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  1. Bonjour, j'aimerais savoir s'il est possible de reprendre un cours passé, dans le but d'augment ma note finale. 1. Comment ça fonctionne quant au calcul final de la note, si je reprend le cours et j'obtient une meilleure ou pire note? 2. Me suggérer-vous de reprendre un cours à l'UdeM? L'avez-vous déjà fait? 3. Est-ce qu'on peut reprendre un cours à l'UdeM dans la faculté de médecine, en kinésiologie? Merci guys! __________ 1. How does it work on the final score calculation, if I take the course again and get a better or worse grade? 2. Do you suggest retaking a class at UdeM? Have you ever done it? 3. Can we retake a course at UdeM in the Faculty of Medicine, in Kinesiology? Thank you guys!
  2. I wanted some peoples opinions on a situation that I am in. I've applied to medical school twice in Canada and have never gotten an interview. I have a cGPA of 3.90, an MCAT score of 515, I am a Canadian citizen and I have recently finished my Bachelor's at McGill University. I have recently been accepted to a British MBBS program at Newcastle University Medicine (Malaysia). I wanted to ask people's opinions on whether it would be more beneficial for me me to get started with medicine in Malaysia now and eventually go through equivalencies and work in Canada or should I find a job or apply for a masters in Canada and re-apply to medicine here? My life is here in Canada, but I also want to be a physician. Staying here will not guarantee that I get a place in a Canadian Medical school later on, but going to Malaysia doesn't guarantee I'll be able to come back either. Any advice? Thank you in advance!
  3. Hello, I am a long time lurker, and this is my first post. I was wondering if my fellow Canadian comrades could post some statistics on their GPA/MCAT/ECs and what US MD schools they're currently attending so I have an idea of the level of competition. Just confirming I am a Canadian CITIZEN. Also, I have the following stats, I would really appreciate some feedback and perhaps recommendations on certain schools that fit my experiences/scores: 516 on the MCAT (129/128/130/129) 3.8 GPA (Perfect GPA last 2 years, how significantly do they care about trends??) ECs: Lots of volunteering at a hospital in patient care (300+ hours) 2 publications with a neurosurgeon Spent the majority of my undergrad playing a varsity sport for my school, The remaining time was spent teaching special needs students with a company in my community and coaching. Did a few outreach clubs and have exec positions here and there, but nothing too serious outside of teaching, sports, and research. Lots of random awards by the university and province for sports, high class standing awards, and a bunch of smaller things. I have NO SHADOWING experience, given it isn't emphasized in Canada but please recommend whether it is very important to the states. I know it's a lot of questions but would REALLY appreciate it, thank you
  4. Hey everyone, I'm really stressed so I apologize if this sounds very scatter brained. But I'm finishing up my 5th year at Western in Health Sciences and my GPA is just okay, around 3.6-3.7. MCAT is poor, 501 (125/124/126/126). I'm likely going to retake the MCAT this summer though as well as take Organic Chemistry since I currently do not have this prereq for Ottawa and pretty much every med school everywhere else. 1) Is my GPA scored differently to US MD and DO schools compared to Canadian MD schools? (Just wondering if UWO gets weighed differently or anything) 2) Are there any Canadian-friendly US MD and DO schools that do not consider sGPA? I have a total of 4 actual science courses and one of the marks was awful so my sGPA is abysmal. 3) Are there any international options for medical school that consider wGPA and are more lenient on course prequisites? (It's not feasible for me to do a 6th year or second undergrad to get math courses and english) 4) Is a research based masters beneficial to US MD and DO schools or any international schools? I know in Canada it really only makes a difference with U of T and as such, I haven't really considered it but now I'm wondering if that's a good idea Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
  5. Bonjour! Je suis dans un bac connexe à MD et je réfléchis à peut-être changer pour un autre avec un indice de force plus élevé, mais j’ai du mal à comprendre comment sera perçu mon dossier. J’ai fait env 30 crédit avec ce bacc, si j’en fait 60 autres en physio par exemple (pour un total de 90 crédits universitaires), s que je serais considérée comme un bac complété? J’ai parlé à la TGDE de biopharma et selon elle si je veux changer de bac et être considérée dans la catégorie bac complété, il faudra absolument faire le bac en entier (sauf pr les quelques cours qu’elle pourra me créditer). J’ai pourtant rencontré des gens qui ont fait 15 crédits par ci, 30 crédits par là, 45 autres par ci... et qui sont rentrés en médecine. Comme en 2020 les demandes en cours de bacs ne seront plus acceptées, je voulais savoir si je pouvais faire comme ces gens et faire des cours dans plusieurs programmes connexes différents. Quelqu’un a un peu d’expérience là dessus?
