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  1. I am a UBC Medical School (Doctor of Medicine) graduate and experienced tutor offering tutoring as well as application review and interview preparation services. All ages welcome. --Services offered--High school: English/Math/Science/Calculus/Biology/Chemistry/PhysicsCollege/University:Calculus/English/Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Anatomy/Physiology/Psychology/PharmacologyPCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) preparation - all subjectsMCAT (Medical College Admission Test) preparation - all subjectsInterview Preparation - Panel/Traditional and Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)Application Review - Academic and Non-academic/Extracurricular/Personal Statement ReviewResidency Interview (CaRMS and NRMP) application and interview preparationBase rates:$50/45min - high school level$75/45min - college/university level$90/45min - application review + interview preparation Summary of Qualifications: 1. Experienced tutor/coach2. UBC MD graduate3. Over $75000 in scholarships4. A+ average throughout university5. Stellar PCAT and MCAT scores6. Got into pharmacy school age 197. Got into medical school age 22 Able to provide service in-person and virtually. Flexible scheduling. Group discounts available. Please PM with contact number and basic information regarding desired services. Alternatively, you can email me by visiting my CL ad: https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/lss/d/ubc-md-graduate-offering/6626618128.html Have a nice day!
  2. Hey everyone! I am applying to Dal this summer and planning on writing the MCAT. Anyone interested in meeting to chat about their application and/or studying for the MCAT?
  3. Hi all, I got accepted to med school in Canada this year first time applying, and since then I've been working on a massive premed package that includes all the Khan Academy (KA) notes (complete), supplemented with a personal spin to make things easy. The package also includes my schedule, my activity log, a score predictor, 100 helpful reference documents with mnemonics and graphics of common topics, formulas, interview prep, cars tips ethics... everything that got me from premed to admitted, and now I'm passing it on to you. You can find the post here on Reddit. I hope this is helpful for you all! Please let me know if you have any questions or queries.
  4. I recently finished my bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Waterloo and am now working on my master’s degree in the same discipline. I am looking to apply to medical schools in Ontario for 2020 entry and have signed up to write the MCAT on September 19 this year. It’s pretty lonely being a prospective medical student in engineering grad school so I was wondering if there is anyone else in the same boat. If there’s anyone in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, that would be even better.
  5. I decided to make this thread for applicants that are thinking of, or have already started, working towards a second degree in the hopes of applying to McGill. I found McGill's website to be quite jumbled regarding this topic, so hopefully that information can be summarized here in a clear and concise way. If you notice any errors, please comment below and I will edit this post accordingly. I would also encourage second degree applicants to ask their questions here, if only for the sake of keeping information in one easily accessible place. Basic Science Prerequisites & the MCAT: The MCAT is not required to apply to McGill, but if you have already completed the basic science prerequisites, it may be in your best interest to write the exam. Every applicant MUST complete the prerequisites by January 15th of the year they plan to start medical school, and a maximum of two prerequisites can still be outstanding by the application deadline (November 1st). However, if your pre-requisite science GPA (sGPA) is significantly below the average of 3.80, then a strong MCAT score can be used in its place. Currently, a competitive MCAT is a 33, and this score should be as close to 'balanced' as possible (11/11/11). *Pre-requisite courses 'expire' after eight years, so make sure to repeat those courses if they will exceed the eight year mark by November 1st. List of Prerequisites: 6 Credits Biology (Introductory) w/ Labs 6 Credits Chemistry (General or Physical) w/ Labs 3 Credits Organic Chemistry w/ Lab 6 Credits Physics (Introductory) w/ Labs GPA: Before we get into GPA, it's important to emphasize that you are NOT a second degree applicant unless you COMPLETED your first degree. For example, if you left your first degree early and pursued another degree, then the following information will not apply to you. Your GPA will instead be calculated based on every course you have completed, in both degrees. Those who have completed a degree, and are now working towards another, will have their GPA calculated differently then applicants in their 'primary' degree. For starters, even if you received transfer credit from your first degree, those courses will NOT be included in the GPA calculation. Only the courses you have completed while enrolled in the second degree will be considered. The year you apply, you must have completed at least 45 credits (15 courses) before the application deadline (November 1st), and at least 60 credits AND your degree by July 1st. This means that your second degree needs to take at least two years to complete, but if you were paying attention to the deadlines, you'll realize that if it only takes you two years, you likely won't be able to apply until after you've graduated. There are ways to get around this (i.e. overloading semesters, spring/summer courses, etc), but keep in mind that you need to maintain a competitive GPA, so don't get overzealous. On that note, a competitive GPA is a 3.80, but if you're an OOP applicant there's a limited number of seats. **Those 60 credits need to be completed in consecutive years or you risk your application being rejected Conclusion: This concludes the second degree specific information. I hope it will provide some insight for future applicants and help you move one step closer to achieving your medical school goals. Good luck! Class Profiles - Admissions - Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted Thread - Admission FAQs - Dark
  6. initrams

