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  1. I'm not sure what to make of the Star's data to be honest. Somehow I doubt the median billing for Emergency Medicine is $30,000 a year. Unless most EM docs are compensated primarily from non-OHIP sources, which would be news to me.
  2. How do you "check the Toronto Star" given the paywall? Or do you access it by some other means?
  3. Well the good news, OP, is that prerequisites have fallen out of favour at most (almost all?) Canadian medical schools. So you won't need to do a bunch of bio or life science courses if you don't want to. All you need to do show you've learned some basics in reading comprehension, physical sciences, and psychology, by achieving an acceptable MCAT score. How you go about learning those basics is up to you. As for your GPA, I think the only school in Canada which will never let you escape the grades from your first degree no matter how long ago it was or how much you've achieved academically since, is MUN. All the others are attainable I think, with varying amounts of work to make yourself a competitive applicant for each.
  4. Some med students were pharmacists before starting med school so they continue to work at a pharmacy. I think it pays way better than any research job they're likely to get as a student.
  5. I'm not on the admissions committee so I don't know for sure. My personal opinion/speculation is: The committee will notice if your work is in a journal that is read and respected by academic clinicians, and this will be valued much more than a publication in a low journal they have never heard of. So there's likely a correlation with impact factor, but that's not the only factor. A top specialty journal may be impact factor of 3 but extremely difficult to get into and is a major accomplishment for senior residents to publish there because it is the best in the specialty. And a generalist journal like CMAJ (7) which is not a top journal in general medicine may carry more weight than it should because of name recognition in Canada. Also, I doubt any of this applies to getting into the top journal of plankton, or entomology, or whatever non-medicine journals premeds are publishing in these days since most people in admissions haven't heard of them. My .02
  6. Out of curiosity, what makes you think all journals below Nature/Lancet/NEJM would be treated equal? I would not think a publication in something like Annals of Internal Medicine or Circulation would be looked at the same as a publication in Canadian Medical Education Journal. Nor would CMAJ or other middling journals that the admissions committee has heard of possibly reviews for, publishes in, or at least occasionally reads. At my institution at least, the dean of admissions is open about the fact that impact factors matter to them when they are looking at applicants' publications.
  7. Why only Canada? https://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/training/students/electives/programs/internvetional_radiology.html
  8. If one was to reuse letters for a second shot at Carms, why wouldn't the person just ask letter writers to update their letters with a current date?
  9. I've never heard of that rule by Sherbrooke--any idea of the rationale? Any other schools with a similar rule?
  10. Well it's a good thing CASPER is being used more widely then. We wouldn't want people with a slow typing speed to be practicing medicine one day! /s
  11. There's also the job itself, probably more important than lifestyle.
  12. My understanding was that Queen's does not have a hard MCAT cutoff... At Dal your GPA doesn't really matter very much; it only counts for 15% of your score. Your CV is more important.
  13. You should be able to get into Queen's, U of T, or Dal with your GPA and CV. 2nd undergrad would be absurd with your profile.
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