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  1. 3 dodos! 10 repas (Ou 6 si vous préférez les brunchs, ou encore 3 iftars)! 76h et 19 minutes! 3 saisons de Glee! 1 conserve de bouffe molle pour mon chat! 32 tomates! 26 bouts de roller derby! et Bonne fête des Mères!
    11 points
  2. Maybe I’ll be the bad guy for this, but is anyone else getting a tad bit irritated by how much this thread is being dedicated to just one school? This thread is meant to be a place for all schools and it sucks that it gets spammed with dozens of pages that we have to read through in case there’s anything relevant to everyone. Not saying to not discuss it here at all, but 80% of this thread is about McMaster rn- I know for individual schools there’s separate threads. Idk I think it may be worth moving some discussions there so this remains a place for general OMSAS applicants.
    10 points
  3. I'm in the same boat as all of you haha. All my eggs are in one basket, being Ottawa; and having a 3.90 makes me a bit more nervous. Though, it's important to remember our memories are often flawed and as terrorizing as it is now, there's no way to know specifically how the interviewers received our responses and behaviour. All that's important is to acknowledge how far we have all come throughout university and any other "unconventional" life paths. Really acknowledge each of our unique life experiences (whether it be work/volunteer experience, our ability to make new friends anywhere we go,
    9 points
  4. I never thought I'd be debating the meaning of website design classes but here I am. The "default" bit is a reference to style, not purpose. It has nothing to do with the button purpose. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34541954/why-class-btn-btn-default-instead-of-only-class-btn-default
    8 points
  5. Obviously a huge coincidence, but if you find the average score for those with a button (based on the data above), you get CARS = 129 and GPA = 3.87 which I think is the exact admission statistics average from last year. This likely means nothing because of our small sample size but thought it was funny
    8 points
  6. Regarding McMaster, I know that a lot of people are saying that anyone in the top 550 can be a good physician and is well qualified to do so, but I want to argue this point. Just because someone has a high GPA, CARS, and/or CASPer, does that really make them a good physician? People are arguing that out of the 550 interviewees, it doesn't matter who you pick because they are all great candidates, but I disagree. I think it does matter who you pick for your class among the 550 interviewees. Great numbers do not = great physician. Mac doesn't look at ABS. Mac doesn't look at references
    7 points
  7. you know like i know like everybody knows that you’re going to check at midnight we all are
    7 points
  8. Le problème, c'est pas tant la CRU en soit. Sur papier, ça fonctionne très bien. La preuve avec la Cote R collégiale. Et les facultés de médecine ont essayé de s'entendre sur une CRU commune. Mais McGill aurait dit non. Là où le bât blesse, comme tu le soulevais, @AB2 , c'est que chaque fac a son propre petit calcul et ne regarde que ses propres cours et ses propres programmes pour attribuer une cote aux personnes qui viennent d'ailleurs. Les facs de médecine se fichent de savoir si le programme de la personne candidate est contingenté ou pas si le leur l'est/ne l'est pas. Un bon exemple,
    7 points
  9. The most creepy thing in this thread -in my humble opinion- is how Mac students and graduates are trying to justify this weird flawed lottery decision that no other school in Canada even came close to, and trying to convince applicants to “just swallow it, because well life is unfair so what you gonna do about it?”. This goes to show you that people are willing to defend their social group’s acts no matter how bizarre and illogical they deem. No wonder nationalism, which is a more public example of the same attitude, is the biggest problem of today’s world.
    7 points
  10. 3 jours 2 heures 10 minutes et 40 seconde guys!!!! On y est presque
    6 points
  11. I don't think we should be strongly advising applicants against going to Mac because of this. I think all applicants who received an offer at Mac should be proud. At the end of the day, being the top 500 at Mac is a huge achievement to begin with since Mac does not consider ABS and it is solely based on Casper, cGPA, CARS. So out of 5000 applicants, you were the top 500. That's big and that alone should reassure applicants that they are well deserving of their spot in the top 500. Those who received an offer won't even know if it was because of the lottery or if it was because they made i
    6 points
  12. Yall scare me lol, sleeping slightly after midnight is staying up for yall? My crackhead ass has been up till 3am on regular nights
    5 points
  13. Hi OP! I'm helping coordinate things for our incoming students so hopefully I can clarify. If you are accepted you will be provided with a 'checklist' of what needs to be done before school starts. Things may look different from previous years due to COVID-19, but it will be clearly outlined for you - usually this consists of making sure you're up to date on vaccines, first aid certifications, etc. At Western our individual 'courses' flow together really nicely, and every student does the same stuff, so no decisions need to be made about academics - all of that is planned out for you! We
    5 points
  14. Honestly, is there anyone who looks back on their interview day experience and thinks "I got this"? I certainly don't, I managed to botch one interview (in my own feelings) HARD, but doesn't everyone feel that way to varying degrees? Honestly, I hope to get in somewhere and then laugh over some of the incredibly dumb comments I made. How many of us have walked out of a test/job interview thinking we did horribly only to find out it went well afterwards? I remember walking out of my MCAT thinking I bombed the B/B and C/P sections and later finding out that that was only partially true (th
    5 points
  15. rmorelan

