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  1. I see how this is still confusing. it was a program in the western part of Canada: i.e., BC or AB or Sask. but I wanted to be vague to protect my identity and build suspense... I'm sorry everyone.
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  2. Guys oubliez pas que c'est très difficile d'évaluer le CASPer parce qu'on sait quasiment rien sur la correction de celui-ci. C'est encore plus difficile d'évaluer notre propre performance. Rappelez vous que c'est pas nécessairement grave d'avoir laisser des espaces vides et que ce que vous pensez être une mauvaise réponse peut être excellent selon leurs critères! Vous avez peu de temps pour répondre et ils le savent. Aussi, à me fier sur ce que je vois, vous êtes très nombreux à laisser des espaces vides, alors vous n'êtes pas seuls dans cette situation! L'étape du CASPer est passée, soyez fie
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  3. THANKS GUYS!! WOOHOO i can finally relax LOL
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  4. Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Feb 16), Calgary (Feb 16), McGill (Feb 16), McMaster (Feb 16), Western (Feb 17), Manitoba (Feb 19), Alberta (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23) Cardiac Surgery: Toronto (Feb 16), Manitoba (Feb 22) Dermatology: Diagnostic Radiology: Dalhousie (Feb 18), McGill (Feb 19), Queen’s (Feb 23), Saskatchewan (Feb 23) Emergency Medicine: Ottawa (Feb 22), Queen's (Feb 22) Family Medicine: Joint Ontario IMG (feb15), Joint Quebec Francophone Schools (Feb 16), McGill Châteauguay (Feb 19), UBC Fa
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  6. UofA Fam med!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IMG
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  7. Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Feb 16), Calgary (Feb 16), McGill (Feb 16), McMaster (Feb 16), Western (Feb 17), Manitoba (Feb 19), Alberta (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Dalhousie (Feb 24), Université de Montreal (Feb 23), Université de Laval (Feb 23) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23) Cardiac Surgery: Toronto (Feb 16), Manitoba (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Montreal (Feb 24) Dermatology: ULaval (Feb 23), Calgary (Feb 23) Diagnostic Radiology: Dalhousie (Feb 18), McGill (Feb 19), Queen’s (Feb 23), Saskatchewan (Feb 23), Manitoba (Feb 23), MUN (Feb 24),
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  8. 4th time applicant here and looking at the fact that so many people have gotten in after 4-5 tries, I am going to say they probably do consider it when doing the holistic review. When you apply so many times and continue to improve your application, interview etc it shows you are dedicated to the career which I think definitely helps. I have heard many candidates say it's not a matter of "if", it's a matter of when and honestly this keeps me going so I am sticking with the belief that re-applicants are seen positively during the holistic review process.
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  9. looks like ortho toronto just came out! hope you got it!!
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  10. Depends on the program. Those sending out hundreds of invites are much more likely to go out over long periods of time (depending on what service that program is using to send them, how batched, etc.). Whereas for a small program, possible to all be in one go. Both have occurred.
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  11. Premed 24/7

    Cours d'été 2021

    GER 1016D - Physiologie et vieillissement est vraiment vraiment vraiment facile
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  12. Getting a headache everyday this week!!! Anxiously waiting to hear back from Ortho....
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  13. so funny im literally studying heart failure right now
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  14. Hi there, although I can't necessarily answer your question (I'm in 4th year), I want to let you know that you shouldn't let this forum get to you... this forum represents a small subset of individuals and doesn't fully represent all applicants so try not to worry too much! I get it - it can be overwhelming seeing stats, etc. but be proud of where you've gotten (this year has been so hard and we should be proud that we simply survived it, regardless of grades, etc!). YOU GOT THIS!
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  15. And Ottawa (as per the admin) aiming for Friday.
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  16. Toronto came out tonight. Mac will tomorrow. Queens by this Sunday.
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  17. Anyone else not hear anything yet? I know it’s just cause the programs I applied to haven’t sent anything out yet, but starting to get a bit stressed that scheduling might be hard if they all come out at the same time?
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  18. Yay that’s awesome!!! And I hear you, the anxiety has been real!
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  19. UofC is known for it's communications program and was the first med school in north america to establish this I believe. I've heard from a couple different sources that UofC students are known to have strong patient rapport and history taking skills--but I'm still a pre-clerk so I have no personal experience with this. I'm not too familiar with the UofA curriculum, but I know compared to some other schools such as UofT, UofC places a bigger emphasis on clinical teaching and less emphasis on basic science teaching. In terms of student support, I think you'll find once you get into med sch
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  20. I'm CMG and got Dal today
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  21. These two things are not mutually exclusive. The truth is many residents do love what they do and are very patient-centred and passionate about their work. That doesn't mean that being worked to the bone doesn't make you fatigued, or a little bitter, or question what you are doing sometime. GPA and MCAT scores have nothing to do with passion or burnout or being overworked. That's a very pre-med thing to think about and bring up because as soon as you start medical school all those things mean nothing. Nobody here was complaining about working 80-100 hours, but we were a little put off by
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  22. I’m not a med student (hopefully one day) but I am a healthcare professional so take my opinion as you wish, but I really feel like having that “tough love” personality in healthcare only works on a handful of patients. If you can find ways to be more empathetic I think that goes a long way. That being said, being empathetic doesn’t mean you let people walk all over you. If someone were to “call me a MF” I would tell them that I’m here to help them and I don’t appreciate them speaking to me that way and that if they would prefer we discuss their care at a later point then I can come back but I
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  23. McMaster EM posted an interview tips thing on their instagram... made me think they were releasing offers today but still no dice.
    1 point
  24. Anatomical Pathology: Queens (Feb 16), Calgary (Feb 16), McGill (Feb 16), McMaster (Feb 16), Western (Feb 17), Manitoba (Feb 19), Alberta (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Dalhousie (Feb 24), Université de Montreal (Feb 23), Université de Laval (Feb 23) Anesthesiology: NOSM (Feb 22), UBC (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23) Cardiac Surgery: Toronto (Feb 16), Manitoba (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Montreal (Feb 24) Dermatology: ULaval (Feb 23), Calgary (Feb 23) Diagnostic Radiology: Dalhousie (Feb 18), McGill (Feb 19), Queen’s (Feb 23), Saskatchewan (Feb 23), Manitoba (Feb 23), MUN (Feb 24),
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  25. Sorry for the confusion. with A western FM program... need some atropine?
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  26. It’s a bit funny to me because noon for CaRMS is not actually noon for most of the country. Everything is due at 9am here
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  27. DMD0145

