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  1. can't think of an opinion i disagree with more tbh. 1. Schools didn't exclude winter2020 grades for people that failed, they did it because it was an outlier. Many people thrived off of cancellations and empathetic professors and had their "first 4.0 semester". This high achievement is attributable to the pandemic and thus, is not a fair data point for peoples' performance. Thus, the most fair approach is to ignore it. 2. Please do not assume you have the competence or experience to occupy high-ranking academic positions in faculties of medicine that have been around longer than many
    5 points
  2. Finalement, j'ai aussi eu la confirmation que les notes d'automne 2020 ne vont pas compter, mais celles d'hiver 2020 vont compter malgré que les moyennes n'apparaîssent pas sur les relevés.
    4 points
  3. keipop

    PharmD 2020

    Nope, ton GPA dépend de la moyenne de la classe aussi vu que les notes sont courbées! Donc, si la moyenne à un exam est à 85%, tu vas juste avoir un B (3.0) dans ce cours-là Dans un programme où les gens ont tous 34 de cotes R ou plus, la moyenne a tendance à être haute je te dirais alors ce serait plus difficile pour toi de te démarquer Par contre, à Laval, ton GPA dépend seulement de ta note, la moyenne n'a rien à voir alors tu vas avoir plus de contrôle sur ton GPA et ça élimine le facteur de compétition entre les étudiants (ambiance de classe beaucoup moins toxique). Perso le 0.5 d
    3 points
  4. Is it weird if I am exactly the same person here that I was during my MMIs? Is it normal that consider that people should always be themselves no matter where they are? Hummm. I don't even see the point of being anonymous here or anywhere else, any admission comittee could easily deduce who I am & that wouln't matter... but I'm getting off subject (maybe not though). The only thing I have to say is, thanks everyone for the entertainment, it was worth the read! There seems to be good arguments on both sides, but to me the anger of this person makes it impossible to d
    3 points
  5. Wear your hair however you want
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  6. This is key... especially in a field where I am working with large groups of people or organizations... there are so many different interests competing in the way that it is simply impossible to please everyone. That is the true reality we live in. 1) I think like everything else, sometimes we need to take a step back and really assess the impacts from different groups of people and try to think of the real population implications. Medical schools try to do their best in general with what's given to do what they can to ensure as fair of an entry process even in the face of those gaming t
    3 points
  7. This was too fitting not to post
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  8. The email they sent out today trolled me... when are we getting anything about enrolment or student accounts
    2 points
  9. PharmaLife

    PharmD 2020

    85% aux examens ne donne pas A. Des fois ça m'a donné B+. En tout cas, c'était courbé comme ça dans mon temps. La moyenne était fixée à B (3.0/4.3)
    2 points
  10. For those of you who are wondering what student life in pharmacy is like please feel free to go through our student association (APSA)'s instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/apsalutely/ . A lot of our yearly events have been documented in the stories highlights and posts, up until COVID stopped us. I know things probably wont be quite the same in the fall semester, but APSA will do everything we can to make sure you guys have a good time! Welcome to the pharmily!!
    2 points
  11. ZBL

    Spending LOC on fun

    I will play the role of enabler: Med school is tough. You will make money later. Don’t underestimate the enjoyment of your youth, it disappears fast. Residency is hell, so play the part - get the Demon or Hellcat.
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  12. Being an "older" incoming med student (mid 20s) I share some of your feelings. For me something I cannot compromise is my next two summers. I want to have them off to travel. Its important to me and I was and still am very sad I wasn't able to do it this summer. I worked my ass off every year and summer so far (bachelor, master). I will have to spend money to do this. It's the first time since being out of high school that I'm not gonna be making any money... it's scary but I would live a life of regret if i didnt spend part of my 20s travelling
    2 points
  13. Oh boy je viens en effet de lire le message qu'ils ont envoyé... j'aurais préféré que l'évènement soit reporté au lieu d'être fait de manière virtuelle
    1 point
  14. MedicineLCS

    Spending LOC on fun

    As I understand it the NAC is not required for CMGs, it's another hoop for IMGs/USDOs (who are IMGs in all fairness).
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  15. rmorelan

    Spending LOC on fun

    expect about 5K for the exam plus expenses related to getting to the various centres. also remember there a bunch of fees related to starting practise - registering with the particular college, various insurance fees, registering potentially as a fellow fee - another bunch of cash which for me was about 4K I think
    1 point
  16. BorisMED

    PharmD 2020

    D’accord, je comprends mieux maintenant. Je vais encore y réfléchir avant de prendre ma décision finale
    1 point
  17. Yes you only had to send one but it had to be either birth certificate or passport- or citizenship/permanent resident card if you weren't born in Canada
    1 point
  18. Mr. A

