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  1. Hi friends, they’re sending them out on the 8th. Talked to a u of a advisor this morning!
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  2. I'm applying to a moderately competitive specialty and family medicine. I've been working on my personal letters but really struggling with them ever since they came out. I haven't even started first drafts on all of the essays I wanted to write. I'm overtaken by how unqualified I am. What patient stories do I have to share? I'm nothing special and I don't have any remarkable stories about advocating for patients or cinching the diagnosis for a rare disease or being special in any way. The patient encounters that I remember most fondly are really just the ones where we built relationship
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  3. Thanks, guys. I woke up early today after taking the day yesterday and decided to not mope around. I have been writing drafts for 4 hours today. Just have to get through this. I am forcing myself to remember that I just have to present myself the best way possible and that I can't give up after the near decade I've spent on this medical journey. Thanks for the encouragement and advice.
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  4. Ça sonne super Alex :)) Je t'écris en privé à ce sujet ! Merci ^^
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  5. Avec ton 3,9 de cote z en physio, ça donne environ 34,4 de cote de rendement universitaire (CRU), donc tu satisfais le premier critère d'admission d'avoir une CRU supérieure à 31 (candidat universitaire). Donc, ton invitation au MEM dépend maintenant entièrement de ton résultat au Casper... Tu dis que ça semble avoir bien été, donc tu as srm une chance, en tout cas je te le souhaite ! Mais bon y'a aucun moyen de savoir notre résultat :/ ... Bonne chance !
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  6. idadmin@ualberta.ca you should have gotten an email from this address about your CCID, your UofA email is CCID@ualberta.ca
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  7. From what I’ve heard: Question appears, 2 minutes to think, 5 minutes to answer, then a follow-up question with 2 minutes left
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  8. And my point is that the 325kLOC and 50k OSAP is unlikely to be enough to cover you for the 4 years for tuition, living costs, applications for residency and electives. Hence the point - if finances are already tough where you can't apply broadly to even secure the acceptance in the first place, then you should strongly reconsider even applying without sitting down to get a better grasp of total costs involved and huge risks at hand. Good luck
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  9. I haven't gotten a confirmation email either
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  10. It seems to be up and running again, god bless
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  11. I can’t provide any insight unfortunately because I haven’t applied to med yet but if ever you want a buddy to chat with then message me. I’m not a single mom but I am a mom of 3 young kids and live in Quebec and hoping to apply to med for the first time this upcoming fall
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  12. Clerkship was busy because you had very little control and you had to complete your tasks while studying for relevant exams. While some rotations were less busy (e.g. family medicine) you are still looking at having to rotate through fields such as CTU, General Surgery, where you are expected to do overnight call which can get quite busy. While you do get that post-call day I found I needed it to recover. Weekends were also needed often to study to improve knowledge but also to prepare for exams. Residency was similar as it was a combination of busy and non-busy rotations but factor in re
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  13. Congrats! I had a similar reaction to your post as Jarisch at first but I assume they didn't read your entire petition. Your position is explained well and is fair.
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  14. First off, for those who are considering the AUS/IRL route, I'm sorry if these commends are coming off as harsh or condescending. I was a re-applicant and applied both as broadly as I could to US/Canada. I would have applied abroad the following year if I hadn't got in when I did. I had a much lower GPA than the people in this thread (old MCAT though so can't compare) and got accepted in both US/Canada with what I think were average ECs, so I am honest when I'm surprised that you're not getting any love. Going international is expensive, difficult, and scary. Getting into med school in NA suck
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  15. The "overall GPA" is the c-GPA (cumulative), and the "sub-GPA" is the s-GPA...
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  16. 1. the timing of it was important because everyone was outlining their plans for vaccinating staff, nurses, PABs and residents and leaving us behind. we acknowledge the difficulty with supply, but when you hear about non patient facing staff getting it, it's quite frustrating. also all the med students and residents on the french side were all vaccinated. 2. if you read the wording - we're asking to be prioritized like anyone who has the same exposure - my school doesn't allow med students to be on covid wards, but this isn't the case everywhere as you can see above at University of Ottaw
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  17. I will say that schools can be very accommodating for things like this and there are usually ways to make things work in the end. Many schools for preclerkship also have a lot of the lectures recorded which can add flexibility. They will be parts of clerkship that will be more challenging - but hiring a nanny for that in particular is possible. While spending the LOC is still money to be paid back at least there is a pool of resources there. like blah1234 I know people that have had done this or had children in med school. It won't be easy and you shouldn't be shielded from that fact but
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  18. Psych

