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  1. 8 points
  2. Anyone happens to be able to make an educated guess as to whether the invites are coming out today/tomorrow ? Probably @Donald_Duck
    6 points
  3. longteethgriffy

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    If dentistry is really for you, go for it. I'm not saying the debt will be easy to pay back because we all know US school debt is a bitch but if you'd really rather do dentistry than be a cop you should do what makes you happy (obviously easier said than done). You don't want to be regretting your job decision 15-20 years from now because of just money. We make out money to be a huge thing and although it is, being happy and in a profession you truly love I think is a lot more important. You can disregard what I say if you think it's all BS because after all I'm not in your situation but for a
    2 points
  4. I called on Friday and was told they will be coming on the 29th.
    2 points
  5. Yay so glad to hear that! I guess I should also update that I disclosed my mental illness in my UBC app as well (mentioned how I have learned to manage it well and later excelled in all aspects of my life regardless of it) and I also got an interview! Its great to see particular medical schools being accepting of such disclosures :')
    2 points
  6. Hi guys, Does anyone want to practice MMI on Skype or in person? Please let me know. Thank you.
    1 point
  7. I think it would be difficult/nearly impossible to get the experience of somebody who left med school/medicine to share their experiences on a medium like PM101. I feel like most people on here are aspiring premeds, med students, residents, and the odd staff physician. That being said, I encourage anyone unhappy in med school or medicine to look into the sunk cost fallacy. Freakonomics does a good podcast about it (the title of the episode is something about the benefits of quitting). Not to discourage people from pursuing medicine or grinding it out during training, but if you’re
    1 point
  8. @MedDent Je connais une personne qui travaille à l’administration de l’UdeM. Ils en parlaient l’an passé, mais rien n’a changé! Je crois que c’est encore en discussion pour cette année. Mais pour être sûre, tu pourrais communiquer avec l’admission de l’UdeM pour te le faire confirmer
    1 point
  9. DentalDayum

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    I can't speak to being a dentist or not because I am also in the application stages. However I have grown up in a household with a parent in the RCMP. Going to be honest with you, it wasn't easy. You will be working shifts and will be transferred around. I know it was hard on my mother because she has has to work in 5 different provinces and sacrifice her own job and pension. I went to a couple different elementary schools but by the time I reached highschool my parents decided to stay in one place for a few different reasons. Due to this my Dad wasn't moving as quickly up in the ranks anymore
    1 point
  10. So close.. yet so far :'(
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  11. Driillzz

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    Hey OP! you're in tight spot there, I totally get it! I just wanted to let you that many pre-dents are in your shoes, like me for instance. My parents are also "pressuring" me to go to the US while I'm freaking scared of the prospect of having to pay that huge amount of debt for the next few decades! But I have decided that If I don't get in this year in Canada, I'll try one more time next year and if still I can't get in, I'll go to the US. reason for this is: u have to think if dentistry is really what you want to do because if you're doubting yourself then u won't be happy with ur dec
    1 point
  12. **Registration now open / Vous pouvez maintenant vous inscrire!** Hello/Bonjour! Thinking of applying to medical school (or know someone who is)? Got two interviews and now you have to prepare for both the MMI and panel interviews? Bamboozled by ethical questions? The second year students of the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine are organizing the second annual Med Prep Day, devoted to giving you tools to help you succeed on your interviews. Visit our website for more information: http://candacenayman.wixsite.com/ottawaprepday2018 Register here: https://www.eventbrite.c
    1 point
  13. Qui comme moi a remarqué que Ulaval ne fait que repousser la date de publication su questionnaire autobiographique? Vraiment bizarre.
    1 point
  14. A little lightheartedness during this immensely stressful process.
    1 point
  15. You would be an absolute fool to try to defer. That's a year of physician's salary you'll never get back. For undergrad school politics? Just fucking lol
    1 point
  16. JohnGrisham

    Rank List

    I think the point is, the vast majority of programs are not ranking people they didn't extend an interview to. Why on earth would a program, unless they really are worried about filling, rank someone they didn't offer an interview? But of course, there is absolutely zero downside(unless there is an extra cost?) to still ranking programs that didn't interview you..banking on some sort of hail mary, or better yet behind the scenes nepotism/string pulling..or administrative error.
    1 point
  17. Yeah, I prepared for a few days ahead of time. I mostly just practiced typing out responses to common MMI questions and casper questions that i found on youtube to get the timing and formatting down. I had no idea how I did on casper even after I finished. I felt like I did very well on half of them but did pretty poorly on the other half since i ran out of time on two questions.
    1 point
  18. meromelo

