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  1. I'm in the webinar and they said first batch of interview invites will be released today. Stay positive everyone and good luck!!
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  2. Time stamp 4:14 Result: Interview (MD) GPA: 4.00 MCAT: 526 ECs: lots of long term and diverse volunteering, some research Essays: started early and tried my best Year: 3rd undergrad
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  3. TIME STAMP: 4:15 Result: Interview (MD) pm for details
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  4. TIME STAMP: 4:14 Result: Interview (MD) IP GPA: 3.88 wGPA MCAT: 519 ECs: really not that amazing, 1 NSERC-USRA, research assistant, sales associate, volunteer at community center Essays: had them looked over by a med student Year: completed undergrad last year, second time applying shaking, I have no idea how I received one at all! Good luck to everyone
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  5. TIME STAMP: 4:18 Result: Invite!! (MD) GPA: 3.94 MCAT: 516 (129/128/129/130) ECs: Some research, some long term volunteering as well as some more recent ones, sports, I'd say my ECs are decently diverse but nothing super special Essays: Felt okay, I tried to include personal anecdotes! Year: 3rd, IP Good luck everyone! My interview is Feb 6th if anyone is wondering about the spacing between invite and actual interview
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  6. Program: MD Result: Invite (wtf) Timestamp: 2:06 pm EST OMSAS GPA: 3.65 !!! CARS: 129 IP/OOP: OOP Casper: must have been rly good to make up for my gpa Being OOP and having such a low GPA and average CARS for OOP I thought I had 0% chance at mac so I am literally in shock. I'd be happy to answer any Qs about how I prepped for Casper cuz that must have been my saving grace.
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  7. TIME STAMP: 4:18 PM Result: Interview (MD) GPA: 3.98 (OMSAS), I'm not sure how wGPA is calculated MCAT: 521 ECs: volunteer/paid research (no actual publications though), 3 years of sports, cat fostering, hospital volunteer, international volunteering, lots of LGBT advocacy work, military, some national level sports and neuroscience competition, one international sport competition. Essays: read over by 2 or 3 people? Year: 4th
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  8. Theoretically the only way to validate it is to look for low stat invites (CARS AND GPA) and assume they aced CASPer. Any other way (e.g. 132/4.0 rejected) has the flaw that someone could have red flagged CASPer and been eliminated that way. There's also going to be some availability bias in that seeing someone with high stats rejected is more of a shock. I just skimmed invite stats quickly but seeing someone with near perfect stats and a bottom 20% at Manitoba CASPer (different pools admittedly) get invited would seem to validate the floor of the model. But who knows, COVID could well p
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  9. I was speaking with admissions today and they told me that interview decisions would be sent out early next week.
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  10. Program: MD Result: Invite (?!) Timestamp: 2:09 pm EST OMSAS GPA: 3.99 CARS: 126 IP/OOP: IP Casper: Was cut off on two questions and didn't feel as natural as last year (when I had the same stats and no invites). Practiced like crazy for it though in the summer since I was writing in August for Dal I think this goes to show how subjective the whole process can be and all we can really do is put in as much effort as we can and hope for the best. Good luck to everyone for the rest of the cycle
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  11. Program: MD Result: invite!! Timestamp: 2:05 pm OMSAS GPA: 3.76 CARS: 129 IP/OOP: IP Casper: got 1st quintile according to Manitoba (80-100%). was probably the only thing that pulled me through first invite after 2 rejections this year and all rejections last year!! feeling grateful but cautiously optomistic and stressed that nothing is guaranteed yet
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  12. Program: MD Result: INVITE Timestamp: 2:05 pm OMSAS GPA: 3.73 CARS: 129 IP/OOP: IP Casper: I guess it must have been pretty good since it made up for my low GPA. I can't believe I actually got a Mcmaster interview oh my god
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  13. 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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  14. Je suis pas certaine que ce soit ce que tu cherches, mais à la section 11.2b, c'est écrit: Sinon, l'information pourrait se retrouver sur ton plan de cours (exemple ici, dans le premier bloc de texte à la page 7). Je trouve ta réaction normale et j'aurais probablement tenté la même chose. Bravo pour ton excellente note malgré tout, sois-en fier!
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  15. IP! Sorry, should have included that in the original post. I'll edit it now. Thank you!! Best of luck to you!!
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  16. Black widow

