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  1. They started sending out Med-P invite decisions today. It’s possible MDCM will have their decisions on Friday.
    6 points
  2. There are four different outcomes: - People who did well and can accurately assess their performance. - People who did well but are so nervous that all they do is focus on the negatives which leads them to believe the interview went terribly. - People who did terribly and are able to accurately assess their performance. - People who did terribly and are unable to realize that they did terribly. Furthermore, the interview is about getting to know you as an applicant. An amazing applicant who has an off day might still interview better than a terrible applicant have the
    3 points
  3. I'm suddenly very nervous about Friday/Monday
    3 points
  4. A little update on my comment. I’m a Med-P applicant and I checked my application at 10AM today and my status read “refused” meaning unfortunately, I didn’t get an invite. Thus, I thought they were sending out the interview invites. However, I just checked again and it no longer reads “refused”. The decision was changed to “Decision Release Date March 22”. So now, I’m confused. Just thought I’d update it here so that the MDCM candidates are aware and aren’t too hopeful about decisions being released Friday. Apologies!
    3 points
  5. TIME STAMP: March 20 @ 4:47pm Result: Invite (absolute insanity....just absolute insanity....) Interview date: April 8 wGPA: 3.87 MCAT: met cutoffs but JUST barely (overall score is nothing impressive at all) ECs: Lots of music stuff (RCM for piano at high level, played music/led a band for my youth group for 5+ years, self-taught guitar, song writing but tbh nothing really to show for it). Majored in an allied health profession in undergrad so really tried to incorporate my clinical experiences as much as I could. ZERO research...zilch...nada...nothing. Thought for
    3 points
  6. GH0ST

    U of A interview

    I wish all of those who've gone through this experience the best. I remember how hard it was for me personally despite it being years ago. If anyone wants to reach out to talk or need support let me know. - G
    3 points
  7. Livinalberta

    U of A interview

    Hello post-interview to everyone. I am not going to be checking or posting on these forums until Decision month! aka May! I am taking this opportunity not to worry, make a Plan B and enjoy life. I found the hardest part is waiting for the invite and then the next hardest is waiting for the decision. We all know that will not be until May. Everyone please do well on your exams and let the interview go. I have been second guessing myself since. Who knows? We all gave it our best and now we have move forward and live our life. Chat with you all come May!
    2 points
  8. Called DMD Admissions Office and they said decisions will be released on Monday, not sure if this holds true for the MD program as well... PS: they had intially indicated that decisions will be released on the 28th.
    2 points
  9. mhl

    U of A interview

    This is going to be a long 2 months haaaaa Wish I had that remote control from the movie Click
    2 points
  10. DMDbio

    Pharmacie 2018

    le dernier admis n'a pas la pire CRU il a plutôt la pire combinaison CRU+entrevue
    2 points
  11. Me during one of the MMI questions
    2 points
  12. Me trying to calculate the probability if an acceptance:
    2 points
  13. Alas, I have returned with quite a story to tell. (not really). I laughed considerably when I read this thread.. I did not think anyone would answer when I initially posted. First of all, thanks to everyone who offered my sorry self some advice, minus freewheeler, you a savage! haha. I did end up asking her out for coffee, which she agreed to. Coffee date went swimmingly (with a few awkward spots not gonna lie). We then texted for a few weeks, agreed to go to a movie, but it never ended up happening. ET VOILA! I really wish I could tell you guys
    2 points
  14. Hi everyone, Long time lurker here, and I have been very appreciative of everyone's comments / suggestions over the years. While I haven't been reading the forum as regularly, I keep reading about people wondering about whether or not to go to grad school before med school and thought I would put in my 2 cents. Why? Mainly, because I read about people who 'want' to go to grad school, without any prior consideration of what it might entail, which is generally a combination for disaster. But first, a little background. Typical, *VERY AVERAGE* student (3.5GPA, 31S MCAT, good ECs etc)
    1 point
  15. Oh I am 100% not trying to stop the discussion - or ha somehow opposed to alternative views. Plus I as well think there isn't enough discussion about how and what we get paid (and on a personal note - what we do with the money we do earn so we aren't taken advantage of) Entitlement is always a problem - and the consequence is ultimately punishment. It is hard to fight against as we often live our lives in isolation. We have succeeded in reach high incomes but victory breeds weakness and we have to figure out how to continue to be worth what we are commanding (and shouting out how "simple"
    1 point
  16. ottomed

    Médecine 2018

    Pareillement pour moi !
    1 point
  17. Ergomed

    Médecine 2018

    Désolée pour ceux et celles qui ont reçu leur refus aujourd'hui de mon côté, ma NA a bien été retenue! À voir la suite du processus.
    1 point
  18. i know people who got in with a 506, and I am 100% sure there are lower scores
    1 point
  19. Yup this Friday. The lady was very clear lol and very annoyed haha.
    1 point
  20. It really is! I am from the states, and we don't hear much about Canadian medical schools, but U of T, McGill and UBC. All three appear to be very top notch! And the lower tuition + the nice exchange rate don't hurt
    1 point
  21. Good luck everyone! Bonne chance à tous et à toutes! I am in the international category! My chances here are slim (1-2 accepted per year), but I really liked the school when I attended the MMIs. Canadians are super welcoming and it would be really neat to study in Montreal for a few years.
    1 point
  22. Butterfly_

