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  1. PM me if you'd like advice specific to your situation. As someone who's gone through 4 cycles over 5 years I may have something valuable for you.
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    5th year or GRAD school?

    Do the 5th year. A Master's will not help you for Canadian Med schools trust me.
  3. GPA is too low. Don't bother applying. With that GPA they'll only look at you if you've got a Master's and 3.6 may still be too low. Regarding salvaging the low GPA, a Master's won't do anything for you in Ontario. If you're from another province you could get an acceptance in your home province depending on which it is but not in Ontario. Honestly, your best bet is a 2nd undergrad.
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    AMCAS SCALES for Canadian Schools

    Yup that's the actual scale
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    Interviews 2019

    Maybe they do silent rejections lol
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    Interviews 2019

    Unfortunately they're probably closed now. Its 7 PM there now
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    Interviews 2019

    Or theres been some technical error and not everyone has recieved their interview email. Not unheard of.
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    Interviews 2019

    I'm assuming you still haven't gotten anything yet?
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    Ah I see. I would include prep time. Your best bet is to indicate an average amount of hours per month. I would imagine your team would prep a few weeks in advance.
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    *c. Time spent performing this activity. (Choose one.) ___ hours per week ___ hours per month Done only once Done once every 2 to 3 months Done once every 4 to 6 months Between parts c and d all of that is addressed
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    *d. What has been your accumulated time commitment to this particular activity? (I.e., How long did you participate or have you been participating in this activity?) (E.g., If you have been in summer employment [June to August] every year for 3 years, your accumulated time commitment would be 9 months.) You need to read instructions. This is clearly stated on the document itself.
  12. It all comes down to money no matter what they try and make us believe.
  13. Sounds like you've already answered your own question
  14. If you go directly to the carms website you can find out exactly how it works and why there are spots left open despite many people going unmatched.
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    Meeting CASPER cutoff

    Wonder if those casper cutoff emails went out yet.
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    Before you decide to go abroad I think you should take a hard look at the realities of coming back to practice in Canada if that's what your plan is. Check out match statistics from Carms. To summarize them, it's very difficult to come back and that's the understatement of the century. GL
  17. Hey don't feel down about your stats. Your GPA is fine for DO so don't fret on that. If you can do better on your MCAT that would be great. Aim for something around 510 or better and you'll be golden. Unfortunately, DO's do not drop any courses out of your GPA, however they will look at your grade trends over the years. If you've got a positive trend, you will be looked at more favorably. They also do like to see you excelling in senior level science courses. What's important when it comes to American apps is how you write you applications and personal statement. They give you a significant amount of space to portray yourself so do so in a strong manner and you will get in. Note, however, you will have a more difficult time gaining admission compared to an american, simply because of bias but it's nothing you can't overcome. If you want to get a better idea of the competitiveness of your stats, I suggest straying away from the forums and checking out AACOMAS. They provide an excellent annual document outlining stats for applicants and matriculates to DO schools.
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    Question about the admission process

    Hey BobSmith, I'm gonna be real with you and give you advice that will save you a lot of heartache. I will preface this comment with the context that this is coming from. As someone who has been applying for literally half a decade, I've come to truly understand the nature of this beast. My advice is to stray away from what you're trying to do. In all honesty, you'll spend countless hours trying to determine your chances and worrying about your chances. Maybe you'll come to the conclusion that you're a highly qualified candidate. But be warned, even the highly qualified candidates may not make it. This process is extremely unpredictable. Maybe one year you'll get an interview and it'll build up your confidence only to have it crushed the next year when that same school which placed you on the waitlist the year before decides to not even offer you an interview despite you making your application better. In all honesty, the best thing to do is to ensure you have the minimum to be considered and put your best foot forward. It will save you a lot of stress and anxiety. And FYI queens is a black box. Nobody knows and if they do, they're part of admissions and wont spill. What I can say is that their website in past years has explicitly stated that once you reach the interview stage, your MCAT and GPA are no longer factors. If it's still there, then it'll still be the case. GL
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    Bad on prerequisites

    No I'm not in the system. Just an applicant but I've been around for a few years trying to get into med. Regarding the 4 courses instead of 5, I'm not sure if it would matter too much for them considering they all look at cGPA (i.e. all of your coursework over your entire degree). I personally have one year where i took 4 courses instead of 5 and I haven't had any issues. I even interviewed at a USDO already. However, it's probably best to play it safe and take a full course load if possible. My advice is to try and find a bird course within your field of study, otherwise take something that you're extremely interested in. It may take a lot of work but you will excel in it if you're truly interested in it.
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    For everyone reading, there was a technical error but it's all sorted out now. The essay was supposed to be there. Thanks to the responders.
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    I dont believe its required this cycle. I've gone through the app and there was no space to enter it. Unless the school sends something down the road.
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    What essays are you referring to? I'm only aware of one. Care to elaborate?
  23. Schools don't care about courses without credit and to be quite frank I don't think it would serve you well to waste an ABS spot for something like this.