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  1. I took some courses in the summer, and 6 courses in some semesters. I think you also can take online courses at other universities.
  2. Agreed. USMD is NOT easier than Canadian MD schools at all, especially your GPA and MCAT is average. If you can't get into Canadian MD school, