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    Dalhousie23 got a reaction from yeescience in Does Dal Assess MCAT Competitively?   
    Yeah. They may change the ranges this coming year slightly, so perhaps a 507 would be either a 7 or an 8/10. Yeah like Frederick said, the OOP maritime connection essay is vital for OOP acceptance from my understanding. 
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    Dalhousie23 got a reaction from yeescience in Does Dal Assess MCAT Competitively?   
    They are assessed competitively. A total of 10 points out of 100 for the application. A 508-511 is 8/10 points, I believe a 512-516 is 9/10 and a 517+ is 10/10. In terms of individually looked at your CARS score, they don’t assess it to my understanding. You can get in with a 124 in CARS, provided your other section scores are good/high. 
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    Dalhousie23 reacted to KarlPilkingtod in Personal Statement Advice   
    Thanks that's great advice and probably something I was lacking. I read mine again and I did seem to emphasize WHY I wanted to be a physician and less of why I think I will make a good one.
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    Dalhousie23 got a reaction from RootingForDal in Personal Statement Advice   
    I also scored very high on this section as well. So here’s my two cents. 
    I’m not sure I would call the format I used a “story”, but more of a narrative. I wasn’t one of those students that had a life-changing moment where they realized medicine is what they wanted to pursue. My journey towards medicine developed over time, through a variety of different experiences. I used my narrative to talk about how that happened, and what each one of those experiences gave me in terms of knowledge/skills, but more importantly, how that will make me a better physician. Remember that the over-arching goal of this personal statement is not only why you want to be a doctor, but to demonstrate to the admissions committee that you will make an excellent physician, and your narrative of your experiences should demonstrate that. 
     
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    Dalhousie23 got a reaction from Chels1267 in Personal Statement Advice   
    I also scored very high on this section as well. So here’s my two cents. 
    I’m not sure I would call the format I used a “story”, but more of a narrative. I wasn’t one of those students that had a life-changing moment where they realized medicine is what they wanted to pursue. My journey towards medicine developed over time, through a variety of different experiences. I used my narrative to talk about how that happened, and what each one of those experiences gave me in terms of knowledge/skills, but more importantly, how that will make me a better physician. Remember that the over-arching goal of this personal statement is not only why you want to be a doctor, but to demonstrate to the admissions committee that you will make an excellent physician, and your narrative of your experiences should demonstrate that. 
     
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    Dalhousie23 reacted to anonymouspls in Advice for an incoming 1st year medical student   
    This seems like poor advice for anyone interested in a competitive field, or if OP is interested in a competitive IM program... based on everything I've read before 
     
    From your previous posts I understand you matched into a competitive program without “gunning”, but realize your situation may be an outlier, not the norm. 
     
     
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    Dalhousie23 reacted to PotatoPotato in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    So, typically you go in, sign general papers to request the loan amount. A few business days later you get approval for the bank and within a few more days (provided your rep has ordered these forms), you go in to sign your loan agreement/set up accounts/cards. Sometimes cards will take a few days more  (somewhere in there you send proof of enrol)
     
    I hear you, wish I could buy my furniture ahahaha
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    Dalhousie23 got a reaction from PotatoPotato in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    Thank you... My rep is taking forever. Said to give two weeks, it’s now over 3 weeks. Like it takes 3 weeks to file some papers for the bank to make thousands off me? Just ridiculous tbh.
    Like I’m pretty sure I’m waiting to sign final papers. I get a response via email after like 4-5 days of waiting. I’d like to have my finances and accounts organized ASAP. 
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    Dalhousie23 reacted to gnatcatcher in 16 More Seats for Dalhousie Next Year   
    reserve them for OOP 
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    Dalhousie23 got a reaction from dmd1923 in 16 More Seats for Dalhousie Next Year   
    See the link. Just announced today. Four sets added for this years September Start, another 12 next year
     
