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  1. Hey guys!!!!! I am literally going crazy right now!!!!! I barely can breath I just got the email from chantal that I got off the waitlist!!!!!!!! I HOPE YOU GUYS HEAR BACK ASAP
    24 points
  2. Got off the waitlist 2:06pm getting groceries right now almost dropped my egg whites!!
    21 points
  3. UwoToUo

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    I calmed down a bit before making this post but I got the email from Chantal at 2:06 as well!! Was not expecting this!!! See everyone online in the fall and best of luck to anyone still on the waiting list! If anyone has any questions feel free PM me Four cycles and I finally got in, unreal guys lol. Do not lose hope!
    19 points
  4. I"M IN!!! Same time stamps as everyone else. Time to make someone else happy by dropping my backup (as soon as everything goes through)!
    19 points
  5. To be honest, it's not really clear to me that a person with a 3.9 will automatically be a better physician than someone with a 3.7 anyway. I get that that feels really unfair when you're the person with the 3.9 that you've worked your ass off to get, thinking about not being chosen over someone with a 3.7, and I also think there's some truth to the idea that a 3.9 and a 3.7 aren't that different. For one thing, GPA isn't exactly impervious to manipulation. I got into medical school with a 3.8 - I was a double major and my GPA in one of my majors was about 3.95 and in the other was about 3.
    9 points
  6. Feeling a big wave coming this week to make up for last... Keep the faith!
    9 points
  7. DrOtter

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    Congrats to everyone! The support I see in our thread here makes me really excited and grateful to have y'all as classmates for the next 4 years! For those who are still waiting, I'm still thinking about you and the kindness I've received here everyday. Keep your heads up, guys!
    6 points
  8. littleduck

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    I just wanted to come back on here and give a big thank you to @newmy88 for created and editing the spreadsheet which has helped everyone so much! I want to thank @BingBop for creating this group! I also want to thank @MedicineLCS for always supporting and helping everyone during stressful times in the forum! Lastly, I want to thank everyone who has been positively rooting for each other, because without the support you all provided it wouldn't have been been possible. Another thank you to @grepefruit12 for stressing alongside me LOL! Congrats to @WuhanClan, @MedicineLCS and @grepefruit12
    6 points
  9. Yea that's the biggest slap in the face, if youre making it harder to get a high wGPA, dont frame it like youre doing us a favour!
    4 points
  10. Offer - Niagara Regional Campus Timestamp: 10:02 AM I am ecstatic of course but I recognize that this is heartbreaking for all of you. My heart goes out to all ya.
    4 points
  11. Typically it looks like French and English offers go out on separate days. There are logistics behind sending an offer (OMSAS, accounts, etc...). The offer response deadline is June 15th for this round, BTW. Good luck to everyone who is still waiting, it's far from over!
    4 points
  12. I'm not involved enough in the process to know what the average GPA would have been for BSAP versus non-BSAP. I think it's just easy to use GPA to fuel the narrative that "less qualified" Black applicants are being accepted over "more qualified" white (or in some cases non-Black POC) applicants. I'm not saying that's what you think at all - I think that that's the danger of fixating on the GPA issue in general, that that's how it shapes the broader narrative about programs like BSAP.
    4 points
  13. We all appreciate you reaching out and checking!
    4 points
  14. There is a fair amount of bitterness and falsehoods in this post, but I will only address two. I am not sure where this idea that "all of the students who get in through BSAP must have a lower GPA than the other non-BSAP students" comes from. As one of the 24 new med students, I can assure you my cGPA (and other BSAP student's GPAs) is a 3.9+. Second: That photo that is circulating is a photo of the amazing Black Medical Student Association members who run the BMSA at UofT and foster an amazing community of support. You can join BMSA regardless of race/ethnicity presentation. That being
    4 points
  15. Although I understand what you're saying, and this is an imperfect solution to a real problem, these kinds of comments make me as a POC really uneasy. Especially at this time it is important to think about how your intentions/sentiments can come across when talking about issues of representation
    4 points
  16. My statement was not just based on that one comment. Feel how you want to feel, I was just pointing out an obvious trend.
    4 points
  17. You can assume their still working their way down the list until you get the email saying the class is full. Applicants who post here are a ?small minority.
    3 points
  18. yaaas same!!! one door closes and another one opens!!!! THE CIRCLE OF LIFE △!
    3 points
  19. People in the mac gc asked whether there had been any movement last week and no one replied... so either nobody wants to say anything or there hasn’t been any movement at all hoping there’s news this week!
    3 points
  20. I don’t know enough to give a whole history lecture on this topic but from microagressions to full on systemic racism almost every non-white group has faced the backlash of racist ideology on which many countries were built; Canada included. However, I would like to point out that Black people are still HUGELY underrepresented in medicine! This discussion surrounding whether or not Black people in Canada have been oppressed enough to deserve having a system in place to ensure that they can treat their own community is so strange to me. I’m not sure what the people on this thread (presumably wh
    3 points
  21. In case anyone is still wondering, I emailed the heart and stroke foundation and they said we do not have to take Part 2 with the same instructor as Part 1!
    3 points
  22. @waitwhxt I hope you're right!!
    3 points
  23. please bro I never thought I would beg to go back to school but make it happen lol
    3 points
  24. Thank you for sharing your view. I understand now that underrepresentation is a key issue for several Canadian populations, but prominently for Black Canadians. I agree it's important for representation to be similar in healthcare and the general/patient population, and that the BSAP is a much needed first step for this to start taking place. I see that an argument such as "but there are so many underrepresented Canadian groups, why Black Canadians" is stupid because if change can't even take place for the most significantly underrepresented population, of course it can't happen for the other
    2 points
  25. I believe it's for everyone since they said "In addition to how we count the Winter 2020 grades, we would like to introduce the following changes" Honestly, I feel so gutted because these are so arbitrary. I was waitlisted this year so I was looking forward to reapplying and improving. I will try to send the office an email highlighting the situation. Hopefully they can take some of our stories into account
    2 points
  26. Interesting point, but I think considering that the sentence structure for the old and new policies are quite similar, and we know how the old policy works, it seems quite likely to be a tightening of the wGPA benefit. In exchange, it looks like summer courses taken on a full time basis are now included in the GPA calculation (though not eligible for wGPA), which I'm assuming is where the diversity point comes from, but for the majority I'm sure this will make things harder, not easier given that there's now less room for error in maintaining a near-perfect GPA. I don't really see this di
    2 points
  27. palladya

