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  1. If you absolutely have to take time off for mental health then talk to your med school to take a LOA and defer graduation a year. Applying after YOG is an automatic red flag as it usually implies that you didn't match. You will be expected to explain, and using the excuse that you were tired after med school is going to be pretty lethal for most programs looking at how you will cope in a generally much more intense residency
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  2. À la fin de ta session, tu vas avoir un GPA qui est sur 4.3 habituellement. Avec ton GPA et la table des étalons de 2021, tu peux calculer ta cote Laval pour l'admission à l'automne 2021 à partir de la formule (page 7). Dans la formule, ta moyenne de session correspond à ton GPA et tu peux trouver les autres valeurs pour ton programme (biochimie) dans la table des étalons. Honnêtement, essaye de mettre toutes les chances de ton côté que ce soit avec ton GPA, ton CASPer ou ton QA. Ça se joue parfois par des dixièmes ou des centièmes de point entre les candidats. Sache juste que le CASPe
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  3. Si ton but ultime est vraiment de rentrer en médecine et rien d'autre alors surtout ne commence pas de bac ca va plus te nuire qu'autre choses. T'as 36 de cote et tu pourra pas la faire monter de bcp plus avec un bac. En plus si t'es refusé t'aura pas le choix de faire 3 ans et tu sera pas plus avancé que maintenant. Je te dirais choisi un doctorat plan B pour le quel ca te dérangera pas de finir dedans et ft le. Comme ca si t'es refusé cette année il te restera une chance d'être éligible l'an prochain et si tu te fait refuser une deuxième fois tu sera dans ton plan B intéressant au moins. S
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  4. SENSATIONS Seeing everything newly studied, Adam thought intensely of new scholarship.
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  5. SENSITIVE Some expected normalcy; some identified troublesome inquiétudes - very exacerbating!
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  6. and why is that? it’s only because of the fuckton of money they used for marketing/ads/etc., nothing else. Mind you, the money they spent is the same money they got by ripping off hopeful applicants with their scare tactics.
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  7. huh? they censor their name?! what a dictatorship - isn't that the opposite attitude this forum is supposed to adhere to? so disappointing, why would they do that. Anyway if you google "best casper prep companies" they come up first of course. For the sake of the dictators running this forum the resources OP is talking about are from B*e*M*o (without the asterix of course). To OP: incredible!! congrats on your acceptance and thank you for sharing. I have been practicing my typing speed a lot and like someone said above a document with experiences etc that I can pull from.
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  8. If you are offered admission they will request finalized transcripts if, like Medicomage said, you are completing prereqs or are still completing a year of university. They won't request them before. UdeM assesses the Fall semester of the application year, which is why they request you send transcripts after those grades are finalized. McGill does not assess that Fall semester.
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  9. The only transcripts you'll need to submit after November 1st is if you said you're currently completing Prereq this year, so they'll want the transcript to see if you succeeded it.
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  10. Pour ma part, je te dirais ceci: Fais tes préalables au cégep pour plusieurs raisons : Les cours au cégep sont plus encadrés, et tu as plus d'évaluations, donc ça "pardonne" plus, si ça va mal à la première évaluation. Tu as aussi accès beaucoup plus facilement à des services de tutorat. Les cours au cégep coûtent beaucoup moins cher qu'à l'université. Si jamais tu n'as pas des notes incroyables au cégep, dès que tu as suffisamment de crédits universitaires, ces notes ne comptent plus du tout, même ailleurs au Canada (mais assure-toi d'avoir quand même au moins 70% en ch
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  11. Depends what it was for and how much it impacts your studies and performance. be aware you’ll have to disclose it for years to come (licensing bodies ask questions all the time).
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  12. You can be sure that if patients started finding out, there would be at least one of them who would be glad to expose this person (because people like to gossip and bash on MDs).
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  13. Hanmari

