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  1. 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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  2. No offence at all, but OP should not discount medicine if that's what she wants to do. Allied health is definitely a reasonable career, with generally less intensive training, but I don't think actually practising as a nurse vs family medicine is any easier. Many nurses do shift work which includes nights, whereas after residency, most family docs can easily have practices limited to home call, if any. Having a 9-5 practice as a GP with a higher income than full time shift work I think would be a much better home-life balance. The hurdle is getting through the 5-6 years of medical school
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  3. Bonjour, pouvez-vous svp partager le lien ou le nom du groupe Facebook pour la préparation de Mem ? Je suis intéressée à m'y joindre. Merci!
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  4. Hi, Class of 2021! Let's get the new cycle going. Please keep posts in this thread limited to interview invites only. Copy the previous poster's list, unbold their entry and bold your new entry, e.g. "Diagnostic Radiology: Saskatchewan (Nov 27), Manitoba (Dec 1)." Good luck! Anatomical Pathology: Anesthesiology: Cardiac Surgery: Dermatology: Diagnostic Radiology: Emergency Medicine: Family Medicine: General Pathology: General Surgery: Hematological Pathology: Internal Medicine: Medical Genetics and Genomics:
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  5. Last year we weren't allowed to, but I assumed it was due to the last minute shift to the online platform. I am not sure if they figured out a solution for it this year. I would just prepare assuming you won't be allowed to jot notes!
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  6. Personnellement, tout mes amis universitaire qui avaient moins que 33 se sont fait refuser en dentaire à Laval. C'est un très petit échantillions mais ca montre qu'il y a quand même une certaine concurrence pour ce programme. À mon avis il doit pas y avoir beaucoup d'admis avec moins que 32 de CRC et donc oui on peut parler d'exception pour ce candidat avec 30,7.
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  7. I think there is trivia tonight if you were interested in that. Otherwise, this is also what I have on my list!
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  8. It’ll probably be Friday the 26th. They said by March 1st last year as well and then it came out Friday the 28th, so I’m guessing they may do the same Friday
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  10. As the above poster says, there are some schools who accept international students, but its very compeditive and very expensive (ie ~$100000/y). Also you cannot do residency in Canada as a non-PR or citizen. If you get your PR, you can apply in the same cohort as any Canadian applicant and tuition will be the usual amount, and you can apply to residency here as well.
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  11. It doesn't really work that way. They decide ahead of time how much funding/capacity they have for first year residents prior to CaRMS and then that's their quota. You're welcome to apply to CaRMS in the second round as an alternative to transferring by the way, but doesn't really help if you're looking for a specific place or a compeditive field, plus you'd have to start over as a PGY1, although this may be an option to shift into something like FM from surgery for example. Empty spots after first round are available in second round, after second round empty spots are up for grabs outside the
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  12. Sounds like you will be mostly relying on yourself, as you don't have much family support. I can not imagine how difficult that would be - seeing many colleagues who did medicine/residency with kids in 2 parent families..but having lots of family support. First two years (textbook) phase can be more doable(but meaning you will need to study a lot after the kids are put to bed and that your attention will take away from the kids), but definitely 3rd/4th year you will need a lot of nanny support - which is going to be extremely expensive. I guess it also depends how old your elementary kids
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  13. The predent year (which ended up being integrated into the 4 year program, thus making it a 5 year) covers all of the basic science stuff you need to know. So in a sense, it’s like an accelerated science bachelor’s degree, with more focus on dental stuff (but you’d still be seeing a crapton of useless stuff like pathology of cancers/general physiolohy/embryology/histology and all that jazz). ULaval covers the same material, with less emphasis on the basic science stuff (that you don’t even need anyway), despite being a 4 year program without a predent year.
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  14. I emailed vidcruiter and they confirmed that my videos were received properly! Thanks so much
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  15. Bien sûr qu’il est actif! Il y a plusieurs personnes qui pratiquent chaque semaine. Personnellement, je préfère le serveur Discord à un groupe Facebook puisque je peux continuer à utiliser un pseudonyme. Mais libre à vous de vous retrouver sur facebook.
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  16. The confirmation email said that "The Admissions Team will only contact those applicants whose answer(s) were not received, or whose recording(s) were not adequate for review, after we have reviewed all the submissions." So it seems like they'll contact you if anything went wrong on their end! I would probably email them to double check that they received your videos though..
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  17. I didn’t get any confirmation email from UofT... did anyone else not get that email either?
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  18. No, I never got an email from vidcruiter or UofT confirming completion :/ anyone else?