    Optométrie 2020

    Si vous voyez ce message et que vous êtes sur la liste d'attente collégienne ou universitaire en optométrie (peu importe si vous avez reçu une offre ou pas!), pourriez-vous nous dire (si ce n'est pas trop indiscret) : Catégorie (Collégien/Universitaire) : Rang sur la liste d'attente : Offre/Pas reçu d'offre encore : Commentaires (si vous prévoyez accepter/refuser l'offre, etc.) : Ça nous aiderait bcp à avoir une idée de l'avancement des listes d'attente collégienne/universitaire Je doute qu'il y ait bcp de réponses (je ne serais pas surprise de ne pas
    2 points
  28. matmatmat

    DMD suivi 2020

    Je viens d'être pris à l'Udem, je vais me désister pour Ulaval (collégien). Bonne chance guys!
    2 points
  29. matmatmat

    DMD 2020

    J'ai été accepté !!! J'étais 12e sur la LA collégienne.
    2 points
  30. BSAP was started because a Black UofT med student noticed the lack of Black representation in her class and began advocating for changes to be made (https://www.flare.com/identity/black-physicians-in-canada/). If any other ethnic groups feel they are under-represented in medicine I really hope that they feel comfortable enough pushing for changes like this to be made as well. I know that a Filipino Association of Medical students was founded at UofT last year to address the underrepresentation of Filipinos in Medicine which is awesome. U of T also founded the Community of Support which is spec
    2 points
  31. Class registration for June 8 around 9am : 19-24 seats still "open" Here goes another long week of hoping and praying
    2 points
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  33. Got accepted off the IP wait list, I was in the second tier. Best of luck to everyone else! Stay positive!!
    2 points
  34. Hey there I would say that a lot of what you said is partially true. It's true that managing chronic conditions might seem boring. However, that can be a very good sign. e.g. your diabetic and hypertensive patient has never been admitted to the hospital for a massive STEMI since his diabetes and hypertension are well managed ? Well that's certainly a good sign. Plus you managed to help them quit smoking? even better! The bread and butter of most fields is repetitive. The nephrologist who follows CKD, well there aren't any magical therapy in that regard. The cardiologist who foll
    2 points
  35. CptAro

