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    hartk48 got a reaction from TheLeo in Understanding how the MCAT is evaluated   
    Since each exam is standardized and is different from other test days or other versions of the same day - no one can tell you exactly how much you will have to get right on the specific exam you will get. If you get a CARS section with 5 philosophy passages, which are hard for most people, you will most likely need less questions right than if you had an "easier" exam. 
    However to answer your question some hard working premeds on   R e d d i t   got together and worked out how many correct answers you need on the official AAMC exams per section, those are the best indicators we have thus far, seems like you need 46-47 correct to hit 129.
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v6KWM4qhiyvFnqstXMKIc97I4Vr3sHxucQXRzgUPpYo/edit#gid=455106447
     
    Good luck.
     
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    hartk48 got a reaction from hoping_for_derm in Next round of invites   
    agreed 100% its not cool... they really need to speed up rejections, the people need to know. I want to move on.
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    hartk48 reacted to rmorelan in Ethical Question - MMI Scenario (Cultural Practices)   
    this one I think touches on some interesting ethical issues - the only problem is I believe there are actual rules about this sort of thing. If you suspect there is even a possibility of abuse you have to call CPS. They are the ones that decide whether something is a normal cultural practice or a form of abuse (or rarely that can be the same thing by our rules). It is not the job of a health care worker to make that determination. The trouble is we have had people hide abuse in all manner of ways so we have strict rules to protection those that have no other way to protect themselves. In short we are extremely cautious. 
    Now like all ethical problems it doesn't mean you stop there - doing all the questioning and searching is important as well. That would help inform the debate. Plus people CPS is not a necessarily a neutral option as an investigation is invasive at times.  However in Canada that all has nothing to do with whether you would call CPS.
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    If you have reasonable grounds to suspect a child is in need of help, you need to make the call. It isn’t up to you to prove or investigate the abuse but it is up to you to reach out and help protect the child. (this is my main point - you aren't supposed to be the one that does the investigating - if you have reasonable grounds to start asking questions the you are already suppose to contact CPS. A child that is wincing in pain with touch I would argue meets the reasonable person test )
    Under section 72 of the Child and Family Services Act every person who has reasonable grounds to suspect that a child is or may be in need of protection must promptly report the suspicion and the information upon which it is based to a Children’s Aid Society. This includes persons who perform professional or official duties with respect to children, such as health care workers, teachers, operators or employees of child care programs or centres, police and lawyers.
    It is not necessary to be certain that a child is or may be in need of protection to make a report to a children’s aid society. “Reasonable grounds” refers to the information that an average person, using normal and honest judgment, would need in order to decide to report. This standard has been recognized by courts in Ontario as establishing a low threshold for reporting. The role of the Children’s Aid Societies is to investigate calls made by the public using a professional and standardized process. The person making the report should bring forward their concerns and Children’s Aid will determine if there is a sufficient basis to warrant further assessment of the concerns about the child.
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    hartk48 got a reaction from Albert in Next round of invites   
    agreed 100% its not cool... they really need to speed up rejections, the people need to know. I want to move on.
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    hartk48 reacted to 2hopeful in Next round of invites   
    just end my misery u of t :'(
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    hartk48 reacted to franmelan in Next round of invites   
    Lol I guess not today
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    hartk48 reacted to Riemann in Accepted, waitlisted, rejected 2017-2018 (actual stats start on P8)   
    I am holding out hope for the March 1 rumour. Like everyone else said, March 6 is definitely the last possible date meaning there is a chance they will be sent earlier. I know in previous years they have sent it earlier than the date given by the admissions office. 
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    hartk48 reacted to codo00191 in Accepted, waitlisted, rejected 2017-2018 (actual stats start on P8)   
    Ah well. We can all continue to pretend a little while longer then haha. Thanks for the heads up!
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    hartk48 reacted to PulsusParadoxus in Accepted, waitlisted, rejected 2017-2018 (actual stats start on P8)   
    NB/PEI people hear back from MUN about 2 weeks after Dalhousie offers have been made. It usually works out that there’s a fair amount of movement on the waitlist as well.
    OOP invites roll out around the same time as OMSAS releases decisions. 
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    hartk48 reacted to Dentistry101 in Uoft Accepted/rejected/waitlisted 2017   
    PRANKED
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    hartk48 reacted to erythrocyte in Next round of invites   
    They’re giving us the silent treatment 
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    hartk48 got a reaction from Dr_dreaming in Date Speculation?   
    No way to ever know, but @MTHFR677‘s prediction is the best one we have
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    hartk48 got a reaction from PulsusParadoxus in Date Speculation?   
    No way to ever know, but @MTHFR677‘s prediction is the best one we have
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    hartk48 reacted to Butterfly_ in Ethical Question - MMI Scenario (Cultural Practices)   
    Thank you!
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    hartk48 got a reaction from Butterfly_ in Ethical Question - MMI Scenario (Cultural Practices)   
    Bare in mind that I not a successful candidate at the moment, but I did practice quite a bit... so take my response with a grain of salt. I am 100% open for criticism! 
    I would explicitly say that CPS is an option, but after I exhausted all my options.
    Points that I would make in my arugment
    - talk to the child as mentioned earlier
    - talk to the parent and try to educate them, while paying attention to their attitude - if the parents are responsive and positive, this will keep me away from calling CPS
    -asking them if the frequency of this healing procedure can be decreased or if we can talk to some community leader to see if he or she can give the parent an exception
    -ask for follow ups to make sure the child is improving (after all they came for you due to the flu, dont forget that)
     
