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  1. Program: MD Result: Invite OMSAS GPA: 3.74 CARS: 128 IP/OOP: IP Casper: 4th Quartile 7 years I’ve applied. Finally an interview.
    18 points
  2. Hi everyone A bit early but I just want keep myself on edge! TIME STAMP: XX:XX Result: Invite / Reject degreeGPA: MCAT: if applicable ECs: Year: UG (what year), Masters, PhD CASPER Quartile: 1/2/3 or 4th French or English (this is new, so please indicate if you submitted the french or the english version of it). QC residency Verified or not: (please mark NOT APPLICABLE if you are OOP or international). IP/OOP/International: IP/OOP/ International Letter o
    10 points
  3. Sounds like residency lol. In all honesty, you'll meet so many people who does things differently that in the end you can be confident to take what you need and leave behind what you don't. Like others have said, be courteous, don't get kicked out, grow a thick skin. Once you have CCFP, you're free. Let me tell you a fun story, there's a staff in my residency who's like some world leading renowned expert in his field blah blah blah. One day I had a difficult specimen so I asked for his help. There's one specific area where I wasn't sure how to cut it, so he took the knife and CUT IT HIMSE
    10 points
  4. Found these dates on older threads and put in the days of the week. Anyone else sitting on the edge of their seats? Good luck all! 2021: January 14 Thursday 2020: January 8 Wednesday 2019: January 10th Thursday 2018: January 10th Wednesday 2017: January 18th Wednesday 2016: January 13th Wednesday 2015: January 21st Wednesday 2014: January 24th Friday
    10 points
  5. TIME STAMP: 9:15 Result: Refused degreeGPA: 3.81/4 ECs: Lots of volunteering and research, years of work experience in healthcare, one award. Kind of typical ECs. MCAT: N/A Year: Finished 2nd undergrad. Was very challenging since I worked full-time while studying. CASPER Quartile: 4th English QC residency Verified or not: Yes. Born in mtl. IP/OOP/International: IP Letter of EC: No Rejection doesn't mean we are unworthy of med school. Remember to be kind to yourself. Don't let rejection stop you (nor will it stop me) Good luck e
    9 points
  6. TIME STAMP: 8:55 Result: Invite degreeGPA: 4.27/4.30 (In the excel sheet: 3.99) MCAT: N/A ECs: Various volunteering at some hospitals for the last few years, research as part of my BSc, as well as NSERC and involvement in some COVID-19 research at the hospital. Year: Just finished my undergraduate degree in Biochem for December. CASPER Quartile: 4th English QC residency Verified or not: Yes verified (was born here) IP/OOP/International: IP Letter of EC: No Now on to stress about these interviews!! Good luck everyo
    9 points
  7. You remind me a lot myself when I was in pharmacy school and it wasn't my first choice. I hated it so much and I had such a negative view on pharmacists. So much saltiness. But when I finally change in medicine I realize that my view was greatly modulated by my sadness and my anger to not be where I wanted to be. It's probably impossible right now because of your state of mind, but I really hope someday you will realize that FM is not really what you think it is. Good luck to you to achieve what you want to achieve, no one should be this bitter.
    9 points
  8. The forum is about 20 years old now, and yes created by Dr. Ian Wong so is of course still around ha. I have been on the forum for about 15 years now so there was an entire generation of people before me who I still remember well ha. Good times! This is the third generation of site format, and this one is getting a bit long in the tooth as well (we should probably start looking at upgrades). He does pay for it and we keep it add free etc so we can avoid any bias (one day it will be my pleasure I hope to help with that ha, now that I am staff as well).
