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  1. Episode release schedule: Sept 12 - Intro episode ('Episode 0') [no actual premed content, just introductions] Sept 16 - MCAT series: MCAT explained Sept 30 - MCAT series: What resources to use Oct 7 - MCAT series: Studying advice/experiences from med students Oct 14 - MCAT series: Conquering CARS Oct 21 - MCAT series: Sciences Oct 28 - MCAT series: Is my MCAT score competitive in Canada? Nov 04 - Interview series: Pre-interview (preparation) Nov 11 - Interview series: Day-of (what to expect) Nov 18 - Extracurricular series: Extracurriculars explained More TBA! If you have any specific requests for episodes, please leave them in a comment below!
  2. Hi all! My name is Christopher and I am the author of www.UltimatePremedPackage.ca which I know a few of you have found to be a useful resource for your premed journey. This summer a classmate and I have been busy working on a new podcast called Pluripotent Premed which we intent to act as an audio guide for navigating the premed years as a Canadian applicant. We dive into all topics related to the MCAT, med school interview, extracurriculars, and more. We will also be interviewing classmates of ours who are got into med from alternative backgrounds (e.g. arts, nursing, other careers) and also those who are pursuing an M.D./PhD to give you a better idea of how the program works and what to expect. Today is the release date for 'Episode 0', which is an introductory episode that doesn't have any specific premed content, but rather just introduces us and the podcast, and what to expect. From here on out, we will release an episode every Monday. If this sounds like something that you're interested in, please check us out on social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and on podcasting platforms (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and most other major podcasting platforms). I will post an episode release schedule in the comments so that you know what episodes are coming up! I will post an episode release schedule below so that you know what episodes are coming up! Thanks for reading! We are really excited about this project and we hope to help as many people as possible. Please feel free to message me on here or on our Facebook page if you have any questions! TL;DR - the author of Ultimate Premed Package has teamed up with a classmate to make a premed podcast directed at Canadian premeds to guide you through the MCAT, interviews, and more. Episodes every Monday
  3. I remember last year when I was waiting to hear back, I obssessed over things like admissions statistics for previous years. I thought some of you might find this interesting - I've attached the admissions statistics for my class, the Class of 2022. It covers: Applicant pool Seat distribution (SWOMEN / non-SWOMEN / Indigenous) Gender Highest degrees of admitted students Academic metrics (GPA and MCAT) Age Residence University attended previously AdmissionStatistics_Medicine_Classof2022.pdf
  4. Letter of Intent is much bigger in the states, and I don't know if they're completely necessary here, but I sent one anyway because it definitely can't hurt your chances. I sent a short email the day of my interview to the general point of contact for admissions, simply saying that I really enjoyed having the opportunity to interview at the school, and asking if they could pass on my thanks to my interviewers for their time. Then, a week later, I again contacted the general point of contact for admissions with another email, this time with a Letter of Intent attached. The admissions office replied to me and told me that they had put my letter on my file. All you need to know about writing one of these letters can be found from the links on my website. They don't take too long to write, they show that you are mature and professional, and who knows - they could be the one thing that tips the scale in your favour. Best of luck!
  5. Title pretty much says it all. I'm a MS1 at Schulich, and last year I made a website with all my MCAT resources and all my interview resources too. I'm guessing if you're reading this you've already done the MCAT, but you might find my interview prep materials useful. You can find it all here - https://ultimatepremedpackage.wordpress.com/interviewing/ Please let me know if you have any questions! Of course, I can't tell you what questions they asked me, etc., but I can give general information about the day or whatever. I might see some of you for your interview day, but if not - good luck! You'll do great!
  6. Hi all, I got accepted to med school in Canada this year first time applying, and since then I've been working on a massive premed package that includes all the Khan Academy (KA) notes (complete), supplemented with a personal spin to make things easy. The package also includes my schedule, my activity log, a score predictor, 100 helpful reference documents with mnemonics and graphics of common topics, formulas, interview prep, cars tips ethics... everything that got me from premed to admitted, and now I'm passing it on to you. You can find the post here on Reddit Wordpress (easy link is tinyurl.com/MCATguide) I hope this is helpful for you all! Please let me know if you have any questions or queries.
  7. Result: Accepted, London campus Timestamp: 11:22 am (UTC-4:00, Atlantic) on May 8th, 2018 2YGPA: 3.97 MCAT: 519 391 (130/130/131/128) ECs: ~100 hours clinical volunteering, ~300 hours clinical employment, lots of sports, zero research Interview: Strong beginning and end but felt a little weak in the middle. Felt good overall though, felt like my interview and stats would land me a high wait-list. Geography: OOP Year: Gap year after graduating from BSc in May 2017 Thanks to everyone on the forum who has helped me and others throughout the application cycle - it has been much appreciated! Good luck to all
  8. Great, thank you for the information everyone!
  9. Reviving this thread just to confirm that I understand properly. My home province is Nova Scotia. If I attended medical school in Ontario, I would still be able to complete my residency back in Nova Scotia if I so wished, correct? I wouldn't face any major disadvantages for training outside of my home province? Thank you in advance
  10. Oh yeah that's bizarre, they seem to have removed it from their website. Luckily I have it downloaded. I can't attach it here because it exceeds the max file size, let me get back to you when I figure out a way to upload it. EDIT: Let me know if this link works: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cFL_QLhKsLjXHfwz0oNiLjD5WLc7Ss7M/view?usp=sharing
  11. The reports linked in my original post have a breakdown of SWOMEN interview invites and offers. Didn't see anywhere how many SWOMEN apply though.
  12. Before doing research today, I had no idea that waitlist movement could be so huge, but I guess it make sense when you consider your point that most people in Ontario apply widely. Very interesting. That degree of waitlist movement suggests that ~58% of all interviewees will recieve an offer for admission at some point (average over 2016 and 2017). Do you mind sharing the source for these statistics?
  13. Ah I see what you're getting at, this makes total sense. Thank you for your thoughtful response!
  14. For anyone else out there who obsesses over numbers, I did some statistics based on a 3-year average (2015-2017), with numbers plucked from the official dean's reports (2015) (2016) (2017). Every year on average, there are: 2,577 total applicants ... (2,473 + 2,775 + 2,483) / 3 449 candidates invited to interview ... (457 + 441 + 449) / 3) 171 seats filled (133 in London, 38 in Windsor) - this has been the same for the last 3 years. A first year class with a demograph of 58.3% male and 41.7% female ... Males: (61 + 59 + 55) / 3 ... Females: (39 + 41 + 45) / 3 17.4% of all applicants get an interview ... (449/2,577)*100 6.6% of all applicants get a seat ... (171/2,577) * 100 38.1% of interviewees get a seat ... (171/449) * 100 NOTE: These statistics do not consider waitlist movement, which can actually be huge in some years (e.g. the 2017 Dean's reports suggest that, for applicants from SW Ontario alone, 72 were offered acceptance into the program, while only 42 of those accepted the offer - that's a waitlist movement of 30 people!) Feel free to check the math, add anything I missed, or discuss below.
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