    AGE? Consensus

    I mean, you're assuming that everyone out of 3rd year is 21 and everyone out of 4th year is 22, which is likely not true because many people take gap years, internships, etc. Even if your numbers are right, if 20% are ~21 and 30% are ~22 the median would be right on the line between 22 and 23, with accounting for gap years pushing it up to the 23 range which is what I suggested. You may know some students in the class but I know at least 75% of the class and as I mentioned, about half of people I know are ~25. There's really no other way to prove anything without Ottawa actually posting the me
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  19. I think it's possible but you may have to be ready to spend $$ on daycare or nannies. If you dont have financial support that may mean higher LOC than other students. Also depends on the location of the school and its tuition. If you can find a cheap location/school combo I've heard of people having kids in med school but they had support
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  20. Agreeing with everyone else here! I ended up getting waitlisted for toronto and alberta with a sGPA of 3.64 last year, so yes I likely wasn't ranked high on the waitlist but goes to show that there are various factors universities considered. After finishing up my degree, with my last term grades now counting, it has gone up a bit. So hopefully competitive enough for this years application cycle.
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  21. Hey Everyone! I am currently in my first year at UCC (BDSG1 4-Year Grad entry)! Thought I'd give you a bit of info and answer some of your concerns! There's around 25 of us from Canada, but you share half your classes with some of the 5-year Irish students! Very few offers came out in February last year, I received mine early March. From what I know, Full year Anatomy is a requirement for the 4-year program, I know somebody in the 5 year program who specifically did not get in to Grad-Entry because of Anatomy, he is however waiving most of the courses he had done, so he has a pretty light
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  22. Somewhere between "Sup bitches its ya boy/girl cotecc comin at ya" and latin. What will be most effective depends on the institution program and congruence with your personality as expressed in interviews.
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  23. IMislove

    AGE? Consensus

    And that’s why I didn’t stay in my job either. Comfortable government job, close to home, but it would be mostly the same day. Felt like max potential was reached relatively early, but medicine, now this brings a smile to my face.
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  24. Going into respond to these paragraphs only. For the first paragraph: I never said you needed to have those things done to get into medical school. I was using them as examples of diverse students in some medical schools. Even if someone gets into medical school right away out of undergrad at 22....they would finish medical school at 26...and say they wanted to be a specialist...most FRCPC fields now require a fellowship(s) +/- grad degree to find full-time employment in many cities(so you can say 6-8 years of residency) .... and they are already about "35"...the number that used wit
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  25. Butterfly_

    AGE? Consensus

    Yea I agree mostly. I think schools should value life experience more than what they currently do now. I guess I should have defined what I meant when I said ECs earlier. To me, it means anything done outside of class. ECs don’t have to be about clubs or research—work experience is key imo. I starting to working at 15, so I know where you’re coming from. I just think that schools that don’t look at ECs will miss out on the older applicants.
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  26. Butterfly_

    AGE? Consensus

    Just wayyyyyy too young. The Mac admissions criteria is geared towards young people with high marks and good test-taking skills. They don’t look at people’s experiences/cvs!!!!! Also, the criteria indirectly makes it harder for people from low SES because they don’t have as much time to study or invest in prep courses due to working—hence harder to score good grades. It’s just going to keep getting younger and younger every year as well as less and less diverse every year. Tragic imo. I hope they change the selection criteria in the future. PS: @MDplz199726 is n
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  27. BCelectrophile

    Why UBC?

