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  1. Hello! J'arrive un peu en retard dans la discussion, mais j'avoue que je me suis senti un peu interpellé par le sujet précédent concernant les cotes plus basses et j'avais envie de partager un peu mon histoire, pour les futurs appliquants qui ont envie de la lire . J'ai fait mes études collégiales en art et en photographie mais je n'ai jamais gradué du cégèp! Entre mes 19 et 20 ans, j'étais un peu rebelle et mes parents m'ont gentiment recommandé de me trouver un endroit pour vivre, ce que j'ai fait. J'ai travaillé à temps partiel dans les bars et dans le domaine de la photographie jusqu
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  2. This thread inspired me and gave me hope to pursue my medical school dream. Thank you to all that have posted on here before. You have all truly touched my heart. It is because of your stories, that today, I also have the pleasure of posting here and sharing my own journey. When I was younger and about to head to university, I had a tough time choosing between pursuing a business degree or a science degree. At that time, I knew my interests were in biology and psychology, but seeing my parents labouring hard on the farm, I felt pressured to help support the family and make money fast. S
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  3. Time Stamp: 9:12 am ET Accepted/WL/R: ACCEPTED (London)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IP/OOP: OOP SWOMEN (Y/N): N 2YGPA: 3.82 (possibly 3.9 but i don't think 1 of my years counted) MCAT (CP/CARS/BB): 128/129/127 Interview Experience: I felt good immediately after, but then I started second guessing and doubting myself a minute later. Spent March/April dreading a waitlist/R. Looking back now - Westerns interview gives you a great opportunity to share who you are. I was positive and upbeat throughout my interview and really showed them how happy I was to be there. I shar
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  4. Allo! C'est une grosse question! Je n'étais pas sure de te répondre au début, car c'est assez personnel. Et puis je me suis dis que j'ai pas à être gênée de ma situation. Je ne sais pas par contre si je réponds avec la bonne technique car c'est la première fois que j'essaie ^^ J'ai appliqué en médecine à ma deuxième année de cégep et j'ai été accepté du premier coup à Ulaval. J'ai adoré mon préclinique. rendu à l'externat, je n'aimais pas vraiment ça. Je trouvais rough la game de se faire valoir surtout dans les stages que je n'avais pas d'intérêts dutout. Je me disais qu
    35 points
  5. Result: Accepted (VFMP) off the Wait-list 6/8/2020 Geography: IP Early or Regular Deadline: Regular Timestamp: 3:45 PM PST aGPA: 85.1% ~22.5 AQMCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): 513 (128/126/129/130)Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): SFU Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 2015 ECs: ~34 NAQ last year. Various things: Volunteered at shelters, Big Brother, some clinical volunteering, NSERC (no pubs), helped the elderly, charities etc etc etc. My application included a lot of my hobbies as I tried to paint a picture of who I really am: I like wrenching on cars so I restor
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  6. La 3e vague est sortie! and guess what? I'M INNNNNNNNNNNNN Merci guys!!!!! I couldn't have done it without y'all <3333 I'm over the moon right now, jpx pas me calmer fuckkkkk
    34 points
  7. After 6 years of applying to UBC Medicine... going through all the possibilities (regrets before interview, to regrets after interview, to regrets after waitlist, to being ineligible for 2 whole years), I seriously cannot believe I'm writing this... It had always seemed like it's something too good to be true, yet here I am. There are many people I would like to thank (and letting them know will take a solid week) from the bottom of my heart for the support, encouragement, and love they have provided me within this long and incredible journey I have been through. I write this with shock, exc
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  8. TIME STAMP: 9:00AM Result: Admitted with Condition (MDCM) cGPA: 3.80, pre-reqGPA: 3.4 MCAT: Not submitted ECs: Lots. Year: B.Sc. + B. Sc. + M. Sc. Interview preparation : Did 0 preparation. Not a single book. Nothing. Post-interview feeling right after : I had no regrets and I was proud. That was enough for me. Post-interview feeling weeks after : You start to question everything. That's normal. Let it go. Attempt : Fourth attempt IP/OOP/International: IP I never thought I would ever post on her
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  9. Find a place where you're not going to be interrupted by other people, then start small talk etc, show you're interested.. then when the silence hits, tell her you have a 4.0 GPA and 132 CARS. She'll ask you for your number
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  10. I just want to wish everyone good luck!!! For those who get an interview, work your butt of to prepare!! For those who don't get to interview, continue to work your butt off to show the Canadian med school you are tough! For everyone, don't let responses from medical schools define you sense of self-worth! I know it is difficult not to attach your worth to your dream career, especially when you feel like you work harder than 99% of the people that get in. Just know you matter and a big part of he process is luck. Good luck everyone
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  11. Just got accepted to VFMP!!!!! I am in tears... I am in so much tears.... I just can't... I just can't even process this..... oh ... my.. god... I am still shocked this is unbelievable...