    8 points
  9. TIME STAMP: 7:49 AM Result: Reviewed - Decision pending which weans Reject I believe ? (waitlist for interview?) Not familiar degreeGPA: 3.82 OR 3.87 (depending if they considered some hors-programme classes) MCAT: NA ECs: Professional Engineer (OIQ). Now engineering manager but worked previously within an international engineering consulting firm as a project manager. Research experience in environmental health (but no paper published yet), and involved in healthcare management for COVID 19 crisis in CHSLD during a gap year I took (2020). Year: UG Completed (Engineering), 60 cre
    7 points
  10. Bonjour ! Je crée ce thread pour que vous puissiez partager vos réponses et vos statistiques. Ce thread sera également utile pour les futurs premed, afin que toutes les stats d'admission soient au même endroit. En plus, je le redis, j'aime énormément voir les résultats de chacun, on a beau ne pas se connaître personnellement, un certain lien se crée en vous voyant parler, spéculer et espérer Voici donc les infos classiques pour ce type de thread. Libre à vous de partager ou non vos informations : Réponse: admis/refusé/LA (rang) (date, heure) : Réponses des autres univers
    7 points
  11. I'm still only at the applying to med school stage, but as a non trad that is a manager in a different industry I have some generic advice that may be useful. Humility and allowing superiors to save face goes a long way. Even if they are wrong they are still human. No one likes being corrected, so the game is to get them to correct themselves without realizing you led them there. 1. Always be kind and respectful to everyone, but pleasing people that have no long term influence on your career is completely optional. Don't need a reference or performance review from this person? Smile, nod,
    7 points
  12. Decision: Invite GPA: 3.97 DAT (AA/PAT): 21/21 Casper quartile: 4th IP/OOP: IP Year of Study: 4th year undergrad Any interview groupchats?
    7 points
  13. Program: MD Result: Invite Timestamp: 1:05 PM OMSAS GPA: 3.76 CARS: 131 IP/OOP: IP Casper: 4th Q 10 straight R's over 2 application cycles later, so excited for my first ever invite!!
    7 points
  14. I just asked ADCOMS if there is a specific date that they will send them out... But my guess is that they'll come out before they respond to my email.
    7 points
  15. Most departments at the hospitals I'm working are barely functional as it is because of the impact of Covid. The last thing needed is clerks from other schools who have no idea how things work, try to impress for a few weeks and then leave. Other thing is, doing a rotation in many competitive specialties would be useless right now unless you're seeking a residency in orthopedic thumb twiddling. For instance, for two consecutive weeks on a CTU rotation last spring, I didn't have a patient to my name and the clerk I was supervising had one. Do you really want to spend hundreds of dollars on an a
    7 points
  16. TIME STAMP: 11:00 Result: Invite degreeGPA: 4.15/4.3 udem (mcgill scale 3.97/4.0) MCAT: 518 ECs: humanitarian volunteer (6 years in the Congo region), Veteran (former Lieutenant in the army) 6 publication (submitted only 2 most important though), work at McGill hospital Year: Masters (finished, in epidemiology). Udem (Biology). second masters ongoing (data science) CASPER Quartile: 3rd English QC residency Verified or not: Yes (in december) IP/OOP/International: IP Letter of EC: did not submit any EC I feel like this year the masters have been given a
    6 points
  17. Hahah ugh and apparently I've reached my 'reactions' quota for the day! What the hell premed101!!!!
    6 points
  18. TIME STAMP: 9:55 AM ET Result: Invite degreeGPA: 3.85 MCAT: Did not take ECs: 2 first author pubs among others, 2 years working in consulting, usual ECs in UG (clubs/program committee/research) Year: MSc. completed CASPER Quartile: 4th (English) QC residency verified or not: Yes IP/OOP/International: IP Letter of EC: No Good luck everyone!
    6 points
  19. Guys, is it me or it's more competitive than last year? I don't get the it, you guys have impressive stats ...
    6 points
  20. Is anyone still looking to form MMI prep group? If so, please comment here or message me and we can figure something out!
    6 points
  21. I don't know how you have the audacity to talk so much trash about FM when people like you flooding the field after going unranked in your specialty of choice contributes to a lot of the issues you highlight. You sound like you have a god complex, if CARMs couldn't humble you then you may be a lost cause. But hey, maybe if you had the "need to work hard in medical school" you would have matched into ENT right? But something tells me the reason may be a little bit deeper than your CV.
