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  1. Can anyone provide insight on choosing between Calgary and McMaster for med school? In terms of program, matching for residency after, heaviness of schedule, etc?  Any insights would be hugely appreciated! My friends and family are all closer to Mac but I think Calgary is a way more beautiful place to live.
  2. Can anyone provide insight on choosing between Calgary and McMaster for med school? In terms of program, matching for residency after, heaviness of schedule, etc? Any insights would be hugely appreciated! My friends and family are all closer to Mac but I think Calgary is a way more beautiful place to live.
  3. Hi Everyone, As the MMI comes nearer I was wondering if people who have given it in the past or who are planning to give it can share what their experience was like and what kind of mindset helped them to approach it. Also what makes Alberta's program unique? Why have you applied there (Apart from convenience of location) Andddd... which location have you applied to and why? I look forward to hearing from and engaging with all of you <3 Thanks
  4. I read that this year, there was 72 more people interviewed because of an increase in the number of spots in the class? In the past it was around 155 people in a class. Anyone know what the new class size will be for Class of 2022?
  5. Hey there, Just wanted a little insight on Alberta/Edmonton/Calgary as a whole. Being from Toronto, don't have much experience about it other than the fact that its freezing cold lol. How do you like the cities? How is the cost of living, weather, social life/people, activities, enviorment, etc. compared to Toronto/Vancouver. Cheers, Richard
  6. Premed! Are you struggling with your medical school interviews? Have you been previously rejected after the medical school interviews? Do you want to turn your interview rejections into admissions? I get it. When I applied to medical school the first time around, I had 5 interviews, but was rejected by all 5 schools. Sad ad depressed, I was lost how to to turn that around. However, I came up with a specific approach to interviewing for medical schools. Using that same approach, I again had 5 interviews the following year. The difference is that this time, I got into all 5 medical schools. Since then, I have created the NextMD Community, and the group of medical students and doctors have used this exact same method to help many premed students that have struggled with their interviews turn rejections into admissions, and they are all on their way to become doctors. So if you say YES to any of the questions about, then check out the NextMD Community, check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/978669245641167/ For more information, check us out at: http://www.nextmd.ca/training BOOK: If you are down to learn the system we have come up with RIGHT NOW, and you are someone who loves to learn through reading, access the book here: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07DFGHZ8S We offer the following programs: A. Self Study: 1. The MMI Mastery Method Online Course: http://www.nextmd.ca/training 2. Master the MMI: Your Key to Success on the Multiple Mini Interview (book): available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07DFGHZ8S) B. One-on-One personalized coaching: 3-hour package 5-hour package 10-hour package (includes The MMI Mastery Method Online Course for free) Contact for detail: consultant@nextmd.ca Finally, this is a stressful time. But don't let the INTERVIEW hinder you from your dream of becoming a doctor. Good luck to all the applicants who are interviewing this year. NextMD Turn Rejections into Admissions
  7. MedsHousing.com Calgary JULY 1 2018 1 YEAR LEASE-Modern Fully Furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with underground parking 59 22nd Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada Listing ID #0022443
  8. universal

    MMI Prep

    Hi everyone, I am a Resident at the University of Toronto. I completed MMI interviews across the country (from BC to Ontario). If anyone would like tips/hints on interviews or like to do a practice session, please let me know. I am open to meeting in person in the Toronto area or via Skype. Feel free to send me a direct message.
  9. universal

    MMI Prep

    Hi everyone, I am a Resident at the University of Toronto. I completed MMI interviews across the country (from BC to Ontario). If anyone would like tips/hints on interviews or like to do a practice session, please let me know. I am open to meeting in person in the Toronto area or via Skype. Feel free to send me a direct message.
  10. Hey everyone, I'm currently an Alberta resident going to school at Arizona State University and set to graduate in Spring 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. I've recently decided to look into the possibility of applying to med school in Alberta since becoming a doctor is something I've always wanted to do but didn't think possible. I haven't really taken any of the pre-reqs (being a business major and all) and have a 3.81 cGPA. I am at ASU as a D1 athlete which is why i never pursued a science undergraduate, and have one year of eligibility left after this to potentially knock off some pre-reqs or get some clinical or research experience. I've heard some schools like U of C and U of A don't require pre-reqs. I haven't written the MCAT but feel I could achieve an average or slightly above average grade if I studied hard for it. On top of that, I feel overall I have a pretty good resume considering extracurriculars serving in leadership positions on sports teams but no clinical or research experience. I would just like to get some thoughts on whether I even have a chance at getting into med school in Alberta and what I need to do to improve my chances. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  11. Calgary Dec 1, 2017 Minimum 2 months Fully furnished all included. www.MedsHousing.com Listing #0019888 2 BR, 2 BATH, 2 UNGRD PARKING FURNISHED NEAR UofC, CHILDREN’S, FOOTHILLS
  12. Hi, Does anyone know how retaken courses are calculated for UCAN? For example at my Uni if you retake a course, your old grade will be replaced with the retaken course grade in the overall GPA calculation. Does this apply to U of C as well? Thanks in advance.
