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  1. MedMaybe3563

    Giving up slowly...

    Just practice, practice, practice. Don't give up. Improve your verbal/analytical/English skills, keep doing the full length practice tests from AAMC and try again.
  2. I was thinking that for IP it's slightly easier and maybe your chances are better? But correct me if I'm wrong.
  3. Out of curiosity are you IP or OOP?
  4. It's definitely not impossible!
  5. A lot of people have told me to read a book called Doing Right which is supposedly a big help. Other than that the uwash ethics page is probably good enough and practice typing quick if you're not great at it. Good luck dude! I hope it goes great.
  6. Decent chance if your CASPer is solid. I've seen someone with a similar GPA, lower CARS get in OOP.
  7. My two cents. I'm a psych major and the lower level psych courses are pretty easy. But once you start getting into the upper year 3rd and 4th level courses it takes a lot more work to get an A. Not sure what your degree requirements are but neuropsych, neuropsychopharmacology, and cognitive psychology courses are 3 of the harder ones. There are vast amounts of information and detailed neuroanatomy you need to know and you really need to put in the effort. It's not a walk in the park for everyone. For that reason kin might be a slightly easier way but I guess at the end of the day it's all relative. I have 0 interest in Kin and would probably do terrible, but I absolutely love psych and have done well in most of the courses. Pursue what interests you the most and odds are you will do great.
  8. MedMaybe3563

    Do people lie on CASPer?

    Brilliant book by the way. Corporate psychopathy and the dark triad are pretty unsettling.
  9. MedMaybe3563

    Do people lie on CASPer?

    Yes. People lie on CASPer. People also lie on their medical school applications and even during interviews, I personally know 2 who did and got accepted! Sometimes medicine attracts the wrong types of people because of the earning potential some specialties have. Fact of life, it's unfair, it sucks, but it's the truth and on the bright side at least you can be happy about being surrounded by slightly less liars than in law school!
  10. Agree to disagree sounds good. Just because we have differing views doesn't mean we can't have a cordial discussion. It is a convoluted, grey topic anyway. I'm still in my undergrad, not going to be applying this cycle but appreciate the sentiment nonetheless. Best of luck at Queen's med.
  11. While I get what you're saying and I agree, (people who find this thread, don't ever ever go to medical school abroad without doing your research), my view is that if anything, I think the willingness to take such a risk and financial burden shows how dedicated they are to pursuing what they love and are passionate about. If they pass the necessary tests proving their competence to practice medicine, they should not be arbitrarily barred from having a better chance at a residency in their home nation.
  12. I never said Caribbean schools are reputable. If you read my comments earlier I mention this. This lawsuit likely won't go anywhere and I don't have much sympathy for people who choose to go to schools which are basically diploma mills. But that does not change my opinion that Canadians who study medicine abroad at *reputable schools (e.g. RCSI, Limerick, Melbourne, etc) are pushed into a difficult corner and something should be done about it when they want to return home.
  13. I feel like if I told someone who took on $300,000 of debt, worked their asses off for 4-6 years and successfully completed an accredited, reputable medical program that they need to now accept one path for them is closed, I would be viewed as a condescending, elitist asshole.
  14. That's not always realistic and you know that. If you have a 3.4 cGPA for instance, it's unlikely you can compensate for it with EC's. And time is a factor too. People have life plans. After enough rejections soon enough you find yourself in your late 20's or whatever and that is irritating if someone wants to settle down and have kids by their mid 30's, etc. If you spend 5 or 6 years applying to Canadian schools with no luck but RCSI for instance, accepts you then that is probably your only chance of becoming a doctor. The mentality of "tough luck, that's life" or telling someone to "pick another career" is unfair to those whose life circumstances didn't enable them to solely focus on achieving academic excellence.
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