    PharmD 2020

    C’est exactement à cause de ça que c’est mieux d’aller à Laval si tu veux aller en med après tu paies bcp plus oui mais tu dois voir si tu veux aller en med à ce point là
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  20. DrOtter

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    right. then your CARS score is within the error margin and I don't think retaking it before the deadline this year will result in significant improvement. Very few applications out there are perfect (i.e. highly competitive on all fronts). I hope UBC will also assess your MCAT scores holistically
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  21. DrOtter

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    Hi there. The decision on whether to retake would rest on how well you have been scoring in the official AAMC practice tests? Is 124 significantly below your average practice scores or is it in line with them? As you may have already known, CARS is extremely hard to improve upon within a short amount of time since I can't exactly study for it and reading skill takes a long time to build up. So if that is the case, I would suggest you apply to every school you're eligible for (past cut-offs for MCAT and GPA, prereqs etc) both in the US and here in Canada and let chance and luck take its co
    1 point
  22. NACHOS Normal academic children have other solutions.
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  23. There's no right or wrong answer about how you should spend it. However, I believe that no matter what you do, you should definitely budget. Which doesn't mean you can't live comfortably. Try to estimate how much you'll spend on university-related, living & personal necessary expenses alone in those 4 years.. Don't forget extra funds for unpredictable stuff. Then decide how much you want to spend on fun & see how much debt that will represent in the end. If you're comfortable with the numbers you see, then go for it. Just try to know what you're getting yourself into, and kee
    1 point
  24. Rock a mullet: Business in the front/ party in the back
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  25. Je comprends ce que tu veux dire, mais dis-toi que tu peux pas matcher où tu n'as pas appliqué. Si disons t'appliques pas en neurologie, ben les chances que tu matches en neuro sont de 0%. Ainsi, tu es assuré que tu matcheras pas à quelque part que t'as pas un minimum voulu : c'est toi qui décides dans quoi tu appliques. Par contre je te dirais que si pour toi avoir une vie somewhat stable et tranquille dès la graduation est un aspect important, t'es peut être mieux en opto... Effectivement, après ton 4 ans de MD, tu dois encore passe au travers de la résidence.. Bien sûr certaines spéci
    1 point
  26. SWIFTLY Secret weapons infiltrated foreign territories ... like yesterday
    1 point
  27. SOLDIERS Seeing our last detailed information, Ed reacted swiftly.
    1 point
  28. DrOtter

    OSAP Funding Q

    If you go to the fee estimator on UOttawa website, and pick the MD Program (under "Bachelor's" lol), I think it comes out to just over 26k for the 2020-2021 year, with all the fees and stuff included. I believe the 28k figure was before the Province imposed a 10% cut in tuition.
    1 point
  29. Pas pour med, j'ai vérifié! Sur le site des 4 autres doctorats, dans la section collégiens c'est marqué "avoir un DEC ou en voie de l'être" et dans la catégorie universitaire "avoir un minimum de 12 crédits" (donc par déduction la catégorie collégiale inclut donc les faux collégiens) mais sur le site de médecine c'est marqué "être en train de suivre moins de 12 crédits" alors non contrairement à OD/DMD/DMV/PharmD les faux collégiens ne sont pas admissibles pour MD, à moins que vous êtes dans un programme que vous pouvez faire moins que 12 crédits la 1re session!
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  30. Psych

