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Anaik last won the day on November 28 2019

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    Dalhousie Medicine - Class of 2024

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  1. Best advice I'ver ever heard/given in regards to choosing an undergrad is this: pick something you genuinely enjoy and are passionate about. Here's why: 1) Being in a program you enjoy will make you much more likely to work hard in school, and it will feel more effortless than it would if you forced yourself into a program you didn't enjoy. 2) Building off of 1, you'll be busy in other aspects of your life (working, keeping up with ECs, social life, etc.) and being in a program that you enjoy will make you far more likely to be satisfied with those areas of your life as well. 3) Opinions change, and you may decide down the road that you don't want to do medicine. Thus, if you're using your degree solely as a stepping stone to med school and change your mind, you may end up being quite unhappy with yourself. Alternatively, you can pursue an undergrad that serves as a good backup, but again I would only do so if it's something you think you would genuinely enjoy. All in all, pursue what you're passionate about and everything will fall in place If it's midwifery, then absolutely I think you should pursue that!
  2. Sounds like a great award! My only concern would be the timeline of it (I believe dal restricts you to activities and rewards that have started/been awarded in the last 5 years). Although if you were going to have an empty spot anyway it may not hurt!
  3. If you check their profile it appears they are a student at western, so I take it they didn’t go through with it.
  4. If you take a small fraction of what you said and reframed it, sure you look “selfless”. If you read the whole message, analyze your tone, it’s quite evident you’re only making this post because you feel robbed of one semester. Not to mention, you consistently reference your own situation. Nothing is perfect, you seem more passionate about the med school admissions process than you are of medicine itself, maybe pursue a career in administration and apply for a job managing an admissions faculty to try to implement all the improvements you seem to know about. (For example, software to make reading people’s individual circumstances more manageable. I would love to see this. I also I assume it’s validated in admission processes and would’ve been ready to go?)
  5. I'll echo what others have said: time of day you worked is irrelevant, and if anything it makes you look flexible. Doctors can get graveyard shifts as well! Think of the ER for example.
  6. This is pretty accurate! But I’ll say that this does vary every year I believe, a friend of mine that made the WL this year had a 4.0 and a 516 and got a 24/25 on the academic section.. it varies, but clearly not much
  7. I believe Dal actually looks at overall scores so long as they meet cutoffs. Either one will likely translate into a 8/10 on the MCAT section, but just incase I think the higher score is better (so long as you can choose, check on this!). Now, for other schools that's a different story haha! Congrats on the great cars score, I could never score that
  8. I filled all 28, but I lumped certain scholarships together for the same criteria (my uni had a simple application form and gave you scholarships based on that one application) but there were a couple spots where I broke some activities down into 2 spots instead of one. For example, I was a coach for a high school team, but I also trained the players in the gym in the off season. I made that two different entries. there is no set number. Three quality commitments with a good amount of hours is better than 7 okay entries with mediocre hours. I know of people who structured their app different than mine, and who certainly did not fill each entry! Don’t worry about it and just focus on doing what feels best given your application
  9. Yup, you should get an email sometime after you submit part 1. Don't panic! Admin is likely very busy trying to coordinate all the changes going on due top the pandemic
  10. The seats are definitely off, we checked it before and after a couple of my friends registered and it didn’t change at all. Not sure what’s going on there.
  11. Still a student, but I remember my Scotiabank advisor saying they can work it out so they will get you a mortgage based on what your income should be like post-residency, but I have not purchased a house so I can’t say for sure
  12. Unfortunately I don’t remember from when I applied, but if you can send a screenshot without any of your information perhaps I can provide some guidance. For the MCAT score, when you get it back you chose the schools you want to release it to, dal should be able to link it to your full name (I forget if dal asks you for your AAMC ID or not, regardless don’t stress if they don’t).
  13. Research is part of the curriculum, and you essentially have to meet certain deliverables (lit review, REB application, proposal etc.) and while those are the bare minimum requirements, some chose to do more. One of the students I spoke to said they do have the opportunity to do electives in what they want, but during your first semester in first year you will be required to do fm (I think most schools make you do a fm elective at some point anyway). Afterwards you can apply for whatever your heart desires, and also you can shadow outside of electives (from what I've been told). https://www.carms.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020_r1_tbl34e.pdf - showing you where everyone's first choice was for the 2020 match (FM was only 30% of people's first choice) https://www.carms.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020_r1_tbl42e.pdf - showing you over half of the students did their residency outside of MUN https://www.carms.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020_r1_tbl16e.pdf - showing you that 91% of MUN grads matched to their first choice. Now to my knowledge there's no table showing how many from each school are in each speciality, but you can compare my first and 3rd link to get an idea of what that table might look like.
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