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  19. Thanks! I've been prepping 5 minute answers so hoping this is the case
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  20. I believe the lowest mark for the class of 2024 was about a 3.8 for undergrads and a bit lower for those with graduate degrees!
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  21. TD bank in Canada offers 325k LOC for foreign medical schools i.e. ireland/australia OSAP offers 50k loan for Ontarians going to med in Australia also. This is what would fund my studies abroad, along with some part time work while studying. My point is that no, I do not have money on hand right now to apply very broadly, even if it is necessary. However, if I were accepted to Australia med, the loan and LOC I mentioned above would become available and would be used. That's all I was saying.
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  22. I can’t speak to how things are at all other schools, but med students at my & some of my friends’ schools have been seeing confirmed covid + patients now, and have even been assigned to the covid ward. We’ve also been seeing suspected covid patients since coming back in early summer (including those with symptoms + a known exposure), and most, if not all, of us have seen and swabbed patients who ended up being positive. In environments like the emerge, we are often the member of the team spending the most time assessing our patients. We have been sheltered to a degree by some residents an
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  23. Admissions directly told me they do not use a placeholder for the second year. They treat your 1 year gpa as equivalent to someone’s 2y GPA.
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  24. Result: Invited Time Stamp: 11:10 am cGPA/wGPA: cGPA 3.66/ wGPA unsure for Queens (Masters GPA was 3.96- I know they don't consider it, but hey) Year: 5 years post masters. MCAT: 125/128/127/130 ECs: I think this is my area of strength. Currently working full time clinically in acute care as an allied health professional. I have work experience in pediatric clinics, community care, private practice, long term care, pharmacy tech in high school. I enjoy doing a lot of mentoring and guiding other undergrad/high school students who want to get into my profession. I work as a clinica
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  25. If you have "conservative" views that read in one text message would cause a medical school not want to have anything to do with you, than that's on you bud. Sorry that people don't want to associate with people with terrible opinions. To answer your question, if your girlfriend did reach out to the school, they may silently ignore it, they may silently reject you for your shitty opinions and/or drama, or they may reach out to you to let you know what's going on and either invite your comment.
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  26. 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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  27. MDee2B

    AGE? Consensus

    I would much rather be in my room studying interesting things in medicine than go into an office looking at spreadsheets all day or try and make myself busy to impress my boss at meetings this. For those of us coming from a separate career, it gets to a point in life where you’re already very comfortable, have tenure, are set financially into retirement, etc. But you really don’t feel like you’re actualizing your full potential. And the thought of staying put in that situation for the next 30-40 years is discouraging, even frightening. I would rather be working hard, applying mysel
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  28. It is not clear what you mean by "conservative" views. Is it a euphemism for tangentially sexist opinions or is it truly just some conservative opinion. I doubt the latter would affect your application. Even with the former, I still doubt it would do anything with your application. I don't think that the admission office would take any slander thrown at people at face value without doing some independent investigation. If you are being under independent investigations, you would know.
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  29. offmychestplease

    AGE? Consensus

    Median is different than mean age. Mean is usually 1 year older than median age due to some significantly older students bringing up the mean. Median ages across Canada Ottawa/Mac - 22 Western/Queen's/Sask/Manitoba - 23 UofT/UBC/Dal/MUN - 24 NOSM/UofC/UofA - 25 There is a pretty big disparity across Canada (Mac graduates start residency on average at the same age as NOSM/UofC/UofA start medical school on average for example).
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  30. 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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  31. Time Stamp: 3:14 Invite/reject: Invite IP/OOP: IP SWOMEN (Y/N): N 2YGPA: 3.83 MCAT (CHEM/CARS/BIO/PSYCH): 130/127/130/131 Essays (X/8): 8/8, plus About Me My second interview invite ever after 5 years of applying, first invite at Western. Written the MCAT twice. 27 now, have worked in research for 3 years and have a Master's degree. I still can't believe this, was starting to believe getting an interview at an Ontario school was a pipe dream.
