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  1. My mans tryna slide in them premed101 dms LOL
    4 points
  2. I probably have said this a ton of times over the years but it is worth repeating Western (and any other school for that matter) doesn't interview people that don't have a great chance of getting into the school. There is just no point doing otherwise - really bare bones practical aspect of things. If you get an interview you have a solid chance of getting in. You stats are not "bad" actually (particularly when you add on the bonuses with SWOMEN status. You are way underestimating your position here. You probably just have to work on your interview basically - and that is some
    3 points
  3. Hey, I just wanted to add a vote of confidence, When I got the interview and I saw last years accepted class had an average GPA of >3.9 I also saw myself as a mediocre applicant who is probably going to have to kill the interview if I want to get accepted and not low waitlisted/rejected. However, you did get an interview out of >2000 other applicants. That means something. . The interview is going to come and it's going to go, regardless of what you do in the meantime... so you might as well do all you can to prepare and give it all you've got. It's true, what others have said - we
    2 points
  4. But hey thanks for giving me a ride to the DAT test center in your brand new Lamborghini tho!! I don't know what I woulda done without you! Also my mom wanted to thank you for performing open heart surgery and saving her life the other day at your private yacht party in the Bahamas. That was such a great party, I can't believe you got the Obamas to come thru!
    2 points
  5. Sardaukar

    Depressed 3rd Year

    As someone who is in 4th year and Clerkship still going and almost over, I can relate to some of the things you've mentioned. Firstly, there were also times were I felt i was just waiting for one rotation to end and the next to begin. An endless torrent of evaluations, judgement, trying to impress and being "on" all the time. Add in CTU which is essentially all of that but now you feel you are competing against other medical students and being DIRECTLY judged against another and the stress and anxiety about how you do becomes all consuming. What I learnt is that we are our biggest critics
    2 points
  6. hey bb its me, i couldnt keep my eyes of you during the test. i was trying to bend the hole punches in my mind but all i could think about was you bending me around. so im probably not going to do well on the exam. maybe we can have some study dates and prep for the next write. maybe we can study each other as well. i have alopecia in other places too which you can explore.. hmu you qt3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196
    1 point
  7. Mel96b

    Site selection?

    You should start the vaccination process right now, since it has to be done before the end of july!
    1 point
  8. GJP

    Site selection?

    Are you an out of province candidate? I think I remember reading on the form that the site selection was only for in province candidates.
    1 point
  9. MazzyStar

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    Overall, I really enjoyed the experience - shout out to the UBC Med students and staff who helped create an organized and welcoming environment. It was fun getting a chance to chat and meet some of the diverse interviewees. Also, anecdotally, speaking to a few people that have interviewed elsewhere, they said that UBC was one of the more pleasant MMI circuits they've done. (Also, how gorgeous is that life sciences center? Yeesh!) I spent some time meditating/exercising that morning, and walked into it feeling oddly calm, which was nice (I'm hoping I was able to relay at least a little of th
    1 point
  10. The thing is that we don't really know how Western weighs everyone's stats/ABS post interview. I know someone who got a straight acceptance with 3.7ish gpa and a much lower mcat than you. For all we know, they might just be using the stats as cut off. The last solid information we have is 10 years ago when they weighed it 50% interview 25% gpa and 25% mcat. With the ABS, that definitely has changed. How did your interview go last year? With SWOMEN status, you have a bigger chance post-interview than you think so maybe your interview just didn't go as well as you hoped? I think the best t
    1 point
  11. ACHQ

    GIM FAQ thread

    I will try to comment as generally (and accurately to my knowledge) as possible, given that I'm not in this field there are obvious specifics I won't know. Endo and Rheum are primarily outpatient based practices. Due of this their job prospects will generally be "good", because they can just open up/join a clinic and get referrals. Can't comment on how it is in the hospital setting, but with that being said even if you were to have a hospital based practice (all that would really entail would be that you take subspecialty call +/- GIM call and some subspecialty urgent clinics if the hospi
    1 point
  12. Hey! They actually make the process pretty relaxing. Plan to get there 30 min before, and then they'll be signs that tell you where to go - when you get there, you'll have to sign in and turn your phone in (you can do this right before your interview, but I turned mine in immediately so I didn't have to worry about it). They also have racks where you can put your coat. They'll be multiple tables where theres usually 2 MS4 students (one anglophone stream one, and another one from the francophone stream), and you can talk with them and the other students at the table. They'll tell you that 10-15
    1 point
  13. DrNan

    Site selection?

    I’ve heard the same as well!
    1 point
  14. savage

    Cru bio

    Environ oui!
    1 point
  15. savage

    Cru bio

    Exact!
    1 point
  16. Look better for what exactly? Med school? Will make 0 difference, as most high school things do. Do what makes you happy and enjoy the experience.
    1 point
  17. They interview 180 people and accept 96. From previous years stats if you are in the top 20 of the waiting list you are pretty much guaranteed to get in. Which means 64% chance of acceptance for people who got an interview. They usually end up taking more than 20 people from waitlist so chill guys haha
    1 point
  18. They’re out! Status: Invite Time Stamp: 12:17 Location: IP Stream: English MCAT: 127/127/132/132 cGPA/2yr GPA: 3.97/4.00 Current year: 4th year ECs: Lots of good stuff I am proud of! Grateful!!!!!!!!
    1 point
  19. Hey! Sorry for the delay, I don't come here that often anymore! Overall a bit of both, I just made sure to give a purpose to everything I put there, even to put a spin to simple things like hobbies and such, just to show I'm a well rounded applicant. I also think that unless it is something that's absolutely unique and outstanding in your CV, you should probably not put too much emphasis on older experiences (more than 5 years). It is a personal opinion though and let's say this one amazing thing you did 10 years ago makes you totally unique, I would include it, but I just don't think putting
    1 point
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  21. For my first elective, the attending refused to give me a LOR, stating my knowledge was insufficient. This did not happen for my 2nd elective. I got my interview, undergrad grades were never brought up by anybody on the Panel and although I considered myself a competitive candidate (along with all the other 40 Interviewees for just 3 residency spots), I was not selected. However, I was for a competitive surgical specialty which I just love. This was not in Ontario.
    1 point
  22. Me when I first applied in October: Me in late Jan/early Feb, still haven't heard back: Me in late Feb still waiting: U of T: FiLeS aRe ReVieWeD oN a RoLLiNg bAsIs
    0 points
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