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  1. Oh ohhh the torrent police is here! I think discussing it is technically legal as long as nothing is publically posted on where to find it etc...but PMs are completely fine.
  2. Not all med schools have prereqs...at least too many...you are probably already good for the humanities (and English?) prereqs...but if you do want to do med school you are correct, you many need to do some science courses. Interspersing them with your regular degree courses will work; and you may have to do some in the spring/summer. Some med schools do not count these as part of your GPA but they do consider them for prereqs.
  3. Ok well you are well on your way then. And having interests other than medicine is definitely a bonus...it makes you more well rounded and a big part of medicine is politics..whether or not that is a good or bad thing is up for debate.
  4. Yea I agree there may be a slightly subjective component to it however wouldn't it make more sense that they use some kind of standardization/curving system to calculate the GPA into a score...I would imagine how many points you get varies per year, depending on the entire applicant pool? Hmm who knows...ad coms is so mysterious in their ways.
  5. Considering some med schools use only your top two/most recent two years for GPA calc if you do really well in your remaining years there should be no issues. Other schools count each subsequent year with heavier weighting; and some let you drop your lowest year/or your lowest courses. In other words, work hard your next few years and you will be fine. As far as your degree, are you interested in science/medically related stuff? While not all med school is science courses, the first little while definitely focuses heavy on it so you need to make sure you would enjoy/be fine with that. Also, no
  6. I do not get why you are so "outraged"? How exactly do you propose they make any kinds of decisions if they take into account courses for which you do not even have grades in? Plus remember that even though the grades of your current year do not "count" you still need to meet certain cutoffs to maintain your acceptance...often it is something like 3.3 so it is by no means difficult to achieve, but it also means you cannot just stop caring and fail your remaining courses once accepted into med. Apply to the years that look at your best/most recent 2, and as someone suggested U of T doe
  7. Directly from the U of C Med Applicant Manual: "Although no specific courses are required, the admissions committee strongly recommends that applicants prepare for medical school by completing the following recommended courses..." To me this does not imply an applicant will be penalized in any way by not having the recommended courses. I personally know people who have gotten into U of C and definitely did not take a bunch of those recommended courses. So no I think it is not a big deal if you do not have all of the courses but obviously having as many as you can will benefit you once
  8. I think you need to think about what you will use your computer for. Most med schools have online based sites/electronic notes/podcasts. Having your own portable laptop for all of this stored info would be useful and you could organize it nicely into a way that makes sense...and also let us not forget the internet and research journals etc. which can pretty much find you most answers you may have while studying or doing research. I am a Mac user myself but they are definitely pricy when compared to some of the cheaper laptops/notebooks these days. If you have the money Macs are definitely bett
  9. Doing only one practice exam does not give you an accurate representation of what you will score...if you do 3 or more then you may get a better idea (ie. you may get 8, 10, 11 so this likely means you will score around a 10). If you do several and are consistently getting 8s, maybe you just need to practice more passages, or try to see if you are consistently getting certain types of questions wrong. And lastly, each MCAT is a crapshoot in a way. Especially with certain aspects like the verbal reasoning...each of us is more comfortable/interested in certain kinds of readings...some people may
  10. I agree with most of the other posts...starting another degree is your best bet...the courses you failed screw you up for prereqs and prevent you from taking the appropriate year courses...instead of wasting more money on another 2 or 3 years - and you may not even be able to raise your grade to the close to 4.0 you would need - it will be much easier to just have a fresh new start at a new campus. You will also be more familiar with university and hopefully know what your strengths and weaknesses are and how to study effectively/perform well on exams. Also keep in mind that medical schools lo
  11. Haha oh I am sure it will be successful...a successful disaster! Although I am not going to lie I may sneak a peak at the pilot to see exactly what it is all about. Oh and yes sorry to all of you Anne Rice fans I did not even think of her oddly...and also Blade etc...so all of these do fall under "other"!
  12. That is strange I thought some UK schools were comparable to the Canadian ones...referring to the Irish schools...although I am unsure what part of Ireland they are in so they may not be in the UK? Either way I would think med schools in England are good too.
  13. As someone mentioned they do have compression stockings that help prevent blood pooling in your legs. I think they also have ones that look pretty much like socks/aren't horribly tacky...and apparently they are super comfortable for travelling and just wearing all the time not just during periods of endless standing.
  14. Ok so just curious whether people on this forum are into vampire related stuff. I personally love True Blood as its awesome, but despise lame crap (ie. Twilight)...apparently there is some new show coming out that is like Desperate Housewives except with vampires...that's right...suburbian vamps...now that will be a disaster. This is obviously just for fun - no need to get your panties in a knot because it is not med related.
  15. I am pretty sure there are many things you could do. For instance, phone bills, banking info (you must take out money from bank machines?), the people who you volunteer with etc. I do not think you need to necessarily be employed for proof. As far as your long distance education, I am not sure if that applies or not. I think your best bet is to just contact the admissions office and see what they consider legitimate proof of you being in province and whether your long distance ed changes anything - requirements often change and its probably not a good idea to just depend on forum members' conj
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