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  1. in the last week after failing by 1% to qualify for my pilot's license That dream is unrealistic after being abused by my boss Forced to graduate with no extra terms due to financial reasons do something with a supervisor that I know is mentally healthy under staying silent of the abusive actions of the higher ranks Hi PenguinMa, I don't have all the answers but I am just a little older than you and I believe you seem bitter about many aspects of your life. First, you are very young and you seem to be all over the place : research, pilot, army, medical school, nursing, etc.
    4 points
  2. I’m not sure and anything i say is pure speculation but based on my experience and others in my class, interview and ABS trumps GPA and DAT. It’s been mentioned before that there is a shift to higher education applicants and people with diverse backgrounds make up our class. I think the interview really shows the admission committee who you are as a person and whether that would be a good fit for the incoming class hence why it may be weighted more heavily.
    3 points
  3. Perhaps we should consider pushing for better alternatives for unmatched CMG’s. Seems to me like an unmatched CMG has very few options:( In BC, an IMG can participate the clinical traineeship program which is basically an educational licence. It allows the person almost the same responsibility as a final med student. Not sure if that exists for CMG in different provinces. This would be a great alternative to not graduating and repaying tuition for another year. Secondly, in Alberta there is a clinical assistant program in place for IMGs. The training is 6 months, and you basically work under d
    3 points
  4. No, it isn't - they posted a $1.9M surplus*. They did in fact add $1.67M to their reserves lol The $281K decrease is not a deficit; it is just a net decrease in the cash balance on their balance sheet year over year. People get confused because the first two lines are income measures (i.e., done on an accrual basis), whereas the remaining lines are done on a cash basis. This presentation is just abridged. To be technical, they should have had two separate statements - an income statement and a cash flow statement. But for expedience, they did an abridged version merging the two.
    3 points
  5. There is a process in place to ensure the interviewers can relay their feedback to the admissions committee to aid in their selection of the 56 students and ranking the waitlist. I don’t know how this is exactly done and even if I did, I don’t think I would be able to post it on the forum or tell people without seriously breaching Schulichs Code
    2 points
  6. Are you able to speculate how they might evaluate the interviews? Assuming the interviewers are not a part of the admissions committee, how are they then able to assess who you are as a person without actually haven given the interviews themselves.
    2 points
  7. Ok Merci, on peut donc peut-être espérer une autre vague le 12-13 avril.
    2 points
  8. isazap

    Médecine 2018

    Ergo est très bien coté je crois. Moi c'est en psycho et en crimino... psycho est très moyen. Mais avec ma maîtrise peut être que ça compensera. Je croise mes doigts ! Tu m'encourages haha merci
    2 points
  9. Okay guys! Thanks a lot for your responses. I will stick with my program and finish it strong! Also got to write the MCAT now! hehe and @Persephone you gots this my dude, best of luck!
    2 points
  10. I don't think this is at all reasonable. Paying tuition does not in any way amount to an implied contract, the result of which is a degree. This applies to any educational program, except perhaps online (fake) degree mills. I certainly agree that medical education must be treated as a "continuum", such that the decrease in spots with concomitant increase in med school spaces has created an untenable situation. This is a result of government policymaking, but it would be very difficult to show the breach of any contract, implied or otherwise. The medical schools do not determine the nu
    2 points
  11. They're past #8 on the IP waitlist now
    2 points
  12. I was #3 on the waitlist and got my acceptance call today - I refused it so the waitlist is moving guys
    2 points
  13. WAOWWW! Thanks guys we appreciate it...you've made our 8 hour occlusion wax up tomorrow that much bearable
    2 points
  14. I hear what you're saying, but I don't see why are these reasons for early release of merit scholarships. As I said, there may exist a very slight chance of losing about one student who may find a very slightly cheaper tuition in their home province, and who can't wait a couple months to finalize their arrangements for some reason, and even that I'm not quite sure about. As to your new point about applicants under financial stress, I truly hope that no one would consider withdrawing an acceptance when there are loans, LOCs, and need-based bursaries readily available. The total cost of 4 y
    1 point
  15. Hopplah

    PT applying to OT?

