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  1. According to the hashtag in post https://www.facebook.com/MDFinancialManagement/posts/1579106072131776,we will apparently be finding out on July 6?
  2. Poll is up on Facebook http://ow.ly/uafV30ct8CL
  3. I did pure Arts courses while in undergrad - Medicine was not on my radar at the time. When I decided to take the MCAT a few years later, it was a very difficult - but surmountable - task. I mostly self-taught, using Khan Academy videos as well as the Kaplan MCAT books. I also had a few friends who had done biology, chemistry, and physics whom I was able to ask for help when needed. This route is definitely doable, but studying for the MCAT was my 'job' for nearly 3 months. I had quit my job and was not in school at the time, so I studied for 8 hours/day most days (I did do a bit of part-time work in a doctor's office). I got a passable grade, but it was definitely a weak part of my application. So, my advice: -Definitely possible without doing a course, but be prepared to take some time off and study full-time -Find people whom you can go to for help when you need it -Realistically the MCAT is not going to be the strongest part of your application, so make sure you have stellar GPA / extras / essay / etc otherwise to compensate -Don't forget to take practice exams under test conditions. It's easy to focus just on learning the material, but actually writing the test is a skill unto itself you can't forget to work on
  4. Anyone have any idea when we can expect to hear about this year's backpack colour?
  5. Accepted IP. Second time applying, wait listed last year. MCAT: 508 (124 / 129 / 125 / 130) GPA: 3.7 Like most people I thought the interview went OK but not amazing. Non-traditional applicant with another professional degree. Limited ECs / volunteering in recent years although a fair bit while in undergrad.
  6. Congratulations and thanks for giving the rest of us some hope!
  7. I'm on the IP waitlist, but I wasn't able to get a feedback session as they were filled up....
  8. Congratulations! Thanks for keeping us posted!
  9. Wasn't sure if I should start a new thread or not, but I have a question along these lines. The OMSAS Instruction Booklet entry for NOSM ( http://www.ouac.on.ca/docs/omsas/b_omsas_e.pdf ) says Is this a requirement or a suggestion? I have an arts background but did not complete any full course equivalents in science according to their definition. I have been out of undergrad for 5 years now and also have a professional degree (not health- or science-related) so I would definitely call myself a non-trad. I studied enough science to do passably well on the MCAT (which I know NOSM doesn't consider). Does the fact that I didn't take any science in undergrad 5 years ago really mean that I have to forget about NOSM, or would I still be considered if I applied next year?
  10. Thought I may as well create one for those of us on the NS waitlist...
  11. Waitlisted, NS Applicant Academic score: 19 / 25 (GPA: 3.7, MCAT 508) Essay/Supp: 20.25 / 35 Interview: 29.6 / 40 Total: 68.85 Since I don't think anyone's posted them yet, here are the average scores for accepted NS applicants: GPA: 3.8 (13/15) Old MCAT: 29 (7/10) New MCAT: 510 (7/10) Supp/Essay: 23.1 / 35 Interview: 31 / 40 Total: 74.1 Congrats to all those accepted!
  12. 2011 - March 7 2012 - March 5 2013 - March 7 2014 - March 11 2015 - March 17 2016 - ?? Getting close! (Hopefully) less than a month to go...
  13. I called Dal about this to clarify. They told me that any university-affiliated volunteer activity should be listed under extracurricular *only*, and that volunteer activities should only include non-university affiliated activities.
  14. The website ( http://medicine.dal.ca/departments/core-units/admissions/admissions/place-of-residence.html ) states that they have to be 2 periods of 12 consecutive months immediately prior to the start of the program. If you spent 1 year in the Maritimes back in 2005 and 1 year in 2015 it wouldn't be two periods of 12 consecutive months immediately prior to the start of the program. At least, that's how I read it. Might be worth a call to Dal.
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