    Indice de force physio

    Salut! Dans le fond, si tu as A+ en physio, peu importe où tu l'a fait, tu aurais une CRU de 40,915 à UL. Mais les universités ne calculent pas les CRU de la même façon. Donc ton A+ en physio te donnerait une CRU différente dans chaque université. UL est la seule université qui publie ses étalons, mais ne te fie pas sur cette table pour estimer ta CRU à UdeM, Sherb, Mcgill, etc...!
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  28. Salut! J'avais 32.8 de cote R au cégep, j'ai fait 1 an en admin (24 crédits à 4.12 de GPA) et une session en droit (12 crédits à 3.6 de GPA). J'ai été accepté en DMD et en Pharmacie sans liste d'attente en 2020. Comme d'autres t'ont dit, c'est pas facile d'avoir de bonnes notes en admin quand tu n'aimes vraiment pas ça. En plus, il y a beaucoup de projet de groupe qui compte pour comme 50% de ta note de session. Mais bon, oui c'est très possible d'être medecin avec un bac en admin.
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  29. Allo, peu importe où le bac est réalisé, tous les bacs en physio sont cotés de la même façon pour une même université peu importe l'université de provenance. Par exemple, une personne avec une moyenne de A en physio à UdeM aura la même CRU à ULaval qu'un personne avec une moyenne de A en physio à ULaval, l'université de provenance n'a pas d'importance. Par contre, UdeM bonifie la cote de ses étudiants ayant acquis 12 crédits à l'UdeM au moment de la demande de 0,5.
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  30. I agree with previous posters. Try emailing the PD or someone in the program you have contact with. Be succinct but courteous. Programs do screw up sometimes, so you never know if they got your name mixed up between interview and reject list. Also other candidates may decline interview or switch time slots, possibly creating new open interview slots. So even if they put you on a "waitlist" it creates some chances. Somewhat unrelated, but I know people who were rejected for fellowship / job, but kept in touch with the person in charge (aka. ask them to keep their CV in file in c
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  31. There is a broad spectrum of earning potential both in medicine and dentistry which rests on two major variables: specialization and ownership. For example, a GP MD makes 200K/year (but needs 11 years of schooling) while a Pediatric Nephrologist makes 600K/year (but needs 16-17 years of schooling). DDS makes 170K/year (but needs 8 years of schooling) but an OMFS makes 400K+/year (but needs 12 years of schooling). There is little variance meaning that a particular specialization may have a different salary but it won't differ by more than 10K or so. In Canada, it is important to remem
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  32. Pour 58 % seulement. Seuls tes cours avec une note littérale seront contributoires pour ton GPA et ta CRU.
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  33. Perhaps there's US pressure to prevent the influx of Canadians but I honestly find that a little hard to believe as well as the number of specialists we produce is not that large in comparison to their existing training pipeline. I think the job markets for things like family medicine and neurosurgery are pretty good in the US (as neurosurg has more opportunities in the community compared to Canada). I honestly have no idea what the policy logic is as I'm assuming my colleagues learned their history facts from their professors who were probably in the know. That combined with my pessimism w
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  34. Yay!! Glad it worked out for you!
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  35. Appreciate it! Apparently some schools outline on their website they do not want to be contacted about this so I will need to do some more research, but I will give it a try!
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  36. Decisions have already been made by committee and are not likely to change but you can email them and ask if all invites have been sent out to see if you are still in contention at least.
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  37. The government doesn't care if there aren't jobs available they just care if there is a supply which can only help them deliver patient care. My neurosurgery colleague told me that a big reason why the curriculum doesn't match up was because there was an effort to prevent a brain drain to the US a while back. I don't know if this is true as this is just their hearsay. While there may not be a full staff position there are usually random locums that people can secure which still provides the end goal of patient care which the government cares about without any consideration for the needs o
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  38. It wasn’t my impression that people were complaining about hours... the OP asked how many we can work, and people were providing their experiences. With all the respect that is due, I think your last sentiment regarding loving what you do is perhaps slightly naive. I love being in medicine. I’m now at the end of fourth year, and I still feel so grateful daily to be here, and that it is a privilege to do what we do. I genuinely look forward to going to work every day. That being said, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t times that are hard and stressful and burn you out. We are humans
    1 point
  39. Les critères d'admission sont les mêmes que pour ceux qui n'appliquent pas pour cette catégorie, c'est-à-dire 40% le CASPer et 60% les notes. Par contre, pour que ton dossier soit analysé, tu dois soumettre des documents qui prouvent que tu as fais un stage d'observation avec un vétérinaire (35 heures) et travaillé dans le domaine bio-alimentaire, comme par exemple une ferme (500 h). Ensuite, il a une pré-sélection qui est fait à partir de tes notes et du CASPer et après il passe un certains nombre de personnes en entrevue. Si ça peut te donner une idée, environ 60 personnes ont appliqué l'an
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  40. sara2000

