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  1. No experience but Scotia will likely also be offering 300k in a few weeks + the good cards
  2. Does anyone know what happens to the LOC if you fail to match?
  3. Do people generally switch over all of their banking to the LOC bank? I'm thinking of switching to scotia for the LOC and all banking services after i leave my job. It might be easier to centralize most financial things with one bank. Is this wise?
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    OOP Wait List Scores

    Congratulations!!!! Well deserved
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    What colour backpacks will next year's class carry?

    forest green (or emerald if we want to follow the gemstone trend), ruby red, or black would be nice!
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    What is everybody using at med school?

    Wow I like this a lot. Do you use the 9, 10, or 12 inch iPad?
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    OOP Wait List Scores

    I accepted another offer so I will be opening up an OOP seat. Good luck everyone!
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    Rejected at multiple schools post interview...what to do??

    This x100!!!
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    What is everybody using at med school?

    I am tempted by the new iPad pro but I have a functional macbook (going on 6 years, still speedy, battery life is max. 3 hours though). I guess I'm hesitant because my laptop might only have another 2 years and I don't think the iPad pro can fully replace a laptop. Any suggestions? I also on study exclusively on the computer; I don't print off powerpoints, just type notes and highlight PDFs.
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    ECs for Schulich

    I don't think the type of ECs you did matters as much as you demonstrating that you learned important skills or had impactful experiences through these ECs. Showing passion is also important. Long term and impressive commitments (don't have to be clinical) also help but what matters most is how you frame your ECs.
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    Maritime connection for OOP and chances

    I did not have strong personal ties to the Maritimes and received an offer. I wrote about my experience working with individuals from the maritimes and, through this, demonstrated my knowledge of the healthcare issues in the region. I also tied other aspects of my education to Dalhousie's philosophy/MD program strengths and the opportunities provided to students. My only personal connection was having family who spent a few weeks in the Maritimes and I managed to tie this information into the broader narrative of "why dal/why maritimes". Your GPA and MCAT are excellent and either meet or exceed the averages for accepted candidates. Good luck!!
  12. I'm turning 25, too! Happy early birthday I was a bit anxious about this as well but, as others have posted, ~25 is the average age. Congratulations!!!
  13. Result: Accepted (London!!!!) Timestamp: 10:31 am EST May 8th 2018 2yr GPA: 3.9ish MCAT: Above non-SWOMEN cut-offs ECs: A bit above average, diverse. Definitely framed them in a certain way so that they fit the mould of the student Western was looking for, or at least I think so. Interview: Excellent. Laughed a lot, got a few follow-ups, felt as if they were genuinely interested in what I had to say and my experiences. I felt very comfortable and wished we had more time to chat at the end of it. I think it really helped to have a strong narrative and then connect every answer to that overarching theme. Year: MSc, working Geography: Non-SWOMEN, IP So relieved and excited!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to meet everyone.
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    Schulich Scholarship

    Yep I applied! it was a pretty demanding application
  15. Hamilton and Mississauga recommendations are also welcome (and anywhere in between), downtown Toronto is also okay. I'm leaning toward RBC and maybe Scotia, but I'm open to other banks as well. I tried my local RBC branch and wasn't impressed with their knowledge/attitude.
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