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  1. I just knew one of my friends got that same deal at a different branch so I told them, either I can get it here or ill go get it there (this was in Ottawa). My options were either their basic Signature Visa or Infinite Avion though, Platinum never came up in conversation. Not sure what the difference between Platinum and Infinite Avion is tbh...
  2. I was an existing customer at RBC and last year I got the Infinite Avion + VIP package + all fees waived until residency. Just recently got my interest rate reduced to prime - 0.25%. been pretty happy with them so far!
  3. For Research Fundamentals we were put in groups of 6-8 with a researcher leading the team (we got to rank who we wanted to be with, some are also clinicians and some are pure researchers). We had to meet 4 times, and there was some variation in terms of the course structure for each group. In mine, we each picked a paper in the researcher's area of interest (aka also ours since we chose the researcher we wanted to be with) and then evaluated it, followed by proposing our own research question/methodology to fill in the gaps of the paper and then presenting this to the group.
  4. Two different companies came to present their products to us, and each provided a catalog to chose products from. You can pick whichever stethoscope you prefer, from the most basic model to Cardiology IV, depending on budget/preference. That being said, many people bought their own stethoscopes online, you don't have to order as a group. Hope this helps!
  5. I think what the link is supposed to point out to you is that prereqs have to be completed by January 15th of the year you'd be starting your studies, not by the application deadline. I am starting at McGill med in the fall and one of my prereqs was only completed beginning of January 2016
  6. last year the calls started going out on the Friday after the deadline. it can take up to 2 business days for OMSAS to forward responses to the schools. hope this helps!
  7. Result: Waitlisted GPA: 94% (I think) MCAT: 9 in verbal ECs: lots of research in Canada/abroad, volunteering, community and leadership awards, intramurals,etc Year: Graduated in June 2015 Geography: OOP Will be removing myself from the waitlist in favour of another school
  8. Result: Accepted to MAM Time Stamp: 9:19 AM wGPA: 3.98 MCAT: met all cutoffs ECs/Essays: worked on them for a week max Interview: 2 stations went well, 2 were meh Year: Finished UG in June 2015
  9. Accepted Time: 7:48 AM wGPA: 3.97 Stream: English Geography: IP Current Year: Finished UG in June 2015 Interview: Felt comfortable, I think it went okay. I started doubting my answers after though
  10. I couldn't agree more with this! I feel the same way
  11. I'm not fluent in french, so I'm wondering the same thing
  12. Ohh I did get that email last night! I see the letter now, thanks so much
  13. has anyone received the email yet? I had "admitted with condition", but haven't received an email
  14. One of my verifiers was contacted either the week before interview invites went out or the week right after, they couldn't remember the exact time
  15. I had a tour of the whole campus, took around 40-45 minutes. My interview time was 1:45pm and I finished at 6pm.
  16. I am looking to switch my mock to February 13th because I can't seem to be able to get the day off work. I'm currently scheduled for February 12th at 4pm. Would anyone be able to switch with me? Thanks!
  17. Has anyone received a confirmation email yet, letting you know if you are interviewing in the morning or afternoon? Thanks!
  18. TIME STAMP: 1:45 PM Interview Date: Feb 28th Result: Invite wGPA: 3.98 MCAT: 9 in verbal ECs: 4 years of volunteering, research in Canada and abroad, student groups, working as a medical assistant Essays: wrote one the day before, put a lot of time in the other 3 Year: graduated in June 2015 Geography : IP when I submitted app
  19. TIME STAMP: not sure, checked at 5pm Result: Invite wGPA: 3.98 or 3.99 MCAT: did not submit ECs: 4 years of volunteering, research in Canada and abroad, working as a medical assistant, student clubs Year: graduated with a B.Sc. in June 2015 IP Letter of EC: No
  20. TIME STAMP: 15:21 EST Interview Invite: Invite Early/Regular Deadline: Regular Interview Date: Feb 6th, 1:45PM AGPA (if applicable): 92.33% MCAT: 30 ECs: student government, research in Canada and abroad, honours thesis, 4 years of hospital volunteering, leadership and volunteering awards, 4 years of intramural sports, etc Year: Completed UG (2015), currently working full time Geography: IP/OOP: OOP NAQ (if applicable): 27.57 AQ (if applicable): 34.91 TRF (last year): 62.48 missed it by a point last year, so super excited to interview this year!
  21. Hey, did yours get rescheduled to another day? When are you writing if you don't mind me asking? I have to rewrite the test but they have not told me the date yet
  22. I am on the exact same boat! Finished 8 before the crash and thought they went really well. But the last 4 after the test resumed did not go well at all. They said that the rewrite would be after November 17th, even though I don't have to do it. I'm thinking that if this still allows my new score to be received in time by the schools, I'm going to go ahead and rewrite with a fresh mind.
  23. For those of you who have to re-write a whole new test, what date are you writing? I was told it would be after Nov 17th. I'm assuming this is fine in terms of schools getting our scores back in time ? Thanks!
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