    I'm at UBC and some of the cool/unique things we have here are: 1. Distributed Program: The distributed sites are pretty cool, you can join a smaller program and go to school in Victoria/Kelowna/Prince George or join the bigger program at the Vancouver campus, and have friends/classmates across the province. 2. FLEX: at UBC we have curricular research requirements (=FLEX project) with a ton of support from faculty. They really make a point that you can do whatever you want even if it's not traditional research. From talking to my friends at other schools it can be pretty challenging
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  28. Salut!! Voici les miennes: Catégorie : Collégien COTE R pré-covid : 36.8 COTE R post-covid ( si applicable) : Aucune idée, ca va surement baisser, mais on verra ... Programme : SN CASPER impressions (si fait) : Aucune idée, ya des questions que j'étais pas mal confiant et d'autres boff... On verra bien! Commentaires : First post! Écoutez, j'ai essayé de lire et de comprendre vos calculs/explications sur comment notre Cote R sera calculée, mais je ne vais pas vous mentir, j'ai abandonné il y a une couple de mois d'essayer de comprendre comment elle est cal
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  29. Don't take things personally, my friend. And I stand by my statement that GDP per captia doesn't mean anything in this context. The Yukon has a higher GDP per capita, so it must be a better place to live right? Nunavut has a higher median income, so obviously far superior to Alberta.
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  30. Catégorie : collégien COTE R pré-covid : 37,3XX COTE R post-covid ( si applicable) : Je pense qu'elle devrait rester environ la même. Mes notes sont environ les mêmes. On avait quelques examens en présentiel dont les examens finaux en sciences et maths, donc il y a pas pu y avoir tant de tricherie. Les moyennes sont plus fortes qu'à la première session, mais les groupes sont aussi plus forts (les plus "faibles" ne suivent plus le parcours linéaire de 2 ans, ou ils ont changé de programme). Elles se situent généralement entre 60 et 80 exclusivement à l'exception d'un cours dont la moy
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  31. Catégorie : Universitaire GPA pré-covid : 3,72 GPA post-covid ( si applicable) : Inchangé Programme : Non connexe (bac + maîtrise) CASPER impressions (si fait) : Première tentative, je dirais assez moyen Commentaires : Je pense que les CRU pour les candidats de mon programme ont beaucoup baissées.... On verra, mais normalement d'après les discussions que j'ai eu avec d'autres diplomés de mon programme, un 3,9 donne une CRU autour de 38 et un 3,6 une CRU d'environ 34,3 ... Donc je vais être surement autour de 35,5 ish ... Selon le tableau des étalons de ULaval, ma CRU
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  32. Message me too if you'd like to connect! I'm almost 27 and about to start a second undergrad this Sept! I have done some research on this topic before enrolling and would love to share, but ultimately a second undergrad in Science is up to the discretion of your home university/university you're applying to based on the courses you've already completed. The programs have to be different (e.g. Bio vs Life Science vs Environmental Science, etc.). Good luck!!
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  33. I just used their 7 book pack that comes with 3 online full-length practice tests plus online quizzes, a few videos, and things like that. I'm not 100% sure how much it cost but I think it was only around $200!
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  34. I really do not understand why they are completely ignoring W20 grades. That was my last semester of my undergrad and was going to be my best (even before COVID). Now that will never count and will continuously make me disadvantaged in all future application cycles. Why wouldn't they just discount the semester if it lowered your GPA and keep it if it raised it/kept it the same?
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  35. Hi guys! Do programs taken at the Michener Institute count for med school applications? I already have a degree but i am looking to pursue a second one due to my gpa!
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  36. I would like to add some clarification as I see a lot of people are doubting the duck. The 575 interviews is solely for the English stream. The 90 interviews for 40 spots has been confirmed by the admissions office. There are roughly 450 applicants to the French stream yearly however the number of applicants has been rising every year, reaching closer and closer to 500. These numbers are accurate and yes the french stream applicants do have a much higher chance to get admitted when they receive an interview invite. This is 100% confirmed and verified with multiple reputable sources.
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  37. In regards to the french stream, there are 90 interviews for 40 spots. There are an additional 8 spots in the french program reserved for CNFS stuents which is totally separate, I believe they interview about 15-20 candidates for those spots (french program applicants outside of the province of Ontario). Total french program seats is therefore 48. So 90 interviews for 40 spots, given that a few students reject those offers, you can expect the chances for french stream to be a 1 in 2 chance. Very different from the 575 interviews for 116 spots, roughly 1 in 5 chance. And I am 99% ce
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  38. Applied: (PT) Mac, Western, Queens, Ottawa and Dal cGPA: 3.75, sGPA: 3.86 (4.02/4.3) I have 60 hours volunteering as a PT assistant, 400 hours working as an EA with children with special needs, currently doing an undergraduate thesis, was a recipient of an Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) through NSERC last summer, member of the varsity soccer program at my school for 4 years, a few extracurriculars through the school. I'm not sure about my chances because my CASPer worries me, I thought I did really well on the written prompts but not as much on the video based ones,
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  39. Sorry I am a little late, but the rejections from this cycle got me debating my life... Time Stamp: Jan 28, 4:13pm Invite/reject: Rejection IP/OOP: IP SWOMEN (Y/N): N 2YGPA: 3.95 MCAT (CHEM/CARS/BIO/PSYCH): 128/128/129/130 Essays (X/8): 7/8 - Leadership did not have a strong second essay, had a really good first one. Really put emphasis on the volunteering and employment experience in my essays, outlining what my impact was and why it made me a good fit. Worked with professional support for applying to med school given by my university, had a mentor med stu
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