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  1. Hello! I didn’t find any posts about the current application cycle and I am wondering if anyone wants to chat while we wait for the offers/rejections to come out (on the website it says up until May 15th?). The wait is killing me! How did you find the MMI? I personally was so nervous for the first station that I felt my entire body get hot and pretty sure I turned bright red . Hard to get a read on how the other stations went.
  2. Hello all. I applied to Bloomberg Nursing in December, and I am just curious to see when they will start releasing admissions. If you have heard anything, please let us know. If you don't mind, please include your statisitcs for others to see, and whether you were accepted, rejected, or waitlisted. Thanks!
  3. Hi everyone, I am wondering if anyone has information with regards to differences in the downtown sites for FM at UofT? I am particularly curious about Mount Sinai, St. Mike's, Women's College and St. Joseph's and how the different sites compare with regards to hands-on experience and preparedness for real world community practice. In addition if anyone has information regarding the Scarborough site that'd be helpful. Thank you!
  4. I applied to the MPH: Social and Behavioural Health Sciences program for Fall 2019. The website says decisions will be given in March. However, Last year's cohort received their decisions mid-April. I was wondering if anyone who has aplied to any of the MPH programs at Dalla Lana for 2019 or in past years know when 2019's decisions will be snet out. Or if you would like to share when you heard back from them in previous years, that would be extremely helpful as well. If you received a rejection, then please share some statistics of why you think you may have been rejected so it is helpful for the rest of us. Thanks guys!
  5. What's up people, I know this forum has people from all over Canada and just wanted some opinions on these cities. What are the best / worst things about each. Also some specifics: Cost of living, people/social life, proximity to activities/other cities, enviorment/nature, climate, highlights (parks, resorts, resturants), job oppourtunities, etc. Anything relavent to the living experience. Would love to be in close proximety to both parks and downtown. Love to get away from work and go have a bite to eat and then go hiking. Big fan of nature & nightlife too. Would love any input (even on cities not mentioned here!) would like to get a grasp on the different cities in Canada. If any has an advantage in medical oppourtunities that would be great too, ie: big hospitals, research, etc (from what I gather: vancouver is really expensive and rains a lot but has really nice views, lakes, mountains. Calgary/Edmonton is really cold and is more of a small city pretty far from everything but also has nice mountain ranges but nightlife is questionable, Toronto is just a big city great nightlife but with really small parks uncomparable to the others). Cheers, Richard
  6. Just asking for a friends who's applying to University this year, which university has the best and worse GPA conversions. I know this is a bit of a wierd questions but I've found that UBC has some sort of letter grading system (A+, A-, etc), while some have percentages %. Is one significantly worse than the other? I've hear stories about some universities with great conversions where an 80 is a 4.0 GPA whereas some others you would need a 90 to acheive the same GPA. Any thoughts on this?
  7. Hi there, new to the forum. I'm currently in grade 12 and starting to apply to university. My longterm goal would be to get into University of Toronto or McMaster medical school. So the question is: Does the undergraduate school you do to matter in terms of Medical school acceptance? I know this topic has been discussed before but wanted to know if anything has changed. I currently live in Toronto and want to get away for undergrad and explore somewhere new like Ottawa or Northern Ontario (don't ask me why lol). Would going to schools like Uottawa or Northern Ontario which are ranked 10th or less in Canada hinder my chances in the longrun? I've been browsing through the medical schools websites and the only thing that scares me a little is that very few people from smaller universities get accepted. Lets say I get a 3.8 GPA at UOttawa, would that be "equal" to a 3.8 at McMaster/Western in the eyes of the med school? (given program (biomed), extracirriculars and LORs are the same) Would appreciate any advice on this matter, Thanks!
