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  1. Taking into consideration the most recent email stating that classes will be held primarily through remote learning this fall, yet could have in-person components if safe, is it a bad idea to wait until there is more concrete info (potentially past the July 1st lease date) before finding housing for the fall semester? I am an OOP student, and would prefer to save the money and be home this fall if I don't need to be there in person. Any advice is much appreciated, thank you!
  2. Does anyone have any resources or information (either from personal experience or carms/other reports) on this topic? For example, for someone who would like to eventually practice and/or complete their residency in Toronto, would going to an Ontario medical school (other than UofT), offer any clear advantage over going to medial school outside of Ontario (but still in Canada)? Any help is greatly appreciated!
  3. TIME STAMP: not shown on Minerva Result: Admitted with Condition (MTL campus) Pre-req GPA: 4.0 (cGPA=3.98) EC's: Research (2 publications at time of application), Volunteering and leadership in various patient support groups and clinical settings, 2 International volunteering experiences, tutoring in French and English programs, Swimming, Soccer, and other hobbies. Feeling About MMI (please be mindful of NDA): In my experience, these were some of the most challenging, yet most fair interviews for admission into a medical program. I found that I was tested holistically and had a fair shot at showing my strengths. I did feel I under-performed at 2 or 3 stations, yet this did not ruin me (for those of you reading this in the future, don't sweat-it if one station didn't go perfectly, since I spent a long time ruminating on those stations and turned out fine). Year: Completed undergrad IP/OOP/International: OOP Comments: Best wishes to all current and future applicants. Do not lose hope. Focus on what you enjoy, work hard, be patient, and the rest will come naturally.
  4. I am having a hard time choosing between McGill vs Western (Unspecified campus) for medical school, and wondering if anyone has some insight or advice for me given the following: I am fully bilingual and I prefer Montreal best as a city, along with the convenience of having everything nearby. Also, McGill is more widely known internationally and will be several thousand dollars cheaper to attend. Although it is farther away from Toronto than London, I would probably use my time very productively on the train/bus ride when visiting home. However, I would like to settle in or near Toronto further down the line, and I'm not sure if going to an Ontario school has any significant advantage to that end. It would be nice to live closer to Toronto as well since my family and s/o live there (If I get London campus), although I am not sure if I will necessarily have time to visit Toronto much more often if I am in London vs Montreal. Also, I have thought about which might position me better for the more competitive specialties I'm interested in, like surgery, cardiology, and radiology. Although I can't be sure which area of medicine I would like to pursue at the moment, I'd like to have the best shot possible at more competitive specialties when the time comes. Finally, I believe both programs are pass/fail and both have excellent pre-clerkship and clerkship, but I would be interested to hear if there are any major strengths or weaknesses that might stand out for each school that I may not have considered. Overall, if anyone can offer advice for which school may be best suited for me, it would be much appreciated. And feel free to message me privately as well if you prefer. Thank you!
  5. I am having a hard time choosing between McGill vs Western (Unspecified campus) for medical school, and wondering if anyone has some insight or advice for me given the following: I am fully bilingual and I prefer Montreal best as a city, along with the convenience of having everything nearby. Also, McGill is more widely known internationally and will be several thousand dollars cheaper to attend. Although it is farther away from Toronto than London, I would probably use my time very productively on the train/bus ride when visiting home. However, I would like to settle in or near Toronto further down the line, and I'm not sure if going to an Ontario school has any significant advantage to that end. It would be nice to live closer to Toronto as well since my family and s/o live there (If I get London campus), although I am not sure if I will necessarily have time to visit Toronto much more often if I am in London vs Montreal. Also, I have thought about which might position me better for the more competitive specialties I'm interested in, like surgery, cardiology, and radiology. Although I can't be sure which area of medicine I would like to pursue at the moment, I'd like to have the best shot possible at more competitive specialties when the time comes. Finally, I believe both programs are pass/fail and both have excellent pre-clerkship and clerkship, but I would be interested to hear if there are any major strengths or weaknesses that might stand out for each school that I may not have considered. Overall, if anyone can offer advice for which school may be best suited for me, it would be much appreciated. And feel free to message me privately as well if you prefer. Thank you!
  6. I am having a hard time choosing between McGill vs Western (Unspecified campus) for medical school, and wondering if anyone has some insight or advice for me given the following: I am fully bilingual and I prefer Montreal best as a city, along with the convenience of having everything nearby. Also, McGill is more widely known internationally and will be several thousand dollars cheaper to attend. Although it is farther away from Toronto than London, I would probably use my time very productively on the train/bus ride when visiting home. However, I would like to settle in or near Toronto further down the line, and I'm not sure if going to an Ontario school has any significant advantage to that end. It would be nice to live closer to Toronto as well since my family and s/o live there (If I get London campus), although I am not sure if I will necessarily have time to visit Toronto much more often if I am in London vs Montreal. Also, I have thought about which might position me better for the more competitive specialties I'm interested in, like surgery, cardiology, and radiology. Although I can't be sure which area of medicine I would like to pursue at the moment, I'd like to have the best shot possible at more competitive specialties when the time comes. Finally, I believe both programs are pass/fail and both have excellent pre-clerkship and clerkship, but I would be interested to hear if there are any major strengths or weaknesses that might stand out for each school that I may not have considered. Overall, if anyone can offer advice for which school may be best suited for me, it would be much appreciated. And feel free to message me privately as well if you prefer. Thank you!
  7. I am having a hard time choosing between McGill vs Western (Unspecified campus) for medical school, and wondering if anyone has some insight or advice for me given the following: I am fully bilingual and I prefer Montreal best as a city, along with the convenience of having everything nearby. Also, McGill is more widely known internationally and will be several thousand dollars cheaper to attend. Although it is farther away from Toronto than London, I would probably use my time very productively on the train/bus ride when visiting home. However, I would like to settle in or near Toronto further down the line, and I'm not sure if going to an Ontario school has any significant advantage to that end. It would be nice to live closer to Toronto as well since my family and s/o live there (If I get London campus), although I am not sure if I will necessarily have time to visit Toronto much more often if I am in London vs Montreal. Also, I have thought about which might position me better for the more competitive specialties I'm interested in, like surgery, cardiology, and radiology. Although I can't be sure which area of medicine I would like to pursue at the moment, I'd like to have the best shot possible at more competitive specialties when the time comes. Finally, I believe both programs are pass/fail and both have excellent pre-clerkship and clerkship, but I would be interested to hear if there are any major strengths or weaknesses that might stand out for each school that I may not have considered. Overall, if anyone can offer advice for which school may be best suited for me, it would be much appreciated. And feel free to message me privately as well if you prefer. Thank you!
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