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  1. There is no magic number or schedule that will prepare you for the interview. I can promise you that the questions designed in either the MMI or panel section will not enable you to have amazing answers for every question or scenario. My best recommendation is to write out your experiences and what you learned from each (match to CanMEDS competencies). If you want to be most prepared, I suggest working with a partner and asking the most absurd panel questions you might typically gloss over (I.e if you found a genie lamp and had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?). You can easily prepare for tr
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  2. Hey all OOP applicants! Hope everyone's calmer than I was last year! As invites are just around the corner, I thought I'd throw together a little guide on what to expect and what to know in order to successfully interview here at U of S as an OOP. I'm currently in 1st year hailing from Toronto, and I remember scrambling around last year since I had little guidance. With the hopes that this doesn't happen to anyone else, I thought I'd write a little something something to help y'all avoid that. The Invite Last year, I received my e-mail on February 5th at 2:11 pm EST. I was wait-list
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  3. Edict

    Connecting GTA

    Has anyone else noticed that connecting often doesn't have all the information, or sometimes it lists tests that when you click, you can't actually read? I find it shocking that in 2018, we only securely know details about visits you've had to that specific hospital only. I find it a huge issue in Toronto especially given our sheer number of different hospitals. I'm sure this is the cause of so many errors.
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  4. you have to apply to be able to rank it. Only the programs you applied to show up as options on your rank order list page.
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  5. That isn’t true. Other candidates may have ranked it highly but matched to choices they ranked even higher. There is no downside to doing this. Even if it increases your chances by a fraction of a percent, it’s still worth it.
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  6. Every question in a med school interview has the subtext "why would you be a good doctor/med student?" Think about using the STAR method to answer questions like this (situation, task, action, result). After you're done that, throw in a connection to medicine/what you learned from the experience that's going to make you a good doctor. Basically, you're using your volunteer experience (or whatever experience) as proof of why you would be a good doctor or medical student at this school. Go into the specifics that you need to make your point.
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  7. So jealous you guys find out so early
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  8. PhD2MD

    Inquiries on neurology

    I think your summary is pretty good. The difference in income is smaller, lots of family doctors who work full time manage to pull an income closer to many medical specialties. The benefit to neurology is that you have the freedom to go and set up your own clinic pretty much anywhere, much like family. The only real restriction in the job market is in hospitals.
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  9. I don’t know. It was a paediatric office. Could have even been deep sedation. I just reviewed/rubber stamped the treatment that was provided.
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  10. No, that’s not needed since we had to upload it before. Looks good! You don’t need to upload a scan of your BC Services Card again.
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  11. Has anyone received interviews off the waitlist?
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  12. From what I remember, all the e-mails I got from UBC in the two years I was part of the admissions process it is usually later in the week (Thursday or Friday), so try to stay calm until at least then... I've heard they take the lowest end also, and that was what I used to calculate my UBC GPA, but I do feel like they have to take into account each school's grading scale. I also found this on the UBC website, although it isn't perfect it can maybe give you a ballpark area of where you might be at!
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  13. a friend of mine was offered an interview off the waitlist last week!
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  14. No stress mon microbiologiste Tu vas l'avoir, je suis vremant optimiste pour toi! Sinon, t'es admis assurément en PharmD! J'avais 4,14 et j'ai été pris à la première vague you remember?
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  15. Early clerkship sucks. You have no idea what the heck is going on, who everybody is and what their role is, you're at the bottom of the totem pole, and you don't speak the language/jargon of the service that you're on. And once you've been on-service for a few weeks and are just getting the hang of who's who, what's what and figuring out some of the medical stuff, you move to a different service and start all over again. Lather, rinse, repeat for a full year of feeling constantly off balance without any control over your life. Don't make any irrevocable and life-altering decisions base
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  16. Med school? I can't even remember what I had for breakfast...
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  17. Title pretty much says it all. I'm a MS1 at Schulich, and last year I made a website with all my MCAT resources and all my interview resources too. I'm guessing if you're reading this you've already done the MCAT, but you might find my interview prep materials useful. You can find it all here - https://ultimatepremedpackage.ca/interviewing/ Please let me know if you have any questions! Of course, I can't tell you what questions they asked me, etc., but I can give general information about the day or whatever. I might see some of you for your interview day, but if not - good luc
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  18. don't give me false hope like this
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  19. Letter of Intent is much bigger in the states, and I don't know if they're completely necessary here, but I sent one anyway because it definitely can't hurt your chances. I sent a short email the day of my interview to the general point of contact for admissions, simply saying that I really enjoyed having the opportunity to interview at the school, and asking if they could pass on my thanks to my interviewers for their time. Then, a week later, I again contacted the general point of contact for admissions with another email, this time with a Letter of Intent attached. The adm
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  20. I e-mailed them. They said not hearing back from MD/PhD has no implications on your MD application.
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  21. Use the DATCrusher generators to print the questions and practice on paper. And if you're using DATCrusher and CracktheDAT, you'll be fine. I personally used DATCrusher for a lot of the sections and did well. Just be sure to pay attention to the questions they ask for chemistry, you'll get similar questions on the real DAT.
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  22. I used Bootcamp, crackthedat and DAT crusher. Personally I found crackthedat to be a waste of money. DATcrusher seemed to be the most accurate representation of the real DAT.
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  23. how do you guys study for the PAT section?? I've used DATbootcamp, DAT crusher and crack the DAT for the Novemebr 2018 test. But I don't think I can afford DATbootcamp this time, so I only have DAT crusher and crack the DAT, is that enough? What other resources should I use?
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  24. Decided to post for future applicants - to inspire and give hope! Result: Accepted (off Waitlist) Timestamp: June 7, 2018 GPA: 3.87 (Last 2 years) MCAT: 514 (126 CARS) ECs: Diverse, things I enjoyed, a lot of employment, a decent amount of research but no publications at time of application Geography: IP Interview: Pulled off waitlist for interviews... the week before the first weekend of interviews. So flustered. Felt really good coming out of panel, MMI was not so great. Continued to feel exponentially worse as I had flashbacks of my interview until June.
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