  6. Salut! Je suis étudiant à l’UdeM en kinésiologie. J’ai obtenue une CRC de 31,419. J’ai appliqué en DMD à udem et ulaval, même si j’ai presque aucune chance de me faire accepter. J’ai un GPA de 3,6 - 3,7 (je ne le sais pas encore) avec 12 crédits. Question 1 : Quelle est approximativement ma CRU, ET j’ai besoin d’un GPA de combien pour augmenter mes chances? Question 2: C'est quoi la CRU du dernier admis pour l'automne 2018 en DMD à ulaval et udem? Question 3: Si je reste en kin, je ne peux plus abandonner de cours si je n’ai pas de bonnes notes dans les premiers examens. Me conseillez-vous de changer pour un programme où je peux abandonner des cours (bio par exemple)? Merci guys!
  7. Hey guys, I'm at a cross-road for where to go if I want to continue the dream of getting into med school. I really goofed up my first couple years leading to an ~3.4 GPA after 6 years (5 years of BioSci and 1 year Psyc minor). The last 2-3 years were decent with a respective 3.6, 3.96, 3.8 GPA. Unfortunately I can't seem to get over the MCAT hump having written 3 times with a 500, 501, and 502 scores. The last one (502) had a 126 in CARS so I decided to apply to UofC and UofA being from Alberta (although definitely not holding my breath). I have very good ECs including fluency in 3 languages, lots of travel experience, and varsity soccer for what it's worth. I've all but given up on the Canadian dream and deciding what my best shot is for med school with hopes of returning back after I'm done. The choice is between USDO, Australia, and Ireland and from the numerous threads I've read so far, it seems like Australia has the slight edge over the others due to the fact that they give MD degrees as well as residency if I am unable to match back to Canada. So I want to get some advice on what you have all found. I'm biased in that I don't want to travel a full day across the world to Australia especially if I'll need to make that commute several times for blocks in order to establish networks here for a possible return. This other thread made USDO sound equivalent to the Australia and Ireland IMG path but that sounds too good to be true. I feel there is bias against USDO degrees rather than USMD or degress from Ireland/Australia. I'd obviously love to stay within North America but I want to maximize my chances of matching. If it helps, I'm aiming for family medicine which is supposedly the least competitive anyways. TLDR: With a 3.4 cGPA and 502 MCAT, what would you do if you were me? USDO/AUS/IRE??? Thanks!
  8. Hey, I have yet to see any threads asking this question so I thought I would bring it up. As a fair warning, i'm a Quebec student finishing high school, so I still have a while to think about the subject. As someone interested in health sciences, specifically medicine, there are indeniably far more opportunities and routes than before. Doctors aren't the only practitionners of medicine: NPs and PAs have expanded their scopes of practice and can suppliment a physician in certain cases. In the US it seems as though NPs can completely replace a primary care physician. However, in Canada scopes of practice are very different, especially in Quebec. So, what is the defining difference between the scope of practice of an NP and an MD, in Canada? For PAs it's quite simple; they practice under an MD. (At least from what I understand) I'm curious since i'll be choosing very soon what route i'll be taking. I lean towards medicine since becoming a specialist is what interests me. What roles exist for NPs in non primary care areas (Specifically things such as IM specialties and surgery) Do you think Canada will follow the US in integrating more expansive roles for NPs and PAs? Will PAs ever be integrated in all provinces or will the project be scraped? Thanks for any answers!
  9. 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.
  10. Bonjour à tous ! Ma question est probablement très simple, mais je ne comprends pas l'incohérence dans les dates et je ne trouve pas l'information sur la page internet du programme MD de l'UdeM (le service de l'admission est également fermé en ce moment...). Alors voilà : 1) comment faire pour compléter sa demande avant le 15 janvier si le relevé de note n'est disponible que le 25 ? Est-ce qu'on peut faire notre demande avant le 15 janvier et envoyer notre relevé de notes par la suite ? Est-ce que c'est l'Université elle-même qui s'occupe de transférer les notes comme lors d'une demande cégep à université ? Est-ce que la session A-17 compte... 2) Je suis dans la catégorie en cours de bac (je sais que les chances d'admission sont très minces), mais est-ce que je dois faire une demande d'admission typique, ou de changement de programme ? 3) Ma cote R collégiale comptera encore pour 14% au moment de ma demande ; est-ce que je dois aussi envoyer mes résultats scolaires du cégep, où cela est géré par l'Université ? Désolé pour toutes ces questions d'ordre logistique... C'est que je ne reçois aucune réponse à mes courriels alors je tente ma chance ici ! Bonne année 2018 à tous
  11. Okay I know 6 is a lot but please read.I started a degree online back in 2013 and hated it. I pretty much neglected it because my parents borderline forced me (as I had a good job in a small town without a Uni). It was in HR and after i just didn't bother with the first semester but said I would give it a second go - same outcome. Not one ounce of me took it seriously nor thought about long term outcome.ANYWAYS, since then i've been doing my psychology degree, full course load and in class (I relocated). I have a 3.8 GPA and have been volunteering for 3 years now. I've submerged myself in the "premed" lifestyle and course load, EC's, etc. Until the other day I realized that my online FAIL is now haunting me.So my question is. Has anyone ever omitted transcripts from their application and if I submit them will they even CONSIDER having me in for an interview? My cumulative GPA with 6 fails seems like something I can't make a come back from.Please don't judge I'm in a pretty deep mental rut about this already.