    CASPer demain

    Bonjour, je voulais juste souhaiter bonne chance à tous ceux qui passent le CASPer demain. Je suis très anxieuse et je m'étais dit qu'en partageant ces sentiments et en sachant que je ne suis pas la seule, cela me calmerait moi ainsi que les autres qui sont tout autant stressés. On est tous dans le même bateau!
    1 point
  41. Nobody is using applicants per seats as a metric though... if you just compare the total number of applicants to the total number of seats, it makes no difference if the average applicant applies to 20 schools of 1 school, there X% number of applicants will get a seat, and if the number of applicants who ultimately get admitted is lower (as it is in Canada vs. US), then it's more difficult to gain admission. And acceptance rates for top Canadian schools are so high because we have a public education system that aims first and foremost to educate as many individuals that want post-secondar
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  42. Last March was a great entry point for this strategy, however at current valuations I would wait for a near term pull back. I reported my TFSA amount to OSAP and as far as I'm aware my funding did not change significantly. (not investment advice)
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  43. Reading this thread while procrastinating studying for my Royal College exams is giving me flashbacks and anxiety by proxy...
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  44. LOL omg....first time interview ever....felt like sh*t....XD really hard to know your performance......At least (for me), I didn't let the stress take control over my speech, and I really was myself, so we'll see in March Good luck everyone!
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  45. Pour calculer la moyenne de session, tu trouves pour chaque cours : crédits (5,4,...) x les points associés à la lettre (4.3, 4.0..) = résult. Et ensuite, tu addionnes le résultat de chaque cours et tu divises par le nombre de crédits total. Par exemple, si tu as pris deux cours. Le premier cours vaut 5 crédits et tu as un A+ et le deuxième cours vaut 4 crédits et tu as un A. A+ : 5 crédits x 4.3 = 21.5 A : 4 crédits x 4.0 = 16 Total : 21.5 + 16 = 37.6 37.6 points / 9 crédits = 4.178
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  46. I am a veteran with active combat experience. Yet this process stresses me more :s Hhaahahaha
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  47. Admissions directly told me that the condition is for covid only as a lot of students were impacted by winter marks and classes being online and it might be enforced for next few years only until those winter marks are cleared through the application system depending on how long online learning goes on for but that afterwords there's a good chance they are reverting back to it and will be counting the prerequisites once again. The email came from Danielle whose head of admissions.
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  48. If i'm refused I'll ask for my rankings (you can only ask them when refused form what i understand). It will show you how high it's possible to rank. If i get in it's because the MMI went well and i would have ranked high (probably top 30 i guess) since I have a low prereqGPA (3.1 or 3.2) and from what i've seen in past treads, a 3.1 or 3.2 prereqGPA tends to lower your rank by 50-60 spots. Obviously It's different from year to year, it's just a general rule. If they accept the first 75 (generally the number of people accepted) then i would need about a top 30 to get in the 75 people with
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  49. You'll never make a lot of $ if you take a salary or do the work yourself, even if you work 24hrs a day non stop.
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