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  1. A 120 credit degree (or 90 credit degree+DEC) is a requirement for admission. Source
  2. As in, can you have "in-progress" prereqs when applying? In short, yes: "At least 4 of 7 science prerequisite courses, including labs, must be completed (with official grades submitted) by the Nov. 1 application deadline. If applicable, the grades for a maximum of 3 in-progress science prerequisite courses may be submitted by May 30 prior to the beginning of the program." (Source)
  3. Studying abroad is very expensive, and getting loans/LOR for it can be difficult. You'll be paying a lot as an international student as well. Coming back to Canada is complicated. You seem to care a lot about your family. Are you ready for the possibility of not being able to work in Canada and living abroad without them? There are a couple interesting threads on this forum that may cause you to reconsider. I'd suggest you check out this subforum: http://forums.premed101.com/forum/40-applying-to-international-schools/ I think you may be counting your eggs before they've hatched. You don't have an undergrad GPA yet, or an MCAT score. Why are you thinking that you'll do poorly? I see you were also asking about good undergrad programs in another post. I would honestly recommend starting by doing an undergrad in anything you are passionate about. Forget the "premed" undergrads or the ones people say will best prepare you for the MCAT. Putting all of your eggs in the same basket (a lot of egg metaphors here), and defining everything you do on the basis of "this will get me into med school" will not put you in a healthy mindset. You are young and you do have time.
  4. It depends on what your goal is. Are you completely excluding applying to Canadian schools? Do you care about which discipline of medicine you want to do? Are you wanting to come back to Canada afterwards?
  5. Oui sans problème. Je l'ai fait l'année dernière: en français pour Ottawa, et en anglais pour les autres. Fait attention par contre. Une fois que tu déclares ton choix d'école en t'inscrivant, tu ne peux pas changer d'avis. Mais tu peux toujours rajouter une école après le coup.
  6. With that list I'm going to assume you are from Ontario, so I'll focus on those right now: -UofT: looks at all years, wGPA if you were full-time for all of your university years (drops 2 full course equivalents) or cGPA if you are not eligible for wGPA. As long as your 5th year is full time you are eligible for wGPA. -Western: look at 2 best undergrad years that are full time, have to abide by the 3/5 rule. A special year (year done after graduating with a 4 year undergrad) is ok as long as you are full time, aren't taking pass/fails, and aren't taking 1st year courses or 2nd year courses with no 1st year prereqs. A 5th year is also ok if you are full time and abide by the 3/5 rule. -Queens: 2 most recent years of full time studies and cGPA. -McMaster: cGPA of all years. -Ottawa: cGPA on the most recent 3 years of full-time study. Has prereqs. For other Canadian schools, unless your stats are extremely competitive, it's not necessarily worth applying as OOP. Someone please correct me if I got something wrong!
  7. That will depend on the school, unfortunately. Each one of them has their own way of calculating GPAs. Is there a school or province in particular you are wondering about?
  8. I know Western has the 3/5 rule, but I don't know if all Canadian medical schools do! It really depends on the school. And if I read their website correctly, Western only looks at the 2 best years, and it's only these two years that need to abide by the 3/5 rule (but someone who knows better, please correct me). Their course difficulty requirement (copy pasted from website, and not the only GPA requirements) are as follows: Year 1: three of five full course equivalents at or above the first-year level Year 2: three of five full course equivalents at or above the second-year level Year 3, 4 and additional undergraduate years: three of five full course equivalents at or above the third-year level If you are 1.5 semesters behind= at worst 1 year behind, correct? So in 4th year, you will be taking 3rd year courses (abides by 3/5 rule for 4th year studies), and in 5th year, you will be taking 4th year courses (still ok). So if I read correctly, I think you'll be ok even for Western.
  9. They haven't made it available yet. Their June 10th email said they would set up a telemedicine service for getting our forms filled out, and that they pushed the deadline to August 15th. I don't know how they're planning on doing the missing vaccines though...
  10. Sorry if that was a little confusing: They do consider your overall GPA (cGPA) for the pre-interview selection, ie the score that decides whether you are invited to the MMIs. Of the 70% assigned to 'academic history', 90% is based on the cGPA, and 10% is for 'academic context'. The latter is if you completed a masters/PhD, if your degree was a "professional" one (ex: law, engineering, nursing, etc...), and if there was "the progression [in the] difficulty of coursework". The remaining 30% is CASPer (20%) and your CV/ECs (10%). Once you get invited to the interviews, then your GPA no longer matters. Getting an offer of admission now depends solely on your performance at the MMIs. That is why I listed the GPA averages of invited candidates, and not the GPA averages of admitted students, because in 2019 (and up to last year's cycle) a portion of the post interview score was based on your GPA in the science prerequisites. Hope that makes more sense! Source
  11. An important consideration for McGill is whether you are IP. For OOP, there are only 11 spots, whether you apply to just medicine or to the joint program. The good news is that, regardless of IP/OOP status, if you are not taken for the joint program you are considered for just MDCM. But like most schools, there are few spots for joint program people. In 2019, they took 5 joint program students. 1) McGill does not have a wGPA, just a cGPA. So afaik your GPA will be 3.82. Now that McGill removed any GPA consideration for the post-interview selection, you would just need to get to the interview stage. In 2019, average GPA for applicants invited to the interview was 3.89 for IP & 3.92 for OOP (just MDCM), and 3.88 for joint programs. 2) In addition to the regular requirements of the MDCM program, joint program applicants must submit (quoted from their website): Two letters of reference from individuals who have acted as mentors/supervisors for your research activities. A research appendix containing a list of research publications and scholarly activities, as well as a one-page narrative describing your research experience to date, career goals and your subject of interest. The question is the following: do you believe your current experience will be able to provide strong reference letters, appendix, and motivation letter, and will make you stand out compared to other candidates? Sorry if this wasn't the yes/no answer you were looking for haha.
  12. I think the quotas still apply. The non-Quebec Canadian category page says that individuals in this category can apply to both MDCM and MDCM-PhD, which suggests that the 11 seats for OOP includes applicants to both categories. Also, if you are not selected for the MD PhD program your application is considered for the MDCM program.
  13. I did! It didn't take much effort, and I am close to most of my references. Even if they didn't write a letter of reference for the schools I was accepted to, I still think they like to hear about it! It saves them the speculation of "Huh, I wonder what XX is doing now..." And who knows? Maybe you'll see them again.
  14. No idea, sorry... That's probably something admissions is going to be able to answer for you. Rules as written you should be evaluated by your section degree, but I think you're right in expecting the academic workbook to show the correct GPA.
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