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  1. PremedToronto

    DDS or keep applying to MD?

    As others have nicely said above, I would also say take dentistry...my main point is that you've said that you would be happy doing it. So do it! If you still have an inkling for med, you can apply while in dental. I also know someone who switched from dental school to medicine just 1 year into it. Congrats on the UBC and UFT DDS acceptances!
  2. I want to say that I think I used a textbook the course recommended, but I can't recall for sure. I'll let someone who has taken this course more recently tell you about that
  3. I took EECS 1520 about 8 years ago so not sure if my input on profs matter but just make sure you take 1520 and not the other ones. Difficult to say how hard it is to take those 3 courses in the same semester without knowing how much you are usually comfortable with but it is definitely possible
  4. PremedToronto

    UBC Post-Interview Criteria

    Don't think you should think too much about that right now. There's a lot that comes down to it and no one knows how important one aspect is compared to the rest. I think my MCAT score was just below the avg of my class when I was accepted too
  5. PremedToronto

    Resolved

    I think the issue I have with this is that no one really knows what UBC is looking for so it's difficult to say how a recently successful applicant like yourself can "improve" an average interviewee, for example. The advice can even go in the opposite direction here. Each year, I watch a few applicants interview in-person or over Skype and I mostly just provide a few general tips to applicants who are just beginning to prepare for their interviews. This way they can still formulate their own personalized approach to these questions which is important. They need to act like themselves. This is even harder with applications...no one knows what's going on behind closed doors. Personally, I do these for free because I had received the same kind of help when I was starting to practice for my own interviews. We can always make money later but that's just my take on it. Cheers!
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    Call charges and roaming

    I believe if you have free incoming calls, then you're fine. Verify with your carrier
  7. PremedToronto

    Freaking out

    Agree with the above but just double check with the schools you are most interested in. As for York University, maybe check with them if this course will be used towards the "elective" credits you need to graduate. Your academic calendar will have the courses you need for your degree to graduate but then there are elective credits you also need to take. I would talk to Advising Services about this at York. All the best!
  8. PremedToronto

    CaRMS 2019 Interview -- DISCUSSIONS

    I’m wondering the same. Some of the people I spoke to apparently got emails on Dec 18th but I haven’t received anything. Anyone else in the same boat?
  9. Difficult to answer those questions without knowing your background. If you are truly worried about starting CHEM1000 and BIOL1000, you may wish to take the preparation courses, I believe they are labelled as CHEM and BIOL 1500 or something. You can ask your academic advisor at your enrolment appointment. You can also just review yourself and flip through your grade 12 stuff since most of those courses will take off from there. For ECON, you probably didn't take it in high school and I didn't either. So not sure how you can prepare for that but it's not a heavy course.
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    CaRMS 2019 Interview -- INVITATIONS only

    Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Dec 3), Calgary (Dec 3), Alberta (Dec3), Western (Dec 4), Memorial (Dec 5), Laval (Dec 5), Toronto (Dec 6), McGill (Dec 6), UBC (Dec 6), Dalhousie (Dec 7), Manitoba (Dec 7), McMaster (Dec 10), Ottawa (Dec 17) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Dec 7), Ottawa(Dec 8), Memorial(Dec 12), Western (Dec 12), Dalhousie (Dec 14), McMaster (Dec 17), Montreal (17dec), Queens (Dec 18) Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Alberta (Dec 4), UBC (Dec 13), Toronto (Dec 17),Ottawa (Dec 18) Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatchewan (Nov 27), Queen's (Dec 5), McGill (Dec 7), Dalhousie (Dec 7), Calgary (Dec 7), Manitoba (Dec 7), McMaster (Dec 10), UBC (Dec 10), Western (Dec 12), MUN (Dec 13), Toronto (Dec 17) Emergency Medicine: Queen's (Dec 11) Family Medicine: Ontario (Nov 28; IMG only), Laval (Nov 30), Montréal (Dec 4), Saskatchewan (Prince Albert - Dec 10, Moose Jaw/Swift Current - Dec 13th, Saskatoon - Dec 13th), UofT (Dec 12), Sherbrooke (Dec 12) , McGill (Gatineau - Dec 13), Alberta Rural (Dec 12), Alberta Urban (Dec 14), UBC (Dec 14), McGill (Montreal - Dec 14) Queens (Dec 17), McMaster (Dec 17), Memorial (Dec 18), Ottawa (Dec 18) General Pathology: Calgary (Nov 22), Alberta (Dec 3), Dalhousie (Dec 11), McMaster (Dec 13)  General Surgery: McGill (Dec 3), Sherbrooke (Dec 12), Toronto (Dec 17), Manitoba (Dec 17), UBC (Dec 17) Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: To be announced on January 3rd Medical Genetics and Genomics: Calgary (Nov 27), UBC (Nov 29), Manitoba (Nov 28), Ottawa (Dec 6), McGill (Dec 14) Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Western (Dec 3), Dalhousie (Dec 4), McGill (Dec 10), Ottawa (Dec 10), UBC (Dec 10), Calgary (Dec 11), Memorial (Dec 12), Alberta (Dec 14), UofS (Dec 17) Neurology - Paediatric: Alberta (Dec3), Montreal (Dec 4), Calgary(Dec 4), McMaster (Dec 7), McGill (Dec 10), UBC (Dec 11), Ottawa (Dec 14) Neuropathology: Western (Dec 11), UBC (Dec 13), U of T (Dec 14) Neurosurgery: McMaster (Nov30), Western (Dec 7), Dalhousie (Dec 10), UBC (Dec12), McGill (Dec 12), Toronto (Dec 17), Ottawa (Dec 17), Alberta (Dec 17) Nuclear Medicine: Sherbrooke (Dec 07), Western (Dec 17) Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Manitoba (Dec 10), Calgary (Dec 10), Ottawa (Dec 11), UBC (Dec 12), Toronto (Dec 17), Western (Dec 18), Queens (Dec 18) Ophthalmology: UBC (Dec 4), Western (Dec 10), Alberta (Dec 11), Manitoba (Dec 14), McGill (Dec 17) Orthopaedic Surgery: Alberta (Dec 7), McGill (Dec 10), Calgary (Dec 14), McMaster (Dec 14), Dalhousie (Dec 12) Otolaryngology: Alberta (Dec 6), UofT (Dec 14), Calgary (Dec 14), Manitoba (Dec 17) Pediatrics: McMaster (Dec. 14, IMG), Western (Dec 14, IMG), UBC (Dec 14, IMG), Ottawa (Dec. 14, IMG), Toronto (Dec.14, IMG), Sask (Dec 18), Ottawa (Dec 18), Toronto (Dec 18), UBC (Dec 18), Alberta (Dec 18), Manitoba (Dec 18), Western (Dec 18) Plastic Surgery: Alberta (Dec 4), Manitoba (Dec 11), Laval (Dec 17) PM&R: Queens (Nov 22), McMaster (Nov 26), UBC (Nov 30), Manitoba (Nov 30), Western (December6), UofT (December 12th), Calgary (December 12th), USask (Dec 6), Alberta (Dec 7), Dalhousie (Dec 13)  Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 23), Sherbrooke (Nov 27), McMaster- Hamilton and Waterloo (Dec. 4), Western - London & Windsor (Dec. 4), McGill (Dec. 4), Calgary (Dec 5), Manitoba (Dec 5), U of T (Dec 7), Ottawa (Dec 7), Alberta (Dec 10), NOSM (Dec 11), Queens (Dec 12), USask-Regina (Dec 12), UBC (Dec 12), USask-Saskatoon (Dec 13),Dalhousie (Dec 13), U de M (Dec 14) Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Alberta (Dec 5), Manitoba (Dec 7), McMaster (Dec 10), UBC (Dec 12), NOSM (Dec 12) UofT (Dec12), Ottawa (Dec 13) Queens (Dec 17) Radiation Oncology: Calgary (December 10), Alberta (Dec 11), UBC (Dec 11), Ottawa (Dec 17), Dalhousie (Dec 17), Manitoba (Dec 17), Western (Dec 17) Urology: Western (Dec 4), Dalhousie (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 5), Ottawa (Dec 6), Toronto (Dec 8), McGill (Dec 12) Vascular Surgery: Toronto (Nov 26), Western (Dec 10)
  11. PremedToronto

