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    mcpremed97 got a reaction from targaryen in Advice for first year med   
    I recently got accepted into McMaster and will be attending for med school. After reading the forums, I realize that a lot of people think a 3 year program has a lot of disadvantages, especially if you don't already have a speciality in mind (I don't). I plan on shadowing a bunch or doing horizontal electives right from the get go to try and narrow down a speciality I'd want to do, but what else should I be doing to make myself competitive for matching despite going to a 3 year program? If I end up trying to pursue one of the very competitive specialities, like derm, are there specific things I should start doing in first year?
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    mcpremed97 reacted to IMislove in Advice for first year med   
    It is hard I agree, time consuming. I did a lot of reading around the speciality, personalities, videos, and tried both the community and academic setting. Most preceptors I enjoyed and the residents are super cool, that helped solidify it for me. Just need to put the time In For a few tries. I think the community setting is great because you definitely see more bread and butter and general working environment, and if you liked that, it helps a ton (because let’s face it most of us won’t be getting academic positions that’s just logistical fact). 
     
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    mcpremed97 reacted to DR-BMFF in Unexpected Below Average Interview   
    Forget all of this.
    The interview process is a complete sham. The people I expected to get in, the ones where you sit down and hear them speak, and you just know they're going to be a great doctor, who explore both sides of the issue, who empathize with everyone involve and you look into their eyes and you can just see compassion...for the most part did not get in. And the ones I would've never ever expected in a million years to get in, the most arrogant people with the most one sided answers were accepted, including someone who got in a big argument with me and literally scared the crap out of me for challenging their position a bit when I practiced with them. This is probably the snappiest person i've ever met to the point of it being a psychological disorder or under the influence but consistently....I have never been more uncomfortable speaking to someone in my entire life and they got in.  Another example was someone who literally said a certain group of people's (don't want to get into details) cultural practice is "savage". Thinking back to all the people I practiced with, some of the worst ones were waitlisted or accepted and although some of the good ones did get in thankfully, the majority did not. I would say out of the hundreds of people I practiced with that this process is a complete toss up and there is no pattern or anything to it at all. It's a lottery.

    The MMI is a broken system. This should be a panel interview and the questions should be based on your experiences and other aspects of your personality directly...not this.
    Do whatever you can do to improve, but don't expect it to mean anything to them.
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    mcpremed97 reacted to ysera in May 14 Countdown   
    Well boys / gals guess I'm not sleeping tonight. adrenaline is through the roof. Have the urge to go wake my parents up and tell them but I don't want to in case it's an error. 
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    mcpremed97 reacted to chota-don in May 14 Countdown   
    do rejections show up on OMSAS?
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    mcpremed97 reacted to Curiousaboutapps1 in May 14 Countdown   
    GOOD LUCK TOMMOROW!! I wish you all the best
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    mcpremed97 reacted to omgplspickme in May 14 Countdown   
    Suffering from LTMPID (life-threatening major post-interview disorder)
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    mcpremed97 reacted to keener12345 in May 14 Countdown   
    I feel like throwing up... lol this is gonna be a sleepless night!
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    mcpremed97 reacted to waifu4laifu in May 14 Countdown   
    I'm grateful for Tati and James Charles for giving me good material to read this weekend. 
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    mcpremed97 got a reaction from MashedPotato in UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2019   
    Time stamp: Feb. 26, 2019 1:10PM (EST)
    Interview: March 31
    Result: Interview (MD)
    MCAT: 128/131/131/131
    GPA: 3.97
    ECs: Filled them all. No publications.
    Essays: Wrote in a week and had my mom proofread them lol.
    Year: 4th year UG (last)
    Geography (OOP)
    I'm so incredibly excited! I really assumed it would be a rejection. 
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    mcpremed97 got a reaction from Sdocs in UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2019   
    Time stamp: Feb. 26, 2019 1:10PM (EST)
    Interview: March 31
    Result: Interview (MD)
    MCAT: 128/131/131/131
    GPA: 3.97
    ECs: Filled them all. No publications.
    Essays: Wrote in a week and had my mom proofread them lol.
    Year: 4th year UG (last)
    Geography (OOP)
    I'm so incredibly excited! I really assumed it would be a rejection. 
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    mcpremed97 got a reaction from isitlunchtimeyet in UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2019   
    Time stamp: Feb. 26, 2019 1:10PM (EST)
    Interview: March 31
    Result: Interview (MD)
    MCAT: 128/131/131/131
    GPA: 3.97
    ECs: Filled them all. No publications.
    Essays: Wrote in a week and had my mom proofread them lol.
    Year: 4th year UG (last)
    Geography (OOP)
    I'm so incredibly excited! I really assumed it would be a rejection. 
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    mcpremed97 got a reaction from RejectedAgain in UofT Interview Invites/Regrets 2019   
    Time stamp: Feb. 26, 2019 1:10PM (EST)
    Interview: March 31
    Result: Interview (MD)
    MCAT: 128/131/131/131
    GPA: 3.97
    ECs: Filled them all. No publications.
    Essays: Wrote in a week and had my mom proofread them lol.
    Year: 4th year UG (last)
    Geography (OOP)
    I'm so incredibly excited! I really assumed it would be a rejection. 
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    mcpremed97 reacted to aaronahc in Western interview invites/regrets 2019   
    Interested to know about that too...Can someone who got rejected but met cut-offs post the part in the email about reason for rejection?
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    mcpremed97 got a reaction from yeeewww in Queens Interview Invites/regrets 2019   
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    mcpremed97 got a reaction from 44332211 in Trying to prep for the CARS section.. tips?   
    Use the free j westin daily passages and go back and do the old ones. I did 3 per day during my 2 months studying for the MCAT as my only real CARS resource and ended up with a 131 on the section!
     
     
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    mcpremed97 reacted to Rabeprazole in McMaster Interview Invites/Regrets 2019   
    My friend just sent me an email titled, "Acceptance to McMaster Medical School". 
     
    Unfriended.
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    mcpremed97 reacted to AVM in McMaster Interview Invites/Regrets 2018   
    Hey everyone!
    Has anybody started a McMaster MD Invites/Regrets 2019 thread yet?
    Thanks!
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    mcpremed97 got a reaction from yeeewww in Interview Invites date?   
    Maybe everyone on this thread just got interviews and regrets have been sent out?? Is that even possible?
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    mcpremed97 got a reaction from kingassault in Interview Invites date?   
    Maybe everyone on this thread just got interviews and regrets have been sent out?? Is that even possible?
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    mcpremed97 reacted to Poloma in Interview Invites date?   
    OMG EVERYONE I FORGOT THAT LAST TIME I LOGGED IN I LOOKED AT MY OLD APPLICATION AND I JUST LOOKED NOW AND IT SAID "FEE NOT RECEIVED" AND MCAT NOT RECEIVED ETC (because I didn't end up applying last year) and AS I WAS ON HOLD TO TALK TO UBC MED I realized it was still on my old application omg I thought I forgot to submit MY FEE AND MCAt omg 
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