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  1. Just emailed admissions. They say not to worry about it.
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  2. I think you should e-mail them just in case.
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  3. Wow is the interview really that important? I thought programs already had an idea of who they liked and the interview ends up being a formality to confirm that. I'm also surprised reference letters are lower on the list.
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  4. Sadly, gone are those times when I hear people getting interviews with an A- average. It sus picking a hard major. In retrospect, I was proud of myself for getting B+ and A- mostly considering our class averages are always between C+ and B-. I was so naive back then! Will see how this year's pan out for us.
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  5. If and only if someone already has 3 years at 4.0, even with aGPA. I doubt UBC would do something like this.
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  6. I'll answer this based on part of the post on r3dd1t that I was initially referring to: Most people graduating can't find jobs due to decreased opportunities. I know many people who were initially going for jobs now applying to masters, phd, pharmacy, etc. People realized how volatile the job market is, especially during a crisis like the covid pandemic where tens of thousands of people got laid off. In contrast, healthcare field gained a positive image of being "heroes" and almost no one lost jobs. In the comments section of this post, though, people wer
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  7. hamsterman11

    TAED Nov 2020

    Vu que science nat compte pas, juste focus sur la partie perception + le savon. T'as besoin de 10 en perception (très faisable avec un peu de pratique) et 5 dans le savon. Pour la partie science nat, tu mets n'importe quoi et tu prends une petite sieste, du moins, c'est ce que la plupart des gens ont fait.
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  8. No clue, I've just heard if you're from Alberta and you wanna go UBC med it's basically an L. If that's the case for McGill too then that's sucky ://
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  9. Queen's does not send a confirmation!
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  10. premedpre

    interview practice?

    @jmn753: That would be great if you could! Was just thinking about what would be the best way to coordinate this.
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  11. I think medaholic is referring to all rotations. for sure you want to show you did well on the cores, but you also want your entire profile to appear “even”—so every rotation you’d be best that it shows you clearly passed without any innuendo of or actual red flags.
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  12. chevre123

    TAED Nov 2020

    La partie sciences naturelles ne comptent pas dans les universités du Québec. D’habitudes les gens mettent A partout lol
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  13. robclem21

    ECs in Med School

    There is not. Though sometimes it can feel like there is. EC involvement in medical school is more based on people being interested than in trying to pad a CV with ECs (since at the end of the day nobody really cares). They typically don't matter too much (maybe research for some specialities), but people still find time to get involved in things they enjoy (research, school plays, interest groups, social events, etc.)
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  14. windsormd1

    FHO billing

    From personal experience as well as talking to LOTS of docs in the community; FHO income is about 30% more than FFS income. For example, for a roster of 1000 patients, average payment is around 225-300 per patient, all inclusive of extra billings, walk-ins, shadow etc. The age mix makes a huge difference too; a younger panel will gross on the lower end; older-complex patients on the higher end. The stories of working 3.5 days a week and grossing 400k+ are more in rural areas; not in the center of Toronto or Vancouver. The docs also have to worry about outside use, walk-in clinic use in hea
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  15. Are you using a mac? With Preview, I was able to change the resolution of my PDFs by Exporting them in jpeg with a 300 DPI resolution, then convert them in a black and white PDF. Hope this helps!
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  16. Pterygoid

    Verifiers

    I had something similar last year. My verifiers were contacted in what seemed like ~2 batches. ~1-2 weeks apart. I believe verifiers are given ~1 week to respond to the initial email.
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  17. Dust_Bucket

    Verifiers

    Yeah I did. I think a big batch about two weeks ago and one told me a couple of days ago
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  18. premedpre

    interview practice?

    If anyone is interested in practicing for the interview in a group call or if someone needed a MMI partner, I would be happy to coordinate something. This is my first time interviewing and am a bit nervous, but I think it would be great to meet fellow interviewees and talk about the process (help each other out during this time).
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  19. As someone who's now been through the whole process and been on the other side interviewing applicants, extracurriculars only count for a small part of your application. I think in order of importance No red flags in your application - you're not a sociopath, bad references, word of mouth Program knows you and likes you - you've done an elective, good fit Interview Good evaluations in your rotations Reference letters Shown interest in the specialty - electives, projects Extra-curriculars Do a few things really well and don't spread yourself thin tr
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  20. Anything in the 3.90-ish range would be competitive.
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  21. It can be very easy to become preoccupied with "everybody else" during CaRMS. Usually it can get even worse during interviews when you actually start meeting everyone and realize that they are all nice, amazing people off paper as well. But, at the end of the day it's not all about the CV and really all you can do is try to focus on yourself and do what YOU need to do to be competitive (i.e. focus on electives, write your statements well in advance, build relationships and trust in those relationships). Despite the competitiveness, odds are in your favour that you will match somewhere. All you
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  22. I am applying too! I was wondering what gpa range would be considered as competitive?
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  23. A couple of points I’d like to comment on: Unless I missed something, I’m pretty sure your McGill-GPA would not be 3.33. This looks like it was obtained with a rule of 3, that’s not how the conversion is done. Given you said you don’t have any A+, your McGill-GPA should be the same as your UdeM one, 3.57. You can actually fill out the McGill academic workbook right now to see for yourself (or just make an excel sheet yourself to simulate their workbook by listing all your course grades and calculate your GPA whilst taking into account credit weight for each course and replacing
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  24. Si au moins on pouvait savoir si notre test était complètement pourri ou dans la moyenne. C'est ma troisième fois et je commence à me sentir un peu usée face au Casper!
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  25. Associate owners for SDM are not required to put in any capital of their own. They are essentially a step above manager for that store (or several stores) and are paid a base salary of 120k + a percentage of the pharmacy's revenue. For an independent or a banner such as IDA or Medicine Shoppe, 800k-1.5mm is about what it costs to open one up.
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  26. 1D7

    Matched into my 8th choice

    I think what OP meant was that he/she didn't put as much thought into his/her ranks after the top 3 choices as much as he/she should have. This is not an uncommon misconception. When I went through the match, people were talking about how matching to any choice past your 7th-8th was almost 0% so the ranking wouldn't matter. Fundamentally a lot of med students don't understand the stats, don't look at the data themselves, and/or are overly eager to listen to optimistic hearsay. To the med students out there, rank wherever you would considering going. I know of people matching to a dou
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  27. I'm not surprised why there's more people applying this year. This is purely anecdotal, but I know people who initially didn't want to get into medicine did apply this year after realizing how the job market can be so volatile in times of pandemic. With the removal of prerequisites, many people can easily fill out and submit their applications. Plus, because of the lockdown, many were given the opportunity to actually spend time to study for the MCAT. I'm assuming that we will see a high interview cut-off this year considering a large influx of applications they have received so f
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  28. Interesting thought. My school doesn’t give A+, so you would need a 4.0 GPA to get a 92%
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  29. Yup same boat as some of the other IP Reject IP(NS) GPA: 3.7 MCAT: 515 No email about casper cutoffs not met
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  30. Just got my rejection IP (NB) GPA: 4.0 MCAT: 513 Also didn't get the email that was sent out to applicants who did not meet the CASPER cut off
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  31. OOP Reject 1:05pm EST MCAT: 522 GPA: 4.0 Maritime Connection: born and raised in Halifax not sure where I went wrong
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