Jump to content
Premed 101 Forums


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About boggie111

  • Rank
    Advanced Member

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling

Recent Profile Visitors

554 profile views
  1. Hey I got in with a very similar score, keep up the hope!
  2. boggie111

    Grand Rounds and Other ways to stand out

    Agree with above completely. Same thing happened at my school as well. Being sycophantic to the point of annoyance rarely works in your favour.
  3. boggie111

    Accepted 2019

    Don’t worry guys, when it’s match day for residency you’ll be given the day and exact time. I found knowing exactly when your faith is decided was more stressful than just waking up one day with an email in your inbox. But until then, good luck to all applicants and stay strong!
  4. boggie111

    Electives in Surgical Speciality

    I think doing internal, emerg, and rads electives to get a “broad” experience is a good idea and they “work” (I.e., you can defend doing electives in them if asked at interview) with whatever you end up applying to. But I’d say do at least 8-10 weeks of electives in your desired speciality and afterwards you can broaden. Unless you want to back up with smth else, then consider doing some of those electives pre-CaRMS to get letters.
  5. boggie111

    Accepted 2019

    Yep, my year it was Mar 17th. This was back in 2015.
  6. I don't think my verifiers were contacted when I applied.
  7. No one can really answer this question for you except for the admission committee, so I would say don't worry about things that you cannot control and just stay positive!
  8. boggie111

    Rural med site suggestions

    I did a rotation in Truro and it was lovely. I did Emerg and it's all run by fam docs + 1 - very knowledgeable, friendly, keen on teaching, and warm. Great place.
  9. I'm going to do one later this year, but I know classmates who have done rotations there. What is your question?
  10. boggie111

    Anonymous Oop Waitlist Poll

    Keep up the hope guys!! The OOP waitlist will move quite a bit when the Ontario schools release their decision in May!
  11. I personally didn't have a strong connection to the Maritimes and was genuine in my essay about it. I focused on what aspects of the Maritimes I found appealing during my visit to Halifax (my connection) and what it would mean for me to practice in this city. I talked about "why Dal" as well in the second half of my essay but the word limit was 500 during my cycle. Best piece of advice I can give is be genuine and read your essay as if you were in the shoes of the admission committee - would you give yourself an interview based on what you wrote?
  12. boggie111

    Oop Chances

    Size of the pool of OOP applicants varies from year to year, but they call about 50-60 to interview, and, like MDHopefulyMe, there are 9 seats. I would also suggest you focus on writing the best application because you never know where you'll get in. A big mistake that people make, especially when applying to med the first time, is not applying to enough places.