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  1. I just want to wish everyone good luck!!! For those who get an interview, work your butt of to prepare!! For those who don't get to interview, continue to work your butt off to show the Canadian med school you are tough! For everyone, don't let responses from medical schools define you sense of self-worth! I know it is difficult not to attach your worth to your dream career, especially when you feel like you work harder than 99% of the people that get in. Just know you matter and a big part of he process is luck. Good luck everyone
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  3. Time Stamp: 3:14 PM Invite/reject: INVITE!!! This is my 4th app cycle!!! IP/OOP: IP SWOMEN (Y/N): N 2YGPA: 3.87 MCAT (CHEM/CARS/BIO/PSYCH): 130/128/129/129 Essays (X/8): 8/8 (re-used 2 activities) and did the personal essay (talked about being in a single parent family on social assistance) I AM SHOOK!! I am turning 27 this year, this has been such a long haul for me. I did a BSc then an accelerated BScN. I'm working as an ER nurse now. In my first year I received an interview at Mac, R post interview. Went 2 cycles with no interviews at all. I have taken t
    19 points
  4. Result: INVITE I AM SHAKING!!!! Time Stamp: 11:10 cGPA/wGPA: top 2 3.75 LOL 4.0 Msc Year: Graduated 2017 and 2019 Masters MCAT: 510 (127,127,128,128) ECs: LOTS of research and volunteering CASPer: I guess good enough LOL... This is my 787087 cycle and I cannot believe I am posting here. This is my FIRST ever Canadian interview.
    17 points
  5. Anyone know what weight they give to CASPer ? Am freaking out over my slow sloppy typing ..my name here was supposed to be justanon and look what I did
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  6. We have now roughly reached the halfway point between the start of Wednesday and the end of Friday. Good luck everyone! I'm making sure to add some extra self care into my day to de-stress. If we can jump through all the other hoops in this process, we can handle another day and a half
    16 points
  7. I find it interesting that different medical schools seem to look at different criteria. My daughter got interviews to some medical schools like Western but got rejected from Queen's. Just scrolling through the messages I noticed some applicants got a Queens interview but got rejected from Western. I guess that's a good thing because otherwise all medical schools would be chasing the same applicants and you'd either get all interviews or all rejects. Now I'm an old accountant so I'm not as smart as any of you but it seems to me that just because you get an interview does no
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  8. TIME STAMP: 4:28 PM MST Result: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh Invite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wGPA: 3.87 MCAT: 512, 126 CARS!!!!!! Year: Graduated Geography: IP ECs: I think this was the decisive factor for me. You can see the U of A invites/rejections thread for my specific activities, but my U of C top 10 was crafted around some very specific themes that spanned multiple activities and experiences. I sought to tell somewhat of a story with my entries to showcase my personal growth and how I was personally impacted. I grouped as many as ~5 a
    14 points
  9. time Stamp: 1:04 Result: AcceptedGPA: 4.0MCAT: 528Current/Past Degree: BSc 04',MSc 06', PhD 09', BEd 11', GDL class 5, forklift license, WHMISGeography (IP/OOP): IPExtracurricular Activities score /16 (awards, achievements, volunteering, employmenct, research, etc.): I recently decided to change career paths from being a conquistador. Although I was apprehensive at first most of my crew passed of scurvy and because we had no oranges I decided to be a doctor. CASPer: For I have sailed the sea's for many a time at once, this was no challenge for beneficence, non-maleficence, justice, and autono
    14 points
  10. Salut guys ! En voyant vos cotes R, je me sens VRAIMENT hors du champ de compétition... Mais je vais quand même donner mes stats Catégorie: Collégien Cote R pré-Covid: 33.03X Cote R post-Covid: J'estime qu'elle va monter un peu, mais avec ces moyennes incroyablement élevées, je commence à penser le contraire... J'ai peur qu'elle baisse et que je serais même plus admissible à l'examen CASPer. Programme: SN CASPer impressions: Je l'ai pas encore fait, mais je m'entraîne depuis décembre. Je vais le passer en février. En voyant les réponses fort compliquées des
    14 points
