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  1. It’s over friends, the class is full email just came out. Wishing you all the best and see you next year
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  2. There is no harm to try but I don’t think you will get anywhere. They set their own rules and their only concern Is have an excellent class of new students enter their program. There will always be dissatisfied applicants, it is not their concern. Many years ago, I applied to MCGill medical school. I was an excellent candidate with stellar grades and amazing ECs & volunteering. I did not receive an interview and to try to become a better candidate, I sought a meeting to review my application. It turned out that the reader of my essay, misinterpreted just one sentence of my essay, dete
    3 points
  3. You already got a great answer above. Assuming minimal scholarships/other income, I would say you can easily end up spending 50K$/year, all included. I would honestly try hard to minimize spending during pre-clerkship. You can do that by: having roommates, not owning a car or sharing a car, cooking at home, etc. I think it’s super easy to start buying your convenience, and that is NOT cheap. Small things like buying coffees, eating out, grocery delivery services, Uber, etc. will add up quickly if they become a habit. Not saying to cut them all out, but it’s a good idea to think about what is m
    2 points
  4. gogogo

    Debt levels per year?

    Average seems to be about 100k by the end of med school, but if you have no support and no savings, 150k is common, and 200k isn't unheard of either. If by "aim to reach" you mean what level of debt is reasonable, that also depends on your situation. Schools differ in terms of cost of tuition and cost of living. My advice is to figure out your fixed costs (e.g., tuition, rent) and variable costs (e.g., recreation, food) and find ways to reduce both (e.g., cooking at home vs. eating out, renting a cheaper place, cheaper car, etc.). Although you'll make it all back later, I think some stud
    2 points
  5. DMD90

    DMD suivi 2020

    Je crois qu’ils doivent finaliser le programme des intégrations et valider les dernières petites choses avec l’université et quand ils seront prêts avec toutes les infos nécessaires on y sera admis j’ai bien hâte de voir moi aussi!!!:)
    2 points
  6. 500 characters
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  7. If you're eligible (and if the program ever actually sees the light of day smh), the Canada Student Service Grant has two volunteer roles with hundreds of positions available from the YMCA listed for both children and senior exercise content creators, at a minimum of 10 hours per week! Check the website (iwanttohelp.org) for more information on the program, which is currently dead in the water. But if things get moving, these would be ideal positions for a PT/OT application! Additionally, you would be eligible for a $1000 grant for every 100 hours volunteered, up to $5000!
    2 points
  8. I think e-mails will start going to your UBC alumni mail box in August! From one of the earlier e-mails, the SAIL-24 "listserv will be deactivated end of August and a new mandatory Student Affairs (FMD-24) listserv will be created with your official UBC alumni address."
    2 points
  9. premed24/7

