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  1. I was wondering what everyone's opinion was on the structure of the personal essays... I'm worried because I didn't include introductory or concluding sentences in my essays because of restrictions with word count (but I don't want my essays to come off as unorganized or not formal enough). I did organize my arguments into paragraphs, but I just kind of jumped right into my first argument :/ Any comments/advice appreciated!
  2. I'm applying this cycle as a 3rd year student (in a 4 year bachelors program) and I read this on the U of T website: "If you are applying in the third year of a four-year degree program, you must provide proof that you have completed the requirements of that year of your degree prior to the date of enrolment in the MD Program". My program doesn't have any specifications for what you need to have done in 3rd year.... has anyone had any experience with this? Do they just count your number of credits??
  3. If I published more than one paper but from a single research activity (as a summer student), would I put each publication as a separate entry since they were on different projects? If so, would I use the same description for each repeated entry (e.g. Summer research student at xxx institute) or should I put something like (1/3) to show that they're not exactly the same...?
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    Change in # of sketch entries?

    I was just about to make a post asking about this too, I haven't heard anything about the number of entries changing so this was a surprise :| I'm hoping it's just a typo haha
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    MCAT cutoff

    Thanks for the replies :) I sure hope so, it's just that I couldn't find any other information on the U of T website and I'm super paranoid haha especially when the cutoff seems quite low?
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    MCAT cutoff

    I just wrote my MCAT today and I don't think it went all that well :/ I read on most of the forums that U of T considers the MCAT only as a cutoff (like a flag system) which I think I met, but I was wondering whether this might be something U of T considers it competitively as well in the application (just like how there's a gpa cutoff, but they also probably consider it competitively as well)
  7. Is there any disadvantage to doing a 3 year degree (bachelor of science)? I know I won’t be eligible for gpa weighting at some schools but I think I would be okay with that (I have a 4.0 right now which hopefully won’t go down too much by 3rd year) I’m not too interested in research or applying to grad schools either. I’m hoping to graduate early in order to add to my EC’s, get more work and volunteer experiences, and not have to worry about balancing school and med applications when I apply after I graduate… However, I am worried that schools look favourably upon 4 year degrees as opposed to 3 year degrees. I’m reading all sorts of conflicting opinions regarding this and I don’t want to risk possibly putting myself at a disadvantage, but at the same time, I wonder whether schools actually look all that closely at what undergrad degree you have.
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