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  1. Californian schools are notoriously hard to get into. That being said, if you have a stellar MCAT, GPA, CV, and 400k plus interest to blow then why not? Purchase the MSAR and you can see which schools accepted international students / out-of-state as well as the admissions average. This is also a good page (https://bemoacademicconsulting.com/canadian-friendly-usa-med-schools) albeit a little dated. tbh idk why you'd want to go to California for med school specifically unless you have family/partner there.
  2. Unfortunately if you don't have at least 1 first author pub in sophomore year of high school you can no longer be considered competitive for ophtho.
  3. You get bumped. Say you've got 4 ortho surgeries slated and then a pacemaker surg absolutely needs to be done. Well your non-urgent ortho surgery gets pushed down the line. So you have to wait another day or so to be operated on
  4. Sadly the AOA is doing its best to keep it alive. COMLEX is stupid on so many levels. RE Why: OMT is extremely lucrative since it's privately administered.
  5. Yes feasible. Class usually ends after 12 on Friday. Don't sue me if you book and you have something mandatory tho (although I don't remember there being any mandatory classes that week).
  6. Go to Mac Health Sci. Such a chill/easy program and everyone gets into med after because of all the circle jerking
  7. Last year it was ~190 offers total with 100 initial and then 90 waitlist. Don't forget that people will get waitlisted for Queens and get accepted elsewhere. Once the two weeks grace period for acceptance has expired a large portion of Queen's (and other school's) waitlist has been accepted elsewhere so the waitlist moves quickly.
  8. Go find Aetherus' profile. He posted a bunch of stats and ran a statistical analysis a while back (which you can also search in the Medical Student forum).
  9. That's why I think the QUARMS program at Queens is such a missed opportunity. Region lock it to rural Ontario and look for low SES / racially diverse candidates.
  10. 3.84 GPA is more than competitive. Ace CARS. That's the only one that really matters for most Canadian medical schools. Get 127/128 on everything else and 130 on CARS, which is easier said than done, and you'll be golden for everywhere. For your GPA it depends on the school. I think Queens is the only one that doesn't care about course level, so you could take extra years or a second degree with a full course load and still count towards your wGPA. Western requires the courses to be at your current level of study (ie: 500 if you're fifth year, etc).
  11. I was told they were matriculating more students this year but I'm not sure how they intend to accommodate the extra students. I think they're just opening up more spots since our classrooms can technically hold more, which means the size of the 2023 class will be larger without impacting the 100 or whatever. I'm fairly certain it was discussed in either the town hall or something similar but you'd be hard pressed to find concrete numbers online (classic Queens). 10 was the max I heard but it could be in the single digits. They could also offer to 10 candidates but only 5 take them. Similar to how Queen's gives out ~190 offers of admissions but the class size is only ~100.
  12. Should have said "MMTP" not ROC. They describe it here: https://meds.queensu.ca/academics/undergraduate/prospective-students It's a program designed for military applicants. They do not subtract spots from the regular applicant pool but rather open up additional ones.
  13. Keep in mind this year they offered acceptance to more MMTP candidates (7-10) and 10 (I think) First Nations individuals so the 2023 class will be larger than the 2022 class. I got off the waitlist in late May and there's no reason people won't this year. If I were to hazard a guess people joined multiple Facebook groups to check out the classes and maybe ask questions, I know I would if I had multiple acceptances.
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