    6 points
  22. Congrats to everyone who got an invite! Who is down for some interview practice? Please let me know:)
    6 points
  23. Decision: Invite GPA: 3.93 DAT (AA/PAT): 26AA26PAT Casper quartile: 4th IP/OOP: IP Year of Study: gap year Msg me if you'd like to practice interviews!!
    6 points
  24. Program: MD Result: Rejection OMSAS GPA: 3.79 CARS: 128 IP/OOP: IP Casper: 4th Quartile This is my final year applying. 5 cycles deep with a 5th straight rejection. Time to kiss McMaster goodbye for good!
    6 points
  25. Well OMSAS med school decisions are made on 10 May, so at this rate Mac will probably send out interview invites on 9 May at 11:59 pm if we're lucky
    6 points
  26. I didn't even apply this year, and even I'm nervous waiting for the results. Hoping to see some good news from fellow low GPAers (3.5-3.6) to give me hope! Good luck everyone!
    6 points
  27. that is one of the troubles with this - out of pure need to know something we analyze things to death to in effect pass the time, when there often isn't a true pattern to find.
    6 points
  28. Good luck to everyone on their applications!!!
    6 points
  29. The utility of physical exams has increasingly been fading from actual medical practice. I would estimate that, bar a few manoeuvres within each system, much of what you learn in pre-clerkship regarding the physical exam and OSCE is just for historical interest (though the MSK and neuro exams both seem high yield in their entirety). The most important aspect at your stage is getting a feel for what normal is, and this doesn't truly start until clerkship, because that's when you're physically examining many actual patients in the context of sickness (rather than a few classmates once a week). S
    6 points
  30. shikimate

    History of Premed101

    If he set up a crowdfund for upkeep cost of this site, I am in. I like the current format. It's familiar and functions well.
    6 points
  31. l'ordre des choses est complètement inconnu mais c'est assurément pas alphabétique. peut-être complètement aléatoire ou en ordre numérique de McGill ID ou encore qqch de flyé comme l'ordre sur la liste séparées en 3 groupes (invitations, liste d'attente, refus)? l'anxiété permet beaucoup d'imagination
    5 points
  32. got an an invite! omg i legit had anxiety dreams all night GPA: 3.90~ im on the cutoff edge so was rly freaking out DAT (AA/PAT): 24/23 Casper quartile: the highest one idk 1 or 4 IP/OOP: study IP but from OOP Year of Study: 4
    5 points
  33. INTERVIEW INVITES ARE OUT Interviews are going to be synchronous! Just got mine now
    5 points
  34. Honestly I'm just assuming next friday to save myself the anxiety
    5 points
  35. They're overpaid, greedy, and don't care about patients because they won't spend 45 minutes with each patient. Yes, many times. Ontario doctors were without contracts from 2014-2019. The government imposed unilateral fee cuts. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-doctors-take-province-to-court-over-fee-cuts-1.1134985 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/doctors-vote-not-to-accept-ontario-s-proposed-fee-agreement-1.3722071 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-doctors-awarded-new-contract-arbitrated-settlement-1.5025350 There were also fee cuts i
    5 points
  36. McMaster MD/PhD interview invites went out this morning
    5 points
  37. I want a cat to practice on! Percuss their chest, soft and fluffy. Palpate their abdomen, round and squishy. Inspect their teeth, sharp and stinky...etc
    5 points
  38. Agree with all of this. I loathed in person physical skill sessions. Teaching was lousy and inconsistent between groups. It was super judgy, with half the people clearly having learned the skills already and then people like me who had no clue and thought i was there to learn but instead felt like an idiot. In the end, I just practiced on myself, my teddy bear, my cat, and if i had access to any persons who were willing and didn't break out into laughter while i practiced. It'll work out. It is not ideal, though, but you'll all find your way.