  11. I just wanted to pop on here and tell you that if this is your dream, DO NOT GIVE UP <3 Take some time off, take a year to re-group, but I believe in you. A few points, my fine internet homie: - Dr. Walker (the past dean of admissions @ U of C) said in some video I watched last summer: "if you've applied 3 years in a row, and have not received an interview, that's when it's time to rework your application". It sounds like you are 2 cycles into this process, and as we all know, it is a process indeed. You're not alone <3 - Apply to more schools!!! It sounds like you're ap
    13 points
  12. It may not be 80 hours every week, but there are certainly many weeks where hours worked top 80-90, even as medical student. Furthermore, those hours don't even include when you are coming up to an exam as a clerk and your "not-at-work-hours" are spent studying. As a resident, the number of weeks where you clock 80-90 hours is increased and when you work 1 in 2 weekends, it doesn't take very long for those 80-90 hour weeks to go back to back. If you want to do any 5 year speciality you better be CAPABLE of doing extended work weeks. As far as how to get to 80 hours per week.... easy... 2
    12 points
  13. I’m not a med student (hopefully one day) but I am a healthcare professional so take my opinion as you wish, but I really feel like having that “tough love” personality in healthcare only works on a handful of patients. If you can find ways to be more empathetic I think that goes a long way. That being said, being empathetic doesn’t mean you let people walk all over you. If someone were to “call me a MF” I would tell them that I’m here to help them and I don’t appreciate them speaking to me that way and that if they would prefer we discuss their care at a later point then I can come back but I
    12 points
  14. I usually lurk nowadays but I remember when I went through this process well... As someone that's been rejected once before and got in after a master's degree and some introspection I really think it can be easy to feel discouraged but also a worthwhile learning opportunity. That said it's still important to live out your life and have contingencies. Don't stop living because you're constantly chasing that acceptance. Many applicants apply multiple times before getting into medical school. Similarly many people have other careers prior to medical school. If anyone needs
    12 points
  15. Catégorie : Uni COTE R/ GPA pré-covid : 3,94/4,3 COTE R / GPA post-covid ( si applicable) : 3,94/4,3 Programme : Bac + Maîtrise en microbiologie (l'année passé ma CRU était d'environ 33) CASPER impressions: Très bien été, j'écris vite, j'ai mieux performé que l'année dernière selon moi! Commentaires : J'ai été invité aux entrevues de Mcgill cette année!! (2ième fois que j'applique et première fois entrevue). Je sais que bon nombre d'entre vous focus beaucoup sur les notes (et je comprend), mais personnellement, ce n'est pas juste une question de performance académique
    12 points
  16. Posts on other interview/regrets pages: Pages 1-3: When will they come out. Pages4+: THEY'RE OUT. Silence till next year. UofT interview/regrets page: Pages 1-8: When are they coming out, have rejections been sent out, what is the purpose of life?
    12 points
  17. Just called the admissions office and they mentioned that invites would come out next week (I think they specifically said after Feb 8th?)
    12 points
  18. Another day, another potential stress-induced aneurysm delayed. See you tomorrow, folks.
    11 points
  19. Result: Invite. What. Time Stamp: 11:11 (make a wish) cGPA/wGPA: 3.63 (Yes, it is possible)/3.83 Year: 2 years post-Master's, working in research MCAT: 518 (130/127/130/131) ECs: 3 years working in research. Tons of volunteer and employment experience. CASPer: Felt no different than the previous 5 times I've taken it lol This is a big "bruh" moment for me. 4 years of applying with nothing and then 3 interviews this cycle. I'm on the moon. Best of luck to everyone who is on this journey as well. I hope we all make it.
    11 points
  20. Bruh, I know it's a rejection, just gimme it please.
    11 points
  21. Time Stamp: 2:26PM Invite/reject: invite (first one in three years – literally in tears) IP/OOP: IP SWOMEN (Y/N): N 2YGPA: 4.0 MCAT (CHEM/CARS/BIO/PSYCH): on the cusp for cut-offs Essays (X/8): 8/8 (no repeats) (thesis-based MSc) Been applying since 2018, and this is my first interview invite which goes to say, don't give up on yourself or your dreams! Sending love to everyone!
