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  1. and many of the mean I wouldn't say are in the middle of no where either - but each to their own
  2. Ha, I think people do over estimate the control staff has in many ways. If you are into all kinds of freedom as a primary focus medicine is probably not where you are going to find it.
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    Yes - you should be fine.
  4. Interesting all that prior stuff doesn't really matter as much as you think. I like to think as each stage of the medical school progression to be mostly separate. That means you don't have to worry too much about your prior background, and also it means you cannot rest on your prior accomplishments either. My premed just got me into med school, my med school just got me into residency and now even as a fellow all that prior stuff just doesn't matter. Now I have use this fellowship phase to hit the staff level. A ton of people get into surgery without all that advanced stuff you mention - just move forward from where you are now.
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    Applying to FM last minute

    Not disagreeing with you as having options is useful - although there is a price to that test. I chose not to write as a medical student and instead poured my efforts into ECs, research and networking. I know it was those things that got me my particular radiology placement. I couldn't have done both.
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    Applying to FM last minute

    sure there is a point to applying. Particularly at your home school for it. Is you application weaker than others for family medicine? Yes Does that actually matter in terms of applying - Probably no. when applying to programs in CARMS is really a no or very little risk/cost to possible high reward. Worst they can say is no and that leaves you not much different than you were before. I have seen many people even recently still get into family medicine with similar applications to yours - they know you are backing up but that doesn't mean that you aren't a good candidate still for their program.
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    Applying to FM last minute

    There were! It is slightly less competitive as before. There are still people though that want it that don't get it of course (just because there is a spot left over doesn't mean they would have given it to you).
  8. ha, true - I mean there are a ton of possibilities here. The wording of the website also may not be exactly what they are going to do either - there have been many times that schools including Western have been SLIGHTLY off on this or simply not telling the entire story. Particularly with new rules and rapidly changing situations.
  9. but not banking doesn't mean on not applying though. Sure the odds aren't super great but if you are close the risk/cost is minimal
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    Online Courses

    well most don't consider summer courses either - online or not. McMaster takes every course into consideration. Not sure about UBC of the top of my head - it has been a bit since I looked at that school. But I would encourage a full assessment of everything as I am sure you know all the schools hand GPA differently. You have to see what schools work with what you have and what steps are best of improving your application. Raw GPA is just the start.
  11. I don't think there are any restrictions there. There are clinics not owned by doctors.
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    What's On Your Mind?

    Hey congrats!
  13. so it has some form a title I assume since it sounds organized (?)
  14. presented it where? A poster usually is formal enough to have some event attached to it even if it is just an internal research day.
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    Entering grades

    doesn't look like it - which is a bit of a change