    CaRMS 2019 Interview -- INVITATIONS only

    Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Dec 3), Calgary (Dec 3), Alberta (Dec3), Western (Dec 4), Memorial (Dec 5), Laval (Dec 5), Toronto (Dec 6), McGill (Dec 6), UBC (Dec 6), Dalhousie (Dec 7), Manitoba (Dec 7), McMaster (Dec 10), Ottawa (Dec 17) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Dec 7), Ottawa(Dec 8), Memorial(Dec 12), Western (Dec 12), Dalhousie (Dec 14), McMaster (Dec 17), Montreal (17dec), Queens (Dec 18) Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Alberta (Dec 4), UBC (Dec 13), Toronto (Dec 17),Ottawa (Dec 18) Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatchewan (Nov 27), Queen's (Dec 5), McGill (Dec 7), Dalhousie (Dec 7), Calgary (Dec 7), Manitoba (Dec 7), McMaster (Dec 10), UBC (Dec 10), Western (Dec 12), MUN (Dec 13) Emergency Medicine: Queen's (Dec 11) Family Medicine: Ontario (Nov 28; IMG only), Laval (Nov 30), Montréal (Dec 4), Saskatchewan (Prince Albert - Dec 10, Moose Jaw/Swift Current - Dec 13th, Saskatoon - Dec 13th), UofT (Dec 12), Sherbrooke (Dec 12) , McGill (Gatineau - Dec 13), Alberta Rural (Dec 12), Alberta Urban (Dec 14), UBC (Dec 14), McGill (Montreal - Dec 14) Queens (Dec 17), McMaster (Dec 17), Memorial (Dec 18) General Pathology: Calgary (Nov 22), Alberta (Dec 3), Dalhousie (Dec 11), McMaster (Dec 13)  General Surgery: McGill (Dec 3), Sherbrooke (Dec 12), Toronto (Dec 17), Manitoba (Dec 17), UBC (Dec 17) Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: To be announced on January 3rd Medical Genetics and Genomics: Calgary (Nov 27), UBC (Nov 29), Manitoba (Nov 28), Ottawa (Dec 6), McGill (Dec 14) Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Western (Dec 3), Dalhousie (Dec 4), McGill (Dec 10), Ottawa (Dec 10), UBC (Dec 10), Calgary (Dec 11), Memorial (Dec 12), Alberta (Dec 14), UofS (Dec 17) Neurology - Paediatric: Alberta (Dec3), Montreal (Dec 4), Calgary(Dec 4), McMaster (Dec 7), McGill (Dec 10), UBC (Dec 11), Ottawa (Dec 14) Neuropathology: Western (Dec 11), UBC (Dec 13), U of T (Dec 14) Neurosurgery: McMaster (Nov30), Western (Dec 7), Dalhousie (Dec 10), UBC (Dec12), McGill (Dec 12), Toronto (Dec 17), Ottawa (Dec 17), Alberta (Dec 17) Nuclear Medicine: Sherbrooke (Dec 07), Western (Dec 17) Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Manitoba (Dec 10), Calgary (Dec 10), Ottawa (Dec 11), UBC (Dec 12), Toronto (Dec 17) Ophthalmology: UBC (Dec 4), Western (Dec 10), Alberta (Dec 11), Manitoba (Dec 14), McGill (Dec 17) Orthopaedic Surgery: Alberta (Dec 7), McGill (Dec 10), Calgary (Dec 14), McMaster (Dec 14), Dalhousie (Dec 12) Otolaryngology: Alberta (Dec 6), UofT (Dec 14), Calgary (Dec 14), Manitoba (Dec 17) Pediatrics: McMaster (Dec. 14, IMG), Western (Dec 14, IMG), UBC (Dec 14, IMG), Ottawa (Dec. 14, IMG), Toronto (Dec.14, IMG), Sask (Dec 18) Plastic Surgery: Alberta (Dec 4), Manitoba (Dec 11), Laval (Dec 17) PM&R: Queens (Nov 22), McMaster (Nov 26), UBC (Nov 30), Manitoba (Nov 30), Western (December6), UofT (December 12th), Calgary (December 12th), USask (Dec 6), Alberta (Dec 7), Dalhousie (Dec 13)  Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 23), Sherbrooke (Nov 27), McMaster- Hamilton and Waterloo (Dec. 4), Western - London & Windsor (Dec. 4), McGill (Dec. 4), Calgary (Dec 5), Manitoba (Dec 5), U of T (Dec 7), Ottawa (Dec 7), Alberta (Dec 10), NOSM (Dec 11), Queens (Dec 12), USask-Regina (Dec 12), UBC (Dec 12), USask-Saskatoon (Dec 13),Dalhousie (Dec 13), U de M (Dec 14) Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Alberta (Dec 5), Manitoba (Dec 7), McMaster (Dec 10), UBC (Dec 12), NOSM (Dec 12) UofT (Dec12), Ottawa (Dec 13) Queens (Dec 17) Radiation Oncology: Calgary (December 10), Alberta (Dec 11), UBC (Dec 11), Ottawa (Dec 17), Dalhousie (Dec 17), Manitoba (Dec 17), Western (Dec 17) Urology: Western (Dec 4), Dalhousie (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 5), Ottawa (Dec 6), Toronto (Dec 8), McGill (Dec 12) Vascular Surgery: Toronto (Nov 26), Western (Dec 10)
  12. There likely is a date when the psychology department will open up their courses to students with non-psychology majors. You should contact the psychology department and tell them which major you are in and ask when you can start enrolling in them. If you are a biomed major, make sure you tell them this as well since it is actually one of your requirements.
  13. PremedToronto

    Biology vs. BioMedical vs. Health Sciences

    Agree with both replies above Maybe even find friends or people in those programs and see how they are finding it
  14. Hey there, I did a biomed degree at York. 1. I am never too sure how to answer this question so i will leave this to someone who is more knowledgeable 2. You definitely need to take BOTH BIOL 1000 and 1001 in order to satisfy your bio degree requirements and they are also prerequisite courses for the second-year biology courses which you will need to take for a biology degree. Medical schools probably don't care how many biology credits an applicant has. 3. Yes the EECS 1520 course is available in the winter years as far I remember. 4. The psychology PSYC 1010 course is for beginners so no prior psychology knowledge needed. Hope this helps, cheers!
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