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  1. honest question, are you just not ever going to work on a saturday during med school/residency? Like if they put you on call that day and no one else can cover, what are you going to do?
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  2. This has absolutely nothing to do with religious discrimination, rather, it is all about you exercising your freedom of choice not to go to the scheduled interview appointment, and you preferring not to get into med school (assuming you would be accepted here and in no other school) so that you can honour what you consider to be your religious obligations that you consider to be more important. This is entirely in your hands, your sole decision, but do not expect the medical school to make an exception for you and/or to prejudice someone's else's interests (given others have already locked in
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  3. lokiki

    Mmi Prep Tips

    Other students, please feel free to add to this. This is not intended to be an exhaustive guide, just something I'm banging out quickly. -There is no "right" way to prep for MMIs! I was off living in the boonies so I had to do all my prep over skype. I prepped every night for a few weeks (2-3 questions per night with my partner) but other students in my class did NOTHING and got in. One said she did one practice question while driving to the interview. -Doing Right (the book) is great, and can help you learn how to look at several sides of a situation, a skill that can be useful
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  4. For future reference: http://applymd.utoronto.ca/2018-–-2019-admissions-cycle-updates does monthly updates regarding the state of the application process. It appears nearly all files have undergone review, and they are now organizing the applicants by interview date. "We are entering the final phase of our file reviews; the process is nearing its completion for all applications received through OMSAS. In the meantime, we will continue to contact verifiers between the hours of 9AM – 5PM. Our first MPI day has concluded. The schedule for the MPI Day 2 is being finalized and is nearly f
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  5. yes i read that thank you very much for your help! McGill's website is not that userfriendly!
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  6. PequalsMD

    Please switch spots!!!

    Though the above comment sums it up well, I still want to mention something. If Queen's is known for their strict interview scheduling and they make a special case for you, then that's reverse-discrimination to everyone outside your religion. Religious discrimination is only if your specific religion is discriminated against, that is clearly not the case if everyone is suffering the same treatment. Just let this thread die there's literally nothing that can be done for anyone here, doesn't matter what factors are involved, Queens has made this abundantly clear.
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  7. If money is not a factor, the quality of education and supportive resources will generally be far superior at an American school. For job prospects in Canada, it will probably not matter. To my knowledge there are some offices that will prefer Canadian graduates over USA/AUS/etc (probably won't matter if you went to an Ivy League/top tier school though vs. a random American school). From what I have observed and heard from Canadian students in general at various schools, clinical experience pales in comparison to what you would get in the states. Canadian students will generally not
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  8. This is correct! At 5 minutes, there will be a follow up question which you will have 2 minutes to answer. You will not be given the followup question until the 5 minute mark.
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  9. Focus on reviewing content and doing a few practice tests to get the time right. Get a good nights rest the night before your DAT since it'll go a long way especially for the PAT and reading sections (these sections will test your endurance and stamina). Bring a snack too if you can that you can eat during the breaks. Don't worry, the DAT isn't a hard exam, you'll be surprised how starightforward it is. Good luck! :)
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  10. Haha maybe that's what I should do.. re-watch The Office.. it helped my anxiety for almost 2 seconds
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  11. I mean its a computer program, theres no "easy" or 'hard" run since theyre just pressing a button...unless you feel bad for the computer? Reminds of the scene in The Office when Michael Scott asks the accountant (who just told him the michael scott paper company was bankrupt) to "crunch those numbers again". And then he just stares at him and says "its an excel spreadsheet, theres really no calculations im doing..."
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  12. I really don't get why we have a 2-week window between submitting the ROL and finding out the match results. Pure torture.
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  13. welp, thats it. applicant ROL deadline past, program ROL deadline past last week. CaRMS is probably warming up the algorithim as we speak. See everyone on the other side
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  14. I think you're on the right track. Focus on content review and know the DATCrusher questions well, it's very similar to what appeared on the November DAT. If there's any subject or topics that you overlooked, now is the perfect time go over them. And if it helps, try getting yourself an analog watch asap. A lot of us got screwed in November since they didn't have clocks where we wrote our DAT.
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  15. Last year, we found out much earlier. Feb 23. So, I assume the trend's gonna continue this year? Feb 22 is a Friday. That weekend, you're either gonna party or cut onions in the kitchen Haha
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  16. There are some free flashcards and practice tests Kaplan is giving away if you want to get some extra practice - www.ownyourprep.com/uohs
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  17. oh, what can I say? Other than, it really do be like that sometimes? I walked in, feeling like a dominant Lobster! Chest wide, standing tall, articulate in my speech. Walked out feeling.. ...To be Continued...
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  18. PequalsMD

    Please switch spots!!!

