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  1. Same as other schools, except no summers. Pretty manageable, with most people doing activities outside of medicine on the weekends - just gotta keep up with it during the week.
  2. The only thing that this would hurt would be your 10% global academic score.
  3. Awesome, you’re very helpful! Who’s the right person to contact in Calgary?
  4. Dang. Well I guess I still haven’t signed my LOC. I did open up a credit card account, but I haven’t used it yet. Too late to switch?
  5. So I've applied for a LOC with RBC and got their Visa Platinum Avion MC with a 7500 limit. The advisor got me approved for $200k rather than $275k though. Should I go back and say that I want the $275k? I know that it really doesn't make a huge difference because I don't intend on getting THAT in debt, but still... Will be living at home for the duration of school and taking out Gov. of Alberta student loans for the duration of the program. Reason why I went with RBC is because I honestly don't see a difference between RBC and Scotia, and RBC had the 2 year grace period after residency. Both offer prime -0.25% and relatively the same travel cards, except RBC gives you a good 4 cents off of gas at PetroCanada (I will drive about 50km each day for school).
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    Needing some advice...

    While your GPA is on the low end (3.54), it's still not that bad. Remember that GPA is worth 20%, CARS is worth 10% and overall academic score is worth 10%. I see a clear upward trend in your grades, and a diverse set of experiences that would make you competitive for the application process. In fact, if you had great references, a CARS score of 129+, and carefully wrote out your top 10s, I'd say you would have a pretty decent shot at getting in (completely speculative btw, because I do not know the extent of your EC involvement and the IMPACT it had on you). So really, the only part of your application PRE-interview that is disadvantaged is only worth 20%. If you get an interview, it's only worth 10%. You need to consider the fact that the other 80% of your application has to be well above average to meet cut-offs for interviews, but it certainly isn't impossible. If I could suggest anything, I would consider doing the masters route. Remember, it's always about the journey, not the destination. Good luck!
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    May have messed up on MMI station?

    Yikes, I just introduced myself by my first name at every station.
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    Of course you have a chance. Your GPA and MCAT CARS only make up 30% of your PRE-interview score. Watch this video for more info: http://vp.ucalgary.ca/images/admissions/Admission2017.mp4 Best of luck, and never think about not applying just because you think that your stats are too low. Have a good mindset, be objective, and eventually you'll get in.
  9. All those that had the option of going to other schools, why did you choose the CSM? Why not a 4 year program at a different school? Why Calgary? Thanks in advance!
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    Interview Invites

    THIS. Ultimately, you will not be able to fundamentally change who you are as a person in 1 month. Focus on being yourself, and if you try to play a personality that you're not comfortable with, an interviewer (or anyone for that matter) will be able to spot it. Be confident in who you are, you've made it this far and the sky is the limit from here
  11. So, I accidentally forgot to arrange my courses in the way that they appear on my transcript. However, the first 5 correspond to the first semester, and the latter 5 correspond to the 2nd semester. Will this be a huge problem?