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  1. Dear McMaster, I wrote you but still ain't callin'I left my cell, my pager, and my home phone at the bottomI sent two letters back in autumn, you must not-a got 'emThere probably was a problem at the post office or somethin'Sometimes I scribble addresses too sloppy when I jot 'em
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  2. If someone tries I will buy them 1 month of premed101 gold membership
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  3. Yikes... ok I'll just stay stressing till the afternoon
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  4. Hmmm in that case looks like I'll see you folks again tomorrow morning
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  5. and can I list it as an award/medal on my EC for the next cycle?
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  6. I love how I'm just waiting to be rejected .. but damn the wait is killing me!
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  7. Last year I got Mac's e-mail at 9:02am, and the year before at 1:39pm, so sadly there's no real way to tell. It'll happen when it happens.
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  8. Me too!!! I’m not even ashamed to admit I went back in previous years’ threads to see when invites went out before.
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  9. Honestly, I am done at this point. I am just gonna wait and see, there is no point in constantly predicting a date. Its affecting how much work I finish in a day. Like literally in 2016 or 2017, they released it on the 3rd Wednesday, so at this point who knows.
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  10. I have been checking my spam emails this week, just in case haha . Im nervous but just want to know ...
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  13. Even though I am not applying (thank god for the acceptance last cycle), many people close to me are. I am very nervous and spamming the refresh button on multiple forums pretty often. I can't imagine how nerve-wracking it must be for you all.
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  14. Hey - first of good luck! So I should ask - will you or will you not apply to family programs in round 2 if you don't get anything in round 1? I think if at all possible you have to answer that question now. Because if you would, then there little no reason not to do it in first round - you would just rank all your family medicine sites dead last in your rank order. The only way you would ever be considered for family medicine then is if you would already completely rejected from all surgery programs you are targeting. The difference is you would dramatically increase the odds of ge
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  15. As you guys all get going with what will feel like a rollercoaster of emotions regardless of whether you receive and invite or not, I just want to congratulate you all for all your accomplishments, as well as to let you know that things will get better and that it's ok to feel bummy but just know to reach out to your support systems and things will get better, and to just keep at it across any challenges you face (reapplying, interview prep, and new paths). Always know that my inbox is open and I'm more than happy to talk things through You all got this!
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  16. There is a stickied post in this forum from 2014 discussing the competitiveness of various specialties. Things have changed a little since then (but not much!) so I thought I would discuss the current field using data from the 2020 match available at https://www.carms.ca/data-reports/r1-data-reports/. I also tried to approach the competitiveness of specific schools as well, as someone just asked about where average applicants end up. Competitiveness of Specialties There are two main ways to approach this. The first way, the way that was done in the above mentioned post, is to conside
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  17. ah stressfull but doable I'm so scared to miss the email since outlook delete all the emails after 10 days so I'm checking my emails every single day haha and you?
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  18. Omg it's killing me!! Everyday I wake up and think is today the day!!
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  19. Il est possible que l'admission les contacte donc tu es mieux de les avertir
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  20. I think you guys are missing what this data actually means. Overall applications are up, and applications for each school are up but they do not say if overall number of applicants is up. People generally can't just decide to apply to medical school in a year with having to study and take the MCAT etc. Much more likely this represents a similar number of total applicants but more applications per applicant. Why? People are applying more broadly due to the uncertainty this year perhaps, but I think the main thing is that with online interviews people can realistically interview at a lot more pl
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  21. Based on some threads here, it sounds they haven't finished calculating all the applicants' CGPAs yet, however; once they complete yours, under "forms" there will be a tab called "CGPA calculation" that you can click on to see their calculation for your personal CGPA. Does that make sense?
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  22. It's on the website, it's really just a reiteration of the admissions manual. Don't stress too much!
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  23. This post speaks to me. The anticipation of just being hurt...
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  24. I really thought it would be today...now I truly have no idea. It's hard to do meaningful interview prep when you don't know if you even have an interview so let's hope we get decisions from all schools sooner rather than later.
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  26. Anyone waiting for 1:39
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  27. C'est pour confirmer le contenu du questionnaire, mais il est clairement indiqué que ce n'est pas grave si les personnes ne peuvent tout confirmer. Si les personnes sont contactées elles n'auront pas à parler de toi et de tes qualités, seulement de confirmer, dans les mesures du possible, que tu n'as pas menti dans ton QA.
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  28. Latest I've seen is between 2-3pm in 2018. People were still receiving emails after 3pm that year.
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  29. Sorry for not attaching a screenshot of the original email. This is verbatim all they said to me after I emailed asking if it was the same MMI format as last year with the three 10-minute stations. However, email them yourselves and DON'T rely on just my info - I only shared what I heard back because I wanted to help. Best of luck!
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  30. @premed72 thanks for your comment, that gives me hope! I’m still banking on Ottawa! I’ve wanted to be a doctor for a long time and believe that I can find a way back to Canada, just not sure the best route or how long it will take. Maybe I’m just being optimistic, but everyone I know that went oversees got back, whether it took them 1 or 6 years. That being said I only know 8 ppl who went IMG which is a very small sample size
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  31. I emailed them in November and they let me know that the cGPA displayed in Launchpad is the one with the worst year already deleted (if applicable).
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  32. Concernant la partie activité parascolaire est-ce qu’il y a une limite dans le temps? Par exemple de dire les activités parascolaires effectuées au cours des 3 dernières années ou seulement d’écrire celles que l’on a fait la dernière année. Merci!
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  33. PThopeful23

