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  1. That’s why I’m moving to Australia for medical school, I’ve had enough of this joke of a process. I’ll take my chances. Some of the stuff you said applies to me and earlier on in my undergrad I did do some academic exploring because I was curious and wanted to discover new things. I never failed anything but my grades in these things were mostly B/B+/A-‘s. I don’t have anything lower than a B on my transcript. The result of this foolish decision? Can’t go to medical school in Canada now.
  2. In all seriousness self care is important. Try not to forget that. If you feel overwhelmed there isn’t any shame in talking to someone. Hope you feel better.
  3. Just a list of things I feel you should know. 1) Caribbean match rates to Canada are notoriously low. Like just don't do it. Your priority in order should be Canadian or US MD, US DO, Ireland/UK/Aus/NZ>>>>>>>Caribbean 2) High scores on the MCCQE does not mean you will match into a primary care residency in Canada. Many IMG's with high scores do not match, even into FM. 3) A high USMLE score (240+) will definitely help you a lot if you want to match to a primary care residency in the USA but again, it is not guaranteed. Better odds in lower desirable areas. 4) Attrition rates of Caribbean schools are high. These are privately owned diploma mills. Infrastructure is poor, living conditions won't be great. 5) If you absolutely insist on going to the Caribbean, go to one of the "big 4" schools. These are Ross, Saba, SGU and AUC. All the others are even sketchier. Some have issues with funding/licensing and it will just be flushing 200k down the toilet. Can you imagine if you go to some little known med school in the Bahamas and halfway through your education the school shuts down? What are you going to do then?
  4. Don't tell me to "come on man." Have you taken a good look through this forum? More specifically the accepted/rejected/interview invite threads? There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of people over the years that have been invited for an interview and admitted and many of them had lower stats than you. There are a sizeable enough portion with GPA's on the lower end who could only hope to be lucky enough to be granted an interview, and some of them do get in. What you keep doing here is nonsensical. For someone who is supposedly so well rounded and academically inclined, you need to get help.
  5. Ok maybe you'll one day make a thread titled "Admitted to med school but never kissed a guy." Go. Outside.
  6. Probably not a real post. But on the off chance it is: Dude get a hobby and some life experience. Search for a thread titled "admitted to med school but never kissed a girl". Do you want that to be you? Go outside and stop obsessing over something that literally makes no difference.
  7. Bruh..... This is the pinnacle of pre med neuroticism. Go outside and have some fun. Stop thinking about GPA and MCAT for a few hours.
  8. The same way from any other country. Do some clinical rotations in the US, get good letters of reference, and write the USMLE's (and score well).
  9. For what it’s worth I appreciate your no BS approach and calling people out for their clear stupidity and ignorance. OP is the last person who should go to medical school. Viewing getting your MD as an opportunity to open a business and make over 200k. What a sick joke, people like OP are all that is wrong with this pathetic rat race. And before anyone says it, yes I am bitter.
  10. No it won't help in fact it will make everything worse but good luck!
  11. Yes. Do not P/F prerequisites for medical school even if they are non science
  12. All Canadian MD schools are pretty similar but USask is often regarded as the worst if you really want to pay attention to rankings and all that nonsense. And yet it is still 100% no questions asked better than going to Ireland. You can have a decent shot at basically any specialty you want and avoid the entire hassle of being an IMG. Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of dollars you would save. I don't even know why this is a question.
  13. This is the best advice. This way at least you have something to fall back on.
  14. I wanna just chime in. Your stats are good but your CARS score is holding you back. If you really want to go international stick to Ireland or Australia. Even though yes you would be considered an IMG in the match, I think you will be worse off if you go to a school that is not well known. I know the match rate for Australia is a bit over 50% too. Personally I would re-write and apply for a few more cycles before considering going overseas.
  15. Could not have said it better. Writing to a local newspaper? Petitioning the office? Nah people. Not going to work. Universities can do what they want. At best, a current legal challenge is in motion regarding residency positions for CSA's. That actually could potentially result in some changes, as there has been a similar instance of that in the past. But if you're mad that you got rejected by a medical school you just can't do anything. Sorry, nobody cares. That's the harsh truth. This is the system we live in. Your better than average stats does not give you precedence over someone else. Being entitled will not help you. You can't brute force your way into medicine. The issue, as with a lot of things, is with government funding for residency spots. More funding= more residency and medical school positions=no unmatched grads==no suicide ideation=happiness.
  16. I could say the same although then again most of the lawyers I know are corporate and criminal lawyers. Maybe it varies haha.
  17. Oh definitely, no doubts about that. It's unfortunate but that's reality. Lawyers being better people though? Nah my dude you're pushing your luck lol.
  18. It is kinda sexist towards men in a way but I'm indifferent. And yes of course scientifically incompetent people should not become doctors. But there are lots of women who do take challenging courses and want to make medical advances too, and are also more empathetic individuals. What I'm saying is that if I see more women getting into medical school than men, I am not going to lose sleep over it. If some guy is making a big song and dance about it, I don't really care either. We're not going to have male rights marches and rally's to protest the " oppressive and discriminatory" medical school admissions practices lmao.
  19. Just my opinion but I genuinely think women make better physicians than men just because they are naturally higher in empathy which is important in the medical field.
  20. If you have the money for the application fee you might as well take a shot. U of C is known to be more non trad friendly and according to the admissions stats there were a few people with your GPA who were accepted. Just be realistic and don't have really high expectations.
  21. There is absolutely no reason why someone with your stats should even consider going overseas. Your GPA and MCAT are fantastic. International schools are often for people who have applied in Canada multiple times and were rejected or have a GPA that is simply not competitive enough . Don't even consider international options unless you've been rejected after multiple application cycles. Even then, you'd probably be able to get into a USMD program which is better than going to Australia because you're considered equal to Canadian grads in the match.
  22. Masters probably won't help much. US DO and Ireland are basically the same thing as far as carms is concerned. The only thing that US DO is good for is if you actually want to live/practice in the USA as it's much easier to get a residency. Your best 2/last 2 GPA is good and I think your best shot at getting into a Canadian medical program lies with schools that look into that. If you don't get in after a bunch of cycles though and you still really want to be a doctor your best option after that is probably Ireland or Australia. Still it has risks and it's not a decision you should make lightly. Hope things work out for the best for you.
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