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  1. Hey guys, I am a fourth year, finishing up a molecular biology specialist with a chem minor. I will be taking a gap year next year to apply for med school, and wanted to work full time in a research lab (wet lab preferably) in any downtown Toronto hospital for a full one year. I emailed a bunch of PI's past few weeks (google search) but none of them have responded, so I was wondering if I'm doing something wrong. I have a bunch of research experience/academic achievements under my belt, NSERC, thesis, etc. Am I just applying way too early (available to start working June 2019) or are most of these connection based for university graduates? I'm looking for somewhere around Sickkids or the UHN network, but usually I see those that already have a masters get these full time positions. What's the best approach for a university graduate like me to get such positions?
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    Future Directions after MCAT

    Yea, that's what I get for not doing a redo when I felt like I did bad. I was planning on applying for Ottawa, but 3.89 is probably not high enough for that school, even if waitlisted. No worries, I think I'll just work somewhere in research for a year and apply again, after a retake. Such a silly mistake to miss a cycle for, but I will be resilient!
  3. Just got my MCAT score today: 506 (128/122/128/128). OMSAS cGPA: 3.92 UofT cGPA: 3.97 Ottawa cGPA: 3.89 I'm right now in my fourth year, deciding if I should apply this cycle to UofT, Ottawa, McMaster, and Queens (still have submit application till Oct 5 due to the OMSAS crash) I have 3+ years research/clinical experience from hospitals and university (no pubs yet), president and VP for two long term clubs, first aid responder, 300+ hrs of volunteering and sports activities. I somehow got killed by the CARS (even though I was getting 127-129 on the AAMC FLs, probably blanked out on the questions or got really anxious. Should I still submit my application to all 4 schools? I don't think I got a chance this year, but if I don't, should I retake the MCAT while doing a masters (2 years) or working as a research assistant (1 year)? I think I'm pretty competitive except for my CARS, but don't know if I need a 2 year masters to boost up my application. Any guidance would help