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  1. You need to speak to a mortgage broker first. I don't think you'll be given a mortgage if you have no or low income coming in. An LOC is a loan and I don't think you can pay off a debt by creating another debt. I own two properties (older, non-trad) and I was told buying another property would be almost impossible. Speak to the mortgage broker and see if this is even possible, especialy with CHMC rules tightening.
  2. Still waiting for my status to change in UCAN indicating that my deposit has been processed and no new communication from anyone about anything from UofC. I think the affects of the pandemic has slowed everything unfortunately. Keep faith. Edit: Now processed
  3. Deposits had to be in by today (June 2). I sent mine last Wednesday overnight registered mail, still hasn't been processed.
  4. Way easier than said for sure. Focusing on the things that you can control is a great skill to have, but often wavers. Keep faith.
  5. As of Dr. P's post if 75% of class is full (assuming the class is 155 seats) before waitlisters, that leaves about 39 seats. If the facebook thing is accurate looking at 14 or so seats left. But the facebook group has over 400 members, so interpret that as you will. Keep faith, but don't drive yourself crazy. Good luck!
  6. Result: Accepted off the Waitlist Geography: IP AGPA: 3.85 (calculated by UCAN) MCAT: 502 (126 CARS) Degree : Bachelor of Physio (overseas) EC: Non-trad older applicant. 10+ years of experience in healthcare (private and public), coaching and playing sports at elite level, volunteer with amateur sports team for 5+ years. Other stuff too. Interview: Cohort 2 interview. It was, what it was, but appreciated the opportunity to say something. 2nd time applicant. 1st time interview. Would love to help other future applicants with this grueling process.
  7. Looking back on it, I'm not sure the AFMC numbers are right. If they had to put out 279 offers last year for 139 spots, that would mean 140 spots were declined, right?? During a "slow" year for movement on the waitlist. So, using those numbers, it is likely to leave about 40 or so people on the list. 2 cycles ago about 10 IP were left on the list according to the reference stats provided by UofC. Maybe more hope after all.
  8. Likely May 26ish when deposits of the accepted group are due.
  9. So...if I read the numbers right. UofC offered 42 seats more than what is available (assuming 128 "new" seats and 170 offers). In essence, wouldn't those be technically counted as waitlisters as well? Historically, between 91 and 95 offers are declined, am i wrong in assuming that only the top 45 or so actual waitlisted people have a real chance? Leaving about 100 people on the waitlist. Seems like a large number. Any thoughts of why it's done this way? or why they won't reveal waitlist position?
  10. As Dr. P stated. Verifiers will be contacted now and even throughout the program. So I don't think it matters at this point. Don't drive yourself crazy over the next two days. Stay busy and the time will fly by! Tip: Mute all your notifications except your email, avoids false alarms and needing to jump at every sound. Hoping for the best for everyone!
  11. IMO as long as you meet the required minimum and you have great EC's it's always worthwhile. You never know who's going to read your application and find it impressive...or not. Obviously there is a financial element to consider as well.
  12. No word yet. As soon as there is more info, it will be updated on the admission blog. Outside of that, anything else are rumours.
  13. IMO that decision can only come from you and your family. I'm in the same boat as you. 15 year career in healthcare, dependent , house, bills, financial risk etc. It's all individual and not easy thats for sure! The school will accept whoever they feel will serve this community the best. Viability to the applicant is again personal. This next comment might be controversial. Not becoming a doctor is not the end of the world. If anyone thinks it is, then they either are immature (and thus not ready to take on such a responsibility) or they are doing it for the wrong reasons. However, I strongly urge people to keep reapplying if they feel it is what's right for them. But, please, have a plan B that you are working towards. Hopefully in another healthcare profession or something relevant, so that in the future, if the will to go through this is still there, you will have developed valuable perspective and skills. I'm happy to chat to anyone about my experience, situation, thoughts etc. so feel free to DM me.
  14. Based on some of the posts we have seen on the blog, you should also discuss minimum age, as it is clear that there are plenty of people applying to medical school who are not mature enough to handle uncertainty, grey areas and faith in a system that will never be perfect. The constant chase for "fairness" is ridiculous considering the subjective nature of the process. Also, I think starting a thread like this is not productive and is only going to cause divisiveness. I appreciate your attempt to start a dialogue, but there are better topics out there which could be more productive and have a relevant application if one was to be accepted in any healthcare field.
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