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  1. Result: INVITE!GPA: 3.62MCAT: 506 (126, 124, 125, 131). Re-wrote this year and scored 499 LOL! No science background.Current Degree: BScN 2017Geography (IP/OOP): IPExtracurricular Activities: Full-time health officer in department of public safety; Paediatric case management, pharmaceutical trials; Clinic lead for workplace health clinics. 5+ years community outreach work with vulnerable populations, heavy involvement with fitness industry and started school initiatives/ clubs, coaching. Long term experience abroad. Other random self-taught creative hobbies. Zero research. Wrote about personal
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  2. Last year they were out by the 6th so I am hoping soon?? USask has by far the simplest application yet they take SO LONG to get back smh
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  3. Bambi

    Rejected- Need Advice

    Answering one answer well for CASPER doesn’t cut it! To me, that approach is not good, makes you less than competitive.
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  4. Nothing about this experience as it is written above is testing "mental fortitude". Mental fortitude does not mean allowing yourself to be actively abused by other people. Any program that compares their residents to "human garbage" needs to take a good long look in the mirror about what the actual goal of medical training is. It is in the best interest of every residency program and every physician in the country to have a physician workforce that is competent, productive, collegial and supportive. That starts with building a culture of learning founded in support and mutual respect at all le
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  5. They can contact you pretty much up to the day of the interview. I personally was not on the waitlist but some people who were on the pre-interview waitlist last year were contacted a day or two before. It goes based on when someone who got an interview backs out and that can happen at any time.
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  6. Hi everyone, I am extremely grateful to be interviewing at Schulich this March. I interviewed last year and made it to the wait list (just never got off it, unfortunately). For those of you who were (or are) in the same boat, could you share any advice for what you did (or hope to do) differently the second time? Thank you!
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  7. But they did send it at like 4:30 last year sooo i guess we have half an hour more to go?
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  8. Yeah that's what I saw too! Would be great to get it today but it's pretty late
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  9. Anyone know when these will be out?
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  10. Attendons avant de conclure s'il y aura autant de cote r de 36 et +...Tu fais partie de la première cohorte (2018-2020) dont les trois sessions qui comptent dans le nouveau calcul qui aura une incidence sur la cote r. Il faut se rappeler que l'ancien calcul privilégiait un étudiant fort à l'intérieur d'un groupe homogène faible et que le meilleur calcul des deux l'emportait, ce qui mettait la cote r à la hausse. Et puis, pour répondre à la question, physio est le meilleur tremplin pour médecine, d'après ce que j'ai lu. Bonne chance!
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  11. Je viens de recevoir ce courriel «Nous avons le plaisir de vous informer qu’à la suite de l’évaluation de votre dossier de recherche, le comité de sélection a retenu votre candidature dans la catégorie des candidats universitaires québécois possédant un doctorat de recherche ou en voie de l’obtenir. De ce fait, nous vous convoquerons éventuellement à la seconde étape du processus de sélection au doctorat de 1er cycle en médecine. Vous recevrez un avis de convocation aux MEM par courriel à l’une des adresses figurant dans votre dossier d’une des universités francophones où vous avez
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  12. No conspiracy. In both medicine and dentistry, rich middle eastern countries have made connections with North american accreditors(for medicine with the ACGME and Royal College), to pay $$$ to get their programs up to snuff to be off-shore accredited. Locally, it makes them look better to have "Western" "North american" accredidation. It's not necessarily a bad thing.
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  13. Bambi

    5th year for GPA or Masters?