  13. Hey guys, so I'm IP BC, I've cross posted in UBC/UoA thread so hopefully not violating terms by posting here too.... Wondering if I work for 6-8 months rurally within Alberta whether I'd qualify for Alberta residency and rural considerations? If I got Alberta residency, do I get to keep my BC IP one if I'm back in BC and working by April / May next year? I will simultaneously be doing online schoolwork out of BC universities. What would be decent, competitive IP stats for UoC? How many weeks out of each month, or months out of the year would I be required to live/work in Alberta in order to get my residency?
  14. I wanted to make a list of medical school requirements (what/how many courses you need, what year they look at, any special eligibility to drop grades (e.g. UofT if you take a full courseload, you get to drop your lowest mark during that year), if school looks at your summer GPA. I have a makeshift list so far, but if anybody could add to it that would be great <3 When people starts adding, I'll finish with a nicer looking chart. Just need help with UBC Dalhousie (NOTHING): To be eligible to apply to Dalhousie Medical School, a full course load of five full classes in each of the two most senior years of the baccalaureate degree submitted for assessment is required. This must be the case regardless of the course load required by the program in which you are enrolled. Only fall and winter terms are used for assessment. Summer courses do not count towards GPA or course load requirements. No specific courses are required, but students are encouraged to pursue challenging and diverse topics, and to have a natural progression in their course selection of the degree being completed. McGill: 2 biology, 2 chemistry, 2 physics, 1 organic chemistry McMaster: An overall simple average will be calculated using the grades from all undergraduate degree level courses ever taken (with the exception of credits taken on exchange outside of Canada/USA). Work of different years is treated equally. This average is calculated by the applicant on the OMSAS Academic Record Form and verified on the OMSAS Verification Report which is sent to applicants. McMaster University may also review and revise this average. The marks from supplementary and summer courses will be included in the GPA calculation. Courses for which a "Pass" grade is assigned are counted for credit, but will not be included in the GPA calculation. In order for the GPA to be evaluated, independent grades from a minimum of 5 half-year or 5 full-year courses in total, are required, without which the application will not be considered. Queens: Degree programs or individual courses are not considered a factor in the calculation of GPAs Calculations include grades from all courses included on the transcript, including repeated courses Courses with Pass/Fail grades or transfer credits (including International Baccalaureate, Advance Placement and CEGEP programs) are not included No adjustments are made based on course load or course levels Calgary (NOTHING): The Cumming School of Medicine does not require that students undertake a formal pre-medical program. No specific courses are required for application or acceptance to the MD program. The admissions committee recommends that applicants consider taking as many of the courses listed in the Applicant Manual as their schedules allow, as the content of these courses will be helpful in preparing for the Medical College Admission Test and during the MD program. Whether or not an applicant has taken these courses at the time of application will not be taken into consideration in scoring the academic record. Students should ensure that the courses they choose satisfy the degree requirements of the undergraduate faculty in which they are registered. Manitoba (what?): The College of Medicine welcomes applicants from all provinces and territories. Up to 5% of the class will be selected from this pool. The Admissions Committee defines Out of Province as those who are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, but are not a permanent resident of Manitoba. Eligibility requirements remain the same for this applicant pool and you are welcome to apply if you meet or exceed the minimum requirements. However, the Admissions Committee discourages individuals from applying who have an AGPA lower than 3.94 and an operative MCAT score lower than 10.75. If you fall into one or both of these categories, you have a low chance of receiving an invitation to interview. You will need the science courses Chemistry 40S and Biology 40S or 40G in preparation for university studies. Many students also take Physics 40S in preparation for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). In addition, you will need Math 40S (pre-calculus or applied) and definitely need English 40S or French 40S. Ottawa (need org chem for an equivalent of 2 full year courses of chem): One full year course (or two semester courses) in General Biology including laboratory session; One full year course (or two semester courses) in Humanities / Social Sciences; The equivalent of two full-year courses (or four semester courses) of the following Chemistry courses: i) General Biochemistry without laboratory session; ii) General Chemistry with laboratory session; iii) Organic Chemistry with laboratory session. A full-time academic year where the equivalent of four (4) full-year courses is taken is accepted and counted in the WGPA calculation only if the missing course/credit is completed either as an additional course within another academic year or as a summer course. Individual courses taken during a summer session are accepted for the credit value in this instance however the mark obtained is not counted in the calculation of the WGPA. Any year with less than four full-year courses will not count as a full-time year of study. A full-time summer semester does not replace a semester of studies within an academic year. AP, IB and transfer credits are not recognized as fulfilment of full time studies requirement. Toronto: two full-course equivalents (FCEs) in life sciences and one FCE in a social science, humanities or language UBC: The fuck? 6 credits in english. How does this work. Is that 3.0 credits in English??? Western: Applicants must meet the minimum GPA in each of the two best undergraduate years with a full course load of 5 full or equivalent courses (30 credit hours) taken between September and April. Each of the two years used for the GPA requirement must have at least 3 full course equivalents whos e published level is at or above the year of study. For example, in your third year of study, 3 of 5 full course equivalents must be at the 3rd year-level or above. Academic transcripts must clearly show that applicants have met this course load/level requirement.
