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  1. Yes! Anything after you've started your undergrad is counted (I seem to remember they don't count high school activities but that wasn't your question anyways)
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    Congrats on finishing MMI Weekend!

    Followups are to probe you further but you are not advantaged/disadvantaged for answering/not answering them. You're judged on what you said during the entirety of the station so don't worry about it
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    Undergrad vs Medical School

    Exactly this. While the hours you spend in class are similar, the amount you need to retain for one exam is like 5 times the amount in undergrad where you could study for one exam, purge and cram for the second exam. My personal experience as a M1 is that I find it way more enjoyable than undergrad because I'm learning exactly what I'm curious about, so while I'm spending more time studying, less of it feels grueling. While I didn't dislike my undergrad, there were definitely things that made me throw a crisis. In med I'm finding that the entire environment is so pleasant and I'm still frequently getting that post-acceptance letter feeling where you're so excited to be doing this.
  4. It must be nervewracking but glad someone made the call! I remember it was quite on time last year so seems unusual. Just felt like telling you guys that our class website has been having some technical difficulties this week and I'm not sure if it's the same people who manage admissions stuff but we're all tired from it. So hang in there, I hope it gets sorted out very soon!
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    Casper related question for MDCM

    The last accepted test date was Oct23 and it takes Mcgill about 3 weeks to update your file (which is after the deadline) so you should be fine
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    Reason for inclusion - CV

    It's a chance to explicitly state how that made you acquire skills to be a good doctor, or one of the CANMED roles, or what you learned from it that will help you be a good doctor. Sometimes it seems painfully obvious but just write something anyways, while other times for more unrelated activities it helps the committee see the relevance and value of it
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    Awards Question- CV

    I personally would note that into one of your other categories. You must've gotten the spotlight due to a particular or set of contributions and this would highlight that it was recognized, although I wouldn't consider it an award myself, which I think of as something that comes with a title
  8. No, once you see the questions the timer starts for your response
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    Workbook

    Yes, they only want the grades for the degree on which you are basing your admission, which is the bachelor's
  10. For the sake of applications, med schools like if you have research experience. It's something that they'll try to expose you to during med studies as well. Doesn't matter if in basic or clinical sciences. Some residency programs also require you do research, and I imagine basic research would be acceptable. I know of a resident in surgery doing research although I don't know of what nature. I don't understand his reason for why you shouldn't pursue a specialty. Now for research as a career it is true that a smaller proportion of doctors go on the clinician scientist route but you shouldn't be discouraged from exploring that possibility
  11. OMSAS allows you to put activities since age 16 into ABS so I wouldn't think so. Two of my ABS essays were for high school activities and it didn't prevent me from getting an interview.
  12. That should be for your level of education. Were you in undergrad year 2-3 when you did that activity, for example
  13. Sure, it's likely that they could be different enough that they're considered separate activities regardless of same organization. I also had 2 roles at the hospital that were quite different in nature so I put them separately.
  14. Oh yes, I sent mine in 2 days before the deadline so it wasn't updated as received on Bear Tracks until weeks later
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    Geographic Location

    I put city and province, but I wasn't applying to NOSM. I would think they'd have another section to determine your eligibility for that though
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