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  1. Hey guys, I also got an acceptance email this morning. I had an overall 3.8 GPA, with my last two years being both 3.9. My first year with the majority of my prerequisites was lower at a 3.6. I had no experience working in a pharmacy, although I still felt okay with my LOI and interview. For anyone worried about the length of their answers on the interview, all of mine were relatively short and to the point. Congratulations to everyone that got accepted, and good luck to the rest of you! :)
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  2. Has anyone her leveraged some of their LOC money to make profit? If so, which investment opportunities did you pursue?
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  3. I called the school earlier this week. If we're accepted, we'll receive an email, supposedly the offers could start coming out this week and continue until the end of this month. We'll also have an orientation package mailed to us.
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  4. Anecdotally, but I worked with a few physicians who trained in the 70's and 80's who apparently paid off their tuition each year just by working summer jobs at local businesses (stores, factories, etc) during their summer break. Some rough napkin math - today if one worked 40 hrs/week at minimum wage of $14/hr for 3 months, they would make $6720, which is around a quarter of what my tuition costs. So tuition has definitely increased more than our potential to pay it off without debt.
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  5. Here's some more debt information gathered by the AFMC: "Percentage of students with no debt increases, but median medical school debt rises. The percentage of medical students graduating with no debt increased slightly from 13.7% in 2016 to 15.0% in 2017; however, for those students with debt, the median amount of debt increased from $80,000 in 2016 to $94,000 in 2017. Furthermore, the percentage of students graduating with debt exceeding $200,000 slightly increased from 9.9% in 2016 to 11.6% in 2017." It comes with no surprise that the banks are upping the limit for the LOC. The general sent
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  6. What kind of job is this? Did you feel you did your best on your MCAT? If you felt like you did your best, you might not be able to improve your score much. You should weigh that in your decision making. If you winged it the first time around and feel like with enough time you can really improve your scores enough to meet cutoffs for at least one other university then it depends on what job this is. If its a job at McDonalds and you aren't desperate for the money, you should focus on the MCAT, but if you have a job with Goldman Sachs and you are seriously considering investment banking, then..
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  7. End of second year, you get 1 paeds case. I think that's what Incisor94 was referring to
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  8. Good job on your score with such a tight window from content review to exam! Thanks for the encouragement, it's well appreciated and probably what I needed to hear.
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  9. It’s totally possible. I scored nearly the same as you on the MCAT. I have a social work background so I basically wrote the MCAT just for the CARS score and did my best in the other sections, making educated guesses. I scored 129 on CARS, 130 on psych, and like you, lower in the science sections. I think my GPA for Mac was 3.81. I applied only to Calgary and McMaster and was accepted to both schools. I was considered IP for both locations due to growing up in Ontario (undergrad at Western) and then living in Calgary now. Some would advise against my approach to getting into med scho
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  10. I found pathoma to be excellent and very useful in consolidating information in a concise yet detailed way. First Aid not so much, but if you're planning on taking the USMLE, it's still a good idea to follow with it. It's not that time consuming
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  11. Honestly, I think you can still do it. That’s over 1 month to study still. I finished content review like 1-2 weeks prior to the exam and scored a 512. You will have over a month still to do practice exams. However, it really depends on you!
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  12. I tried to but found that my school's curriculum is much more consistent with Step 2 than Step 1 material.
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  13. sorry I meant you can get disability insurance as a medical student
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  14. Hey everyone, I am an OOP applicant and I received a Regina offer off the waitlist on Monday June 11th at 11:14 AM MST. Today I was offered a Saskatoon spot, which is my preferred site. I have accepted this position as I have had no other offers but I may decline Saskatchewan if I get an offer off the Manitoba waitlist. Assuming I do not get a Manitoba spot, there could still potentially be two Regina spots left for OOP (assuming that most OOPs chose Saskatoon over Regina). I'm not sure where they are in the OOP waitlist, but if you are on the waitlist, there is still hope! I am also thin
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  15. I maybe quite naive but why are these two careers not comparable? I honestly would 've picked optometry over dentistry. I don't want to lean forward all day and I don't want to look at teeth all day. Comparing these two careers is like comparing apples to oranges!! I think the OP should do what they like
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  16. Yes. Large issues with booking appointments and availability of covering instructors... but we're doing fine still. Just transitioned over to a digital system and it's been rough, but a few weeks after the initial transition and things are already looking better. The school provides patients - pretty standard I believe across most (if not all) universities.
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  17. Symphonie