  15. Hi guys, Just wondering if anyone wanted to get together for some MMI practice as a group, or if there already is a group started. I'd be interested in going through some questions and doing some constructive feedback. Respond here or PM me
  16. Calgary Elective? Room for rent short term Contact landlord: MedsHousing.com Listing ID #0012223 One or two bedrooms with washroom available for rent. Rent is 600/month or 175/week for one room with all utilities included. The rooms are furnished with a twin bed, desk and dresser. On the main floor is the shared kitchen, living room and reading room. In the basement is a home gym and laundry room. Parking is free and available in the townhouse complex. Located next to market mall which has a Safeway. 10 minute walk to Alberta Children's Hospital. 5 minute drive, 10 minute bike, or 10 minute bus to Foothills hospital and the UofC med center. We do have a very friendly and relaxed dog that is allowed into the living room area. Contact using the landlord contact form on MedsHousing.com
  17. Hello everyone, I would like to say that I am a non-traditional student but then again, it's complicated. I am an RN in Saskatchewan and I want to go to med school. It has always been my dream to be a Dr. but as an immigrant, I had to get my PR one way or the other to qualify so I decided to study nursing as it a great career that I loved to get into and it was going to help me get my PR faster. After becoming a nurse, i feel like i need to do more which made me start researching med schools in Canada as it was my initial goal. Thing is, I do not have any premed courses (biochem, chem, organic chem, physics, etc) that will prepare me for the MCAT but someone told me that I don't have to take those courses but I should take prep courses like Kaplan or Prep101 which is what I intend to do. Can someone please advise or give me tips on what to do and anyone else in my current situation? I plan to go to Calgary or Edmonton in May or June for one of the prep courses when I decide which one to take. I know i have a lot of questions and I might not seem straight forward, so just let me know of any clarifications you might need.
  18. Hi, Just wondering what sort of stats OOP students get admitted with. Wondering if I would have a possible chance at interview and if I should start preparing as I feel Calgary is one of my best shots. Weighted GPA - 3.93 MCAT CARS - 128 EC's - Decently good (equated to 24.5 on UBC's measurements this year) - National sport, research presentations & publication, fundraising, surgical observerships, volunteering, coaching etc. Would I have a good shot at an interview and even post that? Appreciate any Calgary specific tips! Thanks
  19. Hi Everyone! I'm currently in BioSci at University of Calgary. This is my first year. I am deciding to go to a university outside of Canada for medical. In Pakistan there is a university : Punjab Medical Colledge. For foreigners, the requirements are to complete high school and have done SAT 2 Subject tests for some courses. I want to go abroad, because the long tie limit to complete medschool here is a concern for me. So, I have decided on two options. 1) Apply to to Punjab Medical College since it only takes 5 years to complete medicine there. 2) If things don't work out there, come back to U of C and continue in the degree of Education instead next year. Since this is my first year, I'm still adjusting to the university's workload. I'm scared for my GPA, because I'm doing well in 2 courses, but I have around mid 70s in the other two courses. However, the results for Midterm 2 and finals are not included. If the med school abroad doesn't work out. I will most likely have to apply for a change of programs. I talked to some counsellors and they said that they will only look at the GPA for this fall term - but I'm scared that if it does not turn out well than I'll have to spend extra time to boost my GPA. However, if I withdraw for this term (I will not get my fees back) now, then they will consider my high school marks, which were above 90's. Is it a good idea to withdraw from this term and drop next semester and try for the med school in Pakistan. If things don't work out then I'll continue in Education next year. if med school does work out in Pakistan, then after completing it, I want to come back to Canada, I know that getting residency here is difficult but many people still try hard and get it. I asked some counsellors if withdrawing from a term would be bad for me. They said that normally, if students drop a term, it is normally a solid reason other than failing. SO she said, it will not impact me a lot. I'm really confused, so I would really appreciate your guys' suggestions. I would appreciate if you could reply fast, because deadline for withdrawing is coming close.
