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  1. To add onto that, the advisor I spoke to at TD thought I needed a co-signer, and actually said I won’t get ANY credit cards. Made it very easy for me to go no thanks see yah later lol.
  2. Keep in mind, they may have gotten in out of Ontario where IP requirements are lower. In Ontario you’d be facing very rough application cycle even with a great MCAT. Mac if CARS was high and CASPer was marked high I can see. Or a strong wGPA for UoT.
  3. So for grays, do you mean the physical book or the app? The app is free so I was wondering if the quality was way different. Got no background so just wanna be prepared lol, it does seem pretty comprehensive though.
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    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    Or the email is being finalized because admin stuff can take time too. Best of luck though. Queen's class full email was sent out last week, so its getting there for all schools. Best of luck though, you never know what can happen until August!
  5. Just slightly falling apart. I remember when this happened a few years ago, and morale is still low https://www.google.ca/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/society/2016/aug/31/bma-announces-further-strikes-junior-doctors-contract-dispute
  6. Thanks! Yeah I found practice with medical students was way more productive and informative. So if you’re aiming for Manitoba trying to get a few of them would be good!
  7. Definitely interview. I got rejected last year, got interviewed again this year and accepted off the first wait list offers (first round in ontario after initial offer). Practice well, often, and with many people is the best advice I can give. And always try to stay calm, and structure your answers so it's easy to understand. Good luck :). Also, congrats Drang!
  8. Read each schools gpa portion of the application, it is clear. Usually it is cGPA or a mixture of the last few years.
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    OMSAS GPA conversion

    GPA is calculated by getting a GPA for each course to make up for the year. This conversion table may help https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/omsas-conversion-table/ Queens maybe, lower end, and it depends on the cut off which changes every year. Western need two years 3.7. And their MCAT cut offs have historically been high so ensure its high. Who knows what they’ll do wih the ABS stuff.
  10. They cannot leave Hamilton for personal reasons, so if OP somehow found a way to do so then for sure try. But if thy ABSOLUTELY cannot leave, then not much else they can do unfortunately. Can OP do another year of full time and perhaps get the GPA ? That’s your next step, that way you stay in town.
  11. They usually post the stats in their website of average accepted, so around those is safe bet. 3.84 or something I think. As was said above, you really need to do well on CASPer to get an interview. You’re definitely fighting an uphill battle though and more so with only one school choice. Best of luck!
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    Queens Waitlist 2018

    It was bound to happen. I want you all to know that you’re not a failure, you may have just been delayed. Being on the waitlist is a good thing because they obviously liked what they saw, just the competition is so great, they cna only have so many. Last year I was straight rejected after my interview. That hurt, but it made me want to work even harder this year. I knew my interview was holding me back, especially after getting a second interview, so I focused my energy in it as much as I could. Queens definitely gives a huge amount of points to interview post interview, so reflect on what happened. Were you so nervous it affected how you could think, speak, etc. Any nervous ticks? The difference between my two interviews was nerves and structure. Practice makes perfect theybsay, and although you won’t perform perfectly during the interview (I didn’t), I knew I performed better than last year. Refocus your energy and improvement and continuing your ECs. Refine OMSAS descriptions if you can. But for now, take this time for yourself, feel the feelings you need to feel, and spend time with your family and friends. Enjoy this summer and really go hard in August for OMSAS. I wish you all the best of luck next year.
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    Thoughts on BS/MD programs?

    Honestly, no. I think it helps establish maturity to go through university, coping skills, emotional and social skills, various research skills and opportunities that can further increase their ability as a investigator. Further more, the application process can help establish perseverance, I’m an example hah. work experience after a degree helps further development. Also you may find most people in QUARMs come from well off families, and hence we lose the ability of being able to relate to patients who come from low income or adverse conditions. I definitely am going to be a different clinician than if I got in earlier in my undergrad career. I didn’t have the same opportunities that most QUARMs matriculates have. Medical applications already are biased towards people who have more $, we don’t need more of that, we need more life experience. I found that people in my previous career who got into it right away didn’t appreciate the privilege of their job as much as people who had various lower income jobs before getting in. Government is so cushy lol.
  14. Well up to you. Could do a second degree to increase gpa, or move. Would you be happy being so far for that amount of time from family and friends? Has residency requirements changed in the oast? Are your stats really that competitive as an IP? Do you think the job is ok and would it last two years? All things to think about.