    https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/08/09/province-invests-in-16-additional-undergraduate-medical-student-.html
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    Dalhousie23 got a reaction from pacerpacer1 in Need Clarification on RBC Offers?   
    Hey. So my application with RBC is currently “pending”. Here’s what they offered me as of mid-July 2019.
    Forever Free VIP banking. RBC platinum Avion Card with 45,000 bonus points (The value of this is between 450-900$ depending on whether you redeem them as gift cards or for flights, respectively. All fees waived for this card indefinitely. Go to https://www.rbcrewards.com/#!/index for the point-value stuff.  The LOC is 350,000 at Prime -0.25%. The LOC doesn’t convert to a loan, unless you want it to, after residency. They changed it this year to no longer have a grace period of 24 months to start paying it back. Now, you have the LOC at Prime-0.25% for as long as you have a medical license, so you can take however long you want to pay it off which is nice to have that option but I would still pay back as soon as you can I was not given the free iPad, because apparently Med students get “too much already”... but on another post, someone said that you’ll likely get it anyways once you fulfill the two requirements with your VIP account to get one (like a bill payment over 50$ and pre-authorized payment setup or something along those lines).  It’s also good to mention that if the banks raise LOCs to 375k or 400k in the next few years, you can see your advisor and get that money added to yours as well. No harm in having it.  And to my knowledge the “forever” means you need to have a medical license. 
    Hope that helps!
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    Dalhousie23 reacted to frenchpress in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    A couple years ago I was told the same for the equivalent promo that year. But I did get it eventually.
    The advisor had nothing to do with it. It just happened automatically once I had the VIP account and I completed all the criteria for the promo (which was something like pay two bills or set up direct deposit by some date in November). Sometime after that in the fall I got a message saying I could pick out my gift online.
    *shrug* So who knows. If you’re already signed, I’d advise just making sure you fulfill the promo requirements and then see if you get lucky.
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    Dalhousie23 reacted to NLengr in Speciality Q   
    Alternative Optho: Sleeping on your giant pile of money. $$$$$$$$$
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    Dalhousie23 got a reaction from Matty66 in What will Class of 2023's backpack colour be?   
    Right! Gotta be emerald green or the yellow. I think blood orange is highly unlikely given last years was red. Grey is just terrible imo.
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    Dalhousie23 reacted to Pakoon in What will Class of 2023's backpack colour be?   
    Guess that makes the Med building a tool box! ba sum tss 
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    Dalhousie23 reacted to OrdinaryCondition in What will Class of 2023's backpack colour be?   
    A status symbol to carry at all times is really the point of all this isnt it?
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    Dalhousie23 got a reaction from DrDre in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    I'm pretty sure I've seen, on this forum, people accepted as late as July? Might be able to see this if you go back several pages.
    Class size is usually 110 or so. 92 people have registered for classes. So roughly 18 people are either unsure about whether they are coming or not or have just not gotten to the point of registering for classes yet. 
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    Dalhousie23 got a reaction from sunny_sideup in NS Waitlist Poll   
    Accepted today off the NS Waitlist this morning!
    I'll 100% be accepting this offer as this was the only school I applied to, and my first time ever applying. 
    GPA: 3.8
    MCAT: 511
    TOTAL Score: 71.07 out of 100.
    I do believe I was the highest person on this WL poll? I've heard one other person has been accepted off the NS WL before me, so Good luck to all!
    Insanely excited to meet the Class of 2023!
     
    Pm me if you have detailed questions!
     
     
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    Dalhousie23 got a reaction from 2020medvision in NS Waitlist Poll   
    Accepted today off the NS Waitlist this morning!
    I'll 100% be accepting this offer as this was the only school I applied to, and my first time ever applying. 
    GPA: 3.8
    MCAT: 511
    TOTAL Score: 71.07 out of 100.
    I do believe I was the highest person on this WL poll? I've heard one other person has been accepted off the NS WL before me, so Good luck to all!
    Insanely excited to meet the Class of 2023!
     
    Pm me if you have detailed questions!
     
     
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    Dalhousie23 reacted to DrDre in NS Waitlist Poll   
    Great news! Congrats!!
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    Dalhousie23 reacted to andnowmywatchbegins in NS Waitlist Poll   
    Congrats!! That’s awesome. You’re the first I’ve heard who’s been lifted off the N.S. waitlist. 
     
    I’m hoping I won’t be far behind - my score was 70.23. 
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    Dalhousie23 got a reaction from andnowmywatchbegins in NS Waitlist Poll   
    Accepted today off the NS Waitlist this morning!
    I'll 100% be accepting this offer as this was the only school I applied to, and my first time ever applying. 
    GPA: 3.8
    MCAT: 511
    TOTAL Score: 71.07 out of 100.
    I do believe I was the highest person on this WL poll? I've heard one other person has been accepted off the NS WL before me, so Good luck to all!
    Insanely excited to meet the Class of 2023!
     
    Pm me if you have detailed questions!
     
     
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    Dalhousie23 got a reaction from Falstaff in NS Waitlist Poll   
    Accepted today off the NS Waitlist this morning!
    I'll 100% be accepting this offer as this was the only school I applied to, and my first time ever applying. 
    GPA: 3.8
    MCAT: 511
    TOTAL Score: 71.07 out of 100.
    I do believe I was the highest person on this WL poll? I've heard one other person has been accepted off the NS WL before me, so Good luck to all!
    Insanely excited to meet the Class of 2023!
     
    Pm me if you have detailed questions!
     
     
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    Dalhousie23 got a reaction from RootingForDal in NS Waitlist Poll   
    Accepted today off the NS Waitlist this morning!
    I'll 100% be accepting this offer as this was the only school I applied to, and my first time ever applying. 
    GPA: 3.8
    MCAT: 511
    TOTAL Score: 71.07 out of 100.
    I do believe I was the highest person on this WL poll? I've heard one other person has been accepted off the NS WL before me, so Good luck to all!
    Insanely excited to meet the Class of 2023!
     
    Pm me if you have detailed questions!
     
     
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