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  1. "All of our lectures and small group sessions (including Discovery Learning, Team Based Learning, etc.) will take place virtually. We will work hard to build community and ensure you have a small group of people who you interact with regularly for the first few months of medical school, which we hope will help you get oriented and make connections with some of your classmates. We are working with our faculty to develop engaging and interactive online content that will be a mixture of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions. We are not anticipating that you will need to be on campus for any in-person sessions in the fall term." Dr. Tracey Hillier
  2. YVONNE Yellow Volkswagen, ostensibly novel, neighed extraordinarily.
  3. TROUBLESHOOTING Treacherous Russians operate ubiquitously because lonesome Estonians smoke hashish or opium to indemnify nice Germans.
  4. Fast-forward to 2020: cheapest non-shared accommodation (i.e.studio) within walking distance to uni is nearly $1000 if not more
  5. Forgive my straightforwardness, but your chances for anywhere in Canada are practically zero if you are not a permanent resident/citizen. If you completed your undergrad in the UK, your best bet for med school are there or somewhere else in Europe. I know that AMCAS does take shadowing into account and quite a few schools accept international students, so I'd recommend looking into American programs as well.
  6. Forgive my straightforwardness, but your chances for anywhere in Canada are practically zero if you are not a permanent resident/citizen. If you completed your undergrad in the UK, your best bet for med school are there or somewhere else in Europe. I know that AMCAS does take shadowing into account and quite a few schools accept international students, so I'd recommend looking into American programs as well.
  7. GRUMBLING Get rolling unless Maverick buys litigation insurance next gamble.
  8. Having been explicitly told that medical school was "impossible" to get into for an immigrant like myself, I am posting the following as an encouragement to those in a similar predicament. Result: Accepted Timestamp: May 11th at 17:09 MT Geography: IP cGPA: 3.68 MCAT: 515 Degree: B.Sc. x 2 EC: was 9/17 (max 12) last year, might have gone up to 10/17 this time thanks to an added leadership role +more volunteer hours; work in customer service, intense job in frontline harm reduction, research for two years, conference presentations, one second-author publication, international awards for undergraduate assignments, founded and ran a city-wide immigrant club, volunteer math tutor, taught ESL, hospital volunteering (700 hrs), music as a hobby, and travel Interview: prepared extensively: read a few books on MMI and Doing Right, practiced multiple times a week once I got the invite, and even sought counseling to be able to speak about personal adversity & its relation to medicine without welling up about it (like I did last year); I thought the interview went well overall, found the panel attentive and welcoming, made them laugh three times The key is to practice A LOT and to seek out someone who has been through the process and knows what they're talking about, it's an excellent idea to practice with other applicants but do not limit yourself to them, they may or may not be giving you helpful feedback. PS: I felt euphoric when I received the offer, but I also felt drained by years of worry. Many have expressed a similar sentiment on these forums and I will repeat it: I found the entire process of (re)applying highly discouraging and dehumanizing. This was my third time applying and second time interviewing. I have written the MCAT three times because CARS was so low at first (123 --> 128) *am ESL A word of encouragement to all those who were not accepted this year: it goes without saying that there is an element of luck to this process, you are not defined by your stats, it is only a matter of time, the most important thing is to remain patient and persevere. I know it is difficult, but I highly recommend you to treat rejection as an opportunity, use this year for something you won't be able to do once you're in med school/residency/full-time workforce. For me personally that meant 8 weeks of travel and starting on a novel that I have been putting off for ages. Also, having a concrete plan B in mind will help your confidence, and it is so easy to crash and burn without one.
  9. Ross: a PhD is just as good as an MD. Rachel: oh, sure, Ross, yeah. If I have a heart attack at a restaurant I want you there with your fossil brush. Friends: Season 9, Episode 8
  10. For the personal activities section, there are 4 categories, with a maximum of 4 entries each: Employment, Leadership Roles, Volunteer Work, Life Experience & Achievements. For each, you will put down the name of the activity, organization, start date, end date, total hours, description (325 characters), and 1 or 2 verifiers.
  11. They do not disclose rural stats, only state that they "offer rural positions over and above those who receive offers of admission through the regular process." Your academic credentials (3.8 & 513) are more than fine, I wouldn't worry about them. Your admission will depend on ECs/References/Casper/Interview.
  12. Hello Everyone, congratulations on the invites!! I am starting a MMI prep group in Calgary for those who will be interviewing at uAlberta or elsewhere. The vast majority of people who received invites for U of C will be done practicing in February, so I thought of putting a group together with the intention of prepping until March 14th. We can meet at Foothills, Downtown Library or other central locations a few times a week. Please drop a comment below or DM me if you are interested in joining.
  13. count me in too please, I am available over Skype and in person thanks
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