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    tameimpala got a reaction from MD_Dream97 in How To Best Spend The Summer Before Starting Medical School   
    Camping in the Rockies
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    tameimpala got a reaction from Fiatvoluntas in Mcgill Cvpn First Question   
    - your parents lost their job and didn't know what they were going to do
    - you moved to a new country or new city
    -a family member was going to get evicted and asked you for money but we're also an addiction
    - answering question 1 on the CVPN ????
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    tameimpala reacted to cardiomed in Thoughts post-interview?   
    If they actually do it this way it would be awesome but I think what they do is they consider the lowest GPA in the pool as 1 and highest as 20 and based on that and your rank they calculate your final prereqGPA, again this is a complete speculation. The lady who was in charge of the interview was very strict but we met the assistant dean of admissions and she really was amazing and said just do your best you will never know.
    I don't know to be honest I have it my all and approached each station like how I would approach real life, scenarios were not always resolved but I felt they were okay. I guess the reason I feel so lost is that I don't know if I did what was expected of me.
    If you guys have any insights I would love to hear it, it's great we have such an amazing support group lol!!
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    tameimpala got a reaction from Heisencat in Psych elective recommendations   
    For McGill, St Mary's is not a good pĺace to do psych but all other sites are fine. The Douglas is a psychiatric hospital which might be interesting for you.
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    tameimpala got a reaction from RedLily in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    Bring as little as possible
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    tameimpala got a reaction from SunAndMoon in Prerequisite and admissions questions   
    1. No school preference is given. I went to a dinky school as did some of my colleagues.
    2. My understanding is that the second set of prerequisites will be considerer only if the core prerequisites are completed and still valid.
    3. Summer courses are okay but you may lose a few points on the academic profile aspect of your application if these are first year courses or you end up with a semester that is not full time. 
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    tameimpala got a reaction from jojofam in Retaking Science Prerequesites   
    Dawson also offers evening and summer courses
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    tameimpala reacted to lcs.tmng in Physics Science Pre-Requisites   
    You're talking about transfer equivalency. It's a transfer issue. These courses are fine as prerequisites. Contact adcom if you want to confirm it yourself but they normally accept them as prerequisites. Equivalencies varies from one faculty/school/dep to another that's why for course xyz the social work school can give credits, the engineering faculty might just give an exemption, and the bio dep might just outright reject it.
     
    The concept page is a guideline of what you're expected to know before entering medical school but your courses don't absolutely need to cover 100% of it.
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    tameimpala got a reaction from RedLily in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    ^ High yield advice
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    tameimpala got a reaction from ItsBeenReal in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    ^ High yield advice
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    tameimpala got a reaction from RedLily in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    1) R+E weeks happen after every 2-3 blocks. You usually have 3 exams during the week: 1 end of block exam, 1 practical anatomy exam (60s to ID a pinned structure on a cadaver) and 1 R+E exam (cumulative exam from all the blocks you've seen so far which is more focussed on clinical knowledge versus basic science)
    2) TCP is a low stress transition period where you begin going into clinics but still have some lectures as well. You have no patient responsibility but get to hone your history taking and physical exam skills. It's very chill.
    3)maybe a med 1 can chime in because they've changed this course from when I did it and might change it again for next year.
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    tameimpala got a reaction from ItsBeenReal in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    1) R+E weeks happen after every 2-3 blocks. You usually have 3 exams during the week: 1 end of block exam, 1 practical anatomy exam (60s to ID a pinned structure on a cadaver) and 1 R+E exam (cumulative exam from all the blocks you've seen so far which is more focussed on clinical knowledge versus basic science)
    2) TCP is a low stress transition period where you begin going into clinics but still have some lectures as well. You have no patient responsibility but get to hone your history taking and physical exam skills. It's very chill.
    3)maybe a med 1 can chime in because they've changed this course from when I did it and might change it again for next year.
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    tameimpala got a reaction from flatjacks in Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors   
    1) there is almost no biochem taught and genetics is given throughout the curriculum. Unit A is very much focussed on public health, with some basic science thrown in.
    2)exams are at the end of every Unit, with some units having a midterm and a final. R+e exams are cumulative exams that focus more on clinically relevant topics (i.e., No need to know the Krebs cycle for that exam but will have to what's the most likely diagnosis given x symptoms)
    3)endo topis are integrated throughout and if I rremember correctly a lot was in the GI block.
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    tameimpala got a reaction from Bambi in Dilemma   
    Absolutely do the camp - you get paid $$$ and will gain some great experiences for whatever you end up doing in life (medicine or otherwise). You do not need to volunteer at a hospital to apply to medical school, so you could find other volunteer opportunities that best fit your schedule.
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    tameimpala got a reaction from ItsBeenReal in Dilemma   
    Absolutely do the camp - you get paid $$$ and will gain some great experiences for whatever you end up doing in life (medicine or otherwise). You do not need to volunteer at a hospital to apply to medical school, so you could find other volunteer opportunities that best fit your schedule.
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    tameimpala reacted to Arztin in Dilemma   
    I 100% agree. Also, this dude is pretty awesome.
    Everyone gets in McGill med with completely different profiles. There is no one single winning combination. Obviously, if you can have top grades and be an Olympics medallist or a NFL player, that can can be quite a seller. Otherwise, most people are just regular human beings who did things they enjoyed. Some people did research. Some people did volunteering; some worked; hell there was a girl in my year who just mainly worked at McDonald's because she was poor and she got in without having done anything ''extraordinary'' as a med-p (and she's awesome).
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    tameimpala got a reaction from Arztin in Dilemma   
    Absolutely do the camp - you get paid $$$ and will gain some great experiences for whatever you end up doing in life (medicine or otherwise). You do not need to volunteer at a hospital to apply to medical school, so you could find other volunteer opportunities that best fit your schedule.
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    tameimpala got a reaction from sel89 in Admission Decisions 2017   
    The Gatineau site is optional! The department does not force anyone to go there and I imagine it will continue to be an optional thing
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    tameimpala reacted to La_Meilleure_Candidate in Futurs Cégepiens, Regardez Ceci   
    T'es un des membres les plus hilarants de ce forum, tu sors d'où? 
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    tameimpala got a reaction from caribou in Post-Interview Thoughts?   
    Your impression of your performance at the MMI is very unlikely to be predictive of your actual performance. No one (except the evaluators) know exactly what they are looking for. Also, no one knows how other people performed in a particular station so it's difficult/impossible to know if you did poorly/did well - everyone else could have done poorly.
     
