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  1. Lol, just applying available US data to Canada and trying to justify your claims isn’t going to cut it my guy. Here are some actual statistics. As you can see from the most recent Canadian data available from U of T, 17/92 = approximately 18.5% of Black applicants are accepted which is absolutely no where near your 90% estimate. I assume that the number of applicants to U of T has increased greatly with the implementation of the BSAP, which has in turn increased the acceptance rate of Black students. This increase is also likely due to the reduction of implicit bias wh
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  2. The feeling in the room right now:
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  3. Hi Everyone, I hope that everyone's staying well during these unprecedented times! Since I originally posted in the University Of Alberta 2020 Pharmacy Applicants - Class Of 2024 page, I've been getting an overwhelming amount of students reaching out to me who feel extremely overwhelmed by the application process, and how to get into pharmacy school. I completely understand how daunting it can be - especially with components of the application such as the interview and the letter of intent, which you may have not had experience with before. Common questions that have come up include thi
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  4. Hiya guys, I’m a GP In Australia originally from Canada (did my undergrad and masters in astrophysics at Mac so didn’t have the grades for med) but I went down under 8 yrs ago for med (also just to settle things cus I have seen recent comments about how “hard” it is to get an internship spot in Australia- it’s not or not now at least everyone gets one if they apply somewhere most internationals in regional centres- matching to Canada however apart from fam med is pretty hard but those that wanted to did it). Anyways I’m fully licensed here and am earning about 290k per yr AUD. My wife w
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  5. I know exactly where this thread is heading so let's get right to it, which ones of you had a button before May 12
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  6. You'll need to just register just the one time when you're a student. Once you become licensed as a pharmacist, you'll need to renew your license annually, and will need to possess active CPR and First Aid and malpractice insurance and will need to complete continuing education credits before you're able to do so.
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  7. I meant that in the eyes of residency programs it will matter.
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  9. An interesting thing I noticed in OMSAS guide this year was that for graduate applicants, it states that a minimum of 3.6 GPA (instead of 3.7 from last years) is considered competitive whereas for undergrads it is still 3.8.
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  10. Although nobody knows for certain what the effect will be, I suspect the average accepted GPA may decrease slightly year. There will still be many applicants who have 4.0 gpas, and if they continue to use GPA as the heaviest weighted portion of the application it will result in a large percentage of the chosen class having a 4.0, and a minimal drop to the average.
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  11. MedD

    Registration for MD2024 Class

    Okay I’m also in the French stream and didn’t get it, so they’re probably just translating it or something! I’m reassured haha
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  12. I'm almost 31 but I've told myself even if I'm in my 40s I'm going to get in... just gotta keep working towards it! I decided not to apply to NOSM this next cycle and instead do a 2 year masters program while studying for the MCAT and apply all over after that Wishing you the best on your journey and always here to chat/support fellow non trads!!
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  13. That email from the Regional Mentoring Center just now made me so happy
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  14. This would be a great idea. I will mention though one of my students had informed me that the Faculty was willing to cover the cost of his accommodation when he had originally signed up for a placement in Red Deer. The placement ended up being cancelled, in light of what I mentioned in my last post (COVID), but I thought this was extremely unique as this had never been the case when I was in school just a few years ago. Nonetheless, as accommodation is a large part of your living expense when living in a rural area, every bit counts!
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  15. I can confirm from my email (I was the one who just received acceptance) that the person had personal circumstances so no worries about revocation! I hope it was a deferral and/or everything is ok with them
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  16. I’m curious - did anyone end up getting accepted off of the wait list in July?
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  17. Got off the list as well last week
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  18. You're using American data to try and make an argument about BSAP, and data that is 4 years old using the old MCAT at that? This isn't at all relevant to your original argument (posted in a thread about the UofT, a Canadian medical school's BSAP program) that: Try again with Canadian statistics. We all know America is an entirely different ballpark. It's also impossible to prove that race didn't play a factor, because that's not how logic works, it's essentially impossible to rule out a negative in this kind of discussion. Besides, you're strawmaning, I never argued that race wasn't a
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  19. Got off the waitlist today! good luck to the people who are still on the waitlist
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  20. casajayo

    Everything online

    agreed, I know that almost every person I talked to was not happy with online cbl compared to in person - yes it's easier to slack off and not do much but really, cbl is an excellent time to actually try to learn something and apply it properly with immediate feedback from your team and tutor. Plus cbl was a key way to meet people in the class that you probably wouldn't have had a chance to meet another time. For those saying anatomy wasn't useful because of the volume of people: if you find 5 people standing around a cadaver with free reign to explore a hard place to learn, get ready for 5+ p
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  21. ZBL

    Situation in Alberta?

    In your previous career, did you need to pay 200K just to get through school? Did you have to be up at 3:30am running on zero food or sleep as you are making life and death decisions or physically intervening to save a life? Did you have to work Christmas, take 26h call q3 days, and regularly work 70-90h weeks? Just curious, because that's what a first year resident does. There's a reason doctors are paid well. You are quoting an AB earnings report as all-encompassing fact without really knowing where the data came from, why the data was collected to begin with, and what actually came of
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  22. ZackMed

    Liste attente 2015 --

    Update 2020 21 juin Désoler de ne pas avoir mis la liste fermée (aout) 2019, j'ai perdu le fichier, si quelqu'un aurais une copie, je pourrais la rajouter dans la compilation. Sinon, vous trouverez celui du 15 juin 2020. Gardez en tête que se référer aux les LA antérieurs pour cette année très particulière n'est peut-être pas aussi fiable qu'auparavant, mais ça reste un des seul indicateur Bon courage et bonne chance à tous. EDIT : pour plusieurs programmes voici ce que j'ai trouvé pour fin 2019 : Donc en date du 23 août 2019: Médecine (année préparatoire campus
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  23. garlic

    Post-match depression

    Thank you everyone for taking the time to write encouraging words and for sharing their personal stories. I have read and re-read your responses countless times. They've been a source of strength especially when I felt alone and self-conscious. Importantly, I also showed this thread to my loved ones who were also struggling with my match result. They were amazed to hear how common disappointment and struggles are in this carms process, often through no fault of the applicants (who generally have put in unthinkable amounts of effort and emotional investment over 4+ years). Although unfortu
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  24. I wish I'd picked a hobby and made it second nature. It's tough to develop new hobbies or broaden your horizons once you're a cog in the system. I'd have picked a single long-term interest and really delved into it, like take classes it in or something. To the point where it becomes effortless to do it in everyday life because that is the only way it won't shrivel up from the nuclear fallout of medicine. It's tough to spend any time on hobbies even when you're in med school, med school is time-consuming and difficult. So is every stage after this until retirement. There is never a good ti
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  25. c5555

    U of S invites

    So apparently 33/34 spots are filled for the orientation - my friend just told me. Looks like another disappointing year
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