    2020 Waitlist Thread

    Those who heard back from the waitlist this past week have until June 8th to accept! So I assume that there will be more invites the next day (Tuesday June 9th). Hang in there guys and enjoy your weekend!
    2 points
  36. I've been a lawyer for two years. During my UG Biology degree I interviewed for med school twice (Mac two years) but did not get in. I am content being a lawyer but being a doctor is not leaving my mind; in a way I think of not getting in and not becoming a doc as a personal failure and a way that I let myself down previously. Law was the backup plan. It's not that I necessarily dreamed of being a doctor but I could have gotten better grades, done better on the MCAT with better preparation, and prepped better for the interviews I did have. I know I would not be a strong candidate but I'm
    1 point
  37. this!!! i also want to note something i was told by a mentor when preparing for interviews: ultimately, ontario med schools want to select applicants who will best serve the population in ontario. that's why NOSM primarily accepts candidates from the north, for example - because we need more physicians who are willing to work in northern & rural areas. is it "fair" to ontario applicants from big cities that we have no chance of getting accepted to NOSM? not necessarily. similarly, certain races/ethnicities are underrepresented in the current pool of ontario physicians. there's be
    1 point
  38. I personally know three individuals who applied through BSAP who were rejected pre-interview...all had below 3.9 wGPA. This is why I took issue with the original post I responded to who was acting as if all BSAP applicants that are accepted have 3.6/7 GPAs, which is definitely not true lol.
    1 point
  39. ....

    PHYSIO 2020

    Yeah i guess Tkt max dans qq semaines t’es in aussi
    1 point
  40. adm2020

    DMD suivi 2020

    Au cas ou ça intéresserait quelqu’un, la LA collegienne a bouger de 38 places.
    1 point
  41. I don’t know about the OT programs. That was my knowledge for PT.
    1 point
  42. BigHoss

    Laptop for Med School

    Hi! I'm a windows geek, some general recommendations (minimums) are: - 8 gb ram - 256 gb SSD (don't get HDD) - Intel i5/AMD A8 - Touchscreen (and make it a 2-in-1, if possible) - Accidental Warranty - Windows (Apple ain't all that) - Stylus's are meh I would recommend shelling out a bit extra rn (I know it's hard rn, but it'll be worth it, I promise): I would recommend a Dell XPS 13/15. Stay Away from HP. Try to buy from Costco, since they give a 3 year accidental warranty for $99 (no deductible).
    1 point
  43. TRANQUILIZERS Togo ran a nice quarantine - until it let in zebras eating red spinach.
    1 point
  44. SERIOUS Some elders realized it often underwent shapeshifting.
    1 point
  45. Most people I know in family chose it because they were satisfied enough with being a doctor regardless of specialty. Short residency, free job market, flexible lifestyle, and a short cut to emerg were all common reasons my friends/co-residents chose family. People choose other specialties when they have a desire to be the expert in a topic, be the endpoint of treatment for patients, and divulge in academia.
    1 point
  46. that would mean that she finally noticed us. i can cross that off my bucket list then
    1 point
  47. Hey, Thank you! My cGPA is 3.66/4 (my ORPAS sGPA is 3.65, but i don't know if McGill takes into account the extra courses I took to upgrade my GPA so i'm not quite sure how they calculated my sGPA) and I have approximately 250 hours of volunteering in PT clinics and shadowing PTs, OTs, PTAs, and kinesiologists in 3 physiotherapy clinics (2 of which are mainly sports injury clinics and one is neurophysiotherapy). I also worked at the children's hospital as an interpreter, and a lot of interpretations were between pediatric PTs and patients, so I also kind of observed/have some knowledge of
    1 point
  48. Hey everyone, I wanted to share my stats to give future applicants hope that they too can get in with a lower-than-average GPA. Result: Accepted Geography: IP GPA: <3.6 MCAT: 522 Degree: B.Sc, M.Sc. E.C: Super varied (employment, research, publications, campus initiatives, social justice initiatives, first aid, non-profit volunteering, etc.) Interview: It was a very positive experience! I prepared comprehensively and had interactive interviewers. Additionally, there were minimal technical difficulties. Thoughts: While this story may be the exception, YO
    1 point
  49. KephreN

    Admissions MD Laval 2020

    Réponse: admis. Courriel reçu à 16h08. Réponses des autres universités: je n'ai appliqué qu'à ULaval Catégorie: universitaire régulier (refusé dans la catégorie marcher du travail) Cote: CRU 34.4XX Impressions sur le Casper: Impressions assez médiocres à la fin. Beaucoup de réponses peu développées. Je ne croyais pas m'être démarqué de la moyenne. Plus les journées passaient, plus je remettais en question mes réponses avec des "j'aurais dû..." Commentaires : À 35 ans, j'ai un parcours asse atypique. Aucun désir ou motivation particulière au CÉGEP, j'ai commencé mon par
    1 point
  50. Well it's a good thing CASPER is being used more widely then. We wouldn't want people with a slow typing speed to be practicing medicine one day! /s
    1 point
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