  8. Looking at the current year stats, almost half of the University of Toronto Medical school's 2018 students are from McMaster. Is there a reason for this? Also, for students who got accepted, what did you do for undergrad; life or health science? Cheers, Victor
  9. Sunnybrook Medical Student, Residency, Fellowship Fully Furnished 1 bedroom flat in triplex Walk to work, shops, subway. Current tenants in complex are fellows at Sunny brook and downtown www.MedsHousing.com Sunnybrook Hospital walk, bike, drive, bus available July 1, 2018 Min 6 months. Currently rented by Sunnybrook Trauma Fellow. Ideal for Sunnybrook medical resident, fellow or new grad. Triplex in Fabulous North Toronto Yonge/Lawrence neighbourhood (Bedford Park, Lawrence Park, Wanless Park) all current tenants in building are fellows @Sunnybrook and MaRS. MODERN DESIGNER FURNISHINGS **Totally RENOVATED 2015** -one outside parking included -WIFI included*** -heating and hot water included*** -tenant pays electricity only
  10. I just read this under Undergraduate Applicants on the Utoronto MD site: "It is recognized that at times, students take courses in lower years for various reasons, such as a change in program or to complete subjects of interest or prerequisites that did not fit the academic schedule previously. If you have information about your academics that you feel is important for the Admissions Committee to know, please use the Academic Explanations Essay within the OMSAS application." http://www.md.utoronto.ca/academic-requirements Since I applied as a Grad student, I didn't read what was written for Undergraduate Applicants. The fact that your courses needs to correspond with the year of study is news to me. I completed a Honours double major at UWO and as a result did not take any 4000 level courses in my fourth year. As a matter of fact, my third year was reserved for additional second year courses and my fourth year with 3000 level (4000 level was reserved for thesis programs). As a result I did not mention it in the Academic Explanations Essay. Do you guys think my application will get thrown out because of this? I'm shocked that this information isn't included in the Grad applicant section as well. Guess time will tell.
  11. Hello, successful UofT applicants! First of all, congrats! I’m sure the last few months of waiting weren’t the least stressful of your life but you’ve made it through. I’m presently an OT1 at UofT and also part of the O-Week Team for next September. With any luck, I’ll be an OT2 by the time you all join us in the Fall. I just wanted to open up this forum an opportunity for newly accepted OT students at UofT to get to know each other a little bit ahead of time and maybe answer a few questions (from a student’s perspective) along the way. After you have accepted your offer letter to UofT you should receive more information regarding O-Week and the program in general. A Facebook group will also be made available to you as well. WELCOME!
  12. www.MedsHousing.com 825 Church St – MILAN Condo – Yorkville – Yonge and Bloor 825 Church Street, Toronto, ON, Canada Listing ID #0014912 Available : July 15, 2017 Yorkville/Rosedale/Yonge and Bloor Neighbourhood. 802 Sq Feet – 2 Bedroom + Den North West Corner unit – Huge Balcony breathtaking Rosedale Valley Floor To Ceiling Window Hardwood Flooring Granite Counter Top Walk To Subways, Shopping, Gym and Swimming pool All Amenities. Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher & Microwave, Washer/Dryer One Parking& One Locker Included No Pets & Non Smoker Fellow & Physician welcome Current tenant (medical fellow) has furniture, kitchenware, bedding, desks, table, chairs etc. for sale. You will be move in ready.
  13. Has anyone used the American DAT to apply to UofT? I emailed them asking whether Canadian students can use the American DAT and they responded saying that it is allowed. However, on their website, it states: The American Dental Admission Test (DAT) is an acceptable equivalent for applicants living or attending school outside of Canada I'm not sure what this statement means, but it implies that Canadian university students cannot use the ADAT in application process. Any info on this topic would be appreciated!
  14. Sorry for another post about the wgpa but I am slightly confused. In my first year I took 4 classes the first term and 5 the second term (9 altogether) I had to drop physics. The next three years I took a full course load with a minimum of 5 classes per term. Am I disqualified from the weighing formula because I dropped that physics class my first term? Thanks
  15. Spread the word -- The University of Toronto is hosting an alumni speaker panel on Mar 9, 2017, featuring 4 medical professionals in various stages of training. They are also co-authors of the free admissions guidebook Your Guide to Get into Medical School, second book in an award-winning book series. What's the best way to learn about medical school acceptance? Garner advice from those who have recently achieved that milestone! Entry is free, but spaces are limited. The event is not restricted to UofT students. Register for your spot today at http://www.newcollege.utoronto.ca/alumni-speaker-series-register/ or check out the Facebook Events page. If you are not located in Toronto, the session will also be streamed live on Facebook!