    Med 2018

    On n'a pas dit qu'elle nous devait quoi que ce soit. C'est un forum sensé être là pour aider les gens en ce qui concerne les demandes d'admission dans les programmes de santé. En nous arrivant avec une telle nouvelle -- soit avoir une entrevue supplémentaire post-MEM --, c'est tout à fait normal de notre part d'être curieux de la nature de tout ça étant donné que c'est, probablement pour plusieurs, la première fois qu'on entend qu'une telle chose est possible avec les MEM. De plus, en nous disant qu'il y a eu une erreur dans son dossier d'admission, c'est tout à fait normal que des
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  18. Snowmen

    Med 2018

    J'aime comment vous lui reprocher de ne pas vous répondre comme s'il avait la moindre obligation de la faire. Il vous doit rien guys.
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  19. ^^ 1) You don't get your own patients in 2nd year; unless they're changing it up... 2) that's right; a lot more in 2nd year
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  20. Congrats everyone to those who got admission.
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  21. doctor_snow

    Graduate housing

    Montreal housing is so cheap and nice. There's really no need to use McGill housing, which is neither cheap nor nice. Look on craigslist or kijiji for nice places near campus. Most people love le plateau.
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  22. @HopingMD est ce que tu pourrais nous dire quel etait ton rang et ta categorie?
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  23. Quelqu’un a-t-il des conseils ou de l’expérience à partager sur ce programme? Je viens d’y être admis à l’UdeM mais je ne trouve pas beaucoup d’information sur le forum. Mon objectif est de switch en Pharmacie ou en Médecine. Est-ce faisable si j’ai fini le Cégep avec une Cote R de 30,0 ? Combien il me faudrait en GPA ? Toute information est la bienvenue. Merci à tous !!
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  24. I had the same concern, I went to Dal and spoke directly to FGS and they have this as a fail safe for fraudulent applications, say if you applied as a Nova Scotia resident when you are really from Alberta/Ontarion/etc, or if you lied about your application GPA or faked information in some form on your application. Dal PT and OT don't have the resources to investigate each application this thoroughly, so once they make their recommendations to FGS they do the final precautions. Seems weird I know, but apparently a few years ago the Law school at Dal had a bit of a scandal when a student wh
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  25. How about using the USMLEs. It is a well established exam used in the US, and it is graded on a curve... I highly doubt "all" CMGs are academically gifted, there are IP advantages, students who get high CARS but lower in sciences and students who had easy undergrads. I think the USMLEs will definitely be a well-recognised, well established exam to use.
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  26. Time Stamp: Jan 31, 2:57 pm EST Result: Invite IP/OOP: IP cGPA: atrocious 2YGPA: 3.92-3.93 (I can't remember) MCAT: 128/128/128/130 (130 in soc/psych) ECs: Currently working as a public health dietitian in Northern Ontario, experience working as an RD in ICU and surgery. Completed one year of internship, from which I got experience along the whole spectrum of healthcare. Lots of leadership-related employment experience while I was in school, some volunteering. 1 pub. I did a second degree. This is my first and only interview after 3 year
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  27. Time Stamp: 8:27 am ACCEPTED!!! (Sudbury campus) GPA: 3.92 Context: Have lived in Northern Ontario for the past 16 years. ECs: So many varied non-traditional experiences yet they all have given me a wide range of transferable skills... 3rd time applying! I am ecstatic, teary, and in a state of disbelief. This has been my dream for so long. For waitlisters and those who did not get in this year, don't give up!! For any other non-traditional, older applicants, moms or dads dreaming of medical school, keep pursuing your dreams. With a lot of hard work, determinati
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  28. Time Stamp: 8:38 am EDT Accepted/Waitlisted/Regrets: Accepted GPA: 3.79 + MSc(PT) = 3.99 ECs: Grew up in ++rural and remote NWO community. New grad PT in neuro rehab; Campus EMS (4 years); coached hockey, soccer, and baseball for kids in my home community; substitute teacher and EA (in super rural NWO you don't have to be a teacher to get part-time substitute work); volunteered in local private physio clinic (1 year); undergrad research project (nothing published or particularly rigorous) and physio school research project (qualitative research - again nothing substantial or published); fir
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  29. Je suis une dentiste graduée de l'UdeM est je vais te donner mon opinion franche: Tous les points soulevés par les étudiants de Laval sont valides aussi à l'UdeM (pavillon à nous même, on se croisent tous ainsi que nos professeurs, on commence à voir des patients en première année etc...) Cependant le programme est un programme de 5 ans dont la première année (prédentaire) est une perte de temps et d'argent immense. Déjà ceci tout seul pour moi est un argument valable pour choisir l'UL. La formation clinique à l'UdeM est excellente, par contre. Tu vas sortir en étant une excellente cli
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