    Feeling so done

    Just needed to rant a little so here it is. I have applied three times, first time straight rejected, the second time I had one interview and was waitlisted and this time I got three interviews at Ottawa, Mac and Queens and really thought this was my year, guess that is my fault as nothing is a guarantee but my interviews felt better than last year. I was really thinking I was going to do it this time and all the pain and sacrifice would be worth it. However, I have been waitlisted for all three and I'm devastated The last two times I was sad that I didn't get in but wa
    1 point
  10. Whatever you decide is entirely up to you! Im just trying to provide some insight, at least having a degree even if you don't purse RD, you can still work other jobs. My friend has a nutrition degree but did not pursue becoming a dietician and was still able to find a full time good job.
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  11. Juste vous dire que j’étais 7ieme sur la liste d’attente je viens de recevoir une offre aujourd’hui mais je l’ai refuse car j’ai été accepté ailleurs bonne chance à tous
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  12. I think $40-50k year is a good estimate. Tuition is in the 20s and living costs in the 20s for an entire year isn't unreasonable depending on where you live. Some provinces have lower tuition too so be aware of that but I'm not surprised when I meet Ontario students who have ~200k in debt. You can pay it off as a staff but it never hurts to be fiscally responsible. Don't compromise too much on convenience as clerkship/residency can be hard enough without the stressors of normal life.
    1 point
  13. My graphic says "within 60 days of account opening" so anyone reading this and worrying how they're going to meet the requirements in 2-3 weeks shouldn't worry!
    1 point
  14. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yv373xlwa6eldzt/AACc4o24H9UecAWEidGZHPNwa?dl=0&fbclid=IwAR1rPX4qN3UZXDxGTnNglkPk5AQ_A7YNgv5yVTZfov1lO1nUSRB1tenr_yw Comme tu peux le voir dans ce Dropbox, on reçoit des m-à-j de la liste d'attente jusqu'au 30 août en général !
    1 point
  15. Having a degree is always worth something. You never know how life plays out, we all never expected this pandemic to happen and it did. Lets say for whatever reason dental school didn't work out, or you had to unexpectedly move and you can't finish your degree. At least completing a degree you know that you have a bachelors and you can find a job after if things don't work out. You may have a plan but clearly from this year's experience plans can go out the window in a drop of a hat. I say for sure finish your degree and go from there. There's a reason why almost everyone finished their underg
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  16. One thing that I would suggest would be to volunteer/ get involved with as many different populations as you can; indigenous, children, elderly, pregnant women ect another avenue that the profession is moving towards is primary prevention... getting involved with local community programs would be a great start for this. You want to try and create a "well rounded" application and particularly for Mac being able to discuss experiences with different populations would be really valuable in the interview. Another tip for Mac would be to get as much teamwork and leadership experience as you c
    1 point
  17. Hi Sara, while this is a very broad thing and depends highly on the individual and what works for them, i can share with you a few tips that helped me raise my gpa significantly after my first two years and helped me get into two ontario schools this year (for reference, i had a GPA < 3.5 in first and second year and raised that to a 3.95+ in 3rd,4th, and 5th year). I started consolidating the material of each course much more systematically. I would give myself at least a week to study for each midterm or final, and make sure that i incorporated numerous methods to study for th
    1 point
  18. Hey, I know it can seem like the posters above are just trying to rain on your parade for the fun of it, but there is truth in what they are saying. I think it all depends on how you define "viable". You are correct that you are *eligible* to apply to those schools. If that is what you mean by viable, then fair enough. The main point being made above is that despite being eligible to apply (in other words your application will not be thrown out immediately), you are facing an extremely uphill battle and your chances are very slim. If slim is good enough to apply, then all the power to you
    1 point
  19. I saw that you got accepted to Queen's med, so congratulations! Wish you all the best
    1 point
  20. Birdy

    MD Class of 2024 bag colour

    Which can become incredibly amusing when people who didn’t think to add buttons, clips, or other personalization to their bags get mixed up.
    1 point
  21. You're right about people with incomplete undergraduate degrees, but that was because they were admitted in their third year. Maybe I'm incorrect, but I haven't heard of anyone getting in with three years of undergraduate studies they took a hiatus from a couple of years prior. Anyways it sounds like you have a decent plan for your future, so I would go with your gut.
    1 point
  22. A good entry is whatever you have.... Realistically speaking are you going to just find another job just because you didn't have enough to fill a list for your activities section? I mean kudos if you do want to do that but that's less relevant that someone that worked over 2k hours in one job and progressively developed skills and leadership abilities. - G
    1 point
  23. I obviously don't remember all of them but the following definitely accept Canadian applications too: Georgetown University, Keck School of Medicine, New York Medical College, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (Ivy League), University of Pittsburgh (very competitive), Virginia Commonwealth University, Wayne State University. I suggest you purchase full access to MSAR here to see the full list. There are a total of 55 American institutions that accept Canadian students. 23 of them are public and 32 are private. Generally speaking, public s
    1 point
  24. milaydie

    DMD suivi 2020

    Bonjour tout le monde Quelqu’un sait quand est-ce qu’on sera admis dans le groupe Facebook? J’ai très hâte de savoir qui se trouve dans notre cohorte
    1 point
  25. rmorelan

    Resolved

    sure they don't guarantee it - every school gives themselves some wiggle room in case they know you are an axe murderer for instance. Just because they won't back themselves into a corner doesn't mean that the principle in general stands and almost always is applied
    1 point
  26. poorpremed

    uottawa MD/PhD

    I think it would be best to email the faculty directly. They are usually really good at responding quickly and that way you will have the most accurate information.
    1 point
  27. Every question is serious and requires a credible answer. Answer truthfully. I would assume your alternatives are amongst taking a gap year, studying for a Masters in a given discipline or seeking employment. I would not leave the answer blank or give an answer that will make the reader question your common sense, logic or sincerity.
    1 point
  28. Mine updated this Thursday as well and was also accepted June 16! It probably just takes some time, don’t stress too much!
    1 point
  29. Edict

    Is being a doctor worth it?