    MCAT study help me please

    Hiii, I need some advice about writing the MCAT and what worked for people and what did not. First off, does anyone know where to find a test bank of questions for each subject (biology, biochem, etc) or even for each section?? Second, how did you study using books? I bought the princeton book set and I have heard some people recommend skimming through, then read through again taking notes, then attempt questions, etc. But I am not sure how to go about it with the books. Please give me any advice you have and any resources you found helpful!! I appreciate your help in advance.
  7. Hi everyone, I have some concerns regarding my overall application and was hoping for some feedback, insight, & suggestions/advice. My undergrad career has been a mountain climb, which is shown by my annual GPA trend: 1st Year: 1.91 2nd Year: 2.17 3rd Year: 2.82 4th Year: 3.68 5th Year: TBD I will be entering my 5th year and am hoping to score even higher than my 4th year (3.68). For some time I had a misconception that Western looks at your two best years and requires the overall GPA to be 3.7 OVER the 2 years. I recently heard that they require 3.7 in EACH of the two best years. (Depressing discovery). I am a SWOMEN student, therefore I do have some advantage (pretaining to enrolment seats and MCAT cutoffs), but my 4th year 3.68 may not allow me to apply to Western. I am already about to begin my fifth year in September, but that will do no good for Western taking into account that they need 3.7 in EACH of the two best years. Could you provide some insight regarding what I should consider my options? Here are some of my thoughts: I would qualify for Dalhousie medical school assuming I can maintain above 3.65 annual GPA in my fifth year - they require 3.7 but round to the nearest tenth. Therefore I hope to apply there in the 2019 application cycle. For Western, my only option is to do a 6th year and then apply - not sure if anyone has ever done this, or what people's feedback regarding this would be. Over the past couple of years, I have become more determined to pursue medicine and tried my best to cross challenges in my personal life in order to improve my standing, and I do not want to let my past academic record become an absolute barrier during this pursuit. Mentally, I tell myself that I can be prepared to give extra time towards my undergraduate degree. Please let me know what you think. Furthermore, do you have any insight regarding American Medical schools, and Ross University? In regards to residency, I understand that coming back to Canada has very slim chances. However, I currently don't see a personal objection to the idea of matching for a residency spot in the U.S. (and working there) - I just don't know about the exact match rate. I understand I said a lot, but I would appreciate any thought, insight, or advice/recommendation from the PreMed101 community. Thank you!
  8. Hi everyone, I'm located in Montreal, currently, a graduate student (Ph.D.) studying biomedical engineering at McGill University. I would like to study full time for MCAT for 4-6 months starting from January/February 2017. I am interested in applying to medical schools for the 2018-2019 cycle. I am well-versed in a few topics - physics and biology. However, I am struggling with chemistry and organic chemistry as I have not reviewed them in a while, so those are my weak points. I would prefer someone who knows chemistry and behavioral. Thanks for your time and I hope to hear from you soon! Thanks, Abdullah
  9. I could only find the class statistics, but nothing for OOP specifically.
  10. Hello Premed 101, im new! I'm seeking some guidance from more knowledgeable people who may see my situation from a different perspective than me. To cut to the chase, I'm accepted to Life sci and Kinesiology at McMaster, and expecting acceptances from Western for Medical Sciences and McGill for Biological, Biomedical and Life sciences (95.5% overall). I've taken the time to develop good and persistent study habits in an effort to make the transition to university a little bit better. All of these programs seem to present different strengths to me, like how kin offers an anatomy & physiology course the first two years, and I love Mac's cadaver lab and LOVE studying the human body. With that, I also take a lot of time studying physics and calculus because I love developing better critical thinking. I'm just looking for the best program that I can take my physics, calculus, bio and chem in order to prepare for MCAT (ik theres no calc on MCAT), but want to specialize in something that mainly focuses on the human body in upper years (little to no interest in plant biology)? I know life sciences has a physiology specialization, but does that mainly look at human physiology? Either way I'm looking to work my tail off, but if anyone knows how these compare in difficulty, curved grades, etc for attaining a high GPA (not looking for spoon-fed GPA), a comparison would help. Thanks!!
  11. flomwa

