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    interview invites are out

    Thanks! 4.0 and 517, ECs a mixed bag of some long term, high level things and some more or less filler.
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    interview invites are out

    Just got the email! (OOP). At first I thought I had nothing but then remembered U of A has a separate email they send it to
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    More females than males in medicine?

    I think that is the key question here: we have evidence that the admissions process slightly favours females, however if we are confident that the process selects for the best doctors, should we care?
  4. Uploaded mine a week ago, still says not received
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    More females than males in medicine?

    Found it for those interested: https://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Fulltext/2017/06000/Are_Female_Applicants_Rated_Higher_Than_Males_on.46.aspx an interesting discussion about true differences in performance or perhaps the self-fulfilling prophecy...
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    More females than males in medicine?

    Interestingly, from listening to Dr. Walker's podcast at U of Calgary, he stated that they found women perform significantly better than men in the MMI format. I think he mentioned they published (or were going to publish) the data, I'll see if I can find it. Perhaps a more natural ability to express empathy?
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    MMI Prep

    Anyone at Queen's interested in doing some MMI prep? Comment or PM me
  8. Time Stamp: 1:09 PM EST Invite/Reject: Invite GPA: 3.92ish CARS: 128 Casper: Prepped for about 2 days, felt pretty good but not amazing idk Geography: IP
  9. Hey everyone, Is anyone at Queen's/in Kingston prepping for the MMI's that might want to meet up a few times a week and practice some scenarios? Comment or send me a PM if so
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    Backup Plans

    Thanks, have you or anyone you know done this?
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    Backup Plans

    Hi everyone, First year applicant here and looking to come up with a plan should I not be accepted this year while I apply again next year. I think I have a competitive GPA and have gotten a few interview invites already this year so I'm not really looking to boost my GPA, but should my interviews go poorly I am looking into back up options. Some thoughts I had were starting a masters (interest in microbiology) or maybe training as an EMR, or trying to find a one year masters, course based masters etc... Any recommendations/personal experiences? Any idea on what supervisors generally think about people who work in their labs while actively applying to med schools? I'm not too sure about the timelines of applications for these things but I figure it's probably better to start thinking about this early in case I might miss any deadlines. I would love to hear about any personal experiences in the years after undergrad and before med school.
  12. Just got my invite! OOP GPA around 3.9 I think, MCAT 517
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