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  1. This is really helpful to know thank you, I've spoken to about 3 people who graduated from the University I got accepted to and one of them went through a similar path as what you mentioned, a much longer road and as John mentioned, seems like it just gets harder down the road as an IMG even though it's slightly less barrier getting in at first.
  2. Hey John, I really appreciate your comment thanks for taking the time to reply. I do know how I will finance myself in Ireland but I just wanted to see how others do it because I would be taking out an LOC, OSAP and using my savings, I was wondering if other people had better ways to go about it even though I know most people either have family's support or will do what I mentioned earlier. But you're right in that i really should give myself the chance to apply to Canadian schools... I think I look at people's applications online and around me and just am not sure whether I could match up; but I guess I won't know until I try!
  3. Also I just want to thank everyone for responding, any feedback really really helps me out and I appreciate your time and insight
  4. I could but.. I don't think my file would be looked at given my cGPA? I would have to absolutely murder CARS and Casper and even then I don't know if I would have a shot?
  5. I did reach their cutoffs last year when I applied, but I believe it was assessed competitively, I remember myself and others on the forum who had similar MCAT scores/GPA as me also didn't receive an interview, granted I don't know whether my maritimes essay was strong enough
  6. Hey guys, I would really appreciate some realistic help/advice. I'm really conflicted whether I should go abroad this fall (I have an acceptance to an Irish medical school) or if I should give Canadian schools a shot (I have never worked up the confidence to apply anywhere except Dal). Here are my stats: cGPA = 3.4 - which is a no go at most schools (I struggled with abusive family issues for multiple years of undergrad, but got through it and pulled myself together in the later years) Best 2 Years GPA = 3.85 Most recent two years GPA = 3.85 Grad school GPA = 4.0 Dalhousie wGPA = 3.9 UofT wGPA = 3.5 (as per new wGPA rules of dropping only 2.0 FCE) MCAT: First try (2017) 506 (125/124/129/128) - I'm rewriting this summer dedicating to it full time and without any family distractions to hopefully up my score. I believe my best chances are at Western, Queen's, Dalhousie - which as an Ontario resident, my chances aren't big at Dalhousie (I've only visited several times and have a genuine interest in practicing in the maritimes/worked with patients and doctors from there). I do believe my ECs lean towards the strong side, I do things that I'm really passionate about, have varied hobbies and also have a good balance of research and clinical/volunteering experiences; but I also realized that many applicants will have stellar ECs as well. I can definitely DM my ECS for anyone who has a minute to look it over to evaluate my chances. My question is whether it would be realistic for me to stay behind knowing that I realistically only have a chance at two schools (correct me if i'm wrong)? I also would appreciate any insight in terms of financing Irish education and returning to Canada from Ireland for residency. Thank you so so much in advance.
  7. @JohnGrisham Oh I see that is really helpful thank you!! And yes I'm interviewing for Sep 2020, I thought about deferring my acceptance for sure, I just didn't know if I was allowed to apply to other schools cause i think most deferrals are conditional upon the fact that you won't apply to other schools (not sure if it's restricted to only other irish schools) - do you know anything about this? I haven't asked the school about it - this is for University of Limerick FYI. You're definitely right about the COVID situation I will think more about it.
  8. @JohnGrisham Thank you so much for your response! When I re-apply to Canada this fall (Oct) if I was enrolled abroad also this fall (Sep), I assume I will have to list that I am already attending a medical school abroad? Is this looked down upon/will I need to explain why I want to attend school in Canada? I guess I feel like if it will hurt my chances of applying to Canada again while enrolled abroad, then I will choose not to go abroad.
  9. Hello everyone, I have an upcoming interview with an Irish medical school, I know it is early as I haven't received official acceptance, but I am re-writing the MCAT to hopefully boost my score to reapply to Canadian schools this coming cycle, if I receive an acceptance to Ireland, and I attend, am I still allowed to apply to Canadian schools this fall? I am okay with re-starting medical school from the first year, but I just can't seem to find the answers as to whether I am eligible to apply to Canadian medical schools while attending another school abroad. The reason why I would prefer to stay in Canada is because I'm really interested in plastics and reconstructive surgery and hope to practice in Canada as it's my home, obviously residency for plastics is very competitive and it seems that most IMGs coming back from Ireland match with residencies in general surgery, internal medicine, family medicine, emergency, and in the more competitive range psychiatry, but I haven't heard of success stories with plastics. I also don't know if I can do a plastics residency abroad and later practice in Canada? If anyone has insight on this I would really appreciate it! Thank you!
  10. Can I ask how your MCAT and maritime connection was?
  11. OOP here haven't heard anything yet, is anyone on the same boat ?
  12. Nothing from my end god this wait is killling mee
  13. I called admissions just now and nothing has been sent out yet!
  14. I haven’t received anything, do you only get notified if you didn’t make the cutoffs? Or do you also get notified if you made it?
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