got a reaction from 0zero0zero in Prerequisite: "whichever The Two Is The Most Favourable"   
    No idea how they look at it, but it is well known on this forum, and you can look at it through older posts, that the science pre-req criteria is to be taken with a grain of salt, especially if you did them in CEGEP and then did well in a science bachelor afterwards
     
    For example, I myself had a 2.7 science pre-req, gracieusete du cegep, and still managed to be accepted this year (250 interviewed for 90 spots). Same goes for a few other users here
     
    My bet is that of you do well in university-level chem, phgy, biol courses, they won't hold a grudge for flunking your cegep science courses
     
    Best of luck!
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    Username92 reacted to Bambi in E-Mail Signature   
    If I am not sending my CV, then it is not necessary for anybody to know. Heck, my neighbours don't know I have a M.D. and it is not relevant.
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    Username92 reacted to medcrush123 in Médecine 2016   
    hahaha bro tu m'as dead
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    Username92 reacted to 0zero0zero in What Is My "basis Of Admission Degree"?   
    Well. I just got a reply. The answer is that concordia grades will not be included if they're not counted towards my uoft degree. 
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    Username92 reacted to Bambi in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    Whichever you would most enjoy.
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    Username92 got a reaction from samy in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    Sup fellow username 
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    Username92 reacted to Bambi in E-Mail Signature   
    No.
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    Username92 got a reaction from LittleDaisy in Modèle D'ordinateur Recommandé Pour Médecine   
    Pour le pré-clinique, je pense m'acheter le nouveau Dell XPS 13, http://www.dell.com/ca/p/xps-13-9343-laptop/pd
     
    Les reviews sur l'internet en font le meilleur ultrabook: petit, léger, beau et performant 
     
     
    Et de toute façon, Windows>>Apple
     
    *grabs popcorn*
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    Username92 reacted to Username9120 in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    I'm your evil twin  
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    Username92 got a reaction from Username9120 in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    Sup fellow username 
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    Username92 got a reaction from wishfulMED in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    Sup fellow username 
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    Username92 reacted to Bambi in Md Financial   
    No charge. They refer members to BN. I started there and eventually left for RBC which I prefer.
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    Username92 reacted to Arztin in Feeling Of Knowing Nothing   
    Hi,
    I'm mostly asking this to senior med students and residents.
    I just finished my M1 year and I feel like I know nothing.
    I'm trying my best to retain what I learned, but I feel like I'm failing to retain information as well as I should.
    I do realize that most junior med students are feeling this way too, but it's not a feeling I like.
     
    So, my questions for you "older" folks are: 
    - how do you deal with the constant feeling of being inadequate and feeling like you know nothing
    - how did you eventually manage to retain information
     
    Thanks.
    ---arz
     
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    Username92 reacted to studenten in Médecine 2016   
    Je pense qu'il essayait juste de dire que sa cote-r de 3e session était sa meilleure cote-r de toutes ses sessions
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    Username92 reacted to oshaku in Volunteer In A Hospital Or A Center For Retirement?   
    I don't think mcgill puts weighting on types of places where you do your volunteering.  The important thing about volunteering is the experiences that help you grow as a person and whether it get you involved in things/issues you care about.
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    Username92 reacted to medafter30 in Volunteer In A Hospital Or A Center For Retirement?   
    The question is which activity is important to you and will help you build your personality. I would say pick the one (or both) that you're passionate about and do it! Good luck!
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    Username92 got a reaction from bananasinpyjamas in Médecine 2016   
    Cool story bruh 
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    Username92 got a reaction from Zarcoh in Médecine 2016   
    Cool story bruh 
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