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  1. journeytofreakingMD

    Low GPA?

    Hey! I've lurked these pages for so long, and I don't think you'll get the answer you're looking for. This is YOUR cycle my dude! you never know how they'll be looking at your application, what your chances are, unless you apply. Put your 100% into your application, show your skills, your experience, what you like, why you'd be a good doctor via your ABS (remember to include CANmeds framework). dont overload your ABS w the work you've done, outline important meaningful ones, ones where they can tell that you've learnt something new or strengthened previous skills. With any application period, you never know how it is until you apply. And worst comes to worst, you may not get an interview. but you pick yourself back up, you work for a year, build your experience, maybe take a few extra courses and try again! - from a fellow applicant, best of luck
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    CARS practice?

    Search for it in instagram! I found a few links and It worked for me I'll look for it and dm you when i find it
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    CARS practice?

    If you want practice as well, i'd suggest using uworld and jack westin! they have fantastic passages (jack westin can be a hit or a miss sometimes though) - but uworld is fantastic, you can even get a 90 day free trial. uworld also has a bunch of passages (1300+) for all subjects so its a fantastic resource
  4. Let me just provide some insight here (as a u of t student) If medical school is the goal for you, going to u of t won't be a cup of tea either. You will need to work very very hard, you can do well, you can get good grades but that requires constant effort and perseverance throughout all years of your undergrad. You can't decide to slack for a few weeks and not catch up, it'll hurt your exam. It's doable but just a lot of work. I'm personally feeling the effect of the hard work and effort after finals were done because it is exhausting. with any university you will go to, you will face difficulties and you will need to adjust based on these difficulties. With of t, it's a big adjustment which takes some people longer than others. As a person who has always wanted medical school, I love the fact that u of t provides a range of different courses, lots of resources, great research opportunities, but if I could go back in time, I wouldn't choose it because I'd rather a university which isn't too focused on keeping low averages. This is just my personal opinion! I'm sure that other people think otherwise, but it's just how i feel
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    not sure what to do - give up?

    Thank you all for taking the time to reply to this! It's so appreciated <3, you guys also gave me that kick to hopefully kick ass in my MCAT and work hard af during 3rd year
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    not sure what to do - give up?

    Hey guys, been a lurker of this forum for quite some time and I guess I need someone to talk to or just the harsh truth. Let me give you the background info, I'm going to be a 3rd-year undergrad student in the coming fall, and I've reached a low this summer because I'm just not sure what to do or if I should even bother applying, Moved here for uni (I'm a permanent resident though), and sort of screwed up my first year, got all Bs 1st semester and 3 As and 2 Bs 2nd semester, then got all As and A+s in my 2nd year (woohoo), and hopefully going on the right track and will continue getting As and A+s in my 3rd year. I've done a full course load and will continue doing a full course load the next year. I just feel like I'm never going to get in, looking at all the stats of people who've applied and gotten in, my confidence has pretty much gone to shit and I regret how stupid I was first year. With my family problems and mental health issues, it was a lot to deal with (not that it's an excuse or anything), its just I'm looking back and regretting letting these problems get in the way of my studying. 2nd year I picked myself back up and worked hard, mostly got 90s and above (7/10 subjects) and the rest were As (3/10 subjects) I'll work even harder 3rd year to get the same grades. I'm hoping to apply in my 4th year, but is it even worth it? knowing I won't get in? everyone's been telling me I have no chance, and that it's impossible. Writing my MCAT this summer, been studying really hard for it too, hoping to get that 129 in CARS. ECs; part of non-profit organizations, volunteering in a hospital, 1 publication and currently in the process of writing the draft for another, 1.5 years of research, tutoring, started up my own organization, part of a women's health organization, intramurals, volunteered for a couple of marathons. nothing really big I guess. any help would be greatly appreciated, medical school's been a dream of mine and I can't imagine doing anything but medicine.
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    GPA - CHANCES ???

    Hellloooo, posting for a friend; 1st yr GPA - 3.24 2nd yr GPA - 3.92 3rd yr GPA - 3.98 fucked up 1st year bc a bunch of emergencies/fam problems MCAT; 130/129/131/132 thx all ure the best.
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    chances?

    tHellloooo, posting for a friend; 1st yr GPA - 3.24 2nd yr GPA - 3.92 3rd yr GPA - 3.98 fucked up 1st year bc a bunch of emergencies/fam problems MCAT; 130/129/131/132 thx all ure the best. undergrad @ toronto !!
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    chances?

    hihi, why do they need 4th year to count? dont most people apply during 4th year anyway? (and hes eligible to wGPA)
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    MCAT study buddy

    Hello all, as a lurker (and soon to be an applicant in the coming cycle as a 3rd year student lmao), I'm going to be studying for the MCAT in sauga and sometimes toronto. Kinda wondering if anyone wants to study with?? so ya hmu
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