  16. www.MedsHousing.com Listing #0002622 Click link to contact landlord. Private furnished room in large 3 bedroom 2 story walk up apartment in Leaside (Bayview Eglinton) Surrounded by shops and restaurants. Close to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Ideal for short term Elective students) or long term too! 20 minute walk , 3 minute car ride, or 5 minute bus ride. Non-smoking home. Includes wifi/laundry $800/month Available April 1st MedsHousing.com has many housing options to suit your training needs. Take a browse.
  17. Toronto- Feb-May 2017- all inclusive- Entire 2 bd 2 bath detached bungalow 424 Rogers Road, York, ON, Canada Posted on January 5, 2017 Listing ID #0011889 MedsHousing.com We are looking to rent out our cozy Toronto home from Feb-May 2017. Entire 2 bdr 2 bath (with finished basement) home with big private backyard (with BBq and fire pit, patio set). This century-old house is packed with charm and includes an upright piano. $1450 inclusive (internet, cable, all utilities, laundry etc.) Public transit is located at our steps, 20-25 minutes to U of T. Second bedroom is currently set up for a toddler but could be converted to your needs. We do have an indoor cat who is very low maintenance and will likely spend most of her time in hiding, but she needs to be cared for. This home is great for a couple or a small family. Dates are slightly flexible.
  18. Hello, I was just wondering if anyone who went to Queen's knows which physiology courses are accepted by UofT? I know that every school accepts 214 but I was wondering if UofT accepts 210 as well? I found through googling that their pharmacy school does but that doesn't mean their dental school does.
  19. So i've posted about ADHD on this forum a few times now, but now that i've graduated high school and will be starting my pre med journey, I have some questions. And before you ask, yes I have considered other careers outside of medicine, yes I have been diagnosed with ADHD by a physician, and yes I am on medication. OK NOW THAT, THAT IS CLEARED UP. I did receive test taking accommodations in high school. I believe they called it an 'informal IEP' as I did not undergo a psychoeducational assessment. I was diagnosed with ADHD-PI November 2015, and discussed accommodations with my physician in January 2016 receiving them in time for first semester exams at the end of January. My 'IEP' outlined that i would write tests/exams in a quiet environment, and receive extra time. Personally, finishing tests have never been the issue, its making stupid mistakes by not reading the question carefully or by writing down the wrong number in a calculation... and not having the extra time to catch those mistakes is where I have struggled. Now that I have enrolled in classes at UTM, I have seen an accessibility advisor at the university. I had the medical assessment form filled out by my physician, and I will be receiving the same accommodations in university really. I will be writing at the test centre receiving a shorter, but still an extra amount of time on tests and exams. My end goal, is really to not need the extra time. My advisor even told me that I can choose to not use the extra time for certain tests, and I can honestly say that I might not use it all the time. Where I really struggle in is math. I will be answering a question but then i'll read the question above it on the same page and use the wrong numbers, or literally do a question right but not write down the correct number from my calculator, or do something correct but the question may specify for the answer to be in a certain form and I just completely miss it. Math is such a struggle, and not because I don't know how to do the question, but because i will misread the question, or write down the wrongs numbers. It is so frustrating. However, having extra time on math exams has helped me tremendously because I can catch those mistakes or have time to go over a test and catch where I went wrong (in terms of writing down the wrong number, not answering in the form asked, etc). But on the other hand, in a psychology test or a biology test with no calculations, I only really struggle with that attention to detail and I don't need as much time to catch these mistakes. It hasn't even been a year since my diagnosis. My academic struggles prior to November 2015 can all be explained by undiagnosed ADHD, and the struggles i face now are related to things like medication, lifestyle, and trying to figure out the best way to study and learn! I will be going on a higher dose of my current med when school starts, in high school I was getting less than 6 hours of sleep way too often and this year I will be ensuring I get at least 7-8 hours of sleep, and with the help of academic advisors and mentors I am going to truly learn the best way to study with my ADHD. I am just entering my first year as a pre med student now, and with a higher dose of medication, better sleep, and new study habits (quiet environment, recording lectures, cue cards, using an agenda) I believe that I can truly eliminate the need for extra time. Also, by doing all of this my grades will improve and certainly be enough for med school. Anyways, I just feel like having ADHD and getting extra time is heavily looked down upon through the med school application process. I think extra time can be arranged for the MCAT, but I also know that extra time on assessments is really not a thing in medical school. So if I can get my ADHD under control, and actually work towards not needing extra time, will I be taken seriously as a med school applicant? One of the positive things from this disorder is the ability to hyper focus when I am doing something that I enjoy! I've actually heard that many ER physicians have ADHD, and work well in the adrenaline filled environment. i don't have any doubts in myself about becoming a doctor, but i just don't want my dream to be taken away because of test accommodations or because of the stigma of this disorder. So if I can take tests without extra time, get a 4.0 GPA, and get killer EC's and letters of reference, will I have a fair shot at medical school? PS: If you have ADHD and you are pre-med, in medical school, etc. I would love to hear your experience with the process!