    Date du TAED reportée

    J'ai communiqué avec Sandra, voici sa réponse "Pour le TAED, nous sommes à travailler sur une solution équitable pour tous, surveillez notre site à www.fmd.ulaval.ca car nous mettrons l’information dès qu’elle sera disponible." J'espère que ça relève un peu de stresse!
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  17. Just about interview prep but they will post the webinar on their YouTube channel (UofTMDProgram) and all interview tips are on their website/sent to successful applicants!
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  18. @mk_ Thank you so much. Your advice makes a lot of sense. I will try asking my prof
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  19. Anything is better than nothing, its pretty common that people start of a project interested in one thing and then switch. It won't be held against you for most specialties, as long as you're demonstrating an interest in research if that's what their into. All else being equal though the person with 11 first author derm papers is gonna be preferred but in the long run its more important you choose carefully to make a selection you can be happy with for the rest of your life.
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  20. The Venn diagram of "primarily inpatient" and "no procedures" is pretty small, depending on where you practice etc. some GIM docs will pretty much only consult when they need a procedure or medication they can't do themselves. Lets go one by one: • Cardio - You aren't doing caths unless you want to. You might do some echos on your own but I don't know if you qualify that as a "procedure". • ICU - lol • Endo - No procedures that I can think of • Gastro - scopes so yes • Geriatrics - I don't think so • Heme/onc - Biopsies and LPs • ID - No procedures • Nephrology - Biopsies
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  21. Was anything else of importance mentioned during the webinar?
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  22. FWIW mac's wait-lists have been legit in the past. I know people have been given interviews off the interview wait-list, and I personally was accepted off the post-interview wait-list way back when. However, it is hard to predict this year. How many people given guaranteed interviews were accepted elsewhere or are not interested in medical school this year and will not attend? I don't know if they will accept off interview wait-list to fill the additional guaranteed interview spots. on the other hand, with interviews being online and the financial and logistical costs low perhaps the very few
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  23. In my experience no. They try to guarantee at least 2 weeks (mine was 16 days), but that's about it.
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  24. There could always be conflict of interest, but that's beyond your control; it'd be on the teacher. But researchers and teachers are well educated on the matter. They know the risks and, for the most part, remain neutral towards their students-interns. Plus, it would not benefit them to have an intern who doesn't master well the research topic as taught in class, so it wouldn't benefit them in any way to, let's say, increase your grades. As for you not doing well in their class, that's a risk for you to take. But instead of looking at your situation with pessimistic eyes, use that as a mo
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  25. Bizarre, parce que la TGDE avait confirmé que c’était possible plus tôt cette année (c’était pas explicitement écrit, mais elle a confirmé le loophole en question dans les règlements d’admission qui rendait ça possible), donc beaucoup de monde dans la même situation avait appliqué cette année. J’imagine qu’ils vont garder ça cette année par souci d’équité (pour le monde n’ayant pas vu la conférence avant d’appliquer mais ayant seulement lu les règlements d’admission), mais ils vont patcher le loophole dans les règlements dès l’année prochaine.
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  26. Ça n'a pas d'impact tant que tu le fais dans les temps requis
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  27. CaRMS2021

