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  1. this user made their account 3 days ago and has made 0 other posts. it's almost certainly a troll. there is literally ZERO concrete evidence to suggest BSAP applicants have significantly lower standards for gpa or other academic metrics. its entirely assumed by the slightly higher rate of entry (and possibly peoples' general presumptions about black people and their GPAs?).
  2. lol at "infinitely easier". this user is clearly taking jabs at BSAP applicants. everyone i know who interviewed through BSAP had a wGPA greater than 3.95 (literally 10 people). you still have to be great
  3. Who said family medicine is competitive? Several family med residencies go completely unfilled every year. I’ve been told if you rank family med as your 3rd choice on Carms you’re basically guaranteed a match.
  4. Toronto should be okay with it from my understanding, so long as the prerequisite courses are fulfilled. A general word of advice for med schools, though, is to be open to attend any that you apply to. They each accept less than 10% of applicants, and as such, virtually everyone needs to be ready to move cities to attend. Also, I don't think continuing to run your business would be an option during your medical studies to be completely frank.
  5. i know uOttawa has a strict limit on how much of your courseload can be online, so I think they'd be out of the running. depending on where you live, NOSM is most likely out of the running as well. It seems like your choices are Toronto, Western, and Mac. McMaster almost certainly doesn't care, since they have virtually no limitations on what your undergrad major/courses/courseload are. Western and Toronto I'm not sure about.
  6. I didn't really have premed friends in Uni but I made a couple during my application cycle and was pretty transparent, but of course everybody's different. Keeping to yourself is fine, but don't expect others to be very forthcoming to you when they find resources and links to good things for MCAT, interview prep, courses, volunteering opportunities, etc. In my opinion, it's good to be as giving and team-spirited with school stuff. Keeps the good karma flowing
  7. @short_stack Thanks! He's very experienced working in pharmacies and is pretty dead-set on it. He's not thinking of any backup, but was just trying to see how much he'd expect waitlists to move at the pharm schools he applied to. Oh well, not much waiting left anyway!
  8. My cousin is awaiting pharmacy decisions soon. He's wondering if pharm is seen as a common "backup" for med and, if so, he'd like to hear from any accepted med students to gauge how much wait-list movement he should anticipate. I know, it may seem a little neurotic but I'd like to be able to ease his mind a bit with a couple of anecdotes.
  9. honestly looks like the ideal non-trad profile. the GPA per year, and course-load for each year would be important.
  10. it would probably be a bad decision since they are at the same school. also, if you're getting on multiple waitlists for medicine (which, i'm assuming is your first choice) you may want to consider waiting it out/reapplying next year rather than spend 2 years on the OT grind.
  11. This is true, but I would argue that the value of “a few years” is less clear when someone is developing mentally (ie your teenage years). It may only be 8 years, but most people I know are radically different leaving undergrad than they were in freshman year of high school. I wouldn’t judge them for something they did or said that far back, because of the major events that often happen in people's lives during those few years but you’re right that it’s important to assess if you’re genuinely saddened by your own actions or just regretful that you weren’t as discreet
  12. very true, and I agree. I think the primary need for addressing these issues is the potential loss of trust of patients based on the person's words. in this case, it's all about demonstrating that this instance doesn't reflect who you truly are, currently. and that would vary on a case-by-case basis like you said. part of me just thinks that maybe addressing this shouldn't be the school's responsibility, since the conduct occurred before their enrollment. things like suspension, etc might be unjust if the student hadn't displayed this conduct while being a student of the school. perhaps encouraging the student to reflect and grow, and them having to explain their actions at further stages of their career (matching, etc...) would be the better path.
  13. there's a max of 10 allowed by Queen's if I'm not mistaken. It's only on the basis of wanting to finish your 4th undergrad year of 2nd year of your masters, so these aren't things that would be affected by COVID i don't think
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