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  1. As someone who is a strong advocate for the #BLM movement, and a POC myself, I somewhat understand the sentiments of @uwopremed, although theirs did sound a little bitter and negative, ngl . As someone that's worked with immigrant families and black/non-black POCs, one large trend I've noticed is that yet another barrier to representation is family income. the BSAP program at UofT is fundamentally a force for good to increase representation by understanding the discrimination and disadvantages many black Canadians face. BUT, my experiences have led me to understand that black students/families aren't the ONLY individuals facing disadvantages. Plenty of black individuals that get into medical school come from wealthier families, and the poorer black communities benefit very little from this. Overall, I really do appreciate that some schools such as Western and Ottawa have noticed the large role of income as a barrier to obtaining a medical education and hope that UofT sees that barriers and lack of underrepresentation aside from race also exist to create a more diverse class. But once again, this is all based on my anecdotal experiences. Right now, we should focus on the BLM movement as this issue continues to persist in society, but I do hope that in the future we can extend this discussion and use this movement to shed light into other disadvantages and discrimination individuals face (Culture, disabilities, wealth, etc..)
  2. I could just imagine her reading these comments - she'd be so creeped out
  3. Some of the people there have already chosen other schools and one of them is my friend (who got in) and his sister (who isn't applying for med lol).
  4. After taking a year off to do a masters program - I can safely say that I agree w/ @VanD. I matured through the process and developed my interests further. Interests and professional skills that will undoubtedly help me in med school this fall! Doesn't have to be a Masters, but seek experiences med/non-medical that genuinely interest you. Imagine medical school didn't exist. What else interests you? Are you interested in global health? public health? social activism? economics/business? hard science and research? Here's an extreme example: Steve Jobs (late founder of apple) had a strong passion for computers, yet he perpetually pursued things that interested him... completely unrelated to his calling. He ended up taking courses such as calligraphy and typography. And look where we are today, computers have different fonts such as Serif, Times New Roman, Arial, etc all because someone with a passion for computers dared to pursue something else that interested him! Pursue your interests outside of medicine and remember when you become a med student and a physician you'll look back at these years as integral in developing your character and shaping you as a more experienced and unique individual that will surely contribute in your own way to the field. Best of luck
  5. How long does it take for the -1000 to show up on your student centre? Mine is still at 0.00 and we paid on Thursday
  6. Is your student number the same as what was originally assigned to you in the interview invite? Is there any way I could find my student number on the Western Student centre? I paid the 1000 deposit 3 days ago and I am yet to see the -1000. Could it be because it's the weekend? (sorry, lots of questions)
  7. Hello, I am having difficulty understanding how I am supposed to submit a completion letter from my Grad school. Am I required to submit the completion letter to OMSAS or do grad schools submit it directly? The completion letter requires my signature and the grad school chair's signature. Please advise, I am pretty lost with this and I want to get it out of the way.
  8. Guys, question about the deposit. We don't make the payment through the student centre, do we? Because nowhere does it say "Pay deposit" or 1000$ balance owing like I thought it would. Please help, need to pay the deposit before Schulich changes their mind
  9. With the revolt against McMaster's selection criteria, this school (and other Ontario schools) might have less waitlist movement
  10. My guess is over 120.... given 30 people on this forum confirmed they received one. Out of 120 - I am assuming they will give offers to 50 on May 12th and waitlist the rest!
  11. Wow 11 people that have the button and NO interview at Mac. Could one of these 11 lovely people please come forward and tell us what interviews you had that weren't Mac and confirm you have the "Reset Response" button?
  12. Could the 2 people with NO Mac interview and the button, please come forward
  13. Hopefully? bruh this is such a shitty way of people finding out they got offers/rejections... For stat purposes: I had Western, UofT, and Queens (including online panel). NO button.
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