  20. Hi Everyone, I am a current grade 12 student and I need some urgent help. I recently accepted my offer to University of Toronto (Scarborough) Life Sciences with the intention of attending some sort of professional school after I graduate (med, dental, pharm, etc.). I know I know, I've heard about all the horror stories at U of T. However, both my siblings went to this campus and said that getting a high GPA is very doable but I have to work hard. They also said that the small campus is really nice, and its not too hard to make connections with professors. In fact, one of my siblings recently graduated from this campus and went on to attend a medical school in Ontario right out of her fourth year. My other sibling, did not recommend UTSC as much, but still managed to get a 4.0 GPA. After hearing their stories, I thought maybe I can succeed at UTSC as well, and decided to accept my offer there. UTSC is also very close to my home, so that was another factor I had to consider. I was also accepted into Biomedical Science at York University (which is about a 45 - 1 hour bus ride away). Although I accepted my offer to UTSC, York University kept their offer on the table but will withdraw it within a matter of weeks. A couple of my friends who went to York said attaining a high GPA there is very possible if I work hard enough. They also said research is available, but not to the extent that it is available at a place like UTSC. One of my friends has a 3.98 GPA in her first year. Even though I accepted my offer to UTSC, I am having large amounts of regret. I am scared that my GPA will not be high enough at UTSC and York might have actually been better for me. In high school, I am a hard working student and I got 90's and high 80's in my courses but I'm not a genius. Do you think that I should revoke my acceptance to UTSC and accept to York instead? What are the pros and cons? I would really appreciate advice from former students from these institutions. Another factor to consider is that on the OMSAS GPA scale, an 80-89 at York is a 3.8 no matter where your marks end up in that range, but an 80-85 is a 3.7 and an 85-89 at UTSC is a 3.9 at UTSC. Thanks so much everyone!
  21. So I got into UTM for "Behaviour, Genetics and Neurobiology" and these are the courses I have to take for the program... Students in Behaviour, Genetics and Neurobiology take Biology, Calculus, Chemistry (BIO152H, BIO153H5, MAT134Y5, CHM140Y5).What other courses in first year do I have to take for pre requisites for med school? I did some research and it said "Prerequisite courses include two full courses in life sciences and one full course in social science or humanities or language. " for UofT Faculty of Medicine. In general, to be eligible to apply to UofT, McMaster, Western, etc. What courses should i take first year in addition to the required ones in my program. Thanks
  22. Hi, I'm a student currently residing in Montreal. I'm about to complete my bachelor of science in psychology at McGill University and I'm interested in applying to pharmacy in Ontario (at Waterloo and UofT) for the Fall of 2017. My current CGPA is a 3.71 which I'm hoping to increase by the time I've graduated. 1. However, I am still missing some pre-requisite courses for my application, namely: Genetics, Organic 2, Microbiology, Biochem for Waterloo and Organic 2, Physical Chemistry and Biochem for U of T (these courses are not required for pharmacy applications in Quebec). I will most likely be completing these courses as an independent student during the 2015-2016 calendar year. However, I know that having a full course load is important for both U of T and Waterloo and so I am wondering whether or not I'll be disadvantaged for completing these courses on a part-time basis after having completed my undergraduate degree. Furthermore, during my undergraduate degree (which is 3 years long here), I withdrew from one course (for reasons that I can explain in an interview) and took a class in the summer to make up for that withdrawal. Therefore, in my 6 semesters as an undergrad, I will have had a full course load (5 classes) in every semester except for one. Could this hurt my chances? 2. For anyone who was once in my situation, I'm curious as to where you think I should take the remaining prereqs: at McGill, at Concordia or maybe even in a CEGEP (if the courses are offered). I'm assuming McGill courses are tougher than Concordia courses so it may be smarter if I simply become an independent student at Concordia. 3. Does anyone know how these pre-req marks will be counted in the overall CGPA? Are they simply added onto my undergrad CGPA? As for the CEGEP pre-reqs (which I suppose they look at as well), how will they be counted, considering a different marking scheme is used in CEGEP? 