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  1. Hello all, At the moment it seems like McMaster is my best chance of getting into medical school. How much of a disadvantage would I be in if I don't have any publications going in (I wanted to write one this summer but our labs have all shut down). In 3 years how much can you feasibly do in the research aspect at McMaster. I am not aiming for anything super competitive, thinking either IM or FM for the most part.
  2. I’m renting a room out in my house starting May 1st. My current housemate is moving out then. The house is fully updated. Lots of parking. Backyard with BBQ. Wifi etc. I can furnish the bedroom if you need me to. I am moving to BC for Rural Pre-Med program in September so the longest I can rent the room for is 4 months. My house is quiet and I’m a great person to live with. I’ve been a paramedic for 11 years, I don’t have parties, drink, or do drugs. I am fairly clean, I dislike clutter but can survive the occasional dust bunny. I don’t do much outside of work, study for MCAT, gym and yoga. So if you’re looking for a great spot to call home for a few months while your in residency or school or clinical my place will be ideal for you. $700 all inclusive. 289-921-6667
  3. Hey OT/PT hopefuls, I am anxiously awaiting to hear back about interview invitations from various PT Schools across Canada. I study in a small town so there are not many other prospective PT/OT students around to do mock interviews, and I was wondering if anyone would be interested in making a facebook group (or similar) where we do video chats with Mock MMI/Answer Feedback? I've read about the importance of actually practicing answering questions and think this could be very helpful for students in a similar situation!
  4. My GPA's not stellar but my MCAT and ECs are decent. What would be my chances to get into med school in Ontario? I'm in Life Sciences at McMaster. Would taking a masters be a good idea? And if so, which degree should I be thinking about? First yr: 3.3 Second yr: 3.87 Third yr: 4.0 MCAT: 525 ECs: Hospital shadowing, exec position for Doctors without Borders, Global Medical Brigades, research, design reviewing for devices for patients with disabilities, multiple awards for social justice debates and research competitions Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!
  5. Hello all, Im an IMG interested in General Surgery and was wondering what the different pros and cons of each program are, and what respective residents think about their programs
  6. Hello! I have the opportunity this summer to have my own research project. It will likely be a 9-5 with about 3 hours of commute a day. Is it possible to perform well on the MCAT while doing this (520+ with a 129+ CARS)? or should I just use my summer to study full time (summer meaning may-august exactly, looking to write at end of august). As a reference, by the end of this year (2nd year), I would have taken: 2 courses gen chem 2 courses anatomy/physiology 1 course biochem 1 course organic chem 1 course physics (basically kinematics and dynamics only) 1 course sociology I have a choice to do my research the summer after, and don't have to do it this summer.
  7. Just wondering what the general consensus is on the available general surgery programs in the country, which are considered “the best” and what are the pros and cons of each?
  8. I know that there is Western Medical Science which sends a lot of students to med other than health science, are there any other programs like these? I want to know this because I am in grade 12 and want to be a doctor. I want to take a bachelor's program which is science oriented while also giving me the best shot possible for med school. Most of time what I hear is that if you don't get into the two courses I mentioned your best choice will be to go to an easy university so you can still get a high GPA (rather than a life science program which are generally tough), like you would in health sci due to grade inflation, is all of this true? Finally, if it is true, what are some science based programs I can take at one of these easy universities like Guelph and York, while also having opportunities for extracurriculars and research at the university. I live in the GTA by the way.
  9. I'm a grade 12 student that is graduating this year. I want to go to medical school, but I want to go to an undergrad that prepares me the most for it (GPA, MCAT) and other requirements. My options I'm thinking of right now are: Waterloo Biomedical Science (no co-op) Pros: Good structure and has many courses that are perquisites for med schools Cons: I heard it was hard (courses like embryology) which I won't be able to get a high GPA Waterloo Honours Science (no co-op) Pros: Lots of flexibility in terms of electives (so you can boost GPA) Cons: Idk (no structure?) Waterloo Life Science (co-op) Pros: Idk Cons: Idk McMaster Life Science (co-op) Pros: McMaster is known for their sciences Cons: Enrollment says 1000 so large class sizes? Waterloo ranks higher than McMaster in terms of reputation (if that matters). Waterloo is known for co-op. Guelph Biomedical Science (don't think so) Pros: Idk Cons: Haven't heard much about it (like it doesn't have a big reputation) Would co-op matter? Like if I don't get into med school would it get me a higher chance to get jobs and would it be good for graduate school? Which school has the better co-op? In terms of GPA, which program is the best? In terms of preparing me for the MCAT, which program is the best? Which school is best in terms of marks, ECs, community? I'm thinking of McMaster Life Science because they have a medical school and I've heard McMaster is a good school for science (not sure tho). In general, which program would give me the highest chance of getting into med school? Can you provide me a more in-depth explanation of why this program is good (if you took it)? Are there any other programs I should consider (other than McMaster Health Science and Western Medical Science which I did not get into)? Correct me if I'm wrong with any of the programs (I really don't know much about them).
