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  1. General Premed and Med School Topics

    1. General Premed Discussions

      Premed topics on Canadian med school admissions. Specific med school topics go below in their respective medical school forums.

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    2. Medical Student General Discussions

      An area for Canadian medical students to interact and share information.

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    3. The Lounge

      Non-medical discussions go here.

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    4. Research Discussions

      Discuss research topics and opportunities here, including NSERC.

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    5. Non-Traditional Applicants/Grad Students

      A forum for non-standard applicants who have taken a less direct pathway to medicine or dentistry. Discussions including applications, family, and career changes.

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    6. MCAT Preparation

      Discuss MCAT review courses and strategies for the Medical College Admissions Test.

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    7. Medical School Interviews

      Got a medical school interview? Debates, discussions, and ethical scenarios go here.

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  2. Healthcare Professions

    1. Dental Student General Discussions

      An area for Canadian dental students to interact and share information.

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    2. Optometry Discussions

      An area for Canadian optometry students and applicants to interact and share information.

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    3. Veterinary Medicine Discussions

      An area for Canadian veterinary students and applicants to interact and share information.

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    4. Podiatry Discussions

      An area for Canadian podiatry students and applicants to interact and share information.

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    5. Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Discussions

      An area for Canadian PA and NP students and applicants to interact and share information.

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    6. Nursing Discussions

      An area for Canadian nursing students and applicants to interact and share information.

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    7. Pharmacy Discussions

      An area for Canadian pharmacy students and applicants to interact and share information.

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    8. Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Discussions

      An area for Canadian physiotherapy and occupational therapy students and applicants to interact and share information.

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  3. Ontario Medical Schools

    1. General Ontario Discussions (OMSAS)

      General Ontario med school topics: eg. tuition, seats, cutoffs, OMSAS applications.

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  4. Quebec Medical Schools

    1. General Quebec Discussions

      General Quebec premed and med school discussions, including CEGEP.

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  5. Atlantic Medical Schools

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  6. Western Canadian Medical Schools

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  7. Resources for Med School, Residencies, and Practising Physicians

    1. Med School Orientation 101

      Incoming med student? Discussion on Orientation topics: eg. financial aid (loans, LOC's), insurance, etc.

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    2. The Preclinical Years (Med 1 and 2)

      Doing your basic sciences? Share links on the basic sciences and the USMLE Step 1.

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    3. Clerkship Rotations and Electives (Med 3 and 4)

      On the wards? Links for electives, clinical medicine, and the USMLE Step 2 and MCCQE/LMCC Part 1 exams.

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    4. CaRMS and CaRMS applications

      Prepping for CaRMS? Discuss strategies for your CV's, LOR's, interviews, etc.

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    5. Primary Care Residencies

      Discussions on Family Medicine, Community Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry.

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    6. Surgery and Surgical Subspecialty Residencies

      Discussions on General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, and Urology.

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    7. Diagnostics, Imaging, and Therapeutics Residencies

      Discussions on Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Pathology and Lab Medicine.

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    8. Other Specialty Residencies

      Discussions on Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Medical Genetics, Neurology, and Physiatry.

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    9. General Resident Physician Discussions

      An area for Canadian residents to interact and share information. Find physician salaries here.

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  8. US and International Medical Schools

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  9. Information Exchange (Book reviews, For Sale, and Housing)

    1. Textbook and Equipment Reviews

      Your Consumer Reports for medical textbooks and equipment.

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    2. For Sale/Trade Classifieds

      Your place to sell old premed and medical items (eg. MCAT/DAT supplies, textbooks, etc). No dealers please.

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    3. Housing Classifieds

      A venue for finding short and long-term housing for premed and med students.

