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    Post-Interview Feelings - First Weekend

    So for MMI we should be aiming to present a complete and clear initial answer in about 5 minutes, correct? And then 2 mins for extra Q's? Is there a tone that goes off at five mins or only after 7?
  2. Can some Ontario people chime in on what kind of Ontario topics might come up? Doug Ford and his plans to change medical agencies, new legislations? Medical-specific politics? Anything else going on over there that might pop up in the interviews? Trying to get a good understanding of the Ontario political and medical climate.
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    Lower Mainland (BC) MMI prep group

    Is there a fb group?
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    Lower Mainland (BC) MMI prep group

    Their practice group will have finished as their interviews are done now. :)
  5. Hey, who else is interviewing at Queen's from BC and would like to practice?
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    Queens Interview Portal Password

    You can change your p/w to be whatever you want btw.
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    Queens Interview Invites/regrets 2019

    I have an invite with 127
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    Queens Interview Invites/regrets 2019

    After the crushing blow of UBC interview rejection in December I am really glad to say I have an invite. Sorry to all those who received regrets today Result: Invite!! Time Stamp: 9:20am EST Interview Date: --- TBA wGPA/cGPA: wGPA 3.96-3.97 Year: BSc granted MCAT: 511 (127 CARS, evenly weighted) ECs: lots... medic, music, sports, research, presentations, co-authorship, etc. Geography: OOP
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    U of T medical student convicted of rape

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/prachur-shrivastava-guilty-sex-assault-third-option-calgary-1.4960875
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    Do you get to choose your interview time?

    When does Queen's usually let applicants know about invites? Is it late January?
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    Advice and opinions wanted: Masters degree - Pharmacology

    I could work the MSc around my job (flexible hours). I have read that course-based aren't considered as highly as thesis for some things. Primarily I don't want to make myself ineligible for med for a degree I probably won't really need anyways (by doing a 2-3 year thesis MSc). I have not decided yet what I will do but I am going to attend an information session to learn more.
  12. Hey all! I've been thinking of what I can do during this next year between cycles as I recently received a rejection from UBC (still waiting on OMSAS). I found a one year course-based Pharmacology masters and I am really interested in taking it just for my own interest after discovering my love for the field. I did coursework last year in pharmacology for the first time and can say hands-down it was one of the best experiences at the university level for me. I am considering the one year course-based masters so that I don't lose eligibility for the next cycle. I'm not really even considering its relevance or benefit to my application or how it might apply to a future career as I'm currently employed and don't anticipate leaving this job until med. I just really want to take it for my own interest and to kind of give me a self-esteem boost, and to help me once I'm at the med-school level and doctor level (clinical trials and drug development sound interesting to me). But since I'm here: is there a benefit to a MSc of this kind in the application process? What kinds of jobs could this degree open up for me? Does anyone know anyone with a MSc in Pharmacology? Thank you to everyone who replies!
  13. Thank you everyone for the responses! Definitely learning more about the USA-side of things. For example, I didn't realize reapplicants were looked down upon in the States. I will get my files together and prepare my primary and secondary for next cycle thanks again!
  14. Hey - new to the USA threads and I have a few questions. I have a question regarding applying to this school in particular. When it says it has a deadline for primary application of December 31, is someone really at a disadvantage to apply that late in the cycle? I know it is better to apply earlier than later. If I did apply and was unsuccessful => I also read that re-applicants tend to be looked upon less favourably by USA schools - is this true? With this said, is it really too late to apply to this school? I am asking because I hadn't even considered USA schools for this cycle and had started looking at the MSAR for next cycle and saw that Wayne was still open for this one.... There is some benefit for me waiting for next cycle as well - I can continue adding to my experiences, at least 2 of which can be improved by a great measure, and I could get some shadowing experience completed, which I know USA schools like to see. Also it would give me time to work on the essay(s) from now until May or June... And would give my letter writers time. I think it would be pretty intense to spring a letter request on them this close to the holidays.... Once done with a med school in the States is it pretty easy to get back to Canada? I have read that USA Canadian grads are considered in the CMG stream and go through CaRMS? I could be wrong... Thanks in advance!
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    2yr GPA eligibility

    Contact them directly to make sure.
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