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  1. adhominem

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    Really? The lack of compassion and understanding here is quite sad. If we flipped this around and suddenly GPA was worth more, would it be fair of me to tell you that is your own fault your GPA isn't good enough because you spread yourself too thin? Didn't think so. I am really curious though how you can defend your other comments. Are all high achieving students socially inept? How do you know? Where is your evidence. It is easy to generalize them in that way but I don't see how you can justify that you are correct. Is there an inverse correlation between GPA and MMI performance (arguab
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  2. Tu peux dire c'que tu veux mais c'est faux que l'importance de la cote R est pas justifiée. Diagnostiquer ou traiter, ça se limite vraiment, mais vraiment pas, à suivre des algorithmes diagnostics et ensuite utiliser le traitement recommandé par l'INESS. Les maladies qui se présentent comme dans le textbook, c'est excessivement rare alors un médecin doit avoir l'intelligence pour arriver à des conclusions précises, et ce rapidement sinon des gens meurent litéralement. Fine, une cote R de 37 est pas nécessaire mais je connais une tonne de gens avec des cotes R de 28-30 qui ont la personnal
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  3. Rang sur la liste d'excellence de la dernière personne de chaque groupe d'admission à qui une offre a été acheminée en date du : 22 juin 2017. Groupe d'admission Rang sur la liste d'excellence Contingent québécois, catégorie collégiale Sherbrooke = 263e Saguenay = 333e Contingent québécois, catégorie universitaire Sherbrooke = 48e Saguenay = 45e Contingent québécois, catégorie universitaire (profils particuliers) 6e Contingent du Nouveau-Brunswick, catégori
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  4. hamham

    Need advice /

    The B+MM degree will improve your chances of landing a job after you graduate but it won't directly improve your med sch chances. The experiences you obtained (eg. internship, jobs etc) might help. For med sch, grades/GPA/MCAT/extracurriculars are most important.
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  5. I use the larger I pad pro. It's great if you're a mac person. Good palm rejection. The keyboard works great. The apply pencil works wonderfully.
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  6. GH0ST

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    @YesIcan55 I'm sorry but it's disgusting how insulting you've been our high GPA and/or young classmates. These "19 to 20 year olds" were among some of the best students in our class personally.....I speak for those in my class at least when I say that they are some of the most diligent and well rounded individuals, who are qualified to interact with patients. Not to mention.... there's like < or = to 5 in a class of ~162..... like come on ... Or the fact that the 4.0 students "spent days in their room"..... does that explain how despite the average hovering between 3.90 and 3.96
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  7. ArchEnemy

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    UofT has one of the highest GPA (or wGPA) admission in Canada (3.96 in 2015). I can assure you that there are plenty of my classmates with GPA 4.0 with "superior experiences/communication skills/personality/etc" who are perfectly capable of "dealing with real people". There is no need to stereotype hardworking students with GPA 4.0 as bookworms who are deficient in social skills.
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  8. adhominem

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    Any chance that anyone has found an official written source disclosing this yet? Not that I don't believe the people mentioning it, I just would feel more confident seeing it directly from med admissions or in the University Calendar. People keep talking about all of these changes but I can't find any mention of them on U of A sources. If anyone has any links to these things, it would be awesome if you could please provide them! Personally, I think this move to eliminate a score for GPA is a mistake. Person A with a 4.0 versus person B with a 3.3 aren't equal and they shouldn't be consider
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  9. DON'T MAKE A NEW THREAD, unless you have read this flow chart and have performed a search for previous threads. And Stop Making "What Are My Chances Threads" What are my Chances for medical school?
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  10. Hi, I want to start preparing for the PAT section of the DAT, but I am not sure what resource would be best to use. For those of you who did well on PAT, what resource(s) did you find really helped prepare you? Thanks.
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  11. C'est à peu près ça. En gros, au préclinique, suffit de pas être sous la moyenne à moins de viser quelque chose de très compétitif. Pour les notes à l'externat, la note elle-même vaut pas grand chose (Sherbrooke est même P/F pour l'externat à partir de la promotion 2019). Ce sont plutôt les commentaires dans l'évaluation qui sont importants.
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  12. GH0ST