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    Hey! It seems like you've given this choice a lot of thought, and many people have provided very useful viewpoints. I just wanted to echo the concerns of only applying to one school, ESPECIALLY Queen's, as well as give my personal experience. The first big issue with Queen's is its very small class size. They have only 100 spots (the smallest in Ontario except for NOSM), but 10 are for QuARMS and a few others are reserved for specific populations (I'm not too knowledgeable about this but I believe they have a few spots for those in the military, etc.) + people who defer, so really you're looki
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  31. No worries so yeah basically... Previously: if you had 120 credits or more at the time of applying, you can get your worst 30 credits removed from your worst academic year (i.e. they will just pretend like those classes never happened). You could only get AGPA if you actually had 120 credits already sealed up and finished Now: if you have 91 credits or more at the time of applying (not counting any credits taken during the January 2020 semester), you will get x credits removed from your worst academic year, provided that your number of credits at the time of applying minus x is still >
    1 point
  32. I couldn't agree more, go with whatever program will get you the highest GPA. Your priority should be getting a high GPA so you can get into dental school.
    1 point
  33. For anyone waiting to hear back (on the waitlist), they moved the date from the 15th to the 17th for us to either accept or decline the offer. I’m sure you will hear back by Monday!
    1 point
  34. Don't worry, just think that other applicants feel the same. Be your self and show who you are in the essay
    1 point
  35. Definitely mention and emphasis the procedural and hands on ICU care etc. That said, doing procedures is just a small part of EM, its more the thinking and mindset. Anyone can do procedures. So don't over emphasis procedures either.
    1 point
  36. I say go for it. I’m 35 and just starting residency. Life is singular, and limited. Spend it pursuing your dreams. Life hard man. Good luck
    1 point
  37. I've actually never seen a premed this entitled LMAO. I'll reiterate this again. The med school admissions does not owe you anything. If you don't like it, don't apply (I don't understand why this is so hard to understand). If you want a job but hate the hiring committee, don't apply to that job? Cause chances are, everyone in that job is going to have the same mentality. "My post is about how med.schools are detached from what premeds are going through. The admins are so out of touch with the public, they lost the perspective. The admins need real people to correct the admission process
    1 point
  38. @yesandno No one is saying your situation doesn't matter. Of course it sucks that you do well this semester and it's not counted. Anyone in your shoes would agree. HOWEVER, you have to realize that we are in a midst of a pandemic. This is probably the first time medical schools and the admissions committee had to resort to such measures. There are plenty of things that happened that people might consider to be unfair. For example, people had their interviews cancelled (what if they shined at interviews but not as much on paper?). Remember you aren't the only one affected by this pandemic. Mayb
    1 point
  39. I don't even know the type of cognitive dissonance you're going to experience with your uoft application and the massive imposter syndrome you'd feel if you get in. If you have philosophical differences with the application just don't apply and go into law/dentistry/business/whatever you agree with
    1 point
  40. hey! i'm in the same boat, i wanna make friends but there are obvious barriers to that... i just don't see it realistically happening, at least not to the extent that is allowed through human, face-to-face interaction. i think my school is doing a variety of zoom activities, but i think that's going to be pretty awkward. imo stuff like that is only fun when you've already developed some level of rapport with your classmates and you're trying to build on that. not sure how i feel about making friends through zoom tbh. for the time being i'm just gonna focus on staying safe
    1 point
  41. As a newly minted specialist staff, looking back, I am happy that I avoided spending a lot of my LOC in medical school. I needed it in residency--I got married and it helped with the expenses. My husband stopped working and went back to school, so while we had a decent income for 2 we did not have enough to save or pay off debt. We took a couple big trips (a honeymoon, a visit to his home country so I could meet his family, a spontaneous weekend in Cancun during royal college studying ) Then several unexpected expenses came up that are too personal to share on a message board. N
    1 point
  42. I did this too!! I would literally teach all courses to my dog out loud as if I were a prof. My dog now has a BSc basically. It was fun I also made test questions based off of my notes and then ask them out loud and try to answer them without peaking at the notes. It put me on the spot and it really allowed me to identify concepts that I truly did not consolidate. I also had a list that was literally called "I dont know list", which is a list of concepts that troubled me. Its important to identify areas you do and dont know, as a wise man told me in my first year UG.
    1 point
  43. U of T does not look at a CV. Only if you mentioned something in your personal statement might it show up. U of T breakdown for acceptance is primarily grades then interview (and a smaller percentage for other factors)
    1 point
  44. 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
  45. As of time of writing, UofT asks for GPA, DAT scores, CASPer and two essays, one of which is a personal statement. They don't specifically ask for ECs, but you can definitely mention them in your essays. The personal statement is essentially for you to tell the admissions committee "why dentistry?" You may also want to reference your ECs during the interview as well. With regards for publications, research, shadowing etc. again as of time of writing, they're not part of the application process - so they're not a requirement. They're just another type of extracurricular that someone may wa
    1 point
  46. Does TD still offer a $500 Amazon gift card when you sign up with them for their LOC? I remember they had that offer last year, does anyone know if that is still the case?
    1 point
  47. agreed, what's further embarrassing is those that have complained to their "doctor mentors" and encouraged them to write letters to the dean as well....and then went on this thread saying- look other doctors are writing too as a sense of credibility....those doctors have better things to do and if they are actually writing these emails (which I doubt) it's nothing more than to get you to stop complaining....this is analogous to the entitled rich kid who does not make a sports team and is jealous of others who made it it so they get their mom to write to the sports manager lmao
    1 point
  48. I think everyone's argument here is that they are breaking the rules by accepting their medical school offers without finishing their graduate program. I for one feel that if these individuals are deemed acceptable to the admissions committee based on their GPA, MCAT, extra circulars and interview then they should be accepted. That is, if they are not breaking and rules. However, if the rules of applying are breached, they shouldn't be allowed in. No grey areas, plain and simple black and white. I would hope that Dalhousie has enough accountability to ensure that these students they accepted a
    1 point
  49. Maybe you should just be happy for the colleagues who succeeded rather than complain about them potentially withholding/lying to the admissions committee about their past experience. (which would not be possible) NS now has ~100 seats, so it's not their (pharmacy students/grads/dropouts) fault you didn't get in. Career planning is part of this process, and we shouldn't lose sight of that.
    1 point
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