    CRU psychologie

    Si c'est pour med dent, qui ne tient pas compte de bacc connexe ou non connexe, et que ta cote est quand même bonne. Un 4.3 en psycho serait plus facile à avoir que biochimie.
    1 point
  19. caramilk

    Finding References

    You are very inspirational. I wish you the best of luck on this journey From your post history, I see that you are aiming for UofC med? Maybe someone from UofC could comment more specifically on your situation? Are you seeking references to verify your activities or references to write you letters? In Ontario, the activities you mentioned definitely have a place on the autobiographical sketch and from my understanding, can be verified by a family member or even yourself. However, it seems as though UofC requires a professional to vouge for your extra-curriculars which poses a pr
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  21. Although it's true that OB-Gyn residency trains you to do deliveries, the field is a surgical subspecialty and that's what the majority of time and training is for. You would need to decide if you just want to do deliveries, or if you're interested in surgery. You don't even need to be a family doctor to do deliveries. Like you said, a midwife is well equipped to do normal, uncomplicated deliveries. If you go through 2 years of FM training with extra electives in maternity care/ obstetrics, you should be pretty well-trained to practice FM-maternity care when you graduate. Joinin
    1 point
  22. I hope you can appreciate that asking current med school students to assist your MMI prep is a ethically contentious. I would be surprised if anyone was willing to do so. Offering to pay, only makes it worse. Just something to consider. Good luck with preparation.
    1 point
  23. Hey! Add me too I'm interested
    1 point
  24. Hey, I'm really interested in this as well!!
    1 point
  25. indefatigable

    So.. About Pgy

    Yes - tout à fait, from my understanding. The pertinent Articles are 1 to 3 (and 11). Article 1 stipulates it's restricted to Québec medical graduates who obtain residency with Québec. Articles 2 et 3 stipulate the ROS (3) or penalty (11) only apply if the physician decides to practice within Québec. Since Québec is a province within Canada (for the for-seeable future), I believe it's relatively simple to obtain licensing in a different province.
    1 point
  26. @gangliocytoma and @robclem21 : sorry for the late response, I haven't logged in in a while but did see your response. I still want to thank you (and the other posters in this thread) for instilling some common sense in me. I decided not to take courses because I realized I was overthinking it waay too much and that you're right - my time would be better spent elsewhere, particularly on the MCAT. So that's what I'm going to be focusing on (in addition to working - I do research - and my Taekwon Do, volunteering, etc.).
    1 point
  27. Through all my practice and the real exam, I have very very rarely ever run into a question that made me go, "Oh shoot Kaplan didn't cover this at all!". The ONLY instance of this ever happening, from what I can remember, is that the Kaplan Biochemistry book doesn't cover enough details about enzyme kinetics (which is a very important topic on the MCAT), so you should probably do a bit of research on the side to make sure you're solid on that. But otherwise, I very much do recommend Kaplan for its thoroughness. They are very spot-on on what's covered in the MCAT. I felt very confident con
    1 point
  28. I am also interested!! Please include me as well
    1 point
  29. sp4168

    ADHD in top 10

    Just wanted to update this thread that I got an interview invite from U of C. Evidently sharing this experience did not go against me
    1 point
  30. getrich, you disagreeing with the statement is merely your opinion, show me the studies and evidence.
    1 point
  31. Hey! I would be interested in practicing for the interview. Please let me know the details!
    1 point
  32. I wonder how many heart attacks you gave by making this post early...hmm
    1 point
  33. ralk

    Male:female

    There won't be any publicly-accessible sources out there, but I can confirm being told directly by individuals who were in positions to have knowledge of this information and the authority to reveal it that Western has made offers of acceptance to roughly equal numbers of male and female applicants over the last few years. The main difference in enrollment has been in who has accepted those offers, with male applicants accepting more frequently than female applicants. Those are the facts as I've been told, and I have no reason to believe they are false. They come directly from individuals
    1 point
  34. UofT logic: if you are not black, you can’t be marginalized
    1 point
  35. Does anyone know how their extenuating circumstances works? I wrote a letter in the academic explanations essay box but I was wondering if anyone had any insight? Does the reviewer reading this also read the essays? Thanks
    1 point
  36. In previous years, us premed101'ers have figured out from a variety of sources how UOttawa ranks applicants post interview. They would give you an interview score out of 4.0, but it's binned to 0.5, so you can get 4.0, 3.5, 3.0, 2.5, etc. Your interview score out of 4 is directly added to your wGPA out of 4 to determine your final interview score, and offers are made in that order. I'm pretty sure no one is interviewed with a 3.50 GPA or less, so an applicant with a higher interview score is guaranteed to rank higher than another applicant with a lower score. Therefore, your interview score mo
    1 point
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