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    I find it most interesting that at the end of the day... the people that will be the most successful will do their best regardless of what selection process / obstacles will appear before them. It's the people that are looking at these admission requirements and trying to play the game that are less likely to be successful. At the end of the day, this information is neither confirmed nor will it be implemented soon even if it is true. Furthermore, does this information really change whether or not any of you here will apply to the UofA medical school? To apply broadly, you'll still
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  13. Avoir 37 signifie exceller en son domaine (les sciences en l'occurrence). Mais en y repensant il est peut être logique que l'on permette à un individus qui ne peut même pas avoir mieux que la moyenne générale dans un cours de biologie 1 au cégep de faire, comme tu dis, des opération à cœur ouvert. Je veux dire il n'a pas pu d’auto-discipliner assez pour avoir des résultat digne de ce nom, mais une fois en médecine il pourra surement, ou du moins peut-être, le faire. + il à une bonne personnalité et est gentil . Un point à ne pas négliger..... C'est peut-être difficile à compre
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  14. Eh ben! Je savais pas qu'une cote de 37 était nécessaire pour bien diagnostiquer un trouble de personnalité ou encore pour effectuer une chirurgie cardiaque avec succès. The more you know...
    1 point
  15. Hmm honnetement je crois pas qu'il va avoir une mise à jour ajrd parce que le personnel est en congé!! Même quand j'ai appelé la semaine dernière, la personne qui a répondu m'a dit qu'il n'était pas certain qu'il va y avoir une mise à jour cette semaine ! -.- mais bon il n'y a pas une fois que j'ai appelé où le personnel du SAR avait raison lool alors pt-être que la mise à jour va se faire plus tard
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  16. toomuchcoffee

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    I just want to know who this advisor is? Telling select people some seriously game changing information but not announcing it formally? Where is the professionalism that adcoms always say is so important?
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  17. #13 now... don't lose hope guys!
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  18. If you submit the MCAT and it helps you, the MCAT will count for 50% and your science GPA for 50%. Notice that I said if it helps you. If it doesn't, they will only look at your science GPA. So you lose absolutely nothing by submitting it!
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  19. Cancor affirme qu'une haute cote R est gage d'un médecin compétent. C'est aberrant de penser de la sorte. Et en passant, – sans vouloir lancer un débat sur la CRC qui de toute façon change de calcul l'an prochain –, ça arrive d'avoir pas plus de 22 de cote R pour des résultats dans les 90. Je l'ai vu très souvent.
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  20. I'm sorry mais tu dis vraiment n'importe quoi. Attendez voir next year avant de capoter avec vos ''spéculations.''
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  21. Not sure what semester they will offer this next year but check out psych 2020(A/B) Drugs and Behavior with Riley Hinson if you need another 4.0 class (not necessarily a substitute). When I took it it was pretty easy, mind you it has been a few years.
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  22. Aucun jugement et aucune généralisation dans ton commentaire, ayoye... Tas combien de CRU pour parler comme ça ? J'espère que tas en haut de 47, sinon je t'invite à t'asseoir.
    1 point
  23. On va se retrouver dans des situation où t'es refusé en kinésiologie et accepté en med lol.
    1 point
  24. codebar

    IM as a back-up

    I did back up a very competitive surgical specialty with a even more competitive surgical speciality, doing only one 3-weeks elective and I matched in it. It is only my personal experience but if I hadn't backed up, I would be unmatched at the moment. I'm glad I decided not to follow the do or die recommandations of this forum.
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  25. Cancor

    Plan vers medecnie viable?

    Ayoye, 28 de cote R.. Je vois que le système d'admission continue dans cette tendance où on va avoir un nombre croissant de médecins techniquement peu compétents et moins travaillants, mais c'est pas grave car ils vont être des bons ti-médecins gentils. Tant qu'à y être, le programme de médecine devrait être fusionné avec celui de travailleuse sociale, puisque les deux vont éventuellement donner le même produit final.
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  26. Hi jkmeowling, Recent uofc med grad here. Take a look at the admissions criteria in detail, as well as the admission statistics if you haven't already. I'm not sure how to calculate your GPA in your case, but there are definitely successful applicants with in the range of your GPA - which means that you should give it a shot! Strategy wise, your aiming to get an interview - remember that only 20% is GPA, and you have lots of room to do well in other areas. I'm sorry to hear you're not doing well right now. I hope you are proud of all of the hard work you've accomplished over the l
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  27. I'm pretty sure you can just make a group. At this point, I don't think it would be a bad idea at all!
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  28. TARS

    Need advice /

    UBC drops your lowest year (up to 30 credits) if you apply with more than 90 credits of graded courses, and you can also write special explanations in the application about your grades I believe. Hope is not lost at all if you are able to start hitting 82 or 83+ in the next 3 years! B+MM won't make a difference in the UBC app. Pre-interview is 50% GPA and 50% extra curricular. They may review your file holistically post interview, but I'm not sure what B+MM would show (you don't take extra credits or anything iirc). But just drop your worst year and you're good
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  29. Bambi