    MCAT CARS

    Hi there, My apologies if this has been asked before, but what other materials other than the AAMC materials can I use to prepare for the CARS section. Approximately how many passages should I aim to go through? thanks!
  12. Sorry if I’m not supposed to post here! My UG is Psychology and my schools of interest don’t require prerequisites, has anyone been in a similar situation and self studied for the MCAT? how long did you give yourself? Did you study while in school? TIA
  13. I was wondering if the 100 page notes from Khan Academy for Psychology and Sociology would be sufficient for content review on the MCAT? Of course just for the Psychology and Sociology section. Wondering if anyone has done this method before?
  14. I'm selling the 9th Edition ExamKrackers MCAT Complete Study Package (used - like new) for $100, ExamKrackers 2nd Edition 101 Passages in MCAT: Verbal Reasoning (used - like new) for $15, and The Princeton Review: Cracking the DAT 2012 (used - good) for $50. PM me if interested
  15. Premed_Girl

    Best Science Materials??

    What company has the best science prep (ie. most representative passages) for C/P and Bio section? I'd like to purchase their workbooks. I used to have TPR materials, but it expired and I can't afford to get them back (as it's going to cost over 2k!). Any advice will help. Thank you in advance!
  16. medschoolapp

    MCAT & Working Full Time

    Hi everyone! Last summer, I wrote the MCAT and scored 500, so I need to rewrite it for the schools I want to apply to. The thing is, last summer I was working full-time in a lab and really struggled to balance working and studying for the MCAT (cause I had signed up for one of those prep courses). This year, I was offered the same position in the lab and it would be full time. I really want to work for the experience and it strengthens my CV; however, I'm not really sure how to balance the working and studying? Any advice? This summer is my last chance to write the MCAT if I want to be able to apply during my 4th yr undergrad. Is it too risky to work and study knowing how bad I did on the first one. Is it worth giving up the research position to just study for the MCAT all 4 months? Any advice? Thanks!
  17. Hi all,I'm a 3rd year Ontario non-SWOMEN undergrad student with an MCAT score of 131/127/131/128 (517 total). My GPA is ~3.98 and I have strong non-clinical ECs and clinical research experience. I'll be applying to Canadian med schools this upcoming summer, and if I don't get accepted I'll apply to Canadian and US med schools the following year.I'm concerned that my 127 CARS shuts a lot of doors in Canada - I think I'm really only competitive for U of T, Queens, and Ottawa - so I'm considering re-writing. However, I'm concerned that re-writing will harm my chances at US med schools, as I've heard that US schools in general don't look favorably on re-writing without substantial improvement (I know that some US schools state on their website that they look at the most recent or highest MCAT, but I've seen others recommend interpreting those statements cautiously). I don't think I will be able to 'substantially improve'; realistically, my goal with a re-write would be to get a similar overall score with just a couple points higher in CARS.I plan on submitting a Canadian application this upcoming cycle because Canada does not frown upon re-applicants so the potential of getting rejected this cycle is not a deterrent. However, I would need an additional year to get my US application prepared.TL;DR: Should I re-write my MCAT (517 with 127 CARS) - bolstering my Canadian application if CARS improves (even if total score decreases) but potentially harming my US app - or just apply with my current MCAT score (in the 2017/18 cycle for Canada and in the 2018/19 cycle for US and Canada)?
  18. Free MCAT events are just around the corner! Join us for a FREE practice MCAT and sample class with The Princeton Review! National Mock MCAT Day Are you applying to Medical School? Come out and write a FREE Practice MCAT on Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00am to 4:30pm! This FREE event will be at The University of Toronto, Bahen Centre, 1180. This is a great opportunity to get a feel for the MCAT and learn what you’re up against. After the test, you will get access to a detailed, interactive score report! MCAT Sample Class Need more information before taking the practice test? Come out to a FREE MCAT information session hosted by The Princeton Review on Wednesday February 28th from 6:30pm-8:00pm. This FREE event will be at The University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building, 4171. All of your questions about preparing for the MCAT will be answered! Register for BOTH of these events for FREE at www.tinyurl.com/TPRmockmcat or by calling 1-800-273-8439 x.1207. We look forward to seeing you there! The Princeton Review Team
  19. Salut! Longtime lurker, first time poster-- and I'm working on my written French, so I'll stick to English for clarity. After a lot of soul searching, I have realized that I cannot see myself as anything but a physician. However, I have a different situation that is leaving me confused at the application process for the QC schools. I went to a university in the States that technically doesn't calculate GPA. They give A, B, C or NC; with the option of taking a class P/F to explore your intellectual curiosity. With that, I'm unsure/ worried on how the French schools will convert my grades to a coteR, since I'm unsure if they will consider the grading system of my school (plus standard conversions that McGill will do are ROUGH; A= 4.0, B= 3.0, C=2.0... courses were curved hard so I have quite a few A cusps (>85%) that were curved down to Bs which kill the arbitrary GPA). I have a BA in Health and Human Biology ("3.4" thanks to a couple of C's in my first year ), with a MSc in Biotechnology ("4.0"). Since graduating 2 years ago, I've been working as a research assistant. 1- Am I totally screwed for the French schools? I know they only look at your GPA, but I want to work in QC and really believe that I need to do my studies in French to be 100% comfortable (and completely competent) to work with Francophone patients. Do they put any value in MSc degrees or weigh the grades the same as UG grades? 2- I'm missing a few prereqs (physics :/), will they be considered if taken as an independent student, or do they need to be apart of a bachelor's? I could also take a few other classes to try to up my UG GPA... 3- I need to take the MCAT for McGill since my UG is from outside of Canada. The French schools do not require the MCAT, but, if I have a score (which I will for McGill) would they consider it in the application? This would help me immensely... 4- McGill admins have suggested a second degree to help with the poor GPA conversion of my GPA-less school. Does UdeM have second degree programs? If so, would you apply as normal and then get exemptions afterwards for courses? Sorry for the long post, I've been unsuccessful at contacting the appropriate admins for info or finding relevant topics here, so I thought I would start a new thread for some advice. Thank you in advance
  20. Hey everyone, Just wondering if anyone has ever interviewed with a 124 in one category. My recent MCAT is 124/130/128/129 (511). My 2 year GPA is 3.85. Grad GPA 4.0. Obviously the other sections are really strong especially the cars 130. Do you think its worth applying?
  21. Hey guys, I was just wondering if anyone could provide some clarification towards this, I found this on the Western website. "All applicants must have written the new version of the MCAT introduced in April 2015. Test scores from the previous version of the MCAT will no longer be valid. All sections of the MCAT may be considered." Does this mean that they may consider Psych? Thanks again
  22. Hello, I'm wondering when the best date to write the MCAT will be. I'm working May to the end of July full time (Monday-Friday 9-4ish) and studying intensively in August, so I'm looking for a late August test date. I'm studying weekends and after work May-July and intensively in August, but I'm worried about the limited time. I've taken basic science courses, beginner biochem, chem, physics, bio, but not a lot of physiology or sociology so I will have some content review to do. The last test date accepted for UBC I believe is August 25th, so I was considering either August 25 or 17. August 25 would give me some more time, but I'm worried something might go wrong? since it's the last accepted date. Would appreciate some thought!
  23. Hi, I am a BC resident who scored a 129/125/128/130 on the MCAT. I am trying to decide if I want to retake it this summer or not. What Canadian Med schools are options for me (88% average thus far). FYI, I applied to only UBC this year (currently a 3rd year) and missed an interview by 0.6 points.
  24. Captrex_501stlegion