    What are my options?

    this system is being odd here - not sure if it is letting me clean this up correctly. and of course again groan ha. reports flying all over the place here - but the advice given is correct and I don't see anything wrong with it - the only thing I will add is that if you take more than 10 credits per year then Western will consider historically your best 10. So your GPA may be higher than you think, and you may actually have two years that work. However you will also have to be very careful with Westerns best 2 years rules with new degrees - their 3/5 course rule policies are a bit
    5 points
  16. IF they are worried about 47 -1 hour drive, they shouldn't go to medical school. Strong chance that you will have to move for residency, and for some across the country. Something every applicant should be aware of as a realistic possibility.
    5 points
  17. anywho, in less than 48 hours, well know if we were accepted, rejected, or on some sort of waitlist. are we shitting bricks or logs lads how we feeling
    4 points
  18. baloneymaloney

    DMD 2020

    Salut tout le monde! Voici un groupe pour médecine dentaire: https://www.facebook.com/groups/241953486912692/ Ajoutez-vous!
    4 points
  19. I feel like this thread rn is group therapy for Mac applicants for both the button and the lottery
    4 points
  20. To all those with an interview, it's not a matter of if you get in, but when. Just a reminder to my fellow applicants who are waiting for UBC results to come out. UBC does not send interview invitations to people they wouldn't consider accepting. For people who didn't receive an interview this year, I was in your shoes for several years: you've just gotta keep working at it. There are plenty of anecdotal examples floating around on the forum of people with below average GPAs/MCATs/etc getting in, and of cases where people are rejected with above average interviews/GPAs/MCATs/etc. One
    4 points
  21. All I can say is: AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH
    3 points
  22. Thought they killed the interview --> Got in Thought the interview killed them --> Got in Thought they killed the interview --> Rejected Thought the interview killed them --> Rejected This is a classic 2by2 table you can use to calculate sens spec PPV NPV
    3 points
  23. Western: high gpa/mcat sections but aabs and interview were pretty crummy. would be really excited by a high waitlist placement Toronto: felt good about my application, interview was quite good for 2 stations, 1 was a slight cringe at one point and another was outright bad. i've heard similar tales from people who've been accepted though. Queen's: felt bad about MMI until panel invite came out, and felt okay about panel (still do) Mac: 3.88/129 + uO/OOP rejection so not top 100 but I'm a member of the Canadian Association of Button Havers (CABH for short) so hopefully that's not
    3 points
  24. Brush up on the francais or fit your language learning to the geographic region of your medical school (Cree or whatever for NOSM, Mandarin for Missisagua Academy of Medicine etc)
    3 points
  25. 3 iftars hahahaha tu m'as dead merci, ça c'est de l'inclusion
    3 points
  26. Salut, J'étais exactement dans ta situation, J'ai facilement réussi a avoir une hypothèque... J'ai payé les versements avec ma marge et j'ai payé une bonne partie du 20% de cashdown avec ma marge et l'autre parti avec des Celi que j'avais rempli avec mes prêts et bourses! J'avais déjà des dettes d'études antérieures et ça n'a pas causé de problème ni pour la marge ni pour l'hypothèque. Pour l'hypothèque il faut que tu t'adresse a certaines institutions spécifiques qui considèrent le revenu potentiel que tu feras car la plupart des institutions regarde seulement ton revenu actuel
    3 points
  27. Typing this as I'm shitting bricks. McMaster: probably going to be lotteried given 128 CARS Ottawa: some days I feel like I killed it, some days I say "it was fun while it lasted" Toronto: the entire interview was a virtual recording, I cringe every time I think about it. Oh well.
    3 points
  28. Your nickname gives me PTSD on the Drosophila experiments I did