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  23. Your profile pic is everyone's face right now
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  25. This isn't typically a thing at Western (or at least it hasn't been in the past few application cycles) but it seems like there's interest so I will reach out to the current admission reps and see what they can do! Last year there was an option to be paired up with a first year who you could contact over email - I'll check in on the status of that as well. stay tuned update: keep an eye on your email! info to come soon!!
    10 points
  26. do they send out emails one at a time LOL
    10 points
  27. I love it when premeds tell medical students/residents what medical school is like
    9 points
  28. Reading this thread while procrastinating studying for my Royal College exams is giving me flashbacks and anxiety by proxy...
    9 points
  29. Salut! Je suis en optométrie, et la faculté vient de nous annoncer des choses assez intéressantes concernant les admissions alors je me suis dit que ce serait peut-être intéressant à vous les partager 1 - dès 2022 ou même peut-être cette année, la proportion cégepien-universitaire va passer de 50-50 à 35 cégep-65 unis, étant donné qu’il y a plus d’universitaires qui appliquent que des cégepiens! 2 - l’école d’optométrie (et certains autres programmes de santé) pense sérieusement à remplacer le CASPer par les MEMs ou les entrevues panel (la direction penche plus vers les MEMs), mais
    9 points
  30. In advance, I hope this encourages the poo out of people, because I have been super hard on myself - although medicine is most definitely my dream I understand my GPA and MCAT is all very below average, so this is my first time applying now that I am finishing my MSc. I LOVE YOU ALL. Keep trying if it didn't work out because if there is hope for me, anyone can do it. For real. I swear they got to randomize these things (I don't want to be-little my life experience however). time Stamp: 1:04 pm Result: INVITEGPA: 3.43MCAT: 492 -> 502 (wrote it in my 3rd year, & wrote it last fall.
    9 points
  31. No offence at all, but OP should not discount medicine if that's what she wants to do. Allied health is definitely a reasonable career, with generally less intensive training, but I don't think actually practising as a nurse vs family medicine is any easier. Many nurses do shift work which includes nights, whereas after residency, most family docs can easily have practices limited to home call, if any. Having a 9-5 practice as a GP with a higher income than full time shift work I think would be a much better home-life balance. The hurdle is getting through the 5-6 years of medical school
    9 points
  32. 'no news is good news' IF IM REJECTED JUST TELL ME GODDAMNIT
    9 points
  33. These two things are not mutually exclusive. The truth is many residents do love what they do and are very patient-centred and passionate about their work. That doesn't mean that being worked to the bone doesn't make you fatigued, or a little bitter, or question what you are doing sometime. GPA and MCAT scores have nothing to do with passion or burnout or being overworked. That's a very pre-med thing to think about and bring up because as soon as you start medical school all those things mean nothing. Nobody here was complaining about working 80-100 hours, but we were a little put off by
    8 points
  34. So excited to post this! Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Feb 16), Calgary (Feb 16), McGill (Feb 16), McMaster (Feb 16), Western (Feb 17), Manitoba (Feb 19) Anesthesiology: Cardiac Surgery: Toronto (Feb 16) Dermatology: Diagnostic Radiology: Dalhousie (Feb 18), McGill (Feb 19) Emergency Medicine: Family Medicine: Joint Ontario IMG (feb15), Joint Quebec Francophone Schools (Feb 16), McGill Châteauguay (Feb 19), UBC Family Medicine (Feb 19th) General Pathology: Calgary (Feb 9) General Surgery: MUN (Feb 9), Sherbrooke (Feb 18) Hematological
    8 points
  35. Anyone sorta kinda maybe checked out?
    8 points
  36. Happy Lunar New Year. May the acceptance odds be ever in our favour.
    8 points
  37. Just a friendly reminder to everyone to study/do assignments if you have them like me
    8 points
  38. Back in the day, I had a 25 and could not even apply from Cegep. So, I took the specialty program in exercise science at Concordia (which then required only 25, today, I believe 27), got straight A's, then went to med school and today after residency, I am a surgeon. I matured during undergrad. It was a longer but good journey. If you truly do not have persistence in this marathon, then medicine is not for you. Otherwise, enjoy the journey and see you as a colleague in the future.
