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  1. Their online site says fees are only waived for the Passport Visa - is their site out of date? or do we have to ask individual advisors to swap to the passport infinite? https://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/small-business/industries/professionals/student-professionals.html
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    What to do during M1/M2?

    When do you think is a good time to get involved in research? Are there certain basics you should cover in classes first or is it best to just jump right in and learn as you go?
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    Ontario Med School Seats

    That's true. But, if only 10% of interview slots are saved for OOP people, then those 10% are likely relatively competitive and will receive interviews from their IP schools. There used to be stats on their website (might still be there) of their class composition and its >90% of their class are from Ontario. Given the choice, I think quite a few people will stay closer to family and friends rather than choosing a school further away.
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    The CURE to MCAT Pains

    Fantastic, already placed my order. One caveat I would edit in OP, you gotta dilute the bottle before you use it. A few million fold dilution should do the trick. Plus you only have to buy 1 bottle and can share it forever!
  5. I remember seeing your post from a while back, congratulations on the acceptance
  6. I'd be surprised if everyone who as accepted joined the group immediately - so you would have to low ball the number of available seats. Plus "fake" accounts might just be people who don't want to put their info up on facebook? We can hope though Actually, I took a look again. Currently: 139 members - 19 admins = 120 students. Last year's group which should be full: 170 members - 2 admins - 168 students. Assuming an equal proportion will join the FB group, that's 48 more potential seats. BUT, that assumes that since there were only 2 admins listed last year, no other current students/staff had joined the group but were not made admins. Plus, taking into account likely pending requests/people who recently got pulled from the waitlist not yet joining you could probably easily take off at least another 8 people. Maybe 40 seats?
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    2017/2018 waitlist thread

    Congratulations @Salamander and @orangeisthenewblack! Seems like you're both OOP. I wonder if the IP has started moving yet.
  8. I had a lot of trouble on my interviews this year as well (and am still not accepted anywhere). I haven't been able to get over this roadblock yet either, but I understand how you're feeling - good luck!
  9. Good luck with your decision!
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    While we wait for May 8th

    Courtesy of reddit.
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    Is it okay to be reserved in an interview?

    I agree with the above. I've always wondered if the more enthusiasm would benefit us in the subjective components though. Positivity goes along way, I know a couple of people mentioned telling small "jokes" during their panel that the interviewers laughed at. I'm pretty reserved as well, so I'll see how goes in May. This is going to be a long wait...
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    References contacted 2017-18 cycle

    Really? I was under the impression he had said a minimum of 2 references for everyone would be contacted unless we failed the interview. Maybe I'm remembering wrong, really hoping I'm remembering wrong...
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    Accepted/Rejected/Waitlist Thread

    Result: Waitlisted cGPA: 3.96 ECs: Cookie-cutter esque Year: Graduated 2016 IP/OOP/International: OOP I think I met you at the interview. Was going to ask if you were someone but don't want to get you doxxed - will PM you!
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    Your interview score isn't static. You can and will improve. Maybe not this year, or even the year after, but think big picture - you're going to learn from this experience and come back stronger to make a great physician in the future. It probably wasn't "intended" but resilience and moving on from failure seems built into the process and will probably benefit us all in the future.