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  1. school interviewing at: Toronto specialty: Family Medicine current interview date: Jan 17, 5-9pm date would like to switch to: Jan 17, anytime earlier that day
  2. Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Dec 3), Calgary (Dec 3), Alberta (Dec 3), Western (Dec 4), Memorial (Dec 5), Laval (Dec 5), Toronto (Dec 6), McGill (Dec 6), UBC (Dec 6), Dalhousie (Dec 7), Manitoba (Dec 7) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Dec 7), Ottawa(Dec 8) Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Alberta (Dec 4) Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatchewan (Nov 27), Queen's (Dec 5), McGill (Dec 7), Dalhousie (Dec 7), Calgary (Dec 7), Manitoba (Dec 7) Emergency Medicine: Family Medicine: Ontario (Nov 28; IMG only), Laval (Nov 30), Montréal (Dec 4) General Pathology: Calgary (Nov 22), Alberta (Dec 3) General Surgery: McGill (Dec 3) Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: Medical Genetics and Genomics: Calgary (Nov 27), UBC (Nov 29) Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Western (Dec 3), Dalhousie (Dec 4) Neurology - Paediatric: Alberta (Dec 3), Montreal (Dec 4), Calgary (Dec 4) Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: McMaster (Nov 30), Western (Dec 7) Nuclear Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Manitoba (Dec 10) Ophthalmology: Orthopaedic Surgery: Alberta (Dec 7) Otolaryngology: Alberta (Dec 6) Pediatrics: Plastic Surgery: Alberta (Dec 4) PM&R: Queens University (Nov 22), McMaster (Nov 26), UBC (Nov 30), Manitoba (Nov 30), Western (December 6)  Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 23), Sherbrooke (Nov 27), McMaster- Hamilton and Waterloo (Dec. 4), Western - London & Windsor (Dec. 4), McGill (Dec. 4), Calgary (Dec 5), U of T (Dec 7), Ottawa (Dec 7), Alberta (Dec 10) Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Alberta (Dec 5), Manitoba (Dec 7) Radiation Oncology: Urology: Western (Dec 4), Dalhousie (Dec 5), McMaster (Dec 5), Ottawa (Dec 6), Toronto (Dec 8) Vascular Surgery: Toronto (Nov 26), Western (Dec 10)
  3. Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Dec 3), Calgary (Dec 3), Alberta (Dec 3), Western (Dec 4) Anesthesiology: Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatchewan (Nov 27) Emergency Medicine: Family Medicine: Ontario (Nov 28; IMG only), Laval (Nov 30), Montréal (Dec 4) General Pathology: Calgary (Nov 22), Alberta (Dec 3) General Surgery: McGill (Dec 3) Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: Medical Genetics and Genomics: Calgary (Nov 27), UBC (Nov 29) Medical Microbiology: Neurology: Western (Dec 3), Dalhousie (Dec 4) Neurology - Paediatric: Alberta (Dec 3) Neuropathology: Neurosurgery: McMaster (Nov 30) Nuclear Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Ophthalmology: Orthopaedic Surgery: Otolaryngology: Pediatrics: Plastic Surgery: PM&R: Queens University (Nov 22), McMaster (Nov 26), UBC (Nov 30), Manitoba (Nov 30) Psychiatry: Memorial (Nov 23), Sherbrooke (Nov 27), McMaster- Hamilton and Waterloo (Dec. 4), McGill (Dec. 4) Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Radiation Oncology: Urology: Western (Dec 4th) Vascular Surgery: Toronto (Nov 26)
  4. Some people are bringing up good points, I should clarify that this is a hunch I have based on several conversations in UME, no one has said this reason explicitly to me. Also I have yet to see any official document outlining this change in admission process so until it's on the website I wouldn't worry too much about it. I also agree there are several other ways med admissions could improve diversity of their medical class, many of the suggestions you've mentioned were also brought up at CCME this year by several faculties from across Canada, so I'm hopeful that's a general trend that we'll see over the coming years.
  5. The main point people keep bringing up in this thread is weather or not "3.3 and 4.0 are equal" and how "just because you have a 4.0 doesn't mean you have poor ECs or communication skills". Those are both completely true, but as someone who's worked closely with several faculty and staff in UME I am inclined to believe the above quote is likely the biggest reason for these potential changes. There is a push across Canada to improve social accountability in our admissions process, and this means making efforts to increase representation from marginalized communities. If you are rural, grew up in poverty, were a refugee, transgender or first nations, etc you likely faced many more challenges throughout your life that the "typical" med applicant did not. And despite being incredibly intelligent and hard working, did not have a 4.0 GPA to reflect that.
  6. I did the Fall + Winter stream last year and highly recommend it. Second semester gets pretty heavy and it's so nice to have IntD every other week instead of every week.
  7. As someone who's worked at Apple for the last year, unless you plan on doing some serious video editing, gaming, processing huge amounts of data or other similarly processor/graphics intensive applications, you really don't need a 15" MBP for school. The only reason to get it is if you really really prefer the larger screen, otherwise a 13" MBP or 13" Air will be totally fine for school.
  8. I actually asked this exact question during the post interview Q&A this year. Rural applicants are ranked along with everyone else, the top 157 are chosen, then the last remaining 10 spots are given to rural applicants that did not rank within the top 157.
  9. Even though this year was pretty competitive there were still a number of accepted applicants with similar GPA and Mcat. I got in with 3.79 and 35, and a friend of mine got in with 3.76 and 34. It's definitely worth a shot, especially if your ECs are above average.
  10. Accepted, IP GPA: ~88% (converted from U of A) MCAT: 35 Interview: felt great, had fun, only one station felt a bit weak I'm in a lucky situation since I grew up in Sask but studied at the U of A I got to apply to three schools (Alberta, Calgary, sask) as IP. I've been accepted at the U of A and will be declining my U of S offer. Best of luck to those on the wait list!
  11. Accepted GPA: 3.79 MCAT: 35 ECs: pretty diverse, student leadership, healthcare, music, teaching, some decent scholarships. Year: Graduated with Bachelor of Music last year Geography: IP Rural Interview: Felt good, only one or two stations seemed a little weak but overall great.
  12. If this helps at all, at the post interview info session it was shared that for the last 8 years they have always gotten through the top 3rd of the waitlist, often a good portion through the middle third, and only one year reached a few people in the bottom third.
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