    Casper for CaRMS

    Funny how the creator of CASPer isn't requiring it for PGME, almost as if CASPer isn't validated for residency outcomes especially the new CBME curriculum and delivery...
    1 point
  28. If it makes you feel better just know that there are probably going to be more interviews this year since they raised the amount of spots. But yeah it’s definitely stressful.
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  29. Je ne pense pas que ce soit obligatoire de parler de l'an dernier nécessairement, surtout qu'en 2020, on en a fait bcp moins que lors des années d'avant!!! Mais bon, difficile de trouver des infos sur le processus de correction de ce questionnaire!
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  30. Yes, I will be trying again this year. If you have made some changes/improvements to your application (CV as well as your casper) this year, that will most probably also boost your rank to maybe getting an interview. Stay positive and good luck!!
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  31. Hi, Yes, it is definitely possible. I applied 2 years ago with very low rank...maybe 150ish(I forget exactly) and last year I was waitlisted at 21st place after interviews (for outaouais campus). Unfortunately I did not get in, but it is a definite improvement. I would say however, it all depends on what was causing your rank to be lower; for me, it was my pre-req courses, which I redid and boosted my grades therefore giving me a better chance and higher rank. Hope thid helps.
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  32. Thank you for this. Damn. I didn’t want to wait the whole weekend, lol.
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  34. Pour la révision des évaluations : 9.4 - 9.5 - 9.6 Pour l'arrondissement : je crois que c'est à la discretion des facultés/départements, donc va voir sur StudiUM ou le site de ta fac/dép s'ils ont pas un document de règlement fac/dép. (c'est ce qu'on a à la fac de pharm.) sinon email votre TGDE pour savoir.
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  36. Timestamp: 2:51pm Program: MD Result: Rejection OMSAS GPA: 3.76 CARS: 131 IP/OOP: IP Think I need to take some time off these forums for my mental well-being, good luck with interviews to everyone who got one
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  37. INVITE!!!!! (HonestLY SO SHOCKED) OMSAS GPA: 3.93 CARS: 126?!?!?!? IP/OOP: IP Casper: Prepped A LOT, felt okay! I can't believe it... Feels like a mistake, but I’ll take it! Incredibly grateful for the opportunity and am going to prep my butt off!
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  38. Program: MD Result: INVITE (how the hell....) Timestamp: 2:09 pm OMSAS GPA: 3.86 CARS: 128 IP/OOP: OOP Casper: Feels pretty meh. But somehow good enough for Dalhousie OOP and 1st quintile in Manitoba OOP pool!
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  39. Program: MD Result: Interview Invite! Timestamp: 2:08PM EST OMSAS GPA: 3.87 CARS: 127 IP/OOP: IP Casper: Looks like it came through and made up for my GPA and CARS. Goodluck everyone! To all the future lurkers with 127 CARS' and average GPA's, don't give up - it's possible.
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  40. Or, as my colleague says "maybe we need to rethink having 1000 people living 1500km away from major centres, and expecting anywhere close to a level of quality care that is standard". I think we always say there is a "need" - but do we really "need" to have vast spread out small centres endeavouring to have higher level of quality care, without the efficiencies of clustered concentrated centres for quality of care? Unlike other countries that often have better transport infrastructure, and less natural geographic barriers - Canada is so wide spread...and I think there is something to be
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  41. Totally! It's never inappropriate to approach a researcher for an internship/shadowing if you're genuinely interested by their work or the field, even if you have no whatsoever relation with them (out of the dozen PIs I approached, only one was my teacher once, and some weren't even teachers in my uni)!
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  42. Irrelevant after a year or two of practicing
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  43. Qu'elle est ta CRU ? N'oublie pas que le QA compte seulement pour 15% si tu es en changement de programme et 25% si tu es diplômé. De plus, il y a pleins d'autres choses qui sont prises en compte dans le QA. Il y a aussi le CASPer qui compte pour 20%. Oui, avoir de l'expérience en pharmacie est un atout, mais ce n'est vraiment pas tous les candidats qui ont de l'expérience en pharmaceutique.
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  44. 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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  45. I’m nervous and excited. Feels like the wait is taking forever!!! I keep wondering how they are able to process over 2000 applicants ... how much time do they spend on each one? How many do they review a day? I wonder if mine sticks out enough... So many thoughts! Haha.
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  46. Ça dépend de plusieurs facteurs, mais c'est certain qu'avoir de l'expérience dans le milieu pharmaceutique aide énormément ton questionnaire autobiographique
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  47. Ouai c'est vrai chacun sa façon de voir et d'aborder les choses. Moi je considère que c'est une grosse perte de TEMPS et D'ARGENT de rentrer à l'université simplement pour ''gagner de l'expérience''. Ce que je veux dire par la c'est que la plus part du temps les programmes en santé vont nous faire ingurgiter des quantités de matières monstres qu'on aura oublié 3 semaines après l'examen. De la manière que système est fait on gagne rien à part du stress et de la fatigue alors a part rentrer dans son plan B il devrait éviter a tout prix l'université si ca ne le sert pas dans ses objectifs.
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  48. Pharmacist_UdeM

    PharmD 2020

    Je suis un ancien étudiant du PharmD à l'UdeM, maintenant pharmacien diplômé. Je peux vous donner une idée à ce sujet. Contrairement à d'autres emplois, il n'y a pas tellement d'augmentation en échelle pour les pharmaciens communautaires (PJC et autres), donc un jeune pharmacien ne sera pas payé tellement moins qu'un pharmacien d'expérience (< 10$/h de différence environ). Il faut aussi savoir qu'il n'y a pas d'échelle officielle unique. Bien que les bannières puissent donner des suggestions, chaque propriétaire prend ses propres décisions et négocie individuellement avec chaque salarié! Il
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