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  12. So update for any interested parties. I matched to Family Medicine! Always liked living life on the edge, but I'll admit this was cutting it close. I can still accomplish my goals through this route, just have to take a different path than initially intended. Thanks for all of the advice.
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  13. Allo à tous, gens du forum premed! C’est un post un peu hors-sujet, je vais être très honnête avec vous, mais je sentais le besoin de le faire. Je voulais simplement féliciter chacun d’entre vous qui avez réussi à entrer dans le programme de votre choix Vous avez de quoi être fier, vous avez passé à travers tout ça et en êtes sorti en champions! Petit shoutout à @Turquoise @Parmesan @bbpremed @nervana , @MK.@Jacky Wang @Mikasa, y’all were all super sweet to me and to others. Your positivity radiated through your posts et you will all be amazing doctors one day !
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  14. 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), Usask (Feb 25) Cardiac Surgery: Toronto (Feb 16), Manitoba (Feb 22), Alberta (Feb 23), Montreal (Feb 24), Ottawa (Feb 24 Dermatology: ULaval (Feb 23), Calgary (Feb 23) Diagnostic Radiology: Dalhousie (Feb 18), McGill (Feb 19), Queen’s (Feb 23), Saskatchewan (Feb 23), M
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  15. It’s going to be a long one. I wrote all of this before I got in, because there is something wonderfully raw and vulnerable about documenting my reflections while I’m still on the outside looking in. I knew that if I was unsuccessful this cycle, I would still read it to remind myself of how far I’ve come. -- My non-trad path is nothing unusual- I suppose I am just a late bloomer who paid her dues after the fact. The biggest challenge for me, throughout this whole journey, was lacking the protective factors to cushion the falls. I have been financially independent, which means choices
    32 points
  16. Je pense qu'il serait important de comprendre par ses actions que cette personne est probablement super anxieuse et nerveuse ces temps-ci: même si ces détails sont peut-être futiles à tes yeux, ça ne sert à rien de répondre de manière aussi brutale... Au contraire, la rassurer gentiment et lui dire avec de l'humour que personne ici ne peut le savoir est plutôt la chose à faire selon moi (empathie ++)! Règle 101 pour gérer une personne nerveuse. Les conseils Casper sont peut-être utiles pour bien le réussir, mais les appliquer dans la vraie vie est important aussi si tu veux être méd.