    8 points
  39. Thanks, guys. I woke up early today after taking the day yesterday and decided to not mope around. I have been writing drafts for 4 hours today. Just have to get through this. I am forcing myself to remember that I just have to present myself the best way possible and that I can't give up after the near decade I've spent on this medical journey. Thanks for the encouragement and advice.
    8 points
  40. Hey Everyone! I am currently in my first year at UCC (BDSG1 4-Year Grad entry)! Thought I'd give you a bit of info and answer some of your concerns! There's around 25 of us from Canada, but you share half your classes with some of the 5-year Irish students! Very few offers came out in February last year, I received mine early March. From what I know, Full year Anatomy is a requirement for the 4-year program, I know somebody in the 5 year program who specifically did not get in to Grad-Entry because of Anatomy, he is however waiving most of the courses he had done, so he has a pretty light
    8 points
  41. Needed to hear this so badly!
    8 points
  42. Invite! Time Stamp: 14:13 pm EST Location: IP Stream: French cGPA: 3.95 Current year: Graduated June 2019 ECs: Accepted pub, conferences, cycling events, tutoring, etc. Casper and Snapshot: I always think it’s catastrophic, but every year surprisingly it ends up being good enough! I also did Snapshot and thought my responses were solid although I did get cut off for the last question! This is my third and final interview at uOttawa so let’s hope third time’s the charm!
    8 points
  43. I would give anything for a scheduling conflict
    8 points
  44. Watch LMCC get defensive: - first you have to form a RCPSC special working group to study this issue (pay each member $100K/yr x 3 years). - 3 years later the report goes to a government minister's standing committee (pay each member $200K/yr x 3 years). - 6 years later goes to special council on medical education (pay each member $300K/yr x 3 years). - 9 years later will be studied by house of commons liaison group with the minister's committee (pay each member $400K/yr x 3 years). - 12 years later AMZN and TSLA already invented AI that can test a candidate in 10 min
    8 points
  45. Salut!! Voici les miennes: Catégorie : Collégien COTE R pré-covid : 36.8 COTE R post-covid ( si applicable) : Aucune idée, ca va surement baisser, mais on verra ... Programme : SN CASPER impressions (si fait) : Aucune idée, ya des questions que j'étais pas mal confiant et d'autres boff... On verra bien! Commentaires : First post! Écoutez, j'ai essayé de lire et de comprendre vos calculs/explications sur comment notre Cote R sera calculée, mais je ne vais pas vous mentir, j'ai abandonné il y a une couple de mois d'essayer de comprendre comment elle est cal
    8 points
  46. Bonjour, je voulais juste intervenir pour rassurer tout le monde concernant la cote-r des cégépiens. Le fait que les moyennes montent ne va pas nécessairement affecter votre cote r négativement. Dans certain cas cela va avoir un effet positif sur votre cote r tant que vous êtes au-dessus de la moyenne. Je m'explique (toutes ces explications viennent du site BCI et d'un document du ministère qui explique le calcul de la cote r): La formule de la cote r que l'on utilise tous pour estimer notre cote r (cotez X IDGZ+ IFGGZ+5) X 5 n'est appliquée que dans le cas d'une distribution no
    8 points
  47. So @medigeek, just a few follow up questions after 10 years.. -Are you balling yet? -Did you smash all of your 9.5s? -How are your 4 uncles? -Are you making 350k yet, like doctors do? -Are you smashing chicks and kicking them out after you've had enough sex, as you mentioned? -Any gold diggers/ honeys waiting to marry you, since being a doctor is the most prestigious thing known to man? Sorry to bring up an old thread, but these are all serious questions, brah, so please take the time to give us an update
    7 points
  48. This is always so stressful lol. My last name is Z, so I don't know whether the II's come out in separate waves/alphabetically or if its just an R waiting to be released. False hope feels bad man
    7 points
  49. Time Stamp: 3:14 Invite/reject: Invite IP/OOP: IP SWOMEN (Y/N): N 2YGPA: 3.83 MCAT (CHEM/CARS/BIO/PSYCH): 130/127/130/131 Essays (X/8): 8/8, plus About Me My second interview invite ever after 5 years of applying, first invite at Western. Written the MCAT twice. 27 now, have worked in research for 3 years and have a Master's degree. I still can't believe this, was starting to believe getting an interview at an Ontario school was a pipe dream.
    7 points
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