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  1. As of right now MMI's are a go at the U of S, with some extra precautions. We announced our 2nd case of COVID-19 today. Based on what I've heard I would prepare for a potential in-person interview as well as an online interview if the need arises. Having said that, I would be surprised if something didn't change between now and next week.
  2. @BarbellsAndBicarb I would love to, but I don't want to misinform. We just had an "Admissions Retreat" about a week ago with 50+ stakeholders from across Saskatchewan and the College of Medicine. The goal of the retreat was to try to help create a picture of what type of students we would like to attract/admit to the U of S and how we are going to get there. It was a great session, and I am hopeful for the future of admissions, but I don't think I can say much outside of the fact that I expect we will end up with a more "holistic" approach in the future. I expect it will be relatively slow process of change over the next 2-5 years.
  3. Hi Everyone! My name is Lucas King. I'm a 2nd year student at the U of S and I'm one of the CFMS uCMG File Leads for the year. We are currently in the process of recruiting past uCMG's for the 2020 Peer Mentorship Network. I would greatly appreciate any help you can provide with helping to spread the word about this initiative. Our recruitment message is below, but if you have any questions please let me know! "The CFMS is recruiting past Unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates (uCMG’s) for the 2020 Peer Mentorship Network to help support anyone who goes unmatched during the 2020 R1 CaRMS match. If you or someone you know has previously gone unmatched, please consider assisting us in supporting our uCMG’s. If you sign-up as a mentor you will be matched with uCMG’s following the 2020 Match with the goal of providing them support and guidance during this difficult time in their lives. This is a very important role and provides an opportunity to have a tremendous positive impact on students in a their time of need. Link to Recruitment Form (https://forms.gle/LtvGXeR2RzptvMio7) If you are interested in participating as a mentor please fill out the above form by February 14th at 11:59pm. If you know anyone else who may be interested please forward this message to them. Every volunteer matters and will have an impact. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the uCMG Co-File Leads Lucas King (Lbk515@usask.ca) and Nathan Baron (Nathan.Baron@usask.ca) at any time. And thank you for considering participating!"
  4. The CASPer is being added as an additional layer of screening, in the same way that the U of S has used references, and will be used simply as a "rule-out" for people who score below a designated threshold. It's become commonplace at the CaRMS/residency entry level, and has been used very successfully at the U of S for that purpose, so it's now being introduced for admissions. We are also in the process of doing a complete admissions review, so expect more changes over the next few years.
  5. This is the opposite of the truth. You will not have an offer withdrawn for being in a graduate program, but you likely would if you failed to provide accurate transcripts & educational background. Deferrals happen regularly at the U of S.
  6. DEs it means the person passed the interview, not that they will be offered admission. Last year, I believe the OOP cut-off was roughly the 40th percentile in the interview, so anyone above that had their references contacted.
  7. The U of S does a lot of deferrals, there are 5 from the last admission cycle entering next fall for example. I know of at least 4 deferrals in our class as well. I would recommend looking at the website, they address this in the application guide, then emailing Sherrill if you still have questions.
  8. Hey everyone! It's short notice, but if you are in or around Saskatoon this weekend I would like to invite you out to the 2019 U of S Med Charity Date Night Auction! This event is an annual fundraiser organized by the 1st year class reps & the 1st year class, Class of 2022, to support SWITCH & SEARCH. SWITCH & SEARCH are both student run medical clinics that the College of Medicine is highly involved with, in Saskatoon & Regina respectively. The details are below, but if you have any questions let me know! I would love to see some of this years applicants out to the event. There will be a number of students from 1st to 4th year, so it is a great opportunity to meet some of your future colleagues. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1744619858972261/ Time: Doors open at 7:00pm on Feb 2nd, Live auction beginning at 7:30pm Location: Louis' (Downstairs) on campus in Saskatoon Entry: FREE Details: Live auction of "Dates", silent auction, & cash 50/50 Auctioneer Extraordinaire: Corey Ziegler (Class of 2022) Payment: Cash, cheque, or e-transfer before leaving 2019 Date Night Date Program.pdf
  9. It sounds to me like the RBC advisor is digging hard & using fancy terms to try to win you over, something I would personally hate to see in an advisor. In reality most people in this situation are just going to end up taking money out of their LOC once a month in order to pay the interest, like @Eudaimonia & @dantheman24 mentioned. From experience, it just ends up being more of a hassle than anything because if you had the money to make a payment you would make it immediately, regardless of when the payment is due, in order to minimize interest over time. The Scotiabank set-up is more efficient, as they realize this is what is happening & do it for you to save you the trouble. You can otherwise make payments on it whenever you want, just like a credit card.
  10. Love this approach! It's the difference between having outcome based goals & process goals. Focus on what you can control & impact now, rather than worrying about things you have no control over. Sometimes you do your absolute best & it's not enough, but knowing & accepting that you did everything you possibly could is one of the most satisfying feelings I've ever felt.
  11. To be honest I'm not too sure, they may or may not accept that. This past year we were required to submit tax documents for our family as the primary source of information, then were required to provide references that were able to verify our background and circumstances that we claimed in the questionnaire. I was not required to provide tax documents for my parents (Note: I have a dependent), however I did need to provide references for some of the other claims I made regarding out low-income status from my youth. It was actually quite difficult to find references that fit the criteria. I expect a fair amount of people would be able to meet the first step to get into the program, but not as many would be able to meet the criteria for the extra points. Also keep in mind this was the first year of the program, so I would expect revisions in the future based on how the next couple of years go. If you search DSAAP in this document it shows you the information for last year. I was mistaken the initial income threshold was $80 000, not $60 000. https://medicine.usask.ca/documents/ugme/admission/Entry2018ApplicantInformation.pdf
  12. As of this year the U of S has actually done exactly that. For this years class 6 seats were reserved for IP applicants who come from lower income families. There were a number of different things that could get you additional points for these seats, but the 1st criteria that needed to be met was an average household income of <$60 000 for the past 5 years. It's called DSAAP (Diversity and Social Accountability Admissions Program) if anyone is interested.
  13. Lets get this started! Class of 2022 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1948060105218573/?ref=br_rs U of S College of Medicine - https://www.facebook.com/groups/236043476589326/?ref=br_rs
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