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  1. I would say that it will be tomorrow or Wednesday. They told me "early in the week" via email, but I also know they are allowing graduate students to provide proof of degree completion until Tuesday at 4:30. That said, I would guess they will wait until this information is submitted before they send out interview information. I would also guess that the person who posted stats may have been trolling to stress others out.
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  2. I don't think that is correct information about the NOSM invites. They would not send out early interviews, they send them out on the same day.
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  3. Maybe a bit late to reply to this thread but: Definitely possible! This is my third time applying, and just to give you an idea, the first time around I applied during my last year of undergrad and ranked in the bottom third of applicants (550/819 or something like that, don't remember exactly). The second time I applied (which was last year), I ended up getting an interview and placed high on the waitlist (which suuuucked emotionally, but it just shows you can improve like crazy just by doing a masters' and boosting your Casper score a little !). My pre-reqs were really really low,
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  4. If you did a few electives in gen surgery and expressed a legitimate interest while you're there: "I'm currently looking at gen surgery and urology and both interest me tell me about why I should do gen surgery" etc. and get strong reference letters then that's completely legit, and you can say in your personal statement you were interested in both urology and general surgery throughout medical school but eventually decided that [choice] was the right one for you because of X/Y/Z and just swap out the specialty as appropriate
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  5. The best and easiest way is cold emailing! Think about what areas of research you might be interested in (unless you're really set on a small niche, keep it broad like cardiology vs. oncology) and then go to the websites of the departements for those specialities and read up on faculty conducting that type of research. Craft a brief email detailing your interest, attach your CV, and send! That's pretty much it. Believe it or not, as a med student you're in high demand as a researcher because there's a certain assumption of competence and work ethic combined with they fact that they don't
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  6. You would be surprised on how bad medical students can be at interviewing.
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  8. I also suspect a troll. I got that email this weekend. When I read message preview and realized it was from from NOSM admissions, my stomach jumped into my throat. :/ I am hoping Wednesday at the latest.
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  9. It works the same. The French med schools are all P/F now as far as I know and are used to getting McGill apps (which has been P/F forever), so it should be fine. The transcripts will probably be used as a red flag.
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  10. As someone who lived there most of my life, I can say that at least half of the patient population will be French-speaking. Therefore, what I said still stands, especially for a potential resident. Sure you can learn, but going in with basic functioning will do wonders.
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  12. "Although I am not yet decided on what kind of practice I would have as a family physician I am strongly interested in rural care and I am aware that unfortunately a lot of rural areas are underserved in terms of diagnostic procedures available. I foresee that I will have patients who will be able to get x-rays and other imaging fairly urgently but not have it formally interpreted for a day or more. As you know, radiology is a field that is woefully under-taught in medical school and a special interest of mine so I took it upon myself to do a number of electives so that I may be able to better
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  13. ROOSEVELT Robert's other older sister Evelyn, very elderly, left Texas.
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  14. Congrats I graduate in June as well! I've just been trying to hunker down and focus on all my classes. Playing lots of video games in my down time to keep my mind busy!
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  15. Turquoise