    LMCC 2 Results

    "opportunistic and poorly informed" were the words they used lol Parasites.
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  14. Allo, Alors, maintenant les étudiants de première année des doctorats peuvent réappliquer en médecine comme collégien? C'est juste pour les doctorats ou pour les bacs aussi? Aussi, est-ce que ça serait possible de réappliquer en tant que collégien dans les 4 facultés ou seulement udem?
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  15. the safety provided in this situation is that any (probably male) colleague or professor that discovered said sex worker's identity would have to admit how they found it LOL. for this reason I'd say it's probably unlikely that this sorta thing gets exposed unless the person's like, at the top of the PH charts. but I'd definitely suggest stopping (if you can afford to) as soon as possible. It's just probably not a good idea to do it during any part of your medical career. with the whole #Medkini controversy that happened last year, it's clear women face some pretty stupid biases about show
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  16. You are setting yourself up for a lot of anxiety in regards to your grades if you think having 3.9 in one course is bad... speaking from experience. A 3.9 in one class will definitely not decrease your chances of getting into dental school. I had a pretty low GPA (cGPA was around 3.2 and wGPA around 3.9) and got accepted this year, so don’t lose hope. And dropping a course at this point in the semester, especially because you are expecting a 3.9, is a very bad idea! Keep working hard! The semester is almost over
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  17. Pharmacie à udem peut te nuire puisque les notes sont courbées soo u need to be on the top pour avoir un bon gpa. Si tu souhaites mettre pharmacie comme 2e choix et que la ville ne te dérange pas, je te conseille d’aller à Laval puisque les notes sont pas courbées. Je crois qu’avec ta cote r, tu pourras aisément rentrer en pharmacie si jamais med ne work pas
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  18. Je suis plus ou moins en accord avec ce qui est de ne pas commencer de programme universitaire. De l'expérience universitaire fait une énorme différence une fois rendu en med. Si tu as eu 36 de cote R je serais surpris que tu ne réussisses pas du tout à avoir de bonnes notes, d'autant plus que plus ça va, moins les notes sont importantes. C'est toujours possible de prendre une année off, mais avec la pandémie ça donne pas tant de choix d'activités à faire rip. Pour ce qui est des IFG et tout, je ne suis pas le mieux placé pour t'aider là-dedans. Pour la publication, c'est par ici
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  19. STRAWBERRIES Strangers take real advantage - women, boys, everybody - remember. Robert is especially sensitive.
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  20. SUCCEEDS Swimming underwater can cause every effort decided sensations.
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  21. keipop

    Casper test fail

    Yeah tu peux le faire 1 fois en anglais et 1 fois en français, c’est ce que j’avais fait pour ma 1re application et j’ai pas été rejeté nulle part à cause de ça haha (je pensais pas qu’il fallait faire le casper en français pour Laval faque je l’avais fait à la dernière date possible). Et oui, selon mon expérience personnelle, les questions que j’ai eu dans mes tests de pratique étaient pas mal similaires au real thing. MAIS, note bien que la difficulté du CASPer est pas tant les questions, mais plutôt comment bien les répondre. Des fois tu peux avoir l’impression que t’as répondu la bonne cho
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  22. MedPharmD

    Casper test fail

    Tu px le faire une fois en anglais et en francais je pense. Perso, j’ai trouvé que les pratiques ressemblaient bcp à l’exam. C’est sur que t’as l’impression que tes réponses sont pas si pire, mais puisque la correction est assez subjective c’est difficile de savoir si tu as bien fait le test or not. L’important, c’est d’avoir confiance en toi et de te pratiquer à taper vite puisque ca peut t’aider à faire des idées plus complètes!
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  23. I have a different take from the other commenters. You can build experiences anytime, but GPA is something you can only build right now. If you have a shot to tangibly improve your GPA, I would do it now rather than later. Getting stuff for the NAQ is kind of a blackbox, and it's easier said than done. But improving your GPA is something that's really concrete and will undeniably improve your app. Good luck deciding!! Just wanted to offer an alternative take
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  24. coolestman