    I had the same reaction as many of you here - I thought I did well (minus 1 or 2 stations) immediately after the interview and then upon reflection I started doubting my answers to many of the other stations. Again, this is not very predictive of your success or failure - I got in without being waitlisted and anecdotally this happened to my colleagues. Unless you said something bigoted, trashed the room, or acted grossly inappropriate, your personal perception of your performance is, again, not likely to be predictive of your actual performance.
     
    I know it's hard but enjoy the next few weeks! You actually get your answer relatively quickly compared to other schools (and other years at McGill!) so you will get your answer pretty quickly. Good luck!
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    tameimpala reacted to leviathan in Friendliest IMG provinces?   
    Unless I'm mistaken, IMGs are eligible to apply in the first round for CMG positions in Quebec, and no return of service. I'd say that's pretty friendly! The downside to Quebec is I think you have to finish the NAC-OSCE, MCCEE, and MCCQE part 1 to be eligible.
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    tameimpala got a reaction from dreamteam22 in Post-Interview Thoughts?   
    Your impression of your performance at the MMI is very unlikely to be predictive of your actual performance. No one (except the evaluators) know exactly what they are looking for. Also, no one knows how other people performed in a particular station so it's difficult/impossible to know if you did poorly/did well - everyone else could have done poorly.
     
    I had the same reaction as many of you here - I thought I did well (minus 1 or 2 stations) immediately after the interview and then upon reflection I started doubting my answers to many of the other stations. Again, this is not very predictive of your success or failure - I got in without being waitlisted and anecdotally this happened to my colleagues. Unless you said something bigoted, trashed the room, or acted grossly inappropriate, your personal perception of your performance is, again, not likely to be predictive of your actual performance.
     
    I know it's hard but enjoy the next few weeks! You actually get your answer relatively quickly compared to other schools (and other years at McGill!) so you will get your answer pretty quickly. Good luck!
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    tameimpala got a reaction from bluemonkey in Post-Interview Thoughts?   
    Your impression of your performance at the MMI is very unlikely to be predictive of your actual performance. No one (except the evaluators) know exactly what they are looking for. Also, no one knows how other people performed in a particular station so it's difficult/impossible to know if you did poorly/did well - everyone else could have done poorly.
     
    I had the same reaction as many of you here - I thought I did well (minus 1 or 2 stations) immediately after the interview and then upon reflection I started doubting my answers to many of the other stations. Again, this is not very predictive of your success or failure - I got in without being waitlisted and anecdotally this happened to my colleagues. Unless you said something bigoted, trashed the room, or acted grossly inappropriate, your personal perception of your performance is, again, not likely to be predictive of your actual performance.
     
    I know it's hard but enjoy the next few weeks! You actually get your answer relatively quickly compared to other schools (and other years at McGill!) so you will get your answer pretty quickly. Good luck!
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    tameimpala got a reaction from liveyourdream in Post-Interview Thoughts?   
    Your impression of your performance at the MMI is very unlikely to be predictive of your actual performance. No one (except the evaluators) know exactly what they are looking for. Also, no one knows how other people performed in a particular station so it's difficult/impossible to know if you did poorly/did well - everyone else could have done poorly.
     
    I had the same reaction as many of you here - I thought I did well (minus 1 or 2 stations) immediately after the interview and then upon reflection I started doubting my answers to many of the other stations. Again, this is not very predictive of your success or failure - I got in without being waitlisted and anecdotally this happened to my colleagues. Unless you said something bigoted, trashed the room, or acted grossly inappropriate, your personal perception of your performance is, again, not likely to be predictive of your actual performance.
     
    I know it's hard but enjoy the next few weeks! You actually get your answer relatively quickly compared to other schools (and other years at McGill!) so you will get your answer pretty quickly. Good luck!
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    tameimpala got a reaction from rhonamahariel in Post-Interview Thoughts?   
    Your impression of your performance at the MMI is very unlikely to be predictive of your actual performance. No one (except the evaluators) know exactly what they are looking for. Also, no one knows how other people performed in a particular station so it's difficult/impossible to know if you did poorly/did well - everyone else could have done poorly.
     
    I had the same reaction as many of you here - I thought I did well (minus 1 or 2 stations) immediately after the interview and then upon reflection I started doubting my answers to many of the other stations. Again, this is not very predictive of your success or failure - I got in without being waitlisted and anecdotally this happened to my colleagues. Unless you said something bigoted, trashed the room, or acted grossly inappropriate, your personal perception of your performance is, again, not likely to be predictive of your actual performance.
     
    I know it's hard but enjoy the next few weeks! You actually get your answer relatively quickly compared to other schools (and other years at McGill!) so you will get your answer pretty quickly. Good luck!
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