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  1. I came across the webpage with the Class of Medicine 1985 Entrance Scholarship https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/newstudents/financial-aid. Does anyone know if this is only for Med-P or first-degree students, or can Quebec University applicants also apply? Also, does this application require an invitation to apply (in the description it says "submission of an invited supplemental essay", but then makes no reference to this anywhere in the instructions)? Thanks!
  2. Hey, does anyone know how OSAP works for med students now? I heard there were some revamps of the system for med students (how they were previously ineligible for 30% off, etc.)? I know OSAP is income-dependent aid so it varies. But, what is the average aid available for med students do you guys don't mind sharing. I am just trying to gauge my finances over the course of med school and see how much loans I need to draw on to complement. Just want to have a rough idea of my finances going in so I can budget myself. Thanks guys!
  3. Hello, I am a 23 year old Mexican-American female who is starting the Physician Assistant Program at Philadelphia University in July 2017. I am having a very difficult time finding scholarships and financial aid, especially those that I am eligible for before actually starting the semester. Any direction would be greatly appreciated!
  4. Question for current US MD candidates: So I've applied to a number of US MD schools and had a few interviews which I felt good about, but now I'm having pretty serious doubts about how paying for all of this is going to go since the current USD/CDN= 1.33. It would just really suck if I were accepted and but then had to be relegated to the Caribbean because US MD was too expensive. Ontario is a possibility where I stand, but I can't depend on it. I understand that Canadian banks can give me LOC up to $275,000 CAD, that OSAP can help a bit (anyone know how much?), and I've got a small parental contribution that's meager in comparison with what I'll need. For instance, one of the schools I interviewed at has listed tuition/fees + living expenses to be $85,000 USD/year. Now this would be okay if we USD/CAN was 1 or lower like during that lovely recession, but the current ratio is really making me worried since, since assuming that $275,000 CAD was the max LOC, my total expenses would far surpass it at $452,000. I've accepted that if I go this route, I'm going to have massive debt, but are there other viable loan options for me to consider? Is multiple LOCs a thing? Is this published LOC limit a hard cut-off under these circumstances? How are current US MDs who don't have large contributions from parents/savings doing it? Thanks!
  5. As the costs of administering public healthcare to Canada’s aging population rise, federal and provincial governments have to make difficult decisions about how to pay for healthcare. In Ontario, this has resulted in continuous cuts to physician funding in 2015, and subsequent protest from physicians who claim this will have a negative effect on patient care. Toronto-based academic consulting firm MD Consultants wants to hear what you think about this issue. Submit a 500 word essay on how cuts to physician funding may or may not affect patient care, and you could win up to $500. For more details, go here!
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