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  32. Time Stamp: 3:14 PM Invite/reject: INVITE!!! This is my 4th app cycle!!! IP/OOP: IP SWOMEN (Y/N): N 2YGPA: 3.87 MCAT (CHEM/CARS/BIO/PSYCH): 130/128/129/129 Essays (X/8): 8/8 (re-used 2 activities) and did the personal essay (talked about being in a single parent family on social assistance) I AM SHOOK!! I am turning 27 this year, this has been such a long haul for me. I did a BSc then an accelerated BScN. I'm working as an ER nurse now. In my first year I received an interview at Mac, R post interview. Went 2 cycles with no interviews at all. I have taken t
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  33. Time Stamp: 2:26PM Invite/reject: invite (first one in three years – literally in tears) IP/OOP: IP SWOMEN (Y/N): N 2YGPA: 4.0 MCAT (CHEM/CARS/BIO/PSYCH): on the cusp for cut-offs Essays (X/8): 8/8 (no repeats) (thesis-based MSc) Been applying since 2018, and this is my first interview invite which goes to say, don't give up on yourself or your dreams! Sending love to everyone!
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  34. Watch LMCC get defensive: - first you have to form a RCPSC special working group to study this issue (pay each member $100K/yr x 3 years). - 3 years later the report goes to a government minister's standing committee (pay each member $200K/yr x 3 years). - 6 years later goes to special council on medical education (pay each member $300K/yr x 3 years). - 9 years later will be studied by house of commons liaison group with the minister's committee (pay each member $400K/yr x 3 years). - 12 years later AMZN and TSLA already invented AI that can test a candidate in 10 min
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  35. Lol if you don't wanna do para you can just let IR do those for you. OP can also consider ID/Med micro route. med micro has no procedures, except maybe picking up the occasional petri dish if your center doesn't use MALDI-TOF. No inpatients though, unless you count little bugs living comfy in your petri dishes as inpatients.
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  36. Salut! En commençant par te souhaiter bonne chance dans ton processus d'admission! Je vais répondre du mieux que je le peux à tes questions, mais avant tout, sache que comme toi j'ai été face aux dilemmes entre DMD et DPM où j'ai été accepté dans les 2 programmes, mais j'ai poursuis en DPM pour des raisons de préférence. 1. En tant qu'étudiant, je peux te garantir que le milieu de la médecine podiatrique n'est pas à plaindre au Québec et qu'il est en constante évolution. Comme tu le dis, une majorité de la population ne sait pas ce qu'est un podiatre et que ce n'est pas un professionnel q
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  37. For the prerequisites, more specifically the Biology and Chemistry ones, do they have to be the general chemistry/biology classes, or can they be any biology and chemistry class??
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  38. the things i like about dentistry; the patient-professional relationship, being able to actually help, all my general medicine classes (anatomy, pathology, histology..). i even like my general dentistry courses. Thing i don't like in dentistry: procedures/practicals aspect. it's totally personal but i realized that i do not enjoy spending hours bend in someone's mouth to cut a few mm of a tooth. something even shadowing didn't actually show me. i'm not enjoying the art of dentistry and no one really knows if it's for them until they are actually doing it. Working with 1/2 or 1/4 of mm is n
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  39. Accepted. aGPA about 81-82% NAQ score last year 38? (that was pretty high with the old NAQ) MCAT: 33S This was my seventh year applying (yes you read that right). First interview at UBC. Interviewed at UofC last year but rejected post-interview. I flunked out of UBC in 1999. I have a 42% average from that year, fortunately it was dropped and I guess it wasn't enough to get me red flag rejected! I was worried it might. I am not really feeling much but I think I am shocked. I really had given up on UBC and was so surprised that I got the interview, and in fact I didn't even k
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  40. J'étais dans une situation similaire l'année passé et je ne regrette aucunement mon choix d'aller en Med Podiatrique! Si c'est la perspective d'emploi qui t'inquiète un peu, je te rassure qu'après plusieurs stages d'observations, tu te rends comptes que les sortants de l'UQTR réussissent TRÈS bien en majorité. Le meilleur conseil que je peux te donner c'est de faire le plus de stages possibles chez différentes cliniques, j'en avais fait 3 à des cliniques différentes avant mon entrevue et je dois maintenant en faire 7 supplémentaires durant ma premiere année. Les stages te donnent définitivemen
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  41. They've updated the admissions statistics for the current cycle on the McGill website. Looks like it was an even more competitive year with way more applicants in all categories. Looking at how its going soon you're going to have to have a 4.0 just to get an interview
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  42. Wow, 1283 QC applicants and 1225 CDN applicants. The average GPA in the QC applicant group invited for an interview has dropped slightly though, so maybe that's a good sign for non-traditional applicants or people with lower GPAs... also last year the mode for those invited for interviews was 4.0, now it's *just* 3.95 lol Looks like for the QC university cohort there's about a 45% chance of admission after interview all things being equal. It's probably higher once the waitlist is considered - maybe up to 50% if the waitlist moves 20 places this year (but who knows what'll happen). I was
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