    C/P AND CARS PRACTICE

    Hi everyone, I am writing the MCAT for the 4th time and I really want this to be the last. The last time I wrote it I did well on all the sections (128+) except C/P (122). I felt like I understood all the concepts but applying them was challenging especially the biochem. I was wondering if anyone could recommend C/P and CARS practice materials. I considered the examkrackers books but I am a bit reluctant. I am hoping that someone could help me out.
  25. BipolarBearr

    Where to go from here

    Hi everyone, first time posting here and I was hoping I could just get some feedback or opinions. I'm in my 4th year at Western in Health Sciences and my first two years were meh, I just did okay (had a lot of things going on, didn't adapt well), I started to pick it up a bit in my third year and I applied for medical schools in Ontario after writing my MCAT and doing terribly (497), I just wanted to try applying anyway. Now, I was kinda shocked because I thought I had a decent GPA but one low course (It wasn't smart of me to take biochem as an elective) dropped my GPA a ton and I'm sitting at a 3.0. So far, my final year has been going extremely well and I'm hoping it's a strong finish but I need some advice on moving forward from here. I'm looking into a masters program and there's a possibility that I get authorship on a paper I'm helping a professor with and I guess I'm freaking out because I'm not sure where my GPA will be even if I do finish my fourth year on a high note, is it too late? Will a masters program just be a waste of time when it comes to applying to medical schools in Ontario? People have suggested applying to american medical schools to me but I don't know if that's the way to go, I hear it's significantly more difficult to practice in Canada once you graduate there? - Also I plan on rewriting the MCAT this summer and I'm dreading it but it needs to be done Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks
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