    Need advice /

    U/T has the weighted GPA and removes many of your low grades provided you always have a full course load, and then there are schools that look at your last 2 years or best 2 year. So, live with no regrets, try your best and provided you improve, you still can be competitive. Good luck and welcome to the Forum!
    1 point
  30. Purkinje 2016

    BC Student aid

    We were told by the UBC financial program advisor to list the MD undergraduate program as a bachelor's or undergraduate program. The only exception is if you are an MD/PhD student in which case you would list your degree as a graduate degree. Don't list it as a professional program. If you have any questions about the application process for student loans or a LOC it is recommended that you go to one of the financial advice sessions run by the UBC financial program advisor for students.
    1 point
  31. indefatigable

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    Yeah - I can see how cutting everything out could be frustrating after years of work and I also wasn't aware of the nuances regarding evaluation. If the admissions riddle were easy, it would have been solved by now!
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  32. I haven't found the PT page yet either Lex2323, you aren't alone!
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  33. BernieMac

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  34. Has anyone found a PT page on Facebook yet? I've been looking but I can't seem to find it. I was thinking of just making one but I didn't know if it had to be affiliated with the University or not.
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  35. No they will still use it Mr Duck
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  36. Prereq grades only come into play post-interview (80% MMI, 20% Science GPA). They need to be completed to ensure eligibility however. A 3.79 degree GPA is low for OOP but I still say apply if you're meeting the requirements and can afford it. You never know!
    1 point
  37. chemiosmosis11

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    I really don't like this move from UofA, and I understand that I may be biased, but I also feel like that there are some things that are not emphasized enough. First off, as many people have pointed out, a 4.0 GPA or so has nothing to do with an individual's social skills and ability to interact empathetically with their community. The stereotype of the bookworm student is a remnant of the past that holds little water in today's medical admissions process, with its increasing emphasis on subjective, personable experiences. I'm sure many individuals with these "4.0 GPAs and stellar MCATs"
    1 point
  38. Received the offer at 10AM PST. It was such a long wait but it was surely worth it!! Good luck to those who are still waiting
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  39. HoserMD

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    I think everyone needs to take a breather. Nothing's been confirmed yet and all this is speculation by strangers on the internet. Some posters are mentioning an advisor who mentioned this but do we even know who this advisor is? Did he/she make an official statement? Let's not be the neurotic, crazy pre-meds we're so often accused of being. Even if all this is true, spewing hate is going to do nothing for us. The revised admissions guide for this cycle will be released soon. Let's all chill until then.
    1 point
  40. Sauna

    2017 Backpack?

    YESSS, we also crushed the poll: It's time to take out our starters and put our bench players in for the remainder of the 4th quarter. Great job team!!
    1 point
  41. Jurgen premier

    Pharmacie 2017

    Universitaires diplômés
    1 point
  42. SillyPanda

    BC Student aid

    I was told to list it as a Bachelor program by the UBC med financial assistance officer.
    1 point
  43. DentaireFTW aux initiations
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  44. The Canadian residency pool is just too small, margins too tight to accommodate even small fluctuations in number of people applying to specialist areas. Because programs know applicants don't have too many choices, they can be more picky than some of their US counterparts. Even psychiatry, which in the past was an afterthought, is in demand these days in many locations. I stand by my advice that anyone doing med school in Canada should write USMLE Step 1 even if they think they have no intention of going to US.
    1 point
  45. So happy for you!! You def aren't a poor interviewer, congrats to you!!
    1 point
  46. CantConcentrate

    CASper?

    http://mdadmissions.ucalgaryblogs.ca
    1 point
  47. Accepted: Western, Queen's, U of T Denied/ Wait listed: Mac (not sure if they tell you if you are wait listed or not, but my application on Mosaic still says pending) Western was my top choice so that's where I will be headed. Good luck to everyone on the wait lists and congratulations to everyone who has been accepted!
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  48. Applied: Queen's PT, Western PT Accepted: Queen's PT Waitlisted: Rejected: Western PT GPA: cGPA = 3.42, sGPA = 3.72 WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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  49. Second time applicant (IP) - Accepted! MCAT: 517 (129/130/128/130) GPA: 3.86 Average: 84.1% Degree: B. Sc. (Hons), working on a M. Sc. ECs: a fair amount, lots of volunteer positions Interview: Thought it was pretty meh to be honest, though it was better than my first one.
    1 point
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