    I think you get a lot of people are apply to OT as a back up for PT, because the GPA requirements tend to be a bit lower. So it wouldn't make a lot of sense to "back up" your OT application with a PT one, if you were feeling like your OT application was potentially weak. PT is hard to get into these days. Extremely hard. If I was an aspiring PT, I think it's pretty easy to look at OT and see appealing aspects, like hand therapy. I also think a big contributor to the trend is that OT attracts a bit wider of set of backgrounds and experiences - I know I went into because of my interest in
    1 point
  16. They look at your overall AA score. But I think IMO it’s the least weighted category of your score compared to GPA, ABS and interview.
    1 point
  17. Does Western care a lot about individual sections of the AA, or just the overall AA score?
    1 point
  18. Serenpidity

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    Take Ellorie’s advice and do CBT +\- DBT now rather than later. Your social anxiety will not only affect your ECs. It will affect your MMI, patient interaction, networking in medicine, and residency interviews. Treatment length depends on level of anxiety. It will also affect you enjoyment in life and medicine.
    1 point
  19. Are tests taken on our personal laptops? If so, are there any technical requirements? I hear the exam software that shuts down all the background processes takes a couple extra minutes to do its job on PC, which would be annoying/nerve-wracking during every exam. I can't use Macs to save my life so I was wondering if there were any recommendations for PC laptops?
    1 point
  20. I've heard of no rejection/waitlisting for Dal OT, only about 8 acceptances. Anyone else heard anything different? still waiting, I just want to know either way so I can start working on my plan B !
    1 point
  21. So I called them this morning and they said the next number in line is #11- which is me. As soon as I get an update I will post it here.
    1 point
  22. ottomed

    Médecine 2018

    Ma cote est de 31,8, en ergo. Pas d'expériences hors du commun ou extraordinaires dans ma NA
    1 point
  23. I'm not sure, but which multiple schools would you be referring to? McGill is by far the cheapest English school for anyone in province, and French schools have yet to accept anyone for a while still. For OOP, there are only a few provinces that offer lower tuition than McGill, and there would be very few students who would be in a situation where a scholarship would make McGill more worthwhile than their IP acceptance. Just saying
    1 point
  24. Ta cote devrait être autour de 34,3-34,4
    1 point
  25. I would go to Western Med Sci. More students make it to med, its probably a better environment, you build connections that last into med school and Western is going to be a better campus for undergrad than UTM which is basically going to be a commuter and continuing ed school. Like the above poster said, it is less common for those from UT life sci to make it into medical school. Personally, none of the people I know who went into UTSG Life sciences got into medical school whereas the number of people who got into med from Mac Health Sci, Art Sci, Life Sci and Western's Med/Healthsci is a
    1 point
  26. Have you thought of FM-anesthesia?
    1 point
  27. I think he/ she is number 8! Thank you so much for these reassurances guys I hope theres news for OOP soon
    1 point
  28. Hello, I am in a similar position, and I think that in your case I would say to definitely do a fifth year, because I think that a 3.86 GPA (if you can get it) and with a killer 2Y wGPA would make you competitive. I am not sure what everyone else thinks. Also a strong MCAT would help your chances and you should definitely write it whenever you can! Best of luck!
    1 point
  29. Anyone else in 3rd year with only 1 Interview just accepting the L now and making plans to return to 4th year? Just me? lol
    1 point
  30. love_fire

    US elective housing

    Have you tried this? You might have to go on frequently to check for updates but it's probably the most affordable option: https://rotatingroom.com. Good luck!
    1 point
  31. Salut! Est-ce que quelqu'un a une idée le bac en audiologie peut se comparer à quoi?
    1 point
  32. plastics91

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    Agreed, MSc or PhD doesn't make up for subpar GPA and MCAT unless you publish in Nature, Cell, NEJM, JAMA... which is like winning a lottery. Even then if your marks don't make cut-offs you might not have a chance. If you are alberta resident though, things might be better. Speaking from ONT which tends to be more cut throat. I don't know what IP req are in other provinces, seems a lot more lax
    1 point
  33. Chels1267

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    Thesis based or not, MScs don't really boost your GPA. I pulled off a 4.0 in mine and my overall GPA didn't change at all.
    1 point
  34. Darkchrono

    Laptop?

