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  1. Hi everyone, I would really appreciate some advice on if my plan for a re-write is realistic. I wrote my MCAT last summer after graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering, and then studying full time for 4 months, unfortunately my score was a brutal 499 (126, 126, 123…, 124). My hope is that while a 50% MCAT isn’t close to good enough, it might have given me a basic understanding comparable to a below average BSc student just starting out their MCAT prep. I’m currently in graduate school, and while things have been busy in the past 5 months my project is slowing down slightly for the time being. From now on I could dedicate (while retaking my Prep101 course for content review) ~40 hours a week to the MCAT between now and august 17th. I feel much fresher than I did last summer and have just recently started content review again, the terms are coming back to me quicker the second time and I feel like if I focus really hard over the next two months I could get an ok score. Does this seem realistic or would it be better to forgo applying to medical school in the short term, and instead re write the MCAT after I graduate (while maybe taking a couple extra relevant courses)? Really would appreciate some honest feedback. Thanks!
  2. Pretty sure doctors without boarders requires you to have some sort of fairly meaningful skill (and previous work experience) prior to bringing you on. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
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    Looking for summer student

  4. This is a great point, the discipline OP choses could result in at least a semester worth of pre requisite courses that he wouldn't get in other disciplines. IMO if you want to make the MCAT easier and hit some pre reqs you should consider: biomedical engineering (if your school has it), then chemical engineering, then everything else. Though this will vary from school to school (especially since biomedical engineering can be lumped in with a number of different disciplines)
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    Med Schools Outside of Canada GPA Calculations

    Correct me if I'm wrong but don't american schools generally have a number of pre requisite courses (which I imagine you don't have if you've only taken 4 science courses)?
  6. Just my $0.02, but I would probably move to a different province (one of the territories, Nova Scotia, or Newfoundland) before I applied abroad.
  7. interesting, mine is still "submitted on"
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    Anyone in edmonton?
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    TA application

    I know this isnt hugely helpful, but for mine I just described the relevant courses I took that would help me understand the course material. Basically "I took ____ which focused on _______ and got and A+". I also followed up with a direct email to the prof but that might have been overkill.
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    TPR Vs Kaplan level of detail

    Just my $0.02, Kaplan doesn't have enough P/S or Biochem. If you get Kaplan download the KA notes from /r/mcat. EDIT: no one listen to me, I have kaplan mixed up with examkrackers. Sorry!
  11. Sorry if this is a brutal question, unfortunately I don't know many people who have applied to medical school. Are there any resources out there regarding how to write a good application for the UofA, all I've really seen is that its good to highlight the CanMEDs roles.
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    Is there a way to get out of the MCAT this Friday?

    As far as I know your only option is to VOID the MCAT on test day (or not show up which would have the same result). For the record I think this has been discussed on the MCAT subreddit
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    CASPer Test!

    Is Casper something people study for?
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    Most important physics topics - planning to skim review

    https://www.kaptest.com/static/pdf/ktp-mcat-quicksheets.pdf Thanks for that just found them, VERY helpful. Is it fair to say that they cover everything that needs to be understood and the rest is background information or are they more of a highlight reel of the important stuff?
  15. Thanks definitely very helpful, really appreciate it. I've been studying (wrong) for about a month and I'm writing august 10th so we will see!