    To answer the three questions you were explicitly asked (while integrating it to the above points) I would say:
    - call CPS if all above fails and the child's condition worsens upon follow up 
    - stop a cultural practice if it has a direct harm on someone that can not advocate for them self (usually incompetent individuals)
    -The physician should absolutely be concerned about alienating a group of individuals, which is why such precautionary measures should be taken. Had CPS were called immediately, trust between future patients and the medical establishment can be broken - hindering the care of many people. 
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    hartk48 reacted to Thecharm in Accepted, waitlisted, rejected 2017-2018 (actual stats start on P8)   
    As MemUni said, March 6 is probably an absolute latest in case of delays and storms. My guess is next week they’ll send emails.
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    hartk48 reacted to LeafsFan89 in Date Speculation?   
    I just always find myself day dreaming about opening up an acceptance letter and being on top of the world... but then I try to stop myself to avoid potential disappointment 
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    hartk48 got a reaction from Dr_dreaming in Date Speculation?   
    Im dying here  
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    hartk48 got a reaction from PT2MD in Date Speculation?   
    Im dying here  
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    hartk48 reacted to HeHeHe in Date Speculation?   
    Feeling anxious hbu?
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    hartk48 reacted to MemUni in Accepted, waitlisted, rejected 2017-2018 (actual stats start on P8)   
    A part of me is still holding out hope for this week lol. I understand its a long process, but trying to be patient is so freakin hard!!!
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    hartk48 reacted to wowzers1 in Accepted, waitlisted, rejected 2017-2018 (actual stats start on P8)   
    Although the decision has been made (possibly), there are administrative steps that must be taken before actually sending out offers of admission, so that's probably the biggest delay at this point. However, based on the past, it seems like they send out offers earlier than what the admissions office tells everyone when asked. 
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    hartk48 reacted to insomnias in University of Alberta MMI interview Invites 2018   
    As a med applicant, seeing this thread in the sidebar is killing me haha
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    hartk48 reacted to Intermediate in Accepted, waitlisted, rejected 2017-2018 (actual stats start on P8)   
    Is it possible that they're trolling us and want to surprise us before March 6?
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    hartk48 reacted to MemUni in Accepted, waitlisted, rejected 2017-2018 (actual stats start on P8)   
    A friend of mine told me. Again, not sure how true it is. I think at this point I want to believe anything that anyone says to me about hearing back earlier than March 6th. I am slowly going crazy
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