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  1. Sounds like a pretty biased R score Formula if OT PT biomed etc give better scores than engineering and many other subjects. At my English school, kinesiology is a well known easier route to medicine because of the grading.
  2. Are these the type that medicine attracts? Or are these the type that the current pay/prestige/security combination attracts?
  3. Also, from being in medical school in a class with 98% of the class from BSc (or above) backgrounds, the level of writing and critical reasoning is embarrassing in many cases. Even professors (whose first language is English) often reveal their surprisingly low literacy through the writing in their powerpoint slides and written materials, and misuse of words due to not actually understanding their meaning.
  4. For what it's worth, I've only ever seen science students, medical students, and engineering students believe that they are intellectually superior to others because of the degree program they chose. I have not encountered that kind of attitude from an arts student, ever.
  5. OP: So you think the narcissism of a significant proportion of medical students is related to the program of study and institution of their undergraduate degree?
  6. This sounds like an argument against using GPA as a differentiator between applicants because there is no standardization at all between institutions, or even within institutions. Although the anger is perhaps misplaced, and the denigration of arts programs and liberal arts colleges reflects poorly on the OP, the argument against the use of GPA has some merit in my opinion.
  7. Which bed table? I've been looking for but would like one that allows me to lay flat on my back while on the laptop!
  8. Not all medical schools have prerequisites in terms of specific courses you need to have completed. Having a non-science background puts you at a mild disadvantage during admissions because you won't have access to the labs, middle-author publications, and numerous awards that are available to science students, which allow them to bolster their CVs during undergrad. And it puts you at a considerable disadvantage compared to your classmates once you are admitted to medical school, since ~98% of them will have a science background to draw on during studying and exams, while you won't. This doesn't "level out after the first semester" as some administrators like to claim. These things can be managed, but understand that this path has a higher degree of difficulty than the standard one. In the US there are post-bac programs for people with a GPA that is not in the standard medical school range. You can read more about them on SDN. In Canada I don't know of a lot of good options besides a second undergraduate degree. The system here is considerably less flexible, it seems. Also, where are you located? EDIT: It seems there is a relatively small number of people who get into US medical schools with GPAs in the 2.5 range. 2.5 GPA with an MCAT of at least 506 or so has a ~25% acceptance rate. I'm not sure if they are MD or DO schools. https://www.aamc.org/system/files/2020-04/2019_FACTS_Table_A-23_0.pdf
  9. Interesting -- are all the GPAs from U of C quite a bit higher than other schools then? That would have a huge impact if you can effectively erase low grades from your record.
  10. What school is this where you can you just convert grades to pass fail after getting your final grade? Must be nice!
  11. I honestly wonder what percentage of people get their first choice/top 3 once you remove the people aiming for family medicine from the data.
  12. I've gotta ask, what is it about plastics that makes people willing to go to these lengths? Less rounding, labs and social work than other surgical specialties?
  13. How do we know they are all CMGs? That number appears to be CMGs and Fifth Pathway combined.
  14. OP, where are you getting this info on spots left empty? Any link to source?
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