    Présentement on peut utiliser Windows sans problème, c'est juste que certains ont ses bugs informatiques parfois et imagine que ton examen de 90% plante pendant la période, tu stress un peu. Bref, les résultats sont passés et les résultats sont que la majorité veut conserver la possibilité de Windows.
    1 point
  35. Well said. Thanks a lot for making it much easier for us.
    1 point
  36. Congrats to everyone who interviewed this weekend! We hope you enjoyed Schulich and we hope you aren't overanalyzing your interview experiences (easier said than done!). Now let the waiting game begin
    1 point
  37. Surprised there's no activity here. Just want to say that the video blew my mind! Super awesome job, lived up to the "Oscar-worthy" intro
    1 point
  38. Not seeing how it affects CMG spots other than the fact that we have the manpower to train more residents, but not the funding from the Canadian government I feel bad for both the CMG's and Saudi resident. Imagine training for 5 years, being used as free labour by the Canadian system, making friends in the program, moving family here, committing years of research and people still treat you like an outsider. I wonder how they select these candidates and if there is a pathway to citizenship?
    1 point
  39. Good luck to those interviewing this weekend! We're looking forward to meet all of you at Schulich!
    1 point
  40. Hey guys. This is Ana Safavi, the resident referred to in the articles. I did used to post here under a different username, but right before I went public, I sort of panicked and asked to be perma-banned from the forums in order to delete my entire post history. I don't think you can un-perma-ban a user, so here I am under a new profile. Oh well. I debated whether or not to post in this thread. Initially I stayed off premed 101, because I didn't want people to feel inhibited from discussing my case freely amongst themselves, for fear of offending me or something like that. Please don't wo
    1 point
  41. pine138

    March 24th Interviewees

    THANKS to the entire QMED family for organizing such a wonderful weekend. You made my first interview experience a delight amidst all the nerves. Hopefully, fingers crossed, I will see you in september! PS: for anyone who hasn't seen the video. Go take a look, it is absolutely incredible. Link for the lazy
    1 point
  42. Invited OOP gpa: 4.0 AA:22 PAT:24 RC:21 UofS was very welcoming! Loved their video. Interview was ok.
    1 point
  43. Well, that entirely depends upon your practice. A good chunk of my patients I would consider to be not healthy. Obesity and obesity-related conditions plague the general population. I can agree with you though that most of my patients are of minimal acuity, i.e., they are not on the verge of serious complications and death at that instant in time, but I still see 10-20 patients a week I would consider high acuity, and many patients who are just a Big Mac away from an MI. Physical procedures I am not entirely sure what you mean, but I still do a lot of procedures such as intra-articular injecti
    1 point
  44. Hello everyone, As an old reader of the site, I wanted to return to share a short documentary on the match process I recently created. It features my fellow uOttawa MD 2017 classmates. Enjoy and feel free to spread and share! https://vimeo.com/222682284
    1 point
  45. Accepted to Hamilton Campus Timestamp: 10:58 am Total GPA: 3.30 CARS: 130 Casper: Felt pretty neutral.. I did lots of prep. Honestly felt kinda meh about it, I had felt better in previous years, but clearly it went well! Interview: Felt good, most of the questions felt like easy answers but again so hard to say. Mostly posting this so you other low GPAs out there can see - kill the MCAT, kill Casper, and it can be done!!!!
    1 point
  46. I have already voiced my opinion on this multiple times in the past and I have no energy repeating myself entirely, but this is what comes to my mind in no particular order. - paid vacations for rich kids to pad their CVs - FB profile pic with a poor black kid - FB pic with a stethoscope around your neck and SELFIE, although you have no idea how to use it - these kids commonly misplace bricks because they don't know how to lay bricks, and they think building unsafe buildings will help... - you'd think you are learning about poverty + helping out while in reality you just perpetuate pover
    1 point
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