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  1. freewheeler

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    Let us know what the beaches in the caribbean are like
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  2. Do you feel a compulsive need for others to think you are the smartest person in the room? Do you love working inhumane hours? Do you have the personality of a walking textbook? If yes to the above do GIM. Otherwise do hospitalist which is a dumping ground for internal medicine when their ward is getting full.
    3 points
  3. Just to add to others here, med schools are well aware of the limited value of financed trips to foreign countries and extensive but superficial and numerous club involvement. That doesn't really score that highly - schools are smarter than that. Your ECs don't sound that limited to me at all. and yes also as others point out Toronto is a great school - but so are the others. This isn't the US where schools really are of different quality. That is backed up by all the objective measures of medical school outcome in Ontario. Ignore completely "school rankings" with respect to medica
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  4. I would encourage you to evaluate why UofT is your dream school. It's definitely cool to have a preference for one school over others, but I'm sure if you converse with actual med students from many different med schools around Canada you'd hear a lot of stories that shed light on the pros and cons of different schools. At the end of the day, the education you receive is quite similar in most schools (barring factors such as being close to home, tuition and cost of living). It's just a more realistic vision to consider other med schools when applying because of how extremely competitive it is.
    2 points
  5. 1D7

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    Didn't you make a very similar thread last year? lol
    2 points
  6. The Holy Grail of Casper - TutorGOAT.pdf As someone who has benefited greatly from the premed 101 community in preparing for Casper (I’ve been offered interviews at Ottawa and McMaster two consecutive years in a row), I wanted to give back by sharing everything I learned from discussion with many successful applicants. Before I go into the details of what I learned, I want to HAMMER HOME the most important facts when it comes to preparing for this test. Be sure to read this first part to get the most out of the holy grail doc. 1. You can and WILL ace the Casper if you prepare prope
    1 point
  7. BernieMac

    OOP GPA

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  8. Medase

    Degree Change

    No significance at all. As long as your GPA is fine, you don't have to worry changing programs continuously.
    1 point
  9. First of all, the results you got DO NOT define you as person, although I absolutely know it's hard not to see it that way. I have been rejected pre-interview, as well as post-interview.... and yet here I am, starting med school at McGill this year. I am the same person I was before, but I learned from errors I made in the past. For your next application, try to think why you didn't performed so well on the Casper. After a rejection, I used to think that I did my best and that it would be impossible for me to improve, but I was totally wrong, you can always improve. Maybe it's just a ques
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  10. There's a real difference between 'drinking' and enjoying alcohol. My partying days are long, long behind me (I started clubbing at the age of 15 since I lived overseas). But at the time it was fun, I treated it for what it was, a time to escape, have fun with friends in a common context. Don't write it off though, and certainly don't judge others for enjoying it more than you do. There's no need to impose your own values/principles on others. Getting into wine and beer and cocktails in an enthusiast sort of way as you get older is just like enjoying good food and coffee, though. I u
    1 point
  11. MedicineLCS

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    There is no "hack" to 95% grades. What makes those grades happen is a combination of: 1. Being details oriented. Losing 1 mark for formatting on every lab? Good luck breaking 95 in some courses. You simply can't afford to make silly mistakes. 2. Generous marking schemes. This is the big one. Getting a 95+ is essentially impossible in some programs at my school, subjective marking on essays will kill excellent mark's. A course with a high participation grade, easy MC tests, and little else has been my sweet spot. 3. A great memory combined with sharp critical thinking. As you m
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  12. m_jacob_45

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    If your goal is to get into med school, you definitely don't need to not have a social life or friends or do fun things. Schools actually ask about these things to try to get a sense of if you have work-life balance. Anyway, to answer the part of your question about study strategies, think of your university schedule like a 9-5 job. If you have big gaps between classes or before classes in the morning or after classes end in the afternoon, you should be using all the time between 9 and 5 to study or do other productive things like your ECs. Then, I would say you should be aiming for about 6 ho
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  13. Sigh. To offer a different perspective, I was rejected for student loans because I have reached my lifetime maximum. Meaning I will have to pay the remaining student loan balance (nearly 35,000, down from 78,000 at the end of my Masters) with the LOC. Meaning after tuition and the cost of relocating across the country, I will be STARTING med school with a nearly 70,000 dent in the LOC. Right off the bat. Oh well, it’s not like I have a choice. It’ll all be worth it in the end, right?
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