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  1. How did that happen? That doesn't make any sense for French stream.
  2. I took Physics 1028, it was a shit show. You're honestly better off taking Physics 1301 if you want to learn something. The only way to really prepare for the tests are taking Prep101, since they keep a bank of past questions that they reuse. There are no past exams in Physics 1028/1029 cause they just reuse the same questions year to year. For 1029's final, I don't even think it was worth studying for.
  3. According to Memorial Med's website, they want "bona fide" residents of Newfoundland to be selected in their class. So would it be a massive disadvantage for me to let's say, move to Newfoundland, live there for a year, get resident status, and then apply as a Newfoundland resident the next cycle? Admissions would find that I wouldn't be genuine, and I just moved solely for the purpose of getting IP seats. All I want is to get into med, but I'm open to staying in Newfoundland as a physician. https://www.med.mun.ca/getdoc/c0bc7076-f003-4680-8a9f-c845c0025b55/Newfoundland---Labrador.aspx
  4. Bonjour, I have a couple of questions regarding Quebec medical schools, since there's not that much info out there. I am fully fluent in French btw, so I should have no problems with interviews etc... 1. Can Ontarians apply? And specifically what are the chances? Would they be much better if I was to gain IP status in Quebec? 2. How would my grades be calculated? I know McGill uses GPA, but the others (Laval, Sherbrooke and U de M) use a CRU. Would they use my GPA or convert my grades to a CRU? Also, what are the GPA weightings for each school? 3. If I remember properly, only grades and MMI scores are used in admission for the French MD schools, right? They don't care about ECs.
  5. What kind of stats would be considered as "strong"? According to TCOM, the average GPA was 3.63, sGPA was 3.53 and the MCAT score was 506.
  6. Is UNTHSC/TCOM friendly to Canadians? I know 90% of their entering class are in-state residents, but what about the other 10%. Do Canadians matriculate to TCOM?
  7. It's so sad that any Texas medical schools never interview or matriculate any international students. Their OOS tuition is so cheap, making it actually affordable to attend a USMD school.
  8. I was under the impression that WashU gives scholarships/merit aid to Canadians.
  9. Is there an option on OMSAS to declare that you are SWOMEN?
  10. Some clinical and research experience wouldn't hurt at all. Just keep it up and you'll have a shot at UBC. You could technically have no research experience and get into med school.
  11. Are you just one under for Chem/Phys (125)? If not, you would qualify for Western since you're SWOMEN. You can give a shot at Queen's since they're a black box. You could go for Mac but you need to kill the CASPer.
  12. Mac is unlikely since they love high CARS scores. Queen's could be worth a shot. Maybe try for UOttawa? They don't require the MCAT and your GPA would be in your favor. If you're SWOMEN, you meet the cut-off for Western.
  13. I'm in the same position as you. I think you should apply in the French Stream. You would pretty much be guaranteed an interview with those stats and decents ECs.
  14. U.S and Canadian medical schools will look at your GPA in undergrad. You do not need to do the SAT in order to apply to U.S med schools. The SAT and the MCAT are two completely different exams. One does not correlate to the other. I knew a guy who had an average SAT score, went to a state school and absolutely killed his undergrad (like 3.9+) and the MCAT (510).
  15. SWOMEN will most likely remain the same. Maybe CARS could go up to 126 but I don't see the rest going any higher (maybe Chem/Phys). It is pretty hard to predict if CARS could go down for regular applicants. Kinda like if UOttawa wants to include the MCAT or not.
  16. U of T and uOttawa are known for being GPA heavy. U of T's average accepted wGPA was 3.95. uOttawa's is 3.92-3.93 I believe (someone correct me if I'm wrong). I think Western's GPA cut off is 3.7.
  17. Wow that's crazy. Do I actually have a decent shot? I swear this french stream is a blessing
  18. Does it sound mental to apply only at Ottawa? I'm aiming for the French Stream, since it has way less competition than the English Stream. I haven't spoken french in a long while,(went to an english university, but full french hs). I'm gonna be going into my 3rd year UG. My 1st and 2nd year GPA's were both around 3.9. I haven't done the MCAT yet, but I am planning to take it next summer. My ECs are pretty good (long term volunteering, outreach, minor research, TA). Do you think it's worth a shot applying as a 3rd year student?
  19. Hi guys, I'd like some feedback for my application to medical school next year at Western, Mac, U of T and Ottawa. I'm in IP for Ontario, SWOMEN applicant 3rd year undergrad, studying Biology GPA : 3.9 according to OMSAS MCAT: 512 (128/128/128/128) ECs: -Member of Pre-Med Society -Member of Piano Society -Performance concerts -Playing for the elderly (100 hours) - Frosh Facilitator - Student mental health counselor (3 years) - Volunteering at my local church for Children’s Ministries and Youth Ministries (4 years, over 500 hours) - Camp counselor - TA for a semester - Part time job at grocery store (2.5 years, 4-10 hours a week) -Dean’s List and Honor Roll - Shadowing (75 hours with a GP, 50 with a ENT) -High School Awards -Academic Scholarships (Entrance and Faculty) If you guys would like to give me any suggestions for what to improve, that would be greatly appreciated.
  20. I gained entry into the Science program at Western for which I am excited. This is bringing me closer to a career in medicine. I am just wondering if the courses were difficult for the science programs. Is it hard to acheive a 3.8 GPA. That's what I am worried about.
  21. I thank all of you who took the time to reply back. I agree with all your opinions. I would like to ask if there is a specific program in University which has notoriety for accepting medical students. I know Med Sci and Life Sci at Western and McMaster, respectively, have a lot of past graduates of these programs go to medicine. Does it matter if I were to graduate with a degree in science like biology, biochemistry or chemistry at say McMaster, UOttawa, Western etc...
  22. Currently a Grade 11 student. I am thinking to pursue a career in medicine. My courses and averages for this semester are: English: 75 (Expecting 80) Functions 11: 95 Chemistry 11: 90 Biology 11: 88 Should I perhaps enter into a science program at a prestigious school such as Western, Queen's. However, achieving a high GPA is hard. Or should I enter at a university which has a lower admission average to enter such as UOttawa, York or Guelph. Rumour has it that it is easier to maintain a high GPA in those schools and can enter in a medical school in Canada. What would be the best path?
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