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  1. Hey! Anglophone here who got accepted into the French stream. I am deciding between schools and I was wondering if it is possible to write the exams in either language?
  2. I'd love to get current student's honest opinion on this: For anyone coming into the MDCM first year class NOT from Med-P, are the Med-Ps kind of cliquey?
  3. I got a Littman for a Christmas present one year. Would it be weird if I just used the one that I already have instead of ordering it with the group? i wanna fit in with the crowd...
  4. Heeey I was wondering if anyone knows what they mean by "studies currently in progress must be at a level comparable to past academic performance." Where do they draw the line between "comparable" and "non comparable" ?
  5. Hey, thanks for the response! It's a 0.5. That is a really good idea, I never would have thought of asking the school about P/F.
  6. Heeey so in the acceptance letter it says the following: I am taking a course right now that I have not been doing so hot in, and I am concerned that they will take away my acceptance because of that. It's my second degree (if that helps) and the course is not part of the ones required for admission. What do they mean by "comparable to"? Comparatively, my grade will end up being quite lower than what they have on my record. Any thoughts, ideas, opinions? Please and thanks , all are welcome
  7. TIME STAMP: 12:05pm (when i checked) Result: Waitlist #1 ECs: PM me IP/OOP/International: OOP Anyone know when the waitlist will start moving?!
  8. Hey everyone, Can any current McGill dental students comment on the small class size? I am not sure if 30 students would be beneficial or not. With larger classes you may not all get the same opportunities, but at least you have some anonymity. Is 30 students too small?
  9. Apparently 8 ppl got accepted off the OOP waitlist last year!
  10. Does it indicate the admission decision in the email subject line (accepted, waitlisted, refused) ?
  11. Last year they told us "week of March 21st" and they told us the day of March 21st. April 17th is Easter Monday, but most places in Quebec are open that day, so I would assume it still remains a possible day for sending out the results.
  12. This is an article about the MPI that highlights some of the characteristics they are looking for: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40037-016-0298-9
  13. Hey, for Toronto the questions will be different for each interview date.
  14. Thanks Coronaxtra. Wow, that would mean that you have a better chance of getting acceptance/waitlist than getting a refusal.
  15. Does anyone know how many people generally get put on the waitlist for out of province?
  16. I was practicing for mmi with someone who approaches each station with "buttering up" the interviewer, ie saying things like "thank you so much for having me, it's an honour to be here". and then when they ask the question: "thank you so much for the question/ that's a really interesting question" What are your guys' thoughts? Good idea/bad idea?
  17. This seems like an irrelevant detail, but does the candidate sit at a table during the interview? Or just on a chair in the middle of the room?
  18. I think what you have is pretty good. You might want to add in more reflection of his emotions. Also, you can vary the way you do the reflection..."I can see you're very " is a good way to do it, but another one that works is "It can be.." Ex: "It can be very irritating when blah blah blah happens. I am sure you're feeling very stressed." The first problem in this scenario is the car itself, and you resolve it through reflecting his emotions and finding the solution. But you want to repeat the same steps for the second problem (the recital) Ex. "It can be so frustrating when unexpected things like this happen. No one wants to have their schedule moved around. Do you think there's anything we can do to try to get you there on time?" If there is nothing, then say something like: "I really wish I could do something to make it better. If there is anything I can do, please let me know" If the actor blamed you, then that definitely complicates things. These are just some ideas: "I can see you're very upset. Car accidents are very stressful situations. Would you be able to tell me a bit more about what you feel happened?" He tells you. Then you want to invite him to sharing your side of it. "Thank you for sharing that with me. I am really sorry you feel that way and for the distress this is causing you. Unfortunately, I remember the story a bit differently. If you would like, I could share my side of the story with you". Tell him what happened and then you can be like "what are your thoughts? does any of that sound familiar?"Only say that though if his anger has calmed a bit. You could also be like: "It seems like we both understand it differently. We can hopefully look at the traffic cameras to try to resolve this solution"
  19. Coursegrinder picks apart each scenario and he gives a really good starting point to understanding some of the more convoluted questions. That said, I completely agree with you. His format, while pedagogic and helpful, lacks structure & concision. To actually explain to an interviewer you can't say "i would ask them this, and if yes, I would then do this, but if no, then I would ask them this...etc " it becomes very confusing for the listener when there is no visual aid to guide them like he has in his videos. He comes up with so many possibilities during the "gather information stage", but I think a better approach to limit that. Otherwise it gets very confusing. Here's how I have condensed what I understood from course grinder: Gather information: E.x. "I want to help them as much as possible...but in order to do this I first need to hear where they're coming from. So I would talk to them to hear their perspective....maybe this is going on...maybe that... Support: E.x. "Whatever it might be, I would want to offer the support necessary to help them out". As their doctor/friend/colleague, I need to know the limits of my role. It might be a good idea to discuss with...(social worker, other colleagues...etc) if my friend/patient/colleague is comfortable with that of course. If it's a dilemma: E.g. It's really important for me to help them as much as possible. But I do need to realize though that I have the uphold my integrity to my profession as well because...... But I would have to do this in a way that is sensitive to their needs and can foster the best possible outcome for them. Really, aim for an answer of less than 5 minutes because it will allow you to be more concise. The interviewers will most definitely have follow-up questions.
  20. Thank you so much Mountain Amoeba! Awesome answer. This helps a lot!
  21. Thank you so much Mountain Amoeba! Awesome answer. This helps a lot!
  22. I am wondering how to approach acting station where you have to break some bad news that you're at fault for. This prompt is one such example: You have accidentally run over your elderly neighbour's cat. She is inside and doesn't know. I know that it's similar to breaking the bad news about a prognosis, but I feel like it's different when it's a preventable mistake that you made. How do you deal with the actor who starts freaking out after you reveal this news. If they start saying "how could you be so stupid" and that sort of thing, how do you respond? If it's a mistake you made where you really were stupid and you caused grave consequences, what are you supposed to say?
  23. The fourth year medical student said, "nice to meet you, good interview!". But he was super open and friendly, so he probably said that to everyone he interviewed.
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