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Everything posted by sdj78we9jtf2o3mgfvj298j

  1. Keep in mind that it's the people who get good grades that talk about their marks. It's what contributes to the sometimes toxic atmosphere of the program. Many people struggle in BHSc (some with grades, others for different reasons). I am friends with people who didn't do well in BHSc courses and had to take time off due to mental health, illness, or questioning if the program is for them. The time off did all of them a lot of good. Just know that even though you might feel like you aren't succeeding now, your break will give you time to reflect and think about what you want from life - whet
  2. Hi threeescore, Sorry to hear that you've been struggling. You've clearly had some difficulties recently. I'm a past BHSc graduate and currently in med school. I can understand the pressures of getting into med school especially in a program where a lot of people are very focused on getting in. Stacey and the other BHSc office staff are great, so it's good that you sought them out when you needed to. If you want someone to talk to feel free to private message me here or to talk on Facebook.
  3. I was. Not sure if it helped pre-interview, but it wasn't brought up in my interviews at all.
  4. Probably wasn't smart to tell her that I knew nothing about personal finance and needed advice, ha!
  5. Just the lady who helped me set up my LOC at the bank. Not sure if they're formally my "financial advisor".
  6. I guess a bunch of news outlets were looking for justification of their poor hygiene. The study only really concludes that the quality of research is poor, not that people should stop flossing. When you floss you can clearly see plaque and bits of food, it can't be good for you to leave that in between your teeth.
  7. Is life insurance on the LOC worth it? I was told by my financial advisor that if I were to pass away before my debt was paid off then it would be passed on to my parents to pay off if I didn't have life insurance. However I have a friend tell me that since my parents didn't co-sign they wouldn't be responsible for the debt, and the remaining balance on my LOC would just dissipate. Can anyone confirm which is true?
  8. I'm not sure if OMSAS has changed since last year but there is no field for putting a verifier/description for Formal Education and Other.
  9. How would you go about finding more about autonomy, lifestyle, etc for a speciality? Would it be appropriate to ask a doctor that you are observing these types of questions?
  10. Last year I think it was ~500. If you go over the limit you'll get a notification that you went over the limit when you try to save your app.
  11. People shouldn't respond to this question because it would be a violation of their confidentiality agreements.
  12. You can't have friends/family write letters for you. Student club president is a bad idea, and the teaching assistant is potentially a bad idea (depending on how close they are to you in age). Someone else can comment but I'm not sure if a TA ref letter holds any weight. Ref letters need to be received by OMSAS by Oct 1st. So make sure that your referees send it a couple of weeks in advance.
  13. yes, anything after the age of 16 is fair game. you can't get points for activities which you don't include, so put everything you can.
  14. Don't feel like you're burdening them. It's a part of the process and they know that. The reason why professors write LORs in the first place is to pay it forward - sometime ago when they were in your position, someone else had written a LOR for them. You can reduce the burden by offering your resume.
  15. 384 can vary but a 381 seems a bit far off from that unfortunately.
  16. I wouldn't void at all if you're in-province for UBC and have that GPA.
  17. I suspect that if you're just starting to gain an interest in northern Ontario (i.e. in your second year of university) it'll just come off like you are gaming the system to get into NOSM and will almost certainly not work at all.
  18. If you're above the 9/9/9 cutoff (or 125/125/125/125) there's no need since higher scores aren't favoured. If you're below the cutoff don't bother applying since you'll be screened out. It depends on your grade trends really. If your marks are different from when you were sick vs when you weren't sick (e.g. if you had a 2.0 GPA while you were sick and a 3.9 otherwise) then I'd definitely write one. If you were consistent the entire way through it might still be worth writing one but it might bring questions of whether the sickness actually affected your academic performance. I'd get a do
  19. Don't bother, enough university students have a hard enough time finding a research position. If you manage to find someone kind enough to take a high school student they'll be making you wash dishes and not doing an actual project. This is a side note, but I can't believe high school students are looking for research positions. Too many people jump onto any sort of research so they can get a head start on their resumes but honestly just wait until you're at a point in your education where you know how to do lab work and where someone will actually trust you enough to carry out a project.
  20. You register for casper after you submit your OMSAS application in October. If I remember correctly each time slot had plenty of space (several hundred spots) and none of them were full at the time I registered.
  21. Not worth applying this year. They screened out everyone with less than a 3.8 in years past. You only should apply to Mac but even then your GPA is still low. Next year you'll probably have a better chance if you do well in school this year.
  22. The type of activity matters much less than what you learned from it. Clinical activities aren't necessary.
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