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  1. plansformed2015

    McGill M.D.,C.M. Interview Invites / Regrets 2019

    Agreed -- fantastic improvement -- how did you complete your second degree? (online and/or using a lot of transfer credits?) Congratulations!
  2. Yes, that's strange as I submitted early yesterday morning! :/
  3. Ok -- thanks for reassuring -- super frustrating to have to wait but fingers crossed it will arrive soon!
  4. Thanks for this! Is it then better to submit our workbook by email before the deadline to be safe, even though it says that it is incomplete without the McGill ID?
  5. Hello! Is anyone still waiting on their McGill ID? I have contacted the admissions office and they said it should be on its way at some point today (I submitted the request early yesterday morning) -- I have my documents all ready to go, but hope it doesn't come close to the deadline! :|
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    Deadline Time for AMCAS

    Hello! I am wondering if a deadline is November 1st (for example!) -- if the deadline is by 11:59pm on November 1st or 12:00am on November 1st? In other words, is the deadline at the end of the day? Thanks!
  7. plansformed2015

    Deadline Time for AMCAS

    I found this in the AMCAS manual -- "To meet an AMCAS deadline, your application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on the deadline date." -- so I am thinking it is at the end of the day if the deadline is November 1st.
  8. I agree that completing a PhD (or extensive work experience) is a much more non-traditional path. Luckily you will see many PhDs posting whether they are applying in this cycle or whether they are already accepted into an MD program! Best of luck!
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    Interview Invites 2018/2019 cycle

    congratulations to everyone who received an interview invite already! it is great to see the diversity in the stats -- does anyone know if invitations are sent over weekends or should we take a break from refreshing our inboxes? thanks!
  10. What a cool program that I hadn't heard of before! It sounds like a great "prep" school for MD, which I didn't think existed so much in Canada. Is there a contact person for this program that you would recommend to learn more about it? I'm glad to hear your mind frame that all experiences are important too, as this easily translates to the life-long learning that medicine demands!
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    Reference Letters?

    Agreed, definitely not the best practice and it is the reference who submits the final version.
  12. plansformed2015

    Reference Letters?

    Hello! I'm wondering if anyone offers experienced review of reference letter drafts? I find that I have to create drafts for my referees (which isn't ideal, but many of my references have busy schedules with teaching/research/clinical work) -- and I want to make sure my letters are at least somewhat eye catching for the reviewers! Thanks!
  13. Hello! I am wondering if there are any particular medical schools that are PhD-friendly or encourage this additional training/maturity in their applicants? I have recently discovered that UBC seems to be encouraging this, and wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing any other schools that might be worth applying to this year! Thanks!
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    PhD Friendly MD Schools

    Congrats on getting into McMaster in 2016 (and being almost done now!) PhD2MD! Did you complete your PhD before applying to MD? If so, did you apply to any other schools? Did you find that your PhD work was relevant (benefit/detriment) during the interviews?
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    PhD Friendly MD Schools

    Thanks for these helpful responses! I think I also see that Dalhousie looks at PhD courses + 3rd or 4th year undergraduate courses if PhD has been completed? https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/core-units/admissions/admissions/gpa-requirement/degree-assessment.html
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    PhD Friendly MD Schools

    Hello! Yes, I should have clarified that it is the former in your question -- thanks for your response. I did know about the +4% for McMaster and wondered if there were any other selection processes that specifically assessed those with completed graduate training. Thanks!
  17. Awesome, congratulations! I also have a PhD and will be applying to MUN this coming September (although I am OOP) -- I would be interested to hear what you think about the interview process and if your age/experience seemed to really help you -- this is a great example of how MUN is so holistic in their selection process!
  18. This is really helpful! Thanks dancemom! I am wondering which program you decided on for your AU degree? Your research about the requirements (type and timing) for courses will pay off I'm sure. There are so many ways that the second degree could become unusable, so that is great pre-planning! I am wondering whether many of your previous credits transferred or how long your second degree will take? Do you have a target medical school (no problem if you don't want to share)?
  19. Hello! Despite my ambitious screen name, I haven't been successful yet unfortunately! I tried out a couple of courses and it seems like a great system. Did you like the consultant company you worked with? I am in the midst of figuring out which program would respond best to my application and what I need to do next. And congrats to sykern on Queen's MD 2021~!
  20. Hello! This is my first-time posting on this Premed 101 Forum, so apologies in advance if any information in my post is accidentally omitted I am currently completing my PhD (Epidemiology) and will be defending my thesis this summer. I was anticipating going into academia but have decided to focus on medicine and combine my research area of interest with clinical work. As such, I have to do some reconstructing of my undergraduate GPA to make it anywhere near competitive (even with the PhD) -- I have also considered Athabasca to obtain my second degree. I am wondering if Athabasca University courses are generally recommended based on individuals' experiences? Does anyone have a success story of completing a second degree with Athabasca University? Of course, I will discuss the requirements for a second degree with the selected medical schools that I am interested in -- but I am trying to decide whether to sink more money into a typical university or an online university. Any thoughts would be appreciated!