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  1. Hey guys, Just curious about the nature of overseas medical schools (Ireland specifically) and the chances of returning to Canada for a residency as an IMG. According to CARMS match statistics, it seems like the total match percentage for European IMGs sits at around 41% (Final participation = 415, Matched = 172). I feel like there could be more subtleties which may include non-Canadian IMGs which may distort this statistic (with a higher level of importance given to Canadian IMGs) so I'd like to have that clarified if possible. This may also be a question which has been answered 20+ times before so I apologize in advance. Thanks, Coldery
  2. It's gonna be a long wait until interview invites come out in February...
  3. Would it really be valid to assume that people who had verifiers contacted early submitted better applications? The first verifications were supposedly made no more than one business day after the submission deadline. If they could somehow filter through almost 2000 applications within about a day that would be a reasonable conclusion but I doubt that that's the case. This theory could hold true if verifiers were contacted within a month of application deadline but surely not within a week, let alone a day. (Unless they have an algorithm that somehow filters for really good entries???) 14th - Friday - Submission Deadline 15th - Saturday - No one working 16th - Sunday - No one working 17th - Monday - Certain verifiers contacted
  4. Hey guys! Are any of you aware of a cutoff date for the Top 10 activities such that you won't be able to document anything that happened after it (ex. hours)?
  5. Coldery

    Online degree

    I believe they should as long as they are an accredited post-secondary institution (ex. Athabasca University). How they will assess it in the "Global Assessment of Academic Merit" is another thing. You should contact them to make sure that this is the case.
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    Rejection thoughts and MCAT retake?

    Sorry! I didn't notice that August 25's situation does not generalize to the others. Gratefully, that'll grant me another week to study!
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    They are descriptions that the Adcoms attribute to your MMI performance.
  8. Do these red flags necessarily carry over into future application cycles or does it depend on the severity of the statement? Probably something we won't know either but asking just in case...
  9. Coldery

    Rejection thoughts and MCAT retake?

    Hmmmm alright that's strange then... I specifically remember getting the popup that I couldn't register in US but thanks for the information! I may end up reconsidering my current MCAT date then? Either way, good luck!
  10. Coldery

    Rejection thoughts and MCAT retake?

    How far into the test registration process are you? I went as far as I possibly could but was denied or else I would be signed up for a later date right now... If you can sign up then let me know, I'll probably switch into that one too. I honestly need all of the time I can get.
  11. Coldery

    Rejection thoughts and MCAT retake?

    No problem. The thing is that, apparently, Canadians cannot take US MCAT exams. Tried to sign up for an MCAT exam on Aug 25 in Nevada (LOL) but it wouldn't let me because I'm Canadian.
  12. Coldery

    Rejection thoughts and MCAT retake?

    I registered about a month ago and no dates were available for all of Western Canada on August 25. The latest one that was available was on August 10 in Victoria. Probably full too now? Look into registering for the MCAT ASAP. By ASAP I mean like right now.
  13. Coldery

    Rejection thoughts and MCAT retake?

    Are you legit!? You're the second person I've seen in the forums today with an extremely high TFR score who's been rejected. I'm sorry about your rejection but don't you guys think that the way they are assessing applicants this cycle is a bit strange? The other guy literally was IP with a TFR > 70 (41 NAQ and 31 AQ), an above average interview, 512 MCAT, and good references...
  14. So anyone who's getting an AGPA are essentially taking a gap year, doing a 5th, or enrolled in a master's program? I was under the impression that most of the people who were getting their GPA adjusted were going into their 4th year...
  15. I've seen several threads where posters have been warned about sharing their EC profiles online in order to prevent IRL identification. Is there really any harm in doing so if someone wants honest feedback about their ECs and the description wordings? I'm guessing that it would be unlikely but would UBC Med care?