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  1. Interesting and slightly disappointing that it will be so late. Considering interviews for those travelling usually occur during reading week, this leaves less than a month’s notice to make arrangements. This drives up the price of accommodations and flights in a world where Skype could fill in. As the most expensive school of medicine in Canada, it just keeps mounting the barriers against those of lower class. With odds already against those with less money (think MCAT, MCAT prep, application fees etc), it’s a shame that the system seems to only be getting more classist. Pardon my
    11 points
  2. HoopDreams

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    Difference between a serious application and a lottery ticket I think there is a difference between a 'real' attempt and a 'blind attempt'. In my case, I knew that my grades from my first undergraduate degree were not competitive. Yet, I applied once after my first undergraduate degree, once during my master's and once after my master's. Now this counts as three attempts, but to be fair, they were almost like buying a lottery ticket. Right now, on the other end, I have almost completed a second degree with 3.8ish GPA. From now on, I believe every attempt is serious. In that
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  3. Yes, it came from the admissmd email address! Are you able to add that email address to your safe senders list? That may prevent it from being blocked as spam. I’m not sure who it was signed by as I don’t have that email account on my phone anymore, unfortunately. No problem! I won’t say the week will go by fast, because I remember it dragging on last year. But you guys are in the homestretch, and at least you know what day to expect them! Good luck!
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  4. It seems to have disappeared. Am I missing something?
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  5. JohnGrisham

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    There's no reason you can't keep applying while working on other paths. Continue on with your life in the meantime, and when/if medical school works out: great. Otherwise you shouldn't let your life be put on pause otherwise.
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  7. I called on Friday and was told they will be coming on the 29th.
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  8. Si tu trouves que c'est long avant d'obtenir ta cote R, le processus d'admission en med va être l'enfer pour toi...
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  9. Hi everyone! I’ve always been drawn to obstetrics, and my backup plan if I didn’t get into medical school was to be a midwife. I’m also finding myself drawn to Family Medicine, because of the continuity of care, the diversity in patient needs, and the flexibility/ability to have control over your schedule. Obs/Gyn also really appeals to me because of the combination between obstetrics and women’s health. The only thing is that the OB/GYN lifestyle makes me nervous; I worked with an OB/GYN in my undergrad, and he’d frequently be awake for 48 hours and at the hospital or clinic well i
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  10. I suffer from interview fatigue. I an quite a sociable person but I've failed several med school interviews in previous years because of interview exhaustion. Midway through the interview I get headache and can't concentrate on the question, which unfortunately means my answer quality goes down as the interview progresses. Has anyone dealt with this problem before?
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  11. BernieMac

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  12. Can do electives in Mississauga. Some of the docs there do file reviewing and interviews
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  13. chevre123

    Bonus 0.5 UdeM

    http://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2017/08/14/cegep-la-cote-r-subit-une-cure-de-jeunesse Ils disent que c'est rétroactif à partir de l'automne 2014. So, si tas plus que 50 crédits universitaires, ta cote R collégiale ne compte plus et sa ne devrait pas te toucher.
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  14. I am Russian so since childhood most of my slav/Eastern European friends and myself we somehow naturally often dressed in Adidas tracksuits aka its in the blood/genetic lol.
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  15. chevre123

    Bonus 0.5 UdeM

    ******* Le dernier universitaire admis en DMD en Automne 2017 avait 34,155.
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  16. meromelo

    Bonus 0.5 UdeM

    Tu peux aller sur le premier thread de ce post pour voir les cotes approx selon les gpa. Pour le cut-off de med dent, jpense que c'est autour de 32-33.
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  17. JohnGrisham

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    The only situation where you would not apply anymore is if your MCAT expires and you really dont want to retake it.
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  18. Je seconde ce qu'Elgar a dit, il est peut-être plus sage de rester et étudier ici, si ton but final est de pratiquer au Québec. Par contre, je te suggère quand même une école à l'étranger : Université St Kitts dans le sud, tu peux aller voir les critères pour appliquer par toi-même Pour revenir pratiquer après, je ne sais pas comment ça fonctionne, tu pourras faire tes recherches
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  19. meromelo