    3 points
  29. 3 points
  30. * UPDATED with Proxy Casper Measure * I divided you guys into 3 groups. 1. People with Button GPA 3.58 / 131 - BUTTON GPA 3.83 / 128 - BUTTON GPA 3.92 / 127 - BUTTON GPA 3.93 /129 - BUTTON GPA 3.6 / 130 - BUTTON GPA 3.96 / 125 - BUTTON GPA 3.79 / 128 - BUTTON GPA 3.75 / 129 - BUTTON GPA 3.85 / 128 - BUTTON GPA 3.91 / 127 - BUTTON GPA 3.92 / 129 - BUTTON GPA 3.90 / 128 - BUTTON GPA 3.91 / 129 - BUTTON GPA 3.96 / 129 - BUTTON GPA 3.97 / 127 - BUTTON GPA 3.95 / 130 (did not apply to Casper-heavy school) -
    3 points
  31. Rn in the poll 50 people have already replied saying they got a button. If there are only 100ish lottery seats, a 50% response rate is very high. I agree, we have a bias to assume people with high gpa, high cars automatically should be top 100. In reality, if they bombed Casper they could have the same ranking as someone with okay stats
    3 points
  32. I'll preface my point by repeating that speculation is pointless (but it does pass the time!). That being said. The % of buttons in the thread has remained consistently between 50-60% for Mac interviewees (32 as of my last count). If there are still a 100 applicants who get offers this percentage skyrockets. Even if you believe in response bias/a more competitive pool (which I do) that would be extremely high for first round offers. The whole "high CARS/GPA=top 100" is missing that CASPer makes up a solid 1/3rd of the preinterview score. It's perfectly possible that the majority co
    3 points
  33. i’m not gonna check at midnight for this very reason - if i didn’t see any offers it would be a horrible sleepless night and a painfully long wait for the emails.
    2 points
  34. Great for them. But how do they know that? Ultimately it's not their opinion that counts, it's the opinions of the people sitting across from them. I'm sure we've all encountered confident people before who seemed to believe that they are god's gift to humanity (not to say those people are like that necessarily) who overstate their own performance in any number of areas, some to succeed, some to flop. Some people are naturally confident and feel fine about their performance, some to get in, some do not. On the same token, some people feel that they bomb everything they touch, but they end up g
    2 points
  35. This is not the end of the journey, but merely the beginning. Best of luck to all of you, I hope we will one day work together and learn from each other as future colleagues.
    2 points
  36. My plan was to sleep in on Tuesday and wake up not check premed101 and just look at the e-mail. The anxiety sitting on here while everyone is slowly getting the wave of acceptances at a specific time and nothing has come in yet just gives it away that it is a rejection so I'm going to try to sleep in or something. That's what happened when I got the invite. I was out and didn't even realize what was happening. but i've been waking up at 5 AM every day so I know for a fact that won't happen
    2 points
  37. Smart thinking. gives me a tiny 0.15 bit of hope
    2 points
  38. An interview is not an accurate screener for "great physicians", nor one for "bad physicians". Regardless of what measures you're using to define a great physician. You may not want to accept this, but the reality is that most of the 550 would make fine physicians. Will there be some people who slip through who should not be physicians? Yes. This is true with Mac's 2020 selection strategy, and is also true with any other current selection strategy. You are also not inherently born with traits that destine you for medicine. A lot of what goes into being a good physician, you will learn wh
    2 points
  39. This is just what I've heard second-hand, but each interview is ranked out of 4 in 0.5 increments. So your interview may be ranked 4.0, 3.5, 3.0, 2.5 and on... All 4.0 interviews will be accepted. Probably all 3.5 interviews will be accepted. Then when looking at 3.0 interviews, those with the highest GPAs will be accepted (if that's the lowest interview bin they have to dip into to fill their class)
    2 points
  40. Symphonie

