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  1. Given the 8 week elective cap, would 8 weeks in a surgical specialty and then 6-8 weeks in IM work out for both?
  2. I would interview and try get a consulting offer while simultaneously try to get into med school. Neither is guaranteed so it's in your best interest to keep both in the running for as long as possible. I also interviewed for consulting and applied to med school in my 4th year and that was the advice given to me. if this was MBB level consulting there's something else you can think about. When I was prepping for consulting interviews with a friend of mine who was very focused on consulting and also fairly involved with recruiting, I asked him the same question. His response was that they might actually see an MD degree as an investment. If they make you an offer then they really do want you, and would be open for you to do your MD and then possibly go back after you graduate. There are definitely MDs who go into consulting after graduation. Not saying that you'll go into consulting after getting your MD, but they'll probably still see it as a positive thing. If you get an offer for consulting and then get into med school, I would just tell them then and see what they say.
  3. It was implemented this past cycle already for interviewed candidates. I would not be surprised if they continued it for the upcoming and future cycles, although an official statement from Admissions would be helpful. They never told us the role it played in our admission decision (if any).
  4. I've only taken one 20 credit semester, and it wasn't fun. If you pulled it off in first year, but had a slightly below average GPA, I would strongly caution you from taking 20 credits worth of upper year biochem/chemE courses. ChemE at my school had classes with C averages and people praying to pass. It would be better for you to take a little longer (5 years, even) to finish courses without overloading yourself. Coming from an engineering background where I took 17/18 credits per semester, it really doesn't leave you much time to do ECs, which are becoming more and more important. You don't want to burnout because of this. I like your plan of going into tissue engineering and chemE is a great back up option. Just make sure you don't underestimate the amount of work it takes.
  5. I did engineering for my undergrad. So naturally if I didn't get in I would just work. Pays decently, not too stressful and I'll reapply. But engineering work is not really my favorite area. One field in particular I looked was management consulting. Some MDs also go into it after graduation.
  6. I agree with SunAndMoon. I'm really distracted today so I decide to do some math. There are 3 days of interviews next week. Assuming they run it the same way they did in March, there are 2 sessions per day (morning and afternoon), 4 color groupings in each session. Each grouping has 14 people in it (10 stations + 4 rest stations). This gives us 3x2x4x14=336 total interviewees next week. During next week, they are interviewing Med-P, Dent-P, non-traditional, and the remaining IP University candidates. Based on the applications stats they posted, they are interviewing 264 Med-P and 17 NTP. They interviewed 54 Dent-P last year and that number probably won't fluctuate too much. Now, we have an unknown number of IP university level candidates interviewing, say Y. There are also an unknown number of candidates interviewing for both Med-P and Dent-P, say X. So based on these numbers: (264+54-X)+17+Y=336. As a result Y-X=1 So the number of IP-university level candidates interviewing next week should be approximately the same as the number of people interviewing for both Med-P and dent-P. If someone knows that number, it could potentially give us an idea how much things can change. I admit this all isn't that useful. I'm just doing it for the fun of it .
  7. I'm assuming he meant if someone meets the score calculated by that formula, and yet did not get invited to interviews, what could be wrong. The formula is almost definitely not how they calculate the pre-interview scores since it means 3.80 vs 4.0 is only 1.35 (4.0/4.0*27-3.8/4.0*27) points away, and a 125 vs 132 MCAT is only 0.7 (132/132*13-125/132*13) points away. So they definitely adjust GPA/MCAT to stratify the top scores more.
  8. Yeah that would make sense to me. I forgot to mention this is the average for accepted IP-4th year. As TheApiarist said, if you gave an average response, you'd get a 4/7 and that would be below average compared to the accepted people.
  9. You are scored out of 7, then they are averaged and converted to a score out of 30. At least that's how they did it last year. Average for IP-4th year is usually ~22/30, which is about 5.13/7. So you'd need to do a bit better than 5/7 over the 8 stations to be average.
  10. I did honours, so I wrote a thesis instead on mechanical properties of structural proteins.
  11. The same line was in last year's email too and I was able to know my ranking/talk about my application sometime in June.
  12. I would look into this more, as I've heard that the job market for lawyers isn't that great due to saturation. But then again, that's like every job nowadays.
  13. Haha people asked me that as soon as I applied, and I'm still answering it.
  14. So assuming you are out of province you would need a pretty high GPA (3.9+) but if you are in province (or obtain it in someway) you'll need a ~3.8. McGill considers the degree itself a little bit, there's a small bonus for "professional programs" but I wouldn't rely on that. If your GPA is decent, you should give it a try. McGill dentistry's admission is a little eccentric due to the small class size so you never know.
  15. I graduated from Mechanical Engineering at McGill this year and got into dental school at McGill. I've also worked at engineering internships every summer, and just dabbled in research and volunteering during the year. It was brought up as a positive aspect during the interview. I *think* engineering work experience could be just as rewarding/valuable as volunteering and research would.
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