  12. Hey everyone, I was wondering if you would be able to tell me how post-bacc courses are classified on AMCAS and AACOMAS. Are post-bacc courses lumped together with the rest of an individuals undergraduate courses? Or are they separate from other undergraduate courses taken? If so, does that mean that every course I take after graduating would be considered a post-bacc course? Also, have any of you done a SMP in the states?
  13. I was going through a list of information online about the advantages/ disadvantages of pursuing a PhD if you are dead certain about entering the field of academic neurosurgery. A curious trend I observed is that, it is possible to receive a PhD in neurosurgery while doing your residency. One of the big examples I can think of is Dr Michael G. Fehlings who is the Krembil Chair in Neural Repair & Regeneration at U of T. More info: http://neurosurgery.utoronto.ca/faculty/list/fehlings.htm How would one compare/ contrast this with the more traditional MD/PhD curriculum in terms of duration of the program? I ask this because I am wondering if a post-doctral fellowship ensues after a residency or if one has substantial research experience during both med, residency, and fellowship the post-doc is not mandatory? (Note: I made a similar post in the U of T med forum, but I was not sure where was most appropriate to make the post. I apologize in advance for any inconveniences.)
  14. I have a Science undergrad. My cGPA is 2.95 for american MD schools, but for D.O. (with repeated courses), my undergrad cGPA is 3.03. I have already started an MBA program*. I was wondering: 1. How do I calculate my GPA for american D.O. and MD schools correctly? I can't find a proper source. (I just used the A = 3.9, B+ = 3.3, B = 3.0 , B- = 2.7 ..etc type of method). 2A. Would MBA course grades boost my GPA for D.O. schools? 2B. Would MBA course grades boost my GPA for American M.D. schools? 3. What's the minimum MCAT score you'd say I'd need to give me a fighting chance for a D.O. admission? (from my older research it seems US citizens have gotten accepted with MCATs ranging from 27 to 31 for 2.95-3.00 gpa range) 4. Any other suggestions or comments? (e.g. suggestions for dental or such) Thanks guys.
  15. Hey guys, Hope everyone is doing just fine with the new OMSAS applications. I myself am yet to write the MCAT this coming September... Speaking of which, I was wondering if any of you guys could possibly shed some light on if/when Western might announce their new MCAT cut-offs for this upcoming cycle ?! The current thresholds are seriouly killing... at least in part for Non-SWOMEN applicants like myself.... Any input is highly appreciated
  16. Just wondering if any Canadians have been accepted/or even interviewed at any top 30 USMD schools in the last cycles??? If so, what was your GPA/MCAT and ECs like? And your experience interviewing? Any reply would be really appreciated..please give me hope lol!!!! Thanks in advance!!
  17. Salut, je change de bac cette annee pour art et science pour monter mon gpa, quel cour sont plus facile pour avoir des A+ ? Merci
  18. Salut, je change de bac cette annee pour art et science pour monter mon gpa, quel cour sont plus facile pour avoir des A+ ?? Merci
  19. Get a jumpstart on your Med School finances and keep your $$$ in check! The Canadian Medical Association and MD Financial Management will be holding webinars preparing new medical students for the financial burden of medical school. Our presenters will briefly introduce the Canadian Medical Association and MD Financial Management and then will dive into some of the money matters you may face during medical school: Options for financing your education The ins and outs of credit cards, lines of credit and student loans Setting and managing a budget How to effectively manage any med school debt you take on Investing, insurance and more English https://www.facebook.com/events/117316735504103/ (registration link on Facebook page) May 17th, 2017 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT French https://www.facebook.com/events/615257568667333/ (lien pour les inscriptions sur notre page Facebook) 23 Mai 2017 20h HE / 17h HP
  20. Hi, I am about to finish my final year in cegep and am preparing to enter the exercise science program at Concordia. I was hoping to apply at McGill for either dent or med after, however, I was wondering if I had to complete their University Requirements (listed here https://www.mcgill.c...oncepts2017.pdf) courses equivalent at Concordia to be able to apply? Also, I was wondering if transferring to McGill Bsc.kinesiology was a decent option for me as well? Finally, a big question, after completing my undergrad, will the MD or DMD programs take in count of my cegep grades or only look at gpa? Thanks!
  21. Hi, I'm looking to practice interviews online (traditional/MMI) with anyone interested (via Skype). PM me to set something up, thanks!
  22. Hi guys, I fortunately secured an DO offer but I am contemplating on whether to accept it or not due to financial and family concerns. According to sdn, rejecting a DO acceptance will significantly diminish one's chance for US MD but I'm wondering if the same holds true for Canadian MD school. Also, if I accept this offer but later reject due to financial problems, would this leave a record on my file? I am in serious dilemma so any advice is appreciated! Thanks in advance!