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  • Posts

    • Hi,  I am considering doing a masters at the IMS before applying to med school. I have a few questions about the experience: 1. I am missing some premed science prerequisites that I need to finish before I apply to med schools. Is it possible for me to complete these during my masters? 2. How heavy is the workload? Will it be manageable to do these science courses (org, bioc, etc.) while enrolled? How many of these courses do you think I could take in addition to the ones required for the masters program? 3. Is it possible to finish the masters in less than 2 years? Is 1 year realistic?
    • Hi,  I am considering doing a masters at the IMS before applying to med school. I have a few questions about the experience: 1. I am missing some premed science prerequisites that I need to finish before I apply to med schools. Is it possible for me to complete these during my masters? 2. How heavy is the workload? Will it be manageable to do these science courses (org, bioc, etc.) while enrolled? How many of these courses do you think I could take in addition to the ones required for the masters program? 3. Is it possible to finish the masters in less than 2 years? Is 1 year realistic?
    • this is her laying down.  Just wondering if anyone has seen anything like this, or knows if surgery/putting her down are the only options as I have not been to the vet yet.
    • Salut,   J’aimerais savoir si quelqu’un serait ouvert à me partager ses notes de cours de MD des cours avant l’externat? Je suis étudiant au Ph.D. en bio et j’aimerais postuler en MD et j’aimerais déjà commencer à regarder le contenu  des cours pour m’approprier la matière tranquillement.
    • Our dogs stomach as been getting larger, to the point she looks pregnant. She is fixed and there is no chance she is pregnant. The stomach feels rock hard, and as it's growing she's having troubles with stairs and getting on/off the couch. Her spine is also starting to protrude from her back.    I cannot afford surgery for her and she's been in the family 12 years and we don't want to put her down if we don't need too. She still wants to play and have plenty of "life" or energy. The mass just seems to be the only thing slowing her down. 
    • You mean you don't know if any Canadian bank would loan you the money. And the answer is that you would need an acceptable, credit worthy, solvent co-signer for the loan so that the bank knows clearly that come what may. the co-signer would pay off the loan in full if you don't.  
    • Hi everyone! I took my DAT in June and got the following: RC 19 | Bio 27 | Chem 22 | PAT 20 | AA 23. I have an 85.3% avg (3.9). I would like to apply to UWO (which places an emphasis on RC) and UofT (which emphasizes PAT and AA). Taking this into consideration, do you think a re-write is necessary? I am hesitant to re-take because RC and PAT are hit or miss sections that usually vary from year to year. Your honest feedback is appreciated 
    • For those with publications, how do you include that in your application? Have you just been including research/grad school as one the activities (such as life experiences) and mention publications in there?
    • Thank you so so much! I think I better go for a second undergrad! Umm, I have another thing to know. Actually, I was going through the threads in here, and found someone saying that he did his second undergrad only for two years. I am sorry I do not have much idea about it, and that's why I am asking this; is it really possible to take the prerequisite courses only and do only two years of undergrad and then apply to medical school? Or do I have to complete the undergrad for four long years? 
    • I'm a Canadian looking for some advice on applying for graduate entry medicine in Ireland for Fall 2022 and some input on whether or not it makes sense. I have a bachelor's in Engineering Physics from Queen's university with a 3.5 cGPA and I hadn't really been considering medicine until basically after I graduated from university so I'm not competitive at all for Canadian medical schools. I know that the main issue with Irish medical schools is getting a residency as an IMG in Canada and it isn't usually a great path to go down, but I think my situation is slightly different than usual.  I have Canadian, Irish, and U.S. citizenship and I'm not too particular about which country I would practice in (though practicing in Ireland may make the debt more difficult to pay off). I think this makes Irish medical school a much better option than it would be for most, but I'm not completely sure if the multiple citizenships will actually help me. I'd be interested in some of the more competitive residencies so I'm wondering if I would be able to apply for these in the U.S., Canada, and Ireland to increase my chances. I would also be taking out a loan to pay for the whole thing so something else that I'm unsure of is whether or not I can get a student loan from the Canadian government for this if I don't necessarily intend to come back to Canada. Any insight into my situation would be appreciated. I just want to know if my line of thinking is sound or if I have no idea what I'm getting into.
    • Salut !  Savez-vous s'il y a des intégrations de prévues pour notre cohorte ? J'essaie de voir s'il y a un groupe FB de notre cohorte, mais je n'en vois pas... Merci
    • Master's GPA is not considered the same as undergrad GPA at all schools, but some will combine them or otherwise give some undergrad GPA credit for graduate credit. Although I think if you took undergrad courses for prereqs during a graduate degree it would still count as undergrad GPA. In general, if you're interest is purely to get into med school and you wouldn't otherwise do the graduate degree for your own interest, doing more undergrad is better if GPA is the weak spot on an application, due to various GPA weighting schemes. See my post here for schools which consider graduate degrees, although schools might have changed their policies so you'll have to do your own due diligence:  
    • What are the differences?  I've only been able to secure academic radiology electives so far. Thanks!
    • Read up on the type of research they do! 
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