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  1. Persephone

    Freaking out

    Mac doesn't care about course load by the way. And they count every single course you've taken towards your GPA.
  2. Persephone

    Freaking out

    Is it an undergraduate level course that can count towards some degree (if not your specific one)? If so, most schools will count it, whether or not York does.
  3. It varies year to year I think. This year's McMaster class had a really high number of health sci admissions, iirc.
  4. Persephone

    What school did you choose?

    No problem! You can come prepared with questions for your med student guides (at interviews they stick you in groups with 1st year med student leaders to navigate you to where you need to be and answer questions). That's really the best resource I found.
  5. Persephone

    What school did you choose?

    That they sent me an offer of admission But seriously, I just applied everywhere I was eligible and had a decent shot at. Then when it came down to 2 offers off of waitlists the decision making process was much simpler. My recommendation is to increase your chances of acceptance by applying to several schools. The process is very competitive so you want to give yourself the best shot you can at acceptance. I chose McMaster in the end because the location is close to Toronto, it's larger than Kingston (the other offer I got was to Queen's), the 3 year program appealed to me, and I got a great feeling from the school at my interview. You're going to find a diversity of students at any medical school, there's not really a generalization you can make about what kind of people end up where. The best way to get a feel for what the culture of the school is like is during interviews. Every school I interviewed at (I did 4 interviews this cycle) gave you the opportunity to ask questions of medical students, of the dean, and to watch presentations which would give you some insight into what they have to offer and to take a quick look around the city. To sum up, my strategy would be 1) apply widely 2) get a feel for the school & city when you interview 3) if you are lucky enough to get multiple offers then that info you gathered at interviews will come in handy.
  6. Persephone

    Pre-mmi score for UofC

    I think they said they would send those scores out / release them in July?
  7. Persephone


    You have to rewrite the CASPer test each cycle you apply, so do NOT write it a year early, you will just be wasting your money.
  8. I honestly think it would be helpful to talk to a counselor to help you untangle which thoughts are low self worth issues and which are fears grounded in reality that can be addressed through planning or approach. Finding a counselor that you have a decent rapport with is important for outcome though, so keep that in mind too if you do decide to talk to someone. When I'm having moments of fear or self doubt I try to take a step back from those feelings and examine where they're coming from. That allows me to get a handle on those feelings and respond to them appropriately. Also, try to be kind to yourself, it's normal to feel some imposter syndrome! This is a big step. Humility is a valid stance to take and can keep you open to learning, but also recognize that you worked really hard to get where you are and that says something positive about you that's worth recognizing. If it turns out this isn't what you want to do after all that's totally legitimate and it's okay to be in limbo about what you actually want to do. But figuring that out means spending some time reflecting (journaling can be helpful for this) and really discerning your reasons for why you feel the way you do. Best of luck, I know it isn't easy, I almost did so many different careers before deciding on medicine!
  9. Persephone

    Immunization form deadline

    Just make sure you email em I think to let them know what your progress is and what's holding it up. I think there's something on there explicitly about it being ok for Hep B vaccinations to be in progress (b/c you need 3) so as long as it's done before school that's probably ok.
  10. I got a 131 on the actual MCAT CARS section. In practice tests I tended to get 0-2 wrong. That's sorta what I was going based off of as well.
  11. I would say 0-2? That's the rough estimate my instructor at Prep101 gave me. It's hard to say.
  12. Persephone

    Doug Ford & OPC clinches majority government...

    I wouldn't expect more funding for the ministry of health in the next 4 years?
  13. Persephone

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Yay! Excited to meet up in August! Very happy for you
  14. P.S. if having any grounding in theory or philosophy is holistic than I'll gladly take that qualifier on. Bye "boiiiii" lol
  15. Classic med student. Misgendering ppl on the internet. Pretty humble to tell ppl to humble themselves.