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  1. We need to stop with the “those students would be successful anyways”. They’re enabled to be successful because of them being in Mac Health Science. The program grooms them. In no way can you compare high school performance with university performance because the two are leaps and bounds different. Particular examples: they get to take courses enabling them to explore something they like, where they are aligned with the community, faculty for research, etc. All things that can be added to their ECs when applying. No such courses exist for those pursuing other science-based degrees and thus their volunteering and other ECs are on top of coursework. Health Sci students get to take a situational ethics course structured similarly to a MMI interview. They are evaluated and given feedback on how to improve over the duration of an entire semester with different scenarios. McMaster is also the school that designed the MMI, and the MMI is being integrated into many med school interviews. Seems like an awfully huge conflict of interest. The average of a health science student basically needs to be high because the program needs to boast academic excellence. Behind closed doors, when health sci students do poorly as a collective on tests/assignments, they are curved to make their grades meet what it needs to be. They can do well in other courses outside of their core health sci courses because they don’t have nearly as much of a workload compared to other science-based degrees. These boosts in all areas of the med school application that are not available to other students are what are ensuring their high prevalence in medical school.
  2. Amateur. True dedication is believing something will come out over the weekend.
  3. I'm reaaalllly contemplating this too. Morale at my work is at an all time low and everyone is miserable. Holding onto that glimmer of hope that something will come but honestly whether its a yes or a no i'm probably quitting anyways lol.
  4. I'm grateful for Tati and James Charles for giving me good material to read this weekend.
  5. I'm going to go counter to the whole "just apply and see what happens" and say hold off and maybe explore other options you might be interested in. Your stats will remain the same, you'll only build more experience. After all that if you still want medicine, at least you'll have a lot more life experience which will inevitably aid in being a good physician. It may not change that you're just meh about it. However, I think a lot of things are blown out of proportion when it comes to finding the 'perfect' career. Every career ends up becoming a job over time and just becomes meh, but at least you can make something a more meaningful meh if you're passionate about it. I agree with Elgar, there external pressure which glamorizes medicine and that it's the ultimate career for bright individuals, which is not the case at all.
  6. MMI Scenario #3: You have a physician friend who alongside other physicians started a company looking to develop medical courses. Your friend has admitted that they do not have much skill in terms of grammar, editing, and polishing PowerPoints. He said "not to worry lads, there's an untapped reservoir of premeds all looking to add something juicy to their CV. We can hire them for free because what other choice do they have! In fact, we can sit around and do nothing while they rummage through a textbook/papers and create the PowerPoints for us while we do nothing except collect the cheque!" You have decided to meet with your friend, enter the room and talk to him.
  7. agree, though sometimes being a guinea pig works out. for example, Mac's new BDC program (biomed discovery & commercialization) basically curved/curves everything when students don't do well because they want program stats to look good (surprise, it is also a BHSc program)
  8. you ask for brutal honestly, but there's nothing people can be honest about because you're being 'elusive ooooo'. why are you even here? honesty was them telling you you're being deceptive, and then you were as salty as your salty gf (in your words) when you were called out. Literally a 1 point difference on the MCAT can make or break your application, so when you report 510 vs. 516 that's a big deal.
  9. I did it for one of my stations lol whoops. After I finished I looked at the prompt and read not to do it, was like “well there goes that one” rofl.
  10. us: UoT can't possibly let us know this late! UoT: hold my beer
  11. 2 year GPA is 2 year GPA, whatever that combined mark is what counts, they don't look at other marks. In fact, it's probably a computer that does it.
  12. I think a mass wave of rejections are coming (I suspect tomorrow) with a few invites sprinkled in. Last year's mass rejection was sent on a Friday 1 week earlier than this year.
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