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Serendi last won the day on September 30 2018

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  1. Serendi

    Application Timelines

    Too late - most likely, yes. It will put you at a significant disadvantage if your plan is to matriculate into American med school without having a gap year. True for your second point - some schools (ie. Harvard, Einstein) won't permit you to apply more than twice. Generally a reapplicant is frowned upon if not accompanied with significant improvement to the application.
  2. Thats incredible, congratulations!! Esp to such a low yield school like Georgetown! So happy for you!
  3. Most AMCAS conversion is grade-to-GPA, so if your university gives you A for 80%, that's 4.0. Double degree matters little in US - every course from every degree counts to calculate GPA.
  4. No MD, at least. Not sure about DO but I'm prettty sure no either.
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    Interview Invites

    I got IIs from August to late December! Interviewed until January.
  6. Sounds pretty good. Try to get a lot more volunteering hours than what you have right now - I heard average for US students these days hover around 200hrs, and you'd probably want to exceed Americans in pretty much every criterion to get in. Tough process
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    Deadline Time for AMCAS

    You're looking these up for fun right? Not to actually submit them today right? That'll be a massive massive waste of time money willpower and effort
  8. What's the definition of Low here? Keep in mind that even if a school's median MCAT may be low, as a Canadian you generally have to have higher stats than Americans to get in. Not to mention that these 'low-MCAT schools' usually receive tons of applications.
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    Applying to US DO schools

    If you graduate from a US-DO schools, you'll be an AMG - just with a different citizenship status. It's still much, much easier to get a US residency than with an MD from Ireland/Caribbean. So essentially yes, same chances. Here's a summary: Ultra-competitive fields (Ortho, Derm, etc) - USMD can match (w/ tons of research and etc). USDO will have a very, very hard time to match here. Essentially zero chance for Carib/Ireland MD. Regular fields (everything else) - both USMD and USDO can match well here. Still hard time for Carib/Ireland MD.
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    Paying for US med school tuition?

    Yeah. Ontario. They'll give out more for Ontario schools though.
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    Paying for US med school tuition?

    according to OSAP estimate, just $7900CDN/Yr for loans with no grants. This might change once I stop friggin procrastinating and actually submit the application in..haha
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    Paying for US med school tuition?

    Ontario really needs to step up. :(
  13. For the most part, disadvantaged even with these schools. But they are certainly better for Canadian students to apply to.