    This whole thread is just premeds getting rekt even outside of undergrad
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  19. perle

    Second interview - Advice?

    MS3 at McGill chipping in for a second. First of all, everything @HoopDreams said = preach. Also, you mentioned something that struck me: I would encourage you to get used to situation where everything you do is judged and scrutinized instead of seeing it as an unrealistic thing! This situation does, as a matter of fact, occur all the time in medical school. From the minute you set foot in the family medicine clinic in first year, to the OSCEs which are basically simulations where you are evaluated, to taking a medical history, suturing a patient up in the ER, and presenting cases
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  20. Hi there, First, I admire your dedication and efforts to not give up after numerous interviews. Sometimes, devotion to something that didn't work turns out to be a source of anxiety. The fact that you have interviewed before should help you but the fear of doing something wrong could also be stressful. I think you are over-thinking this process. Since the shift to MMI, you will rarely get asked a question such as : why are you the best future doctor ? Instead, they assess the required skills through different scenarios. And even if you do get asked about it, there is no
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  21. J’écris ce post, car je trouve que parfois on demande beaucoup sur ce forum, mais il faut aussi savoir redonner. J’ai écrit ce court texte qui regroupe à mon avis la meilleure façon d’être admis au DMD. Ces conseils me proviennent de mes apprentissages à travers mes demandes d'admissions en médecine dentaire et de trucs d'amis ayant été admis au DMD. Je suis pour ma part toujours en attente d'une réponse: je suis sur la LA. Bref, voici des conseils que j'aurais voulu avoir dès ma 1ère demande et entrevue à ULaval: L’entrevue - Savoir de quoi on parle ; connaitre les spé
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  22. Je vais écrire ce qui a fonctionné pour moi et évidemment, ce sera pas pareil pour tout le monde, mais je pense que c'est important d'avoir différents trucs :-) (info supplémentaire : je viens du cégep et j'ai été accepté du premier coup) AVANT L'ENTREVUE : Je viens du cégep, donc je vais parler de CRC. Je pense qu'avec 35 avec le nouveau calcul, vous êtes très safe avec un casper passable. 36, un casper moyen-bof et 34 avec un bon casper. Je pense que ULaval sont descendus jusqu'à 32,X (d'après leur fb et ma mémoire), mais je sais pas si c'est nouveau ou ancien calcul. En ce
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  23. Accepted woohoooooo!! OOP AA 21 PAT 19 3.93 Went with a very relaxed approach to the interview and it must have really helped. This was my third year of applying, and all I can say is NEVER GIVE UP and DREAMS DO COME TRUE! Congratulations to all accepted, and good luck to all future applicants. YOU CAN DO IT.
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  24. For anyone wondering, here are some past waitlist movements (based on intensive forum searches) - 64 spots - 2005 c/o 2009 100 accepted (35 off WL) 2006 c/o 2010 89 accepted (24 off WL) 2007 c/o 2011 105 accepted (40 off WL) 2008 c/o 2012 91 accepted (26 off WL) 2009 c/o 2013 92 accepted (27 off WL) 2010 c/o 2014 89 or 92 accepted (25 or 27 off WL) 2011 c/o 2015 83 accepted (19 off WL) 2012 c/o 2016 84 accepted (19 off WL) - 84 spots - 2013 c/o 2017 119 accepted (35 off WL) - 96 spots - 2014 c/o 2018 122 accepted (26 off WL) 2015 c/o 2019 139 accep
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  25. (Just reposting since my post wasn't transfered with the forum upgrade) Having written the exam and gotten my results back (not a great score but a pass nonetheless which is what I was aiming for anyways) I thought I would give my thoughts on writting the USMLE Step 1. I was actually not planning on writing it. I realllllly did not want to study during the summer and wanted to take it easy (and do some part time work on the side). Then after talking to some people I realized that I should write it now and get it out of the way. I did a complete 180 and booked a time to write in July. I
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