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    Oui, effectivement ! Seulement, je sais à quel point c'est compétitif comme programme et bien que je me sois bien préparée pour Casper/MEM, je me suis dit qu'il vaut mieux prévoir un bon plan B (mais je croise les doigts pour que mon Casper qui est demain se passe bien tout d'abord !)
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  16. SOLDIER Some Old ladies did idealize Eleanor Roosevelt
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  17. A few other applicants in this cycle told me that but I’m not sure where they heard! :$
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  18. Me neither.. I heard they are coming today?! Idk if thats true but I’m keeping my fingers crossed
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  19. With an elective cap, this becomes a very reasonable approach. To add as well, no specialty (including family medicine and IM) likes being a "back-up", so you will need to use this logic regardless of what your second choice specialty is. Every specialty is becoming challenging to back-up with (esp. in popular locations) so don't close doors by letting anybody know its a backup choice.
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  20. It's not a silly question. Some will probably come here and tell you that you won't be judged on your hair. The reality is many of your interviewers (especially the older ones) may think untraditional hairstyles are unprofessional/unseemingly/unfitting for a future physician. they won't explicitly say or write this when evaluating your interview performance, but it could totally play a factor, even subconsciously. I'd say just get any standard "professional" haircut. you can manbun it and dye it pink once you've got the acceptance.
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  21. Not for Mac at least.
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  22. In previous years they went out in March and there’s never really a set date. Last year they went out on a Monday so I’d say sometime during the week of the 25
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  23. Salut! Non je pense que c'est normal. J'ai envoyé un courriel pour être sur et on m'a répondu qu'avec près de 1100 demandes, ils pouvaient pas confirmer le statut d'une demande en particulier (pas super sympathique lol) .... Alors vu que la date limite c'est ce soir, j'imagine qu'on aura un changement de statut au courant de la semaine!
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  24. Yup I sent out a simple email and it worked!
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  25. Anyone else get an email about the 0.2 boost regarding a masters?
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  26. Aside from work (I graduated in June), I'm trying to get lots of exercise/work on quickening my running pace, still learning to love the online volunteering format (lol), aaand baking an unhealthy amount of cookies/treats How about you?
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  27. The only things that qualify for small and moderately compeditive are urology and vascular, which generally have an average of a third more applicants than spots, so with the extremely realistic chance of not matching you'd be well served to actually have a reasonable second choice and not just a "back-up" unless you'd consider doing the risky gambit of going unmatched and doing a research year or something. So strongly consider what else you want to do, and do electives in that and make a real effort at applying to it with good reference letters and letters of intent, and just rank all y
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  28. For the most part, this is the first opportunity for the Panel to actually meet you, they know you fairly well on paper, however, they are able to obtain a sense of whom you are, of your personality and to gauge whether or not they feel you will be a good fit for the team. They may have preselected one or more candidates for the position, but a poor interview will assure these candidates won't be chosen. The interview is your opportunity to be genuine, to be authentic to whom you are, and by being comfortable in these surroundings, and simply being yourself and honest in your answers, you are
    1 point
  29. I’m diving into my school work to keep busy
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  30. I get what you mean but it is always worth a shot! I applied to 4 schools for one cycle in 2018 and only got one interview (UofT and then got waitlisted) and then 4 schools for the next cycle in 2019 and only got one interview again at UofT and now I am a first year UofT med student so it really only does take 1 interview and 1 admission
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  31. 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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  32. I think you must have at least 4 academic years on your transcript DONE( for instance 2015/2016 , 16/17, 17/18 , 18/19) and they will drop the lowest of the 4. I suggest you to email them to be sure.
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  34. I cannot say. Your GPA is definitely in range, your sGPA and ECs will dictate if your MCAT is lethal. I would try the mid-low range of Canadian accepting USMD schools and perhaps DO over Ireland. If you can get into an Israeli school (do you have connections with Israel? I imagine since they are seen as equivalent to USMD they have high application requirements) I would do that before DO or Ireland. Canada > USMD > Israel > USDO > other IMG IMHO.
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  35. Program: MD-PhD Result: Interview Invitation OMSAS GPA: 3.85 MCAT: 523 (132/130/130/131) IP/OOP: IP Research: 2nd author pub, local conferences, 3.5 years research experience
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  36. JohnGrisham

    CASPer for CaRMS

    Its unfortunate that CASPER has been able to infiltrate residency admissions process now too, such a waste of money, resources and time.
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  37. 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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  38. Mel96b

    Chances 2021?

    Similar stats here (3,8/4.0 with a masters) and I got in, so it's definitely possible! But don't underestimate the importance of the Casper (especially since 3,8 is under average) and the MMIs. I never used any coaching program (they are wayyyy too expensive), but I did prepare myself properly anyway. DM if you want some tips!
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  39. TIME STAMP: Don`t know cause I waited for the email... Result: Admitted with condition Pre-req GPA: 3.71 MCAT: Not submitted Feeling About MMI (please be mindful of NDA): 2nd time around. The first time was disasterous and I ranked in the bottom third. This time, I practiced, applied myself and the MMI was actually quite enjoyable and I left the interview feeling great. Year: 2nd undergrad finished in 2016, masters finished in 2017, both were professional degrees. IP/OOP/International: IP Comments: To everyone reading this who did not get the answer tha
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  40. TIME STAMP: Around 10am this morning Result: Waitlisted : MTL #1 Pre-req GPA: 3.9 MCAT: 112 Feeling About MMI (please be mindful of NDA): Second time doing it. Last year I was quite confident. This year felt way worse. Year: Finishing PhD IP/OOP/International: OOP Comments: I've applied too many times to count. This was the last time I would have applied too. Message me with any questions I'd be happy to help.
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  41. TIME STAMP: 10:39 AM Result: Waitlist--MTL #3 Pre-req GPA: 3.6 MCAT: N/A Feeling About MMI (please be mindful of NDA): I thought it was pretty good Year: graduate student IP/OOP/International: IP Comments: any thoughts about probability or chances. thanks
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  42. A note about research. I don't know if you have any idea how you want to practice, but this is coming from a guy who wants an academic, research focused career. Re: compared to western not being comparable to research at Toronto and Mac. Forgetting that I'm at Western for a second, please remember that as a single resident you really don't need eleventh billion PIs. You will likely only get involved in a few research projects. The variety that exists and even the smaller institutions in Canada will be more than enough to satisfy your needs. You don't need the ridiculous diversity that exi
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  43. Result: MD-PhD (Rejected) OMSAS GPA 3.85 MCAT 523 (132/130/130/131) Research: 3.5 years, 2nd author pub, multiple conferences
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