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  1. hey ! If it can give you hope, I applied 2 times at McGill. First time, I had no interview (I don't know my rank). Second time, which is last year, I had an interview. I was really (really !) surprised... nothing had really changed, I had the same GPA (3.81, if I remember properly) and the same pre-reqs. My CV changed, but really slightly. Maybe my casper was not good the first time, but I doubt it since I had interviews at other schools... I thought maybe I had and interview the second time because I'm from Outaouais and they were opening the new campus ? Same thing happened for my f
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  2. update on the blog is up!
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  3. 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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  4. January 22 is coming fast! Fingers crossed and good luck to everyone! TIME STAMP: XX:XX Result: Invite / Waitlist / Regrets GPA: ECs (CV): Year: UG, professional UG, Masters, PhD Feelings about Casper: Applicant category: QC university / QC Med-P / OOP / RSPP / International / MDCM-PhD Here's the link to ask for your ranking: https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/request-ranking-requete-de-classement | 3 dodos avant le 22 janvier! On croise les doigts et bonne chance, tout le monde! Heure : XXhXX Catégorie de candidature : QC universitair
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  5. Mes amis de Sciences biologiques qui ont été admis en med vet n'ont eu aucun cours crédités, et même en ayant été auxiliaires d'enseignements pour des cours qui couvraient la même matière. C'est dommage sur le coup, mais au final ça fait un petit cours bonbon quand tu le fais la 2e fois!
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  6. Médicomage

    Autumn 2021

    It's never about quantity, it's about quality. Read carefully the instructions for the CV and try to answer every questions. Don't see it as a CV, but more like a personal statement that looks like a CV. They want to know how your past exeperiences helped you get the non academic attributes they are looking for. Which experience helped you build your stress management for example, which experience helped you be more empathethic, and stuff like that. Also, look at CanMeds and compare your experiences to these roles. Which one do you already have and during which experiences you had to show thes
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  7. worse than what they think is what you think ( and you have already stated what you think). which mean it could be an issue - thinking something about yourself is off can have you behave in a way that actually does weaken your chances (which has been studied to death in psychology ha). Not sure what to do about it mind you - the situation right now is what it is. Ha, and as staff I will say I am starting to look like a member of a 60s rock band at this point. That isn't going to change anytime soon.
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  8. 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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  9. J'ai insisté et finalement ils m'ont répondu que la mention ''document requis'' serait retirée quand les QA seraient tous traités, ce qui va prendre plusieurs semaines!
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  10. Salut, j’avais assisté à une rencontre d’informations donnée par le département de biologie et ils disaient qu’aucun cours n’etait crédité sauf possiblement Microbiologie générale, mais que ce n’est pas à coup sûr.
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  11. YVONNE You’re very obviously not needed, Edith!
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  12. NOTHING Note our thoroughness has involved nothing good.
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  13. ESPECIALLY Especially, senior personnel expect caution involving any legal liabilities, Yvonne.
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  14. NERVE Never expect red vinegar especially!
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  15. Definitely program dependent. But as a 100% anglophone who has lived in Montreal (undergrad, not med) - I would seriously seriously consider the potential language issues if you don't have at least functional French. It's really hard to fully integrate and I can't imagine trying to adjust to residency and all of those stresses while also having a big chunk of patients who expect to speak a language you don't speak or have minimal functionality in.
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  16. SOLUTION Soap oils leave unremarkable tanginess - it's often nothing.
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  17. I sent mine electronically... Seems more reliable at this time...
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  18. tennie

    Chemistry Prerequisites

    sorry in advance if this is an unhelpful answer, but i think the only thing i can really say in response to your question is maybe, unfortunately :/ as you said, contacting admissions would likely be the best course of action, especially since they would ideally be able to appraise from that course description whether or not it should fit their "Chemistry" requirements. personally it sounds like to me that it would fit the prerequisite (i think my general chemistry course was similar in its content) but i can't give you a definitive answer since i'm obviously not part of admissions hehe t
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  19. 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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  20. As bearded frog mentioned, definitely not for mac (their interview invites are completely formulaic and stats-based), definitely not for Ottawa (tons of people in our class got in out of third year), Queen's and u of T I'm not sure but I know people who got interviews and/or acceptances at both out of third year so they definitely take third years, but I'm not sure if it affects you in the admissions process (although I doubt it). What I've generally heard is that being a third year can hurt you in the sense that you have one or more fewer years of experience/ECs, but they look at all app
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  21. "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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Hello Ash, I did get another email similar to yours delaying it until the end of this month. They originally placed an announcement for today back when I contacted them in the beginning of last month, so it may possibly be delayed which I hope it doesn't. I don't think its a good idea to keep delaying reviewing because it won't be as fresh and hope to get a date ASAP which so far seems to me to be in mid March. I did write the fall exam and can give you feedback if interested. Best, Ali
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  26. McGill changed those requirements starting in the current cycle! They no longer calculate a prerequisite GPA to use in the post-interview ranking, which is now based 100% on your MMI performance. Starting in the current cycle the science prerequisites only need to be completed with a grade that would allow one to obtain transfer credit, which iirc at McGill is a C or a C+ but don't quote me on that. So as long as TheHopefulMD's C+ would count for transfer credit and it doesn't hit their cGPA too badly they should be fine.
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  27. Thanks for this response and congratulations on the commencement of your first year! I had a consultant review my application and she was very pleased with it. Writing is definitely one of my strengths and NOSM has several essay questions on their application. Overall, I think I did really well on that part. I’m very anxious to hear if I’ll receive an interview invite!
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  28. YACHSTMAN Your admiring children have serious tenaciousness man, and nerve.
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  29. I posted too quickly, I found the answer in another thread. GL are the initials of the person who verified the document.
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  30. From what I understood, they will suggest that you take classes from the begining. You could also practice with me or other french speakers I'm sure 2 years is enough to get a sufficient level to interact with patients!! You can do it! It doesn't have to be perfect. My english was just as much basic two years ago (like, I couldn't properly maintain a conversation) and now I'm somehow getting into McGill... but it's still very far from perfect and it's stressing me up a bit hahaha! But that's ok! You are not alone in that situation.
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  31. Hello to any future applicants reading this Last year, I found myself being in a particular situation and not finding direct answers to my questions. Even if I emailed the admissions office, their answers were quite generic and left me confused. I thought I'd share my situation....To whomever may be reading this in the future, if you are in the same situation as I was, hopefully you get the answers you wanted (because I know this can be quite anxiety inducing). I graduated from my BSc in 2018. That same year, I got waitlisted at McGill for their MD CM program, and so I opted to imm
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  32. I don't think it is worth it in your case, for McGill. For other schools, maybe it is. Working 2-3 more years to improve your GPA from 3.7 to 3.9? I think you can spend that time improving many other aspects. There is also a lot of luck involved. As you may know, many 4.0 applicant do not even get interviewed. Best of luck!:)
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  33. Do not rely entirely on the GPA average you see on McGill stats. There have been many cases of people with way lower GPAs getting in. As far as I've been able to tell a well-rounded and active EC record seems to be more than able to offset a 3.7 GPA in the application. I think, not crossing out a second degree option entirely which can always help!, you should definitely apply next cycle.
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