  10. Did you get put on the waitlist today at 7:53? Is McMaster your only hope at becoming an MD? if so, then please join the party. Feel free to discuss anything and everything regarding the waitlist. Here is a link to last year's waitlist thread: http://forums.premed101.com/topic/99542-mcmaster-waitlist-party/ Have fun, keep us updated, and I hope to see you all in August!
  11. I'm a grade 12 student that is graduating this year. I want to go to medical school, but I want to go to an undergrad that prepares me the most for it (GPA, MCAT) and other requirements. My options I'm thinking of right now are: Waterloo Biomedical Science (no co-op) Pros: Good structure and has many courses that are perquisites for med schools Cons: I heard it was hard (courses like embryology) which I won't be able to get a high GPA Waterloo Honours Science (no co-op) Pros: Lots of flexibility in terms of electives (so you can boost GPA) Cons: Idk (no structure?) Waterloo Life Science (co-op) Pros: Idk Cons: Idk McMaster Life Science (co-op) Pros: McMaster is known for their sciences Cons: Enrollment says 1000 so large class sizes? Waterloo ranks higher than McMaster in terms of reputation (if that matters). Waterloo is known for co-op. Guelph Biomedical Science (don't think so) Pros: Idk Cons: Haven't heard much about it (like it doesn't have a big reputation) Would co-op matter? Like if I don't get into med school would it get me a higher chance to get jobs and would it be good for graduate school? Which school has the better co-op? In terms of GPA, which program is the best? In terms of preparing me for the MCAT, which program is the best? Which school is best in terms of marks, ECs, community? I'm thinking of McMaster Life Science because they have a medical school and I've heard McMaster is a good school for science (not sure tho). In general, which program would give me the highest chance of getting into med school? Can you provide me a more in-depth explanation of why this program is good (if you took it)? Are there any other programs I should consider (other than McMaster Health Science and Western Medical Science which I did not get into)? Correct me if I'm wrong with any of the programs (I really don't know much about them).
  12. I'm a grade 12 student that is graduating this year. I want to go to medical school, but I want to go to an undergrad that prepares me the most for it (GPA, MCAT) and other requirements. My options I'm thinking of right now are: Waterloo Biomedical Science (no co-op) Pros: Good structure and has many courses that are perquisites for med schools Cons: I heard it was hard (courses like embryology) which I won't be able to get a high GPA Waterloo Honours Science (no co-op) Pros: Lots of flexibility in terms of electives (so you can boost GPA) Cons: Idk (no structure?) Waterloo Life Science (co-op) Pros: Idk Cons: Idk McMaster Life Science (co-op) Pros: McMaster is known for their sciences Cons: Enrollment says 1000 so large class sizes? Waterloo ranks higher than McMaster in terms of reputation (if that matters). Waterloo is known for co-op. Guelph Biomedical Science (don't think so) Pros: Idk Cons: Haven't heard much about it (like it doesn't have a big reputation) Would co-op matter? Like if I don't get into med school would it get me a higher chance to get jobs and would it be good for graduate school? Which school has the better co-op? In terms of GPA, which program is the best? In terms of preparing me for the MCAT, which program is the best? Which school is best in terms of marks, ECs, community? I'm thinking of McMaster Life Science because they have a medical school and I've heard McMaster is a good school for science (not sure tho). In general, which program would give me the highest chance of getting into med school? Can you provide me a more in-depth explanation of why this program is good (if you took it)? Are there any other programs I should consider (other than McMaster Health Science and Western Medical Science which I did not get into)? Correct me if I'm wrong with any of the programs (I really don't know much about them).