    Advice on IM vs FM

    As someone at the start of Internal Medicine residency right now who applied to both FM and IM, this question has definitely been on my mind a lot! My advice would be to think about your experiences in both electives and to weigh what you like and dislike about each. If you can't imagine yourself doing one of the specialties then its obviously an easy decision. For sure IM residency will be a lot more busy than FM residency with the call schedule (1 in 4 for at least half the year and probably at least 1 in 7 for the rest) and later the stress of the subspecialty match. I would be ly
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  25. It will be 5 hard years in Internal vs. 2 years in FM (not to say FM residency / studying is rosy and easy), but many people say Royal College is something that takes about a year to prepare for and your life is almost on pause at that point In addition, FM has an excellent lifestyle, you're out sooner Also, you'll have to consider if you don't match to endo, rheum, geri, etc. (probably unlikely but it happens) and if you'd be happy with GIM. Because if you're not happy with GIM, then internal would be a risk imo.
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  26. perle

    Virtual Interviews/ MMIs ?

    McGill Med class of 2020 here. I would be careful with pressing the adcom on this too much. I understand this is an important position, but there are people dying from COVID right now, and some members of the adcom are physicians who are very much on the frontlines of this pandemic on a daily basis. I don't think there's any chance they will take the risk to expose standardized patients, evaluators and candidates (that's a lot of people!) to the virus. Also keep in mind that the residents and attending involved in MMIs are very much needed in the hospital right now and can't afford to qua
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  27. acrylicblue

    Verifiers contacted

    Anyone else kinda weirded out by their verifier form? Not only are they asked to verify the activity but also describe characteristics that you have and rank you among all the med students they know. Seems more a reference's job...I feel bad for all my verifiers having to actually fill this whole thing out LOL
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  28. Raisin Bran

    Verifiers contacted

    I seem to remember reading on the website somewhere that they will all be contacted? I could be falsely remembering this though.
    1 point
  29. Very true! It depends a lot on scoring. Tbh, employment should indeed count for a large amount imo. There's a decent chunk of premeds that don't clock 20 hours a week at all their volunteering/clubs/research combined, but if someone is working 20 hours a week during school without doing research etc I would be inclined to rate that person's ECs higher than the first one's
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  30. Very fair point. And (Canadian/Western) medicine is already filled with over-representation of these types of populations (i.e. well-off, educated, well-connected etc). A heavier focus on ECs would only increase that
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  31. I personally hope this model doesn't happen....I just don't think cheating is as rampant as people think. As well, over-relying on ECs will really benefit privileged people more - A lot of ECs depend on connections, time, luck, wealth, etc. I think academics (though not perfect) is somewhat of a more even playing field than ECs are.
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  32. Anyone have any luck asking about this? That OOP ship at Dal has sailed but I'd like to know if I should be considered about my IP Mac application LOL
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  33. Waitlist movement varies by year for obvious reasons. However, for IP it usually is ballpark of 15-20+ spot movement in previous years. Last year ~24 people got in from the waitlist, the year before ~28. For OOP I don't remember but the movement is usually ~10-15 spots on average but can be more too. All things considered this year for IP there are two campuses and that may change the movement of the waitlists, that is to be seen.
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  34. At his court proceedings, this guy will quickly type out a detailed 300 word response at a rate of 120 WPM making sure to carefully assess all aspects of his situations and carefully craft a reply that takes into account different perspectives, doesn't hurt the judge's feelings, and provides a best outcome for everybody.
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  35. TIME STAMP: 10:46 Result: Invite cGPA: 3.87; MCAT: No Feeling about Casper: Didn't feel too good about it, but gave my most honest answers ECs: Highlight: 2 publications which one as first author during my undergrad. FRQS, CIHR and Faculty scholarships. A lot executive roles in 3 different non profit organisations . Kickboxing amateur and others. PM me if interested. Year: finishing my M.Sc in physiology this summer. IP/OOP/International: IP Letter of EC: yes for one semester Comments (Optional): With my grades in Cege
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  36. Je te seconde haha, it’s been... 3 months et j’ai encore des second thoughts des fois :’)
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