4. Would you say that a 3.71 (and hopefully 3.75 by the time I graduate) is a good CGPA to be considered for an interview and even for admission at both UofT and Waterloo? The websites don't seem to specify what the average GPA of admitted students has been in the last few years...or even what the GPA of the last admitted student was... 5. Does anyone know of any other Canadian universities (outside Quebec) with a pharmacy program that don't have any quotas or restrictions when it comes to out-of-province applicants? I know Dalhousie or Saskatchewan barely take any out-of-province students for example. 6. This question is mostly for Quebec residents/students: I'm applying to pharmacy at Universite de Montreal and Universite Laval this year as well but I know I'm somewhat disadvantaged because the CRU for psychology is rather low. I'm still going to give it a try because who knows! But if I were to start another undergrad at UdeM next year to hopefully boost my grades and apply to UdeM and Laval AGAIN (and forget about doing the pre-reqs for universities outside of Canada), what undergrad would you suggest I do? I'm assuming I should complete an undergrad in the "connexe" category to have greater chances. Do you think this would be worthwhile? Or should I simply focus on the pre-reqs for UofT and Waterloo and just forget about pharmacy schools in Quebec in general? Any help would be appreciated!!! Thank you!
  23. Hello! I am a first year pharmacy student and I came across the undergraduate summer research program at the Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Toronto. I was hoping there would be someone here who has participated in this program and could tell me about their experience. I have already gotten in touch with the supervisor I am interested in working with but any other tips on the application process? Letter of intent? How was the research experience?
  24. Hi, Thanks for spending your time to read my post. I am a Canadian high school student hoping to start university in 2016 September. I'm going to apply for admission in universities starting this October 2015. I'm still completing my high school courses and I'm sure I complete my high school with an average of 90-94%. I want to become a doctor in the future and I am interested in the sciences. I just can't figure out which university to choose for my undergraduate that will be best for applying into medical school in Canada later on. I live in Ontario so I prefer staying in Ontario for my university and staying in residence at the university will not be a problem anywhere in Ontario. I have heard people and my friends say that medical schools in Canada don't care which university you come from only the GPA and MCAT scores matter. I am really confused first I was thinking of going into Guelph or York for biomedical sciences or psychology. But as soon as I saw the statistics everywhere the most students who got accepted into medical schools were from McMaster, then UofT, and the Western. Guelph and York admissions into MD were very few. Now I can't decide whether I should go to McMaster, UofT, or Western rather than Guelph and York. I personally want to go to McMaster or UofT because of its reputation. My father says that University of Toronto won't kill you if you study hard over there you will succeed. He says you just gotta work hard and it will also prepare you for medical school. This is a great problem for me. If you guys can give me some advice or suggestion it will be appreciated. I am not scared of studying. And I did not study that hard in high school otherwise I could pull of a 95-97% too. So guys studying in university of Toronto please share your experience what's so hard over there why people are so scared. And I think that these top universities will provide me with more learning as they will have better professors who are more experienced. Please all suggest if I should take life sciences/biomedical or psychology. Thanks, Aanish http://www.md.utoronto.ca/admissions/statistics.htm.
  25. Hello everyone, I am currently transitioning into grade 12 and I decided to look into which university to go to for my undergraduate degree. Upon further investigation pertaining to the admission statistics posted by the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, I've noticed that only 5 students from York have made it to Med School AT UofT compared to the 60+ from Mac or 55 from UofT. This lead to me question the number of students from York University who've actually made it to medical school in general and why people keep suggesting high school students to go to York? Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you'll be able to answer my question.
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