  13. Hello All, I got accepted in Life science at McMaster, Health studies at Waterloo and Health Science at Western Ontario. I am aiming for Med school. My family wants me to go at McMaster or Life science, While my friends says Western Ontario. Waterloo - Health studies offers Co-Ops but not sure everyone get placed. What you guys think? Please share your opinion, Thanks in Advance. Axu
  14. Hello! I was wondering if anyone could give me some insight on applying to McMaster and Queens... I am applying to both through the aboriginal stream. cGPA: 3.35 wGPA: 3.86 EC: vet clinic, humane society, large animal vet, worked with the head pediatrician at my hometown hospital, environmentalist for a mining company in Canada and another for in the States, volunteered at a therapeutic riding center, research experience I have yet to write my MCAT (I plan to this August!)....so far I am having a very hard time with the chemistry/physics and bio/biochem sections. I am acing the CARS however - it is consistently my best score (131-132 on all the practice tests). Do you think I have a good chance of getting in? I have read that McMaster puts less emphasis on grades, however they take into consideration your cGPA, and as you can see above, mine isn't the most competitive! While my wGPA is much better, I am still not sure as to whether I will be considered competitive, especially if I cannot get higher scores on the chem/phys and bio/biochem sections on the MCAT. Any advice/insight would be much appreciated:)
  15. Hey guys! I recently got into both mac health sci and western med sci with scholars electives. Obviously my end goal is med school and I know most people say mac is the safer bet but I just wanted to see if anyone had any more advice for choosing between the two programs. I like both the programs and I'm mostly considering western because I liked the campus, the atmosphere, and the guaranteed research opportunity. However mac health sci I've heard also has an amazing and supportive community. Idk I think I'm leaning towards mac, but ya lemme know your opinions!!
  16. Hi all, I received my offer of acceptance at Western MedSci back in December and didn’t really consider Mac ArtSci + Health Sci considering their competitive nature. Though I got rejected from Health Sci, I recently got accepted at ArtSci. I was wondering if there was anybody currently in the ArtSci program who could speak on their experience or anybody currently in medical school that have graduated from ArtSci. Would ArtSci be a good program as a pre-med? I was planning on combining it with Biochem but I am still slightly worried. MedSci is a lot more specialized (overwhelmingly so) and I’m worried about maintaining a high GPA in a program that appears to want students to fail. Can anyone speak on this? So confused about what to do! Any guidance would be greatly, GREATLY appreciated! Thank you so much !
  17. Hey everyone! We are three physiotherapy students from McMaster University who have created both an instagram page and podcast to connect with students, physiotherapists and other health professionals!Our page serves as a place to update you all on our lives as we progress through our program, placements, and practice. We highlight many aspects of our daily student life while trying to give people advice on making it through the program! Check us out at: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therabaes_physio/ Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/therabaes/id1451321143 Don't be shy! Please feel free to reach out to us for any questions about PT, McMaster, student life, etc.
  18. Hello, I'm a student atyorku planning to transfer to macU, I know that yorku uses a 9 point while mac uses a 12 point, if I transfer tomac does that mean that my GPA will be in mcmaster standards now? (forexample if I got an A in one course will it go as a 3.9 as opposed to 3.8 at york?) Thank you
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. This question is for all current physio students- I have applied to quite a few physio programs this year and wanted to know how possible it is to qualify for a scholarship set aside for PT students? I have gone through a couple of websites and the number of scholarships available is pretty good when looking at the class-size. But I feel like current students would have a better idea of what it actually looks like. I look forward to hearing your thoughts! Thanks
  22. Hi, I have applied to the MSc global health program at McMaster for 2019-20. I am wondering if anyone has heard back yet or know when will that be? Thanks!
  23. I’m worried that I won’t get into university, I want to got to Queen’s science program and to get in the average is 82+ and right now with my first semester marks my average is an 86, I had to redo advanced functions and I had a 57 in that course and ended up with a 90 after, I got an 87 in bio, and 80 in English. Second semester I have calculus, chemistry, kinesiology. I’m hoping to get 80-83 in calc 93 in chem and 96-97 in kinesiology. Has anyone gotten into Queen’s science program yet? And if so what was your average? Can I get in? I’m really worried that I won’t!! Thank you!
  24. Hi, Congrats to everyone who received an invite to take part in the Kira online interview today! Can anyone recommend any programs/resources that I can use to prepare for this interview? Thanks so much!
  25. Hi everyone! Congrats on getting a spot for the interview! Just wanted to create a fourm to share sample questions with each other and practice If you've done the Kira interview already, could you also share how was the experience, did you feel ready enough from the practice questions, etc? I'm also curious, are they actual job-like interview interview questions or are they MMI/scenario-based questions? Thanks and good luck!
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