    Bonus 0.5 UdeM

    De plus, une bonification (+0,5) est appliquée à la cote de rendement à l'admission (CRA) des candidats qui ont suivi au moins 12 crédits à l'Université de Montréal au moment du dépôt de la demande d'admission. - Règlements udem. Alors oui. Tu l'as eu après ta première session.
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  20. Selon le site de l'UdeM, les programmes de médecine, pharmacie et médecine dentaire offrent des possibilités de sessions d'études à l'étranger. En pratique je ne sais pas si c'est difficile d'obtenir ces occasions, mais ça me paraît plus "safe" si tu veux voyager pendant tes études que de carrément aller à l'étranger si ton but au final c'est d'exercer au Canada.
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  21. Mac publishes the scores of accepted students. For class of 2020: 123-125 4 126 6 127 22 128 32 129 52 130 41 131 19 132 5 avg:128.9
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  22. ?? J'ai pas compris?!
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  23. rmorelan

    Rank List

    exactly - which is why you should simply rank every place you want to go in the order of preference completely and absolutely with no regard to how they would be ranking you. The algorithm is quite elegant in that regard from a certain point of view.
    1 point
  24. Elgar

    CRU psychologie

    Puisque tu réussis déjà bien en psycho, rester dans le programme et viser des notes un peu supérieures pourrait être une bonne option pour toi. Biochimie a une excellente cote, mais si tu te plantes, ça va te faire mal longtemps. Ce qui est sûr, c'est qu'avec ta CRU actuelle, tu pourrais avoir des chances de rentrer en dent/pharma, mais à condition de faire un casper exceptionnel. Donc quand ta cote R ne comptera plus, et si tu arrives à monter un peu tes notes tu serais tout à fait compétitif!
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  25. A little lightheartedness during this immensely stressful process.
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  26. If you haven't heard back yet, I would check your spam folder or email the school.
    1 point
  27. I came across this article and found it inspiring https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/dr-william-macrae-truly-practiced-what-he-preached/article37664361/
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  28. Highly recommend NCCN guidelines - succinct, and you can either look at the flowcharts at the front of the document, or some more detailed explanations (but still generally less than 5 pages) in the back. You need to sign up for an account, but it is free. Similar topic: https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/resources-for-rad-onc-4th-year-electives.1293370/
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  29. Getting a Reject with your stats...did you by any chance say "shithole countries" on your Casper?
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  30. Certainly possible to get invited for interview and get accepted. I applied as an undergrad and was accepted with a GPA of under 3.8. It's certainly less likely than having a 4.0. If you can afford the application cost without much burden, apply.
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  31. Hey @Nietzsche_hammer, thank you for your answer and for giving me your opinion. I do understand that 3.1 is pretty low for someone who wants to get into med school, but I unfortunately didn’t always prioritize my studies while doing my undergrad. I started my degree with only C and D’s but finished years later with straight A’s. I now work as a pediatric dietitian in a world-renowned children’s hospital, I also worked in the humanitarian sector as a dietitian with the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. I have a pretty strong resume. I understand that I messed it up with my first yea
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  32. TIME STAMP: December 7th 10-11ish?Interview Invite or Regrets: InviteEarly or Regular Deadline: RegularAGPA (if applicable): 91-92%MCAT: 518ECs: 5+ years of youth leading, Junior level ice hockey, provincial level volleyball and track, ~2 years of Neuroscience lab work, a couple poster presentations at largely undergraduate conferences, many years of music and associated volunteer work with it (playing at food banks, churches, conferences, retreats, etc), 1 year working at chronic pain medical clinic, 1.5 years working/volunteering as a kinesiologist, 5 years working as camp councillor Curren
    1 point
  33. ploughboy

    Ingernal med

    Ues
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  34. ellorie

    Psychiatry Residency

    I can only really speak to this as somebody who went through the process, as I have never been involved in selections as a resident. Psychiatry is no plastic surgery, but it is becoming more competitive. In my grad year (2015), though, I believe we had 7 matches to psychiatry and 6 got their top choice of program, including 4 to U of T, which is one of the more competitive psychiatry programs (along with Calgary and possibly UBC, is my informal understanding). I would say that as long as you're doing something extracurricular-wise, just do what you like and what you feel will help w
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  35. It's still possible to get in with a low GPA at mac if you do really well on the interview!
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  36. Result: Invite (I still can't believe it, a part of me is waiting for an email saying this was an accident) Time Stamp: 1:08 PM PST Interview Date: Will aim for 3/24-25 since I have a crazy schedule for the earlier interview time slot GPA: 3.7 (cGPA and recent 2 years) Year: 5th year UG MCAT: 131/128/131/128 Geography: OOP ECs: huge variety of random things, not long term... not really health care centered either... nor do I think any are significant. I honestly (not even trying to be humble or anything) believe that this list pales in comparison to 90%+ of others who've posted on t
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