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  1. Hi All, Anyone know what the break down for the MCAT was this year (i.e. 503= #/10, 510=##/10 etc.) I'm considering if I should rewrite or not. Thanks
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    I applied last year and I felt that I was not able to provide a detailed description on the ABS as there was a 160 character limit. I see that on the application it says detailed ABS for NOSM, Queens and UOttawa. Is there another form for these schools because I can't really provide a "detailed ABS" in 160 characters or less. I applied to Dal and they had a lot of room.
  3. Yeah this is true. BUT guess what.... They have a socialistic system. They have high quality education for free, better healthcare, better pension plans, social security, paid vacations etc. Here doctors are capitalistic, but the healthcare system isn't.
  4. I think the current system is fine. If the government does not like the way the current system works then they should come up with salary + variable compensation, full time position = 40 hours/week and everyone should get a pension after 65. If the current bill goes through then financially speaking becoming a doctor is not worth it. You'd be better off becoming a nurse, RT anesthesia assistant, physiotherapist or any other HCP which really only requires 4-6 years of schooling rather than 10-16+ years. Very little stress, less lifetime commitment to education. I personally know someone who recently graduated as a RT and is an anesthesia assistant and makes 110K in Halifax. I don't know how medicine would be financially rewarding after all that school when someone who's 24 with only 4 years of education can make 100+K, gets a pension plus other benefits. Even going into the RCMP you'd make more.
  5. Are you sure? Salaried physicians in rural NS are able to incorporate.
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    Yes it does. You only get 7 tries in a lifetime. No point in voiding at least for most schools as they look at the highest MCAT score. Do look at the schools you intend to apply to or may have a good chance at later.
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    NO MCAT Seats in Halifax!?

    So I've heard, but I was told that a few years ago Quinpool was the only location to write it. Last year there were 3 locations. The only seat I can find is for next week
  8. I'm mentally preparing to re-apply for this up coming cycle. My MCAT score was low and hindered me from applying to schools like Queens, McMaster and some out west, so I am thinking to re-write it. I can't find any seats in August in Halifax. I feel it may be a glitch on the AAMC site as I registered end of June last year for August 25th and had no issues. Have they maybe decreased MCAT seats??
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    Ip (Ns) Waitlist Poll

    Will the waitlist even move considering it has been almost a month since Ontario offers were sent.
  10. I'm determining if its worth reapplying this year. I was not offered an interview in the 2016/2017 application cycle although my GPA and ECs were quite high. I lived in rural NS most of my life. I think that rural context may have been low as most towns in Nova Scotia have a stronger Metropolitan Influenced Zone (MIZ). I'm assuming NOSM uses the MIZ map/statistics provided by Statistics Canada to calculated a rural context score. If you are or know someone who has been accepted from Nova Scotia please let me know. Cheers!
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    Ip (Ns) Waitlist Poll

    Anyone accepted yet?
  12. Do what you'd be interested in. Dal has no pre-reqs...
  13. I think it has more to do with Z-scores. In previous years some with a 69 were accepted over someone with a low 70.
  14. NS - Waitlist Congrats to everyone accepted this year! STATS: Academic: 18.00 / 25.00 Essay/Supplemental: 27.00 / 35.00 Interview Score: 28.72 / 40.00 Total Score: 73.72 / 100.00 Probably may need to re-write MCAT.