    U of A interview

    Agreed. I'm going to be obsessing over the decisions and lurking this forum everyday until May. *grey hairs growing*
    1 point
  23. I just called the day is FRIDAY !!!
    1 point
  24. Thanks for the update! I hope you get better news than what you saw
    1 point
  25. Havent had a chance to call yet I have classes until this afternoon but im planning on calling on my lunch
    1 point
  26. so about two days early! I guess in theory it's then possible for them to come out Friday. We're killing ourselves here with these posts though.
    1 point
  27. Can you drive there? I know this is a stupid suggestion but yea. Cancel flight if possible and drive. You could drive all the way to Montreal and then take a train to Ottawa. Try to leave today if possible..will give you enough time to reach by Thursday. Good luck!
    1 point
  28. I stumbled on this thread and I wanted to provide some insight. I am a CDN military OMFS, all I can say is that the experience has been fantastic thus far and I have no regrets about joining. Financially and personally rewarding!
    1 point
  29. Why not get your hand reassessed by plastics/hand ortho? While not unusual to have chronic pain after surgery, it sounds like you have some functional impairment too. Depending on that, I personally could not fathom doing surgery if it exacerbated chronic pain. 6am is already painful enough. Prioritize your physical function and health over your preference to surgery would be my suggestion, but maybe other surgical people on here can weigh in if they'd still be a surgeon if they had chronic pain made worse by the job.
    1 point
  30. I think they are deferrals from the previous year
    1 point
  31. fremulon

    Pass/fail credit limit?

    This is something you would need to speak to Western about and possibly U of T to see if they can undo a CR/NCR for this purpose. If not, you might be out of luck because the onus should be on you to make sure you were taking the courses required for your own professional/graduate programs :/ But def talk to the schools, I dont think anyone on the forums may be able to offer better advice. Good luck!
    1 point
  32. As you already note, publication in the terms of medical school applications predominantly means peer-reviewed scientific journals. They can be a difficult and very time consuming activity that very few undergrads achieve as a 1st or 2nd author. Don't get caught up in the hype that you need publications to be successful on med applications. You are maybe reading too much on premed101 and trying to equate yourself to Masters and PhD students who have dedicated years to this. By all means you should still reference your history publications in your med applications as it is part of yo
    1 point
  33. Curious about this as well! Do the MDCM/PhD candidates constitute the same 'pool' of applicants for MDCM? (i.e. are there different allotted spaces for them) March 26th couldn't come sooner!
    1 point
  34. 100% me during one specific hard ass station lolol.
    1 point
  35. It appears that the U of A has radically changed the way they evaluate applicants so looking at the old threads is unlikely to be indicative of what they're looking for. Best of luck.
    1 point
  36. Can they please let you in, you're awesome!
    1 point
  37. Adding to the above, UofT sent acceptances a lot earlier this year. It makes sense more people would have accepted their offer initially because its the only offer they have so far.
    1 point
  38. Need an additional criterion to differentiate the large amounts of 3.95-4.00 GPA applicants. Plus, it provides additional information for their holistic approach of selecting applicants. I think McGill has the most admission criteria in their application process than any other dental school (PS, CV, cGPA, DAT, Casper) which can help people compensate for areas they lack in (low GPA, but great CV, casper, PS).
    1 point
  39. Still irrationally hoping that it'll be this week, so my heart jumped at the activity on this threat that began with "Congrats" even though I've been monitoring the thread all day and no update would come at midnight But congrats indeed!
    1 point
  40. Nibbler

    March 24th Interviewees

    I went to this on Feb 24th and I really recommend it. It's pretty cool content but its also a nice way to destress mentally before your interviews!
    1 point
  41. Replies in red above
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  42. We should not be fighting amongst ourselves. The government is trying to sow discord between the various specialties so as to justify its cuts to ALL specialties. Additionally, they are not transferring the money from cuts to the higher paid specialties to the lower paid specialties, but rather it is used to fuel their own political agenda.
    1 point
  43. Is there something wrong with a physician wanting to get paid fairly for that they do? Especially after this Liberal governments all out assault on doctors ?
    1 point
  44. LostLamb

    Pediatric neurology

    It was a field I seriously considered and interviewed for a couple years ago; ultimately, I decided that my personal and professional goals would be better met through another specialty. My understanding is that academic positions are harder to come by, but that if you wished to open a private practise you could be okay. I think the pay is less than that for other peds specialties, probably more on par with community pediatricians. Many practitioners are combo academics/clinicians, hence the focus of being in a university. It is an extremely small and tight knit community across the
    1 point
  45. I absolutely agree. It really isn't for everyone and despite some financial benefits (earlier on), I've said previously that we know money cant buy happiness, so don't sacrifice your happiness for money either!
    1 point
  46. Mithril

    Med vs dent

    You can make as much or as little as you want in family medicine. The income average is pretty skewed by family physicians who only work part time since that is one of the benefits of family medicine: essentially being able to craft your own schedule. I work 6 days a week and I am at a very comfortable income level after overhead working 8 hours per day. if you want to make as much money as a specialist, then put in as many hours as most specialists, join a group practice where you're only paying 20-25% overhead rather than 30-35%, and use some of that brain power that got you thro
    1 point
  47. liammo29

    To those who didn't match

    Just wanted to write a post to you guys because a year ago I was in your shoes and I know how it feels. Here is my best advice based on what I went through, feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions: - First off, it sucks. I know it does. This is a big day and a lot of people are happy and even more are pretending to be. Please know that it is always better to be unmatched than to be stuck somewhere you would hate. - Allow yourself a few days of being sad/pissed and then starting getting on it. Is there anything you like in round 2? If so apply and start calling people.
    1 point
  48. Hey everyone, Thought I would share my story to inspire hope to others (especially those with lower MCAT scores). I was your typical pre-med throughout university, although I didn't really know what it took to get into medical school when I started (no one in my family comes from a science/medical background). I started university thinking that a B would be a good average, I had this idea that getting an A in university was this esoteric idea and that I would never really be able to attain those types of grades (although I was a 90 student in high school). I compared myself to my brot
    1 point
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