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  17. Dear all current applicants and prospective applicants to UBC Medicine, My name is Neurophiliac as I’m obsessed with brains (in a good way, trust me ). I wanted to take this time to explain my story especially for those who haven’t received good news from UBC this year. In doing so, I am hoping that my story can become your inspiration to hold your head high, your motivation to push through with 100% of your energy, and your encouragement to consider not giving up. I want to put an emphasis on the consider part. As I’ve mentioned before, I absolutely have no right to tell you “hey, d
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  18. can't think of an opinion i disagree with more tbh. 1. Schools didn't exclude winter2020 grades for people that failed, they did it because it was an outlier. Many people thrived off of cancellations and empathetic professors and had their "first 4.0 semester". This high achievement is attributable to the pandemic and thus, is not a fair data point for peoples' performance. Thus, the most fair approach is to ignore it. 2. Please do not assume you have the competence or experience to occupy high-ranking academic positions in faculties of medicine that have been around longer than many
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  19. Here's a visual of what @rmorelan said. Hopefully this helps you visualize your future path Hit us up if you have any more questions, we gotchu fam
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  20. Bon matin à tous! Je sais qu'aujourd'hui sera une journée très chargée en émotion, j'ai passé par là l'an dernier. Je voulais vous raconter mon parcours en montagne russe pour entrer en med. Premièrement, pour moi l'université était un retour à l'école après avoir pratiqué un autre métier pendant quelques années à la sortie du cégep. Je n'avais vraiment pas les notes pour entrer en med du cegep (dans les 28.XX) donc j'ai décidé d'entreprendre des études universitaires dans le but d'effacer ma cote R trop basse vers une cote universitaire plus haute (je l'Espérais). Mon plan à la base étai
    29 points
  21. 1st (easiest) > 4th > 2nd > 3rd 1st (easiest): you feel like a million bucks going to medical school, spend the summer lounging and dipping in a pool; white coat ceremony you feel ever so blessed, smile for camera because you are sharply dressed. banks eager to loan you 250K at less than prime, no longer rely on ramen counting nickels and dime; no need to aim for 4, because courses are all pass or fail, fancy yourself high class reading "Desire Caught by the Tail". 4th (not bad) fall of 4th year is a hectic and busy with electiv
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  22. Since people found this funny, will update you on what I dreamed last night as it seems to be a continuation of that dream lol.... Dream: So its med acceptance day, but for a weird reason we didn't get emails but instead got letters mailed to us to tell us if we got accepted or not. With the letter is a rubric they used to score our interview. I read my letter and it say rejected but then I start looking at the rubric and realize someone didn't calculate the marks right as the math didn't make sense. Flash forward a bit and I am now at Ottawa talking to the dean about the mistake
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  23. Well... this story is five years in the making so bear with me for length... It is quite the novel!! I wrote in the forum 2 years ago with hopes of gaining acceptance to UBC... hoping to write in this thread. Turns out it wasn't going to be that year, but finally... FINALLY .... this year. This is the year I get the honour of writing my success story!! For anyone struggling right now, it took me FOUR years of applications to get an acceptance! If you are continually improving yourself and your application/interview skills/grades/etc. stay focused on your goal and hang in there! I am
    29 points
  24. I know everyone is really nervous about the decisions that are about to come out. Just know if you don’t get accepted, it doesn’t mean you aren’t smart and it doesn’t mean you should give up! It’s a very competitive field!
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  25. Same and its completetly unhealthy hahaha.... help. C'est unhealty ou thérapeutique. Ça fait du bien d'échanger avec des gens qui comprennent. Quand j'essaye d'expliquer à ma famille ou mes amis le processus d'admission, il me voit comme ça :
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  26. Pour information...
    28 points
  27. Perdre la foi en ces admissions une année à la fois. En concordance avec un commentaire précédent, les admissions en méd sont rendues une vraie loterie. Aucune analyse et considération des expériences personnelles en milieu de santé et connexes. Aucune analyse de l'entregent et des capacités en communications des candidats. Aucune analyse des valeurs et réactions face à des problèmes en temps réel. Aucun ajustement pour les étudiants n'ayant pas eu recourt aux cotes réussites (bonnes chance cette année et les années avenirs à ceux/celles qui n'ont pas voulu en me
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  28. Oh we're looking on the bright side alright...
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  29. I just thought that amongst all this sadness for people who didn't get a spot I'd just share my story as I'm sure some of you can relate and others can hopefully draw some inspiration. Also I just need to vent. This was my 4th cycle, I've gotten in at schools in the US and Europe but I just really wanted to stay in Canada because this is my home. After not getting in post undergrad I did a master's program that has allowed me to obtain a role as a health care professional. I've got over two thousand hours of frontline healthcare experience. All I've ever wanted was an intervie
    28 points
  30. I CANT BREATHE. I CANT BREATHE. ACCEPTED. 5th time applying, 2nd time interviewing , IP Guys never fucking give up. I have two undergrads, I'm doing my masters, I redid 4 of my cegep classes (yes i was 25 and hustling it in cegep). 3,8 science GPA. IM OFF RUNNING SOMEWHERE SCREAMING THAT IM HAPPY. PM me for anything.
