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  1. Honestly I'm just here to say that the idea of studying in Nunavut sounds super cool
  2. Not A GP in Saskatchewan, just a lowly premed. I will warn you that out here in the sticks, every GP refers for everything that isn't totally routine. If you're used to solving puzzles, they don't like that out here, from my 6-referrals-this-year patient perspective,
  3. I would absolutely contest. I have politely contested marks in the past, and been given my full marks back.
  4. That makes sense! Thanks, I just wasn't sure if they would suddenly say something about a Bachelor's not taken at an MD-PHD, but since you can of course transfer credit, shouldn't be an issue.
  5. it seems as though to me that it has to be specifically MD AND PhD, but I'm not sure. Very weird
  6. I see at least one med school in my travels that requires the undergrad to take place at an MD/PHD granting institution, but I can't see that requirement listed with any other school (specifically u of c) two questions 1) is this a common requirement the others don't mention?, or 2) why would this stipulation exist? I'm currently applying to undergrads but I need to pick my school carefully if this is going to be continually stipulated, thanks everyone!
  7. head up! Someone told me that in the states 50% of MCAT takers retest at least once. Think of this as your practice run. Also, Khan Academy has a large MCAT CARS practice section for free that you should check out. Take the next year to really get yourself ready for your application and give'er
  8. While not exactly med school, my cousin got into vet school in her third year of undergrad, and she was the only one in the class who didn't even get the undergrad, but she wound up being in the top three of her class and she was offered a job as a vet in her hometown in her third year of vet school for when she graduated. Again, it's how you perform now!
  9. I think how you perform in electives and such will largely dictate this. You can have all the degrees in the world, but if they don't like you, you're in trouble. Conversely, it does not make sense to get a masters or phd if you are not interested in research. You can always do that later, but finding your ground and your match now is what is important
  10. I thought so, and 27 is at the high end assuming I don't get in right away, it could be 26, my interests are in the mid range for competitiveness, so I do have that going for me, but I also worry about if I'm suddenly expected to get a MSC or PHD, pushing me back, and by the time it comes to be an attending, I don't think those years will stick out too much. I personally have never asked any of my doctors how old they were when they finished residency. My great uncle was a surgeon until he was 80, so age is a very superficial concern, but then you hear the horror stores of people not matching and I hope that that wouldn't be a discriminatory point.
  11. Thanks! I'll be 27 by the time I get to med school, so that definitely plays on my mind. Some good points to think about.
  12. Is there any sort of discrimination on three year schools when it comes to the more competitive specialties? (surgery, derm, optho, etc?) I could see it from both ways, with people thinking that the education in these schools might not be as good (incorrect though that may be) but you could also turn that around and claim that the three year schools are better at preparing you for residency. Any opinions?
  13. All questions I've asked have had overwhelmingly positive answers
  14. I was going to say, I'm coming out of another career (hopefully) where I was going to be expected to work resident hours for $20,000 a year.
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