    My reaction is not to graduate yet and do a 5th year.
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  14. pooper

    Rejected- Need Advice

    Yeah the bottleneck here is still your GPA. While there are some individuals who manage to get in with those numbers, they are usually supplemented with graduate degrees, top notch ECs, stellar MCAT/CARS/Casper, and ultimately a knockout interview performance. Canadian med schools are quite a bit out of reach at the moment, so I would definitely consider either graduate schools or American med schools as alternatives at the moment.
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  15. It is about what school you went to. You need to be a graduate of an accredited school. Whether Australian/NZ and Irish school fit the bill is untested waters and likely something the individual state borads will determine. But graduates of unaccredited schools will not be able to get a US license unless they do a 2 year international dentist program at various US dental schools. This is the way it was in Canada before 2012. I don’t ever see the US changing to create a challenge exam to allow graduates from unaccredited programs to get licensed. I don’t think the US public would ever accept a
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  16. Yes you can! As long as the other timeslot you want to switch into is open
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  17. Thanks! Just figuring out scheduling changes that I need to make that’ll take another day or two before I’m able to submit everything.
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  18. I was hoping to switch to the 14th from my interview on the 15th and mentioned it to them when accepting my interview invite!
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  19. On the up side, every center I have worked in that offered IR didn't have a floor to admit IR patients to. So there was no inpatients to worry about for the radiologist. Show up, do procedure, leave. Someone else is answering pages about grandma's tylenol at 3 am.
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  20. It's not about what school you went to, it's about having a canadian dental license. Eg. After I finished at Melbourne, I wrote and passed the Canadian board exams (NDEB), which enables me to get registered in all canadian provinces, Minnesota, Colorado, and Washington. My classmates who did not do the board exams would not be able to work in Canada or those 3 states. Edit: unless you meant "dental degree", then in theory, I believe you can go to dental school anywhere and work in those 3 states if you pass NDEB.
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  21. I'm a Quebec resident completing my PhD degree in biomedical sciences at University of Montreal. My CGPA was 3,80 and I never wrote the MCAT. Extracurricular activitives: - I've been volunteering for one organism a year for the past 3 years (between 20 and 50 hours a year) - I've done 2 internships in research (physiology and psychiatry) + 1 in the pharmaceutical industry. 4 months each - I used to work in a biology lab while I was in CEGEP (so I started doing research very soon) - I've had a very productive MSc, which I completed in less than 5 sessions, with 4
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  22. The fellowship is highly variable depending on where you go, but you can expect a combination of sports medicine clinics, ortho clinics/OR assist, exercise medicine, physiatry, and/or neuro/derm/sport cardiology/ultrasound etc. You may have a fellow run clinic or not. In my program there was no overnight call but you are expected to have a certain number of game/event coverage hours In the fellowship and you may be assigned a varsity sport team to cover. The work setting after is really what you choose, there is so much you can do with SEM including family clinic, SEM clinics, ultrasound guide
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  23. Status: Invite Time Stamp: Feb 3rd, 12:17pm EST (my birthday!) Location: IP Stream: English MD MCAT: 513 (125/130/129/130) cGPA/2yr GPA: 3.52/3.75 Current year: UG Completed ECs: Basically zero research, very little hospital experience, but lots of animal welfare related volunteering, two full time jobs post undergrad (one in a lab, one for the government), thousands of hours as a martial arts instructor. Honestly thought I was pretty average here but I guess not?! Best birthday present either. I was honestly stunned to even get an interview, an
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  24. I got off the waitlist yesterday ! And so did my friend so there's still hope
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  25. I just got an interview invite for UoC. I live in Calgary and would love to form/join an interview prep group. Anyone interested?
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  26. The takeaway is you gotta do pain clinic.
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  27. I got in. I was expecting a call and checked my email after seeing someone on here post that they had an email and no call. I'm still in shock. 3.955 GPA. For those looking at the timestamp stuff, go back last year, we did the same thing and it doesn't mean anything. Edited: My timestamp was 7:45am. I know it looks like this is the case this year, but go back to our discussion last year and you can see that the pattern eventually breaks.
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  28. CanMedMedMed

    3.7 GPA

    Hi, I was accepted to McGill Medicine this year with a 3.70 cGPA. I worked hard to prepare for CASPer and thought my CV was pretty good. In general my advice would be to focus on things that are interesting to you. There are no 'required' extracurriculars so just do what you're passionate about! I also had a 519 MCAT which probably helped me a bit post-interview.
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  29. it's going to suck if we have to wait till next week
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