    MMI - PT vs Med

    When I practiced for my MMI a few years ago, I did A LOT of medical related question. Even if it is not PT specific you can still gain a lot from practicing both med and PT type questions. I think the biggest thing you can get from it is your ability to formulate your thoughts in a concise manner and being able to communicate it. I highly highly recommend practicing medical related questions because it will force you to think of the multiple different perspectives to a question/scenario and the benefits and cons of each perspective -> and the rippling affect is has on the other aspects rela
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  34. Le 22 janvier! C'est écrit sur la page web de Mcgill
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  35. Donald_Duck

    Prerequisites

    Don’t worry they’ll look for alternatives if it’s not valid mr duck
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  36. I took some time and scraped the last 20 years of 1st choice and quota data going back to 2000 to see if there were any interesting trends in competitiveness over time. It turns out things have been relatively stable over the last two decades. I again combined pathology and dropped the 1 applicant a year research tracks, and combined community medicine and public health as the name transitioned. Vascular surgery only became a thing in 2012. The values are ratios of first choice applicants to spots, ie number of applicants per spot. Numbers above 1 mean more applicants than spots and blow
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  37. Hey there, just wanted to share that your life does not have to be put "on hold" when you keep on applying. There are tons of students in the program who have pursued alternate careers or went to professional school (e.g. nursing, pharmacy, law) while continuing to apply. Every year, they build more and more hours of experiences to put on their application. So many people I've met are in their late 20s, 30s, and even 40s! And honestly, I look up to all of those people cuz they have so much more experience than I do and they're way ahead of me in some ways.
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  38. well you start by not thinking you are an average medical student or perhaps better to remember an average medical student is a pretty awesome student (imagine you went around saying something like that in other areas - oh he is just an average Olympic swimmer, or average mountain climber and so on....technically true perhaps but not really giving you the right picture and definitely not the right attitude). Probably boils down to thinking that programs are looking for the same basic things Are you smart? Are you hard working? Are you not a jerk? Are you actually interested in the field
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  39. first see if you get just an interview at either...
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  40. Saying that her story doesnt make any sense (subtly insinuating that she’s lying) and saying it’s unethical is quite a bit of prejudice in my book. We’ll have to agree to disagree on that. For your last point, multitudes of medical students receive scolarships and bursaries, (and lets not even talk about the perks most banks give away when subscribing for a LOC) without having to repay anything back. Assuming every med student is financially well off does not match reality.
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  41. jealousy isn't a good look. none of this is a good look. something about a future physician being bitter over a marginalized and disadvantaged immigrant receiving support and financial help really doesn't sit well with me.
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  42. Noroh has been very clear what she is asking and for what purpose, and people are voluntarily choosing to fund her over that amount. She is only in MS2, so my best guess is, if she gets extra, she will use it to pay her entire outstanding balance versus just the minimum deposit, and then will probably use it to help her with the next 2 years of tuition thereafter. Which is also very reasonable and in line with the intent of the people who are donating. I expect she is talking about her high tuition and her ineligibility to access Canadian financial resources because otherwise people out
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  43. it’s nothing but pure jealousy. As long as the student closes her GoFundMe in time, makes sure that donations are only for her school expenses, and doesn’t use it for any other sketchy purposes, I don’t see any problem.
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  44. mohammad, you are barking up the wrong tree. You really want to rain on her. She has future medical education expenses and her request is reasonable and certainly not unethical, notwithstanding exceeding her original request for funding. Your views and statements are without merit.
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  45. I emailed them last week but they never responded to me
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