  20. Calgary-Elective friendly! Room available opposite Foothills Hospital – Ideal for Med School Elective 1540 29th Street Northwest, Calgary, AB, Canada www.MedsHousing.com Listing ID #0010390 I have 1 room available in this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in the Foothills Village complex (opposite Foothills Hospital). Rent is $860 per month (or $210 per week) INCLUDING utilities and high speed internet It has an in-suite washer and dryer, full open plan kitchen with 2 fridge/freezers, and a TV. It is newly renovated with quartz counters, laminated wood flooring and 2 full bathrooms. It is lovely, large, sunny, fully furnished, has a fireplace and a large sunny furnished patio with BBQ. The rooms are furnished with bed, desk, chair, extra shelving and lighting. A covered parking bay is available for $85/month extra. This apartment is ideal for Medical, Veterinary, Nursing or PHD students. Each room is for single occupancy and post grad students only please. All you will need to supply is your own linen and towels (or I can provide that if required). No pets please. The Foothills Hospital and University of Calgary Medical and Veterinary Schools are just across the road. It is just down the road from the U of C Main Campus. There is a bus stop right outside with direct links to the U of C main campus, the Alberta Children’s Hospital, the C-train, as well as everywhere in and around Calgary. Stores, malls, sports facilities and parks are all nearby. Price local currency : $210/mo
  21. Calgary short and long term furnished Studio apartment www.MedsHousing.com Listing ID #0009802 Furnished studio suite in Royal Oak Estates, a well established community in the northwest periphery of Calgary. The suite was professionally developed in 2014, is fully self contained with a private entrance, covered private patio, and is situated in a sunny walkout basement of a townhouse. Included in the $200/week or $750/mo. rental is: WiFi, ALL utilities, linens, full cable TV package, full-sized fridge/fully equipped kitchenette, desk with lamp,queen bed, full-sized washer/dryer that is shared, and safe/well lit street parking.
  22. Kinda embraced to post this but I just got a 120 on cars..... horrific! I don't even know how that happened honestly. I did decent on the rest of the sections. I just can't do reading comp. My GPA is high and I have tons of ECs. It's too late to redo the mcat this year so should I just save my money? Or gamble applying since it's mcat is only worth 10%?
  23. CALGARY-ELECTIVE rooms for rent -5Min-WALK Foothills Hospital (FMC), 20Min-WALK to University of Calgary www.MedsHousing.com Listing ID #0003770 Testimonial: apoorvatron says September 25, 2016 at 9:22 pm "I stayed here for a month and it was great! The hosts were really gracious and helpful, the space was clean, private, comfortable, and had everything I needed. It really is so close to Foothills, which is useful. Would 100% recommend!!" MedsHousing.com is a platform dedicated to the academic medical trainee. Landlords with appropriate properties near hospitals and medical schools can list their accommodations on www.MedsHousing.com *spawned from a 4 generation medical team*
  24. patient2doctor

    Selecting Referees?

    2 quick questions about selecting referees: 1) One of my referees has changed jobs in the last year, so their title/position/institution is different from what it was when I worked with them. Do I put down the job they had when I knew them (as that is relevant to what they are writing about me) or the position they are in now? 2) Do I have to submit my entire application before my references are emailed? I want to give them enough time for that October 1st deadline but the rest of my essays etc. aren't completed yet. Thanks!
  25. MEDShousing.com Listing #0008649 Beginning August 1, my boyfriend Jordan (a UofC med student) and I will be renting out two bedrooms in our 3 level Varsity townhouse. The rooms can be rented out together or separately. Across from Market Mall and close to the UofC, and the Foothills and Alberta Children’s Hospital, this townhouse is the ideal location for walking and biking. The two bedrooms being rented out share a bathroom on the second story, and there is an additional half bathroom on the main floor (Jordan and I have the third bedroom and private bathroom). We have a spacious and private patio that backs onto a green belt. Rent includes all utilities, including Internet, TV, electricity and water. Jordan will be living in the townhouse full-time, while I will be in Edmonton until the end of the upcoming school year. We have a well behaved dog named Bennie, who would love to be your friend. – Across from shopping centre – Situated near bus and train – Beside several parks – Walking distance to Foothills Hospital and University of Calgary – All utilities included $750 a room.
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