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  1. Bobaroni

    Q&a With Mcgill Med Ambassadors

    Hi everyone, I have a question about receiving IP status at Mcgill. I recently graduated from undergrad and will likely be working in Quebec come late August/ Early September. I'm currently a resident of Ontario but will my residing and working in Quebec for at least a year grant me in province status for the upcoming application cycle. Any clarification would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Bobaroni

    Back at square one...

    How is your MCAT balanced if you don't mind me asking. If you have above 128 in CARS that opens up a lot of options for schools outside of Ontario.
  3. Bobaroni

    5th year for GPA?

    Hey thanks for the responses everyone. I just wanted to ask if it would make sense to take a 5th year to raise my GPA. This likely would only be for Ottawa as I think I am competitive already for other schools in terms of GPA.
  4. Hi all, My GPA is currently this for each year: Year 1: 3.89 Year 2: 3.89 Year 3" 3.92 Year 4: 3.90 I was going to finish year 4 with a 3.93 - but I don't know what happened with my final exam of undergrad and dropped to a 3.7 in that course. Will that severely hurt my chances as my wGPA for Ottawa would have been a 3.92/3.91 instead of the 3.90 that it is now. Also would it make sense to take 5th year to increase my GPA to be more competitive for Ottawa. MY GPA for other schools is: Mac cGPA - 3.90 UofT = 3.94 Queens/Western = 3.91 Thanks for the help.
  5. Bobaroni

    5th year/Masters/Year off ?

    Hi, thanks for the responses so far. I just found out that my wGPA for Ottawa is actually a 3.901 because of this last course mark that I just received where I scored a 3.7 instead of a 3.9. I know that this GPA is on the lower end of those invited to interview generally. Would it make sense to take a 5th year to increase my GPA even though it will likely only make a significant difference in Ottawa? Also is there a significant difference between a 3.90 and 3.92 at Ottawa? Thanks!
  6. Hi everyone, I just completed this year's application cycle and did not receive any interviews. I was just hoping for some advice as to the best course of action for next year to strengthen my application. I'm currently a 4th year student graduating in a couple months and was wondering if I should do a 5th year, masters or take the year to work/volunteer. I'm in province for Ontario. Mcmaster cGPA: 3.9047 UofT wGPA 3.944 Queens/Western 2YGPA - 3.92 Ottawa wGPA - 3.913 Mcgill GPA - 3.95 My Mcat scores were pretty decent in sciences but I scored a 128/124(CARS)/131/129. I didn't end up doing much practice as I had family problems come up a few weeks before the mcat, so i was not able to do more than a couple FLs. I'm planning on redoing this. My Major ECs include: NSERC research (no pubs, but abstract in progress) Volunteering in various labs Provincial level soccer in high school, track and field at regional level Intramural, club executive, founder of a volunteer organization Tutoring Assistant coach, ref for soccer Work in food industry Volunteer trip abroad My references were: - Soccer coach whom i've know for 10+ years - NSERC Prof supervisor - Staff leader of volunteer trip (she currently works in training family medicine residents at Mcmaster) - Now I know my GPA isn't good for Ottawa and so I was wondering if taking a 5th year to work would help this. Or would my lack of pubs be an issue and so would you recommend a Master's degree. I have no particular interest in research and my end goal is to practice medicine. Thank you everyone for taking the time to read this - any help would be greatly appreciated.