    It isn't that rosy, partly because Albertan doctors are the best paid in Canada and other provinces namely Ontario do not pay that high. This also is changing as oil prices drop and Alberta's finances take a hit. The second thing is people tend to focus on the outliers, news of a derm making 1mil+ spreads way farther and faster than the derm making 170k a yr because they decided to work part time. Admittedly those CMA numbers are surveys so take that with a grain of salt, but do understand that even in the fields above, those numbers are really only for the doctors who work in subsets of
    1 point
  30. SURPRISINGLY Students underrepresented recent permanent residents in student intakes now George. Look yearly.
    1 point
  31. I contacted U of T admissions and they said “There is no disadvantage to applying with 3 years of university. Your marks are what is most important.” I also trust this since I’ve heard of quite a few people getting admitted to U of T with incomplete undergrad degrees. I agree, the gap years definitely raise a red flag. But tbh if I don’t get into U of T after 5 admission cycles, I’m probably not cut out for dental school lol. I must be really shit at interviews and/or CASPer if I don’t get in after that many tries. I’ll just move on with my life and either continue working as a denta
    1 point
  32. well ok so yellow it is - again they are going with something extremely bright it seems. It doesn't get much brighter than that! and I thought my original bright red was in your face. someone said they should be called the busy bees - ha that is a better way to control the narrative.
    1 point
  33. It's a complete joke. It's all about how good and believable you lie. That's it. Same as casper.
    1 point
  34. LOL the first thing I thought of when I saw the yellow/black scheme was bumblebee and the lambo logo but now I feel like I'm going to camp ahaha
    1 point
  35. this is great to know, thank youuu
    1 point
  36. This is correct! I came across the same issue when I applied and I emailed OMSAS about it, and they told me (as hbmed said) that you are assuming you're getting into medicine, so you put the date that you would finish studies if you get in (April 2021)
    1 point
  37. I've been so happy today. For the past five years of trying over and over to get into UBC with below average interviews, I kept telling myself If I ever get in, and the backpack color is yellow that year (My favorite color. Also the color of my car, and many clothing I own), then it is destiny. I was meant to get that year. This feels really symbolic. Yellow is the color of happiness.
    1 point
  38. I was in your shoes for the past three cycles, seeing a lot of my friends get accepted and talk about how excited they are about this year's bag color, among many other exciting things about starting medical school. I felt disappointed and feel left out when I'd received my rejections, two of which post interview. To some, the bag shows how far people have come and overcome the rigors of the admissions process and view the bag as an achievement, along with things like the white coat ceremony / stethoscope ceremony, as a small welcome to the medical community. Others don't consider it much of a
    1 point
  39. You know everybody is just joking right? Im sure 99% of people are truly grateful - it's just stuff to talk about while we wait for med to start
    1 point
  40. It appears you're right about Dal. I am eligible for IP for both Ontario and BC. Ah, I'm a noob on premed, so I'm not really used to all this cynicism yet. You and others can see it as finding a loophole, frustrated that "those who didn't work as hard" are trying to get through the same golden gates... whereas others may see it as a shimmer of hope given unfortunate circumstance that affected their undergraduate performance. Bon chance The point I was trying to make in this thread still stands: you stand a chance with a decent gpa, provided ECs and MCATs strengthen out the rest.
    1 point
  41. Why not make this for all schools in Canada, rather than just Ontario? Most of us here apply as OOP everywhere we can, so most schools are on our minds.
    1 point
  42. yup

    Self-study resources

    would highly recommend purchasing an osmosis prime account!
    1 point
  43. They are by choice for sure - although it does seem off to completely restrict amazing people from doing say internal medicine/surg/rads/etc, etc simply because they cannot handle a few years of intense overnight work in their potentially 40 year careers - careers which often don't involve anywhere near that level of activity. I think the bigger question we are struggling with as a field is there another way that gets to the same end point without the "torture phase". If so, then we should do that. If there isn't then at least we really seriously looked at the problem - as opposed to just doin
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