    casper

    Je pense pas qu'il soit nécessaire de dépenser de l'argent pour tout ce qui est pratique Casper/MEM et autres (à l'exception possiblement du TAED en DMD, de ce que j'ai entendu). Personnellement, j'ai fait le casper une seule fois dans ma vie, pour rentre en pharmacie, et j'ai pas dépensé un seul sous. Idem pour tous mes amis. Les réponses plus haut sont très pertinentes, surtout celle sur les enjeux éthiques! Très important d'être capable de déceler et d'indiquer quels sont les enjeux illustrés dans la situation et aussi les valeurs impliquées. Aussi faire un lien avec toi-même, par exem
    2 points
  41. DMDneuro

    DMD 2020

    Salut! Je n'ai pas l'info pour ULaval. Cependant, pour UdeM en date du 23 août 2019, la liste d'attente s'est rendue au 56e collégien, au 17e universitaire et au #1 Nouveau-Brunswick.
    2 points
  42. MK.

    PharmD 2020

    J'étudie à la fac, et je te confirme qu'il n'y aura pas de cérémonie de sarrau...en automne! Ils la reporte à après le confinement, t'inquiète. (: C'est un évènement trop important pour être annulé for good.
    2 points
  43. When glitches occur, wouldn't they be triggered by something though? Or affect everyone equally like why did it Only appear for a seemingly similar subset of people
    2 points
  44. keipop

    deleted

    Je crois que OP veut dire qu'ils ont envoyé des offres de trop (dans ce cas, par exemple 13 offres de trop), alors la 14e personne qui n'a pas eu une offre serait placée au 1er rang dans la LA au lieu du 14e rang... je sais c'est confusing hahah mais du moins c'est ce que j'ai compris
    2 points
  45. Panik: Had a dream that we would hear about admissions on May 40th. Kalm: Woke up, and recognized that date does not exist. Also then we got the actual d-day email. : Realized that notifications from the waitlist would extend further than a hypothetical May 40th...
    2 points
  46. I understand you're upset. If I were in your shoes, I would be upset too. And this might be really hard to hear - but an interview was always just a dressed up lottery. I've read a lot of outrage about the absence of "merit" in this thread, but the reality is, there's little merit to an interview. An interview does not select for success in medicine (whether MMI or otherwise). An interview selects for the ability to interview well. That's it. The process was extremely luck-based before. That hasn't changed. What's changed is that you (and many of your colleagues) believe your agency has
    2 points
  47. Someone will receive the short end of the stick, in my mind it makes more sense for it to be somewhat merit-based than a complete lottery. Of course it won't be perfect in selecting the best candidates, but I think it makes more sense to split hairs and take the person with the slightly higher GPA, CARS. and CASPer than make it 100% luck An interview is absolutely ideal. But if I was hiring and the two candidates in front of me both had great GPAs and performed well on an ethics exam, and that was all I had in front of me, I wouldn't throw my hands in the air and flip a coin. I would choo
    2 points
  48. Hi I’m a first year student! I really don’t know if there’s a benefit or not. I did my interview on the day it was due. I know many students that waited until the last two days to do it. If I were to wager a guess, I’d say it doesn’t matter when you do it. Best of luck!
    2 points
  49. Prendre un appart à Quebec ou ne pas prendre, telle est la question
    2 points
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