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  31. I got mixed responses when I asked if I should do this but I did it anyways. I ended up sounding like fucking shrek so I do not advise doing this. Hopefully the interviewers thought I had a speech impediment or something
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  32. Mise en contexte : Les critères de mon année d'admission en médecine était ceux-ci : 50% CASPer / 50% Notes scolaires. La cote minimale universitaire était de 32,389, la cote moyenne 34,216 et ma cote était de 32,810. J'ai été placé sur la liste d'attente en 20-ish position, ce qui m'a valu une offre d'admission dans la première vague. Vu la faiblesse de ma cote, il est logique de croire que j'ai bien réussi le CASPer. Il est également à noter que c’était mon 3e CASPer. Préparation : J'ai commencé par lire l’information sur le site examencasper.com. La FAQ est pertinente, ainsi que la sec
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  33. Hey guys!!!!! I am literally going crazy right now!!!!! I barely can breath I just got the email from chantal that I got off the waitlist!!!!!!!! I HOPE YOU GUYS HEAR BACK ASAP
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  34. OMG JE HURLE - TROP DE JOIE !!!!!!!!!! Réponse : (offre/LA (rang)/refus) et rang sur la liste d’excellence selon la catégorie: LA - Rang 1 Réponse de l'UdeM : Aucune idée, mais c’est une faculté d’armée , même si je suis pris, j’irais pas la. Réponse de McGill: j’ai pas appliqué Catégorie : collégienne/universitaire : Universitaire Cote : CRC/Cote Laval : 31,974 Impressions sur le CASPer : Moyen Commentaires : Si je suis accepté en pharmacie à ULaval, je vais laisser ma place pour quelqu’un qui veut vraiment être dentiste. J’ai 26 ans et c’est la 4e
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  35. I've tried both and found that the iPad Pro has better hardware (Apple Pencil, longer battery, better display) and software (Notability, and although the surface has desktop Microsoft office with full features, I prefer the simpler mobile versions). With the iPad Pro, I was torn between using Notability vs OneNote. Notability has superior annotation, functional auto-sync to pdf, OneNote has better organization, infinite scroll in both x and y planes. So rather than choosing a compromise, I've ended up using both: Notability for in-class notes and OneNote for studying. Let me demonstrate
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  36. ADMISSION !!!!! J'en reviens pas!!! J'ai littéralement fixé mon écran pendant 5 minutes sans aucune réaction. Je comprenais pas!!! Après 2 ans de cégep de HESS, 2 ans d'uni, enfin j'ai atteint mon objectif ! - réponse : admission - contingent : universitaire régulier, en cours de bac - stats (cote, MEM, #LA) : cote 35.7, MEM 550. 1ère fois aux MEM Pour les autres refusés ou sur la LA, SVP n'abandonnez pas !! Vous êtes capable, je le pense vraiment.
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  37. OFFRE D'ADMISSION CONDITIONNELLE CATÉGORIE COLLÉGIENNE RECEIVEDDDD AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH . J'ai tellement rêvé longtemps de cette lettre d'admission dans MON NUMBER 1 CHOICE MED ULAVAL and its finally here im on cloud 9. Je voudrais juste dire aux futurs appliquants de NE JAMAIS perdre espoir si DAY 1 vous êtes en liste d'attente, c'est déjà un accomplissement énorme. Patientez et YOUR TIME WILL COME. On est tous plus près de nos rêves qu'on ne le pense. NE PERDEZ PAS DE VUE VOS OBJECTIFS ET N'ÉCOUTEZ JAMAIS LES GENS QUI VOUS DISENT QUE C IMPOSSIBLE
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  38. Symphonie

    Refus

    Bon je remarque que la discussion ici échauffe beaucoup les émotions. Je pense qu'il y a des bons points des 2 côtés et mon but n'est pas de prendre parti. Par contre - Je veux rappeler que ce forum ne sert pas à juger les motivations des autres. Certes, le forum est très bien pour donner des conseils aux autres et s'entraider, mais je ne crois pas que certaines choses qui ont été dites soient pertinentes. On ne peut pas assumer que quelqu'un veut aller en médecine car elle a entendu dans les médias que les médecins sont millionnaires. On ne peut pas assumer que quelqu'un veut aller en
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  39. Clusters of 2015 matriculants were called grapes because of our purple bags. You guys get to be busy bees! I think it’s nice. I’d have been happy with it. The colour is a dandelion yellow. Nice and rich. Dandelions thrive on any surface in any conditions no matter what you do to them. Maybe you guys can be like them.