    5 points
  39. I'm reading this forum since more or less 2008. Makes me feel old.
    5 points
  40. 1D7

    History of Premed101

    I have no family or friends in medicine, so I probably wouldn't have been able to become a MD without the site! I think this is true for many others who came from a similar background. The site has been around since the early 2000s. The owner is a staff radiologist, Ian Wong. I assume he personally pays the upkeep costs since there aren't any annoying ads on the site!
    5 points
  41. Whelp this discussion is not going anywhere. I'm going to lock it.
    5 points
  42. I have to say, I’m exhausted by this conversation topic, and sad to see it’s now also seeped into a medical forum. It seems that everywhere we turn now, including unfortunately within my family, it’s a constant barrage of “vaccines are bad/don’t work/etc, I’m not getting vaccinated/boosted, I’m not changing my Christmas plans/taking any new precautions with Omicron, big pharma this and that, etc etc etc”. I’m just exhausted by this. And as a healthcare worker who now falls into a high-risk category for severe infection, I’m terrified of what’s to come in our hospitals in the New Year
    5 points
  43. Turquoise

    MEM 2022

    Mieux vaut tard que jamais my bad! Personnellement, j'avais beaucoup aimé les MMI virtuels de McGill! J'avais fait tous les tests techniques possibles (tester mon wifi, re-vérifier 50 fois les consignes données et préparer devant moi les numéros à contacter en cas d'urgence, etc.) avant, donc je n'étais pas stressée par le côté technique. Tout se faisait tout seul (changements de « salle » zoom, signalement que ça commence, etc.), je n'avais pratiquement rien à faire à part participer aux stations! Je trouvais ça aussi 100x moins stressant comme format aussi, étant donné que je pouva
    5 points
  44. TIME STAMP: 11:25 Result: Invite !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! degreeGPA: 3.80/4.0 MCAT: NA ECs: quality volunteering and work experiences plus grants at school Year: M.Sc. completed in 2020 CASPER Quartile: 4th french QC residency Verified or not: QC IP Letter of EC: No Oh my god I can't believe it!!! I'm crying of joy right now!!! I've decided to try for medicine back in 2017 while starting my Masters, having no science prerequisites done from secondary 5. It is my 3th year applying (2nd at McGill), knowing it
    4 points
  45. TIME STAMP: 11:25 Result: Invite degreeGPA: 3.94 MCAT: NA ECs: lots of research and 1st author pubs, lots of work experience Year: finished MSC CASPER Quartile: 3rd English QC residency Verified or not: Yes IP/OOP/International: IP Letter of EC: No You are all amazing, and I'm mostly left thinking about how insanely competitive and unfair this process is. Sending love and congratulations to all, no matter your outcome, for persevering and being so badass! @ceelbe, probably a good sign RE: the checking on courses in progress. fingers crossed f
    4 points
  46. Hey @carmsregrets don't lose hope on a very fulfilling career in FM. Beyond the fact that you will live a life of autonomy you can never have in a surgical speciality where you are constantly dealing with hospital politics, you can truly make a difference in people's lives being a well versed fam doc. You are right, not all fam docs embody the principles family docs should. But the ones that do, they are a game-changer in patient's lives. They truly become the cornerstones of entire communities, and that's sick (no pun intended). As for the expertise matter, and coming from a resid
    4 points
  47. Decision: Invite GPA: 3:95 DAT (AA/PAT): 20/23 Casper quartile: 2nd IP/OOP: IP year of study: 4th I’m not one to typically post my stats either but I figured since I didn’t do so hot on the Casper and still got an invite this might give hope to others applying in the future
    4 points
  48. I have not heard back :/ My guess is that today is the day (worst case, tomorrow), as ADCOMS told me a while back that it would be the beginning of January. The wait is almost over! Hang tight
    4 points
  49. this entire week has been a blur of checking email lol
    4 points
  50. Mac has sent out interview invites on Jan 10 (Thursday; 2019), Jan 8 (Wednesday; 2020) and Jan 14 (Thursday; 2021), so my guess the earliest we would hear back is the week of Jan 10 - maybe on the 12 or 13. I am 100% speculating so do not take my word for it. I highly doubt they will send it next week but you never know.
    4 points
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