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I will be applying to us med schools in two cycles and am looking for an idea about which schools to apply to? Money is not to much of an issue;  so should I just apply to all the schools that take Canadian applicants? My ugpa is 4.0 and my mcat is 517 or 131/126/129/131. I am also recieving my doctor of optometry degree from Waterloo so that should help my app. Basically I am going to go at the angle that I really like optometry but realized I would rather be an opthalmologist due to the expanded scope and surgery. My ecs are pretty good,they did get me into Waterloo optom. Any advice is much appreciated thank!

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14 minutes ago, John Galt MD said:

MSAR subscription if you can afford it. Apply to all schools near your GPA and MCAT average along with a few reaches. Good stats. Lizzy M is ~75, can apply mid to high tier. Filter by schools that accept Canadians.

Do you think it would be foolish to rewrite the mcat? I know that us schools do not like it when applicants have multiple mcat scores. My cars score is a little on the low side but I also heard the us is the most forgiving for that section.

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6 minutes ago, Xbox Skully said:

Do you think it would be foolish to rewrite the mcat? I know that us schools do not like it when applicants have multiple mcat scores. My cars score is a little on the low side but I also heard the us is the most forgiving for that section.

Lots of USA Med school friends with low CARS scores. Good overall score is a big thing. Your score is still competitive. If your goal is Canada, a rewrite may be worthwhile though. 

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41 minutes ago, John Galt MD said:

Lots of USA Med school friends with low CARS scores. Good overall score is a big thing. Your score is still competitive. If your goal is Canada, a rewrite may be worthwhile though. 

My goal is the US because I want to match into ophthalmology and the us has much more optho spots than Canada. I know a few alumni from my program the got into uoft med so that’s probably my best bet for Canada if I don’t end up getting in the states. I was thinking schools that like non traditional applicants like Dartmouth would probably be my best shot in the states. Do you know which schools like non traditional applicants?

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no matter what you do, make sure to apply within the first two weeks of application opening. Faster interviews, faster acceptances, especially for Canadian internationals

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5 minutes ago, MedicineLCS said:

Be careful with MSAR stats, those are for Americans, Canadians need better stats as a general rule. 

Their ed stats are lower than their rd stats. Plus there are not that many applicants applying with a doctorate degree and actually diagnosing patients and stuff. I’ve heard Waterloo has a good rep in the states.

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