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  40. I calmed down a bit before making this post but I got the email from Chantal at 2:06 as well!! Was not expecting this!!! See everyone online in the fall and best of luck to anyone still on the waiting list! If anyone has any questions feel free PM me Four cycles and I finally got in, unreal guys lol. Do not lose hope!
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  41. Got off the waitlist 2:06pm getting groceries right now almost dropped my egg whites!!
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  42. HOLY SH*TTTTTTTTT guys. Chantal just sent me an offer e-mail. The first wave is HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS I'M HYPERVENTILATING!!!!!!! I will be accepting. This is literally my dream. I'm keeping you all in my good thoughts guys!!
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  43. KephreN

    Admissions MD Laval 2020

    Réponse: admis. Courriel reçu à 16h08. Réponses des autres universités: je n'ai appliqué qu'à ULaval Catégorie: universitaire régulier (refusé dans la catégorie marcher du travail) Cote: CRU 34.4XX Impressions sur le Casper: Impressions assez médiocres à la fin. Beaucoup de réponses peu développées. Je ne croyais pas m'être démarqué de la moyenne. Plus les journées passaient, plus je remettais en question mes réponses avec des "j'aurais dû..." Commentaires : À 35 ans, j'ai un parcours asse atypique. Aucun désir ou motivation particulière au CÉGEP, j'ai commencé mon par
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  44. TIME STAMP: 12:30 MDT Interview Date (MD or MD/PhD): MD March 28th Result: Invite! cGPA/wGPA: 3.60/not eligible (submitted AEE) YES, that’s right. 3.60 cGPA!!! wGPA would be 3.90 if they accepted my AEE. MCAT: 510 (3 attempts, 1st attempt being 494) ECs: Very strong on the volunteering side (founder, president of clubs, general manager of non profit organization, volunteer trainer at hospital, worked with schizophrenic and Alzheimer’s patients directly). Very weak on the research side. No pubs. Just volunteered at a lab for a few months. Essays: wrote them
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  45. People obsess over what electives they took, and how many specialties they can apply to, with who they are doing research etc. and how it all gets interpreted by the selection committee. All of these factors are absolutely dwarfed by the monstrous magnitude of one singular factor: that is, someone on the selection committee really liking you. You could have done 20 weeks of psych, and 2 weeks of plastics, and if you have one guy on the plastics selection committee that will go on the bat for you, not only are you guaranteed an interview, but you have a higher chance of matching to plastic tha
    24 points
  46. HalfBaked

    2017 Backpack?

    I personally found it to be an interesting reminder. We can be proud and patriotic and still leave room to constructive autocriticism. Md Financial said the backpack was about the CMA's 150th anniversary, so I mean, in a way it is still linked to Canada's 150th celebrations. And CMA's history is also one of being involved with at-risk minorities. So I don't think it was that off subject, though I also understand why some might think it is. I'm actually more than surprised to see the reactions this has brought. No one is being told that because you want a red backpack and/or because you wa
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  47. TIME STAMP: 10:55 Result: Admitted with condition Pre-req GPA: 4.0 MCAT: Not submitted Feeling About MMI (please be mindful of NDA): First interview after facing many reject over the years. I felt good about 7-8 stations but was convinced I screwed up royally on 2-3 of them. But with time, I started doubting everything I did until today Year: 2nd undergrad finished in 2018 IP/OOP/International: IP Comments: To anyone reading this, it was my 6th time applying. After my first bachelor (with a disastrous GPA), I was even told by an advisor I could never get i
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  48. I typed this really long post but was almost going to delete it. I felt like it sounded so silly. But I will keep it in the hopes that some of you find it helpful/encouraging because I've always enjoyed and was motivated by reading this thread. I tried injecting some context into this, so hopefully it doesn't bore you guys too much with being somewhat long. I grew up in a relatively rough neighbourhood. I'll give you an example to highlight the point: in grade 7 while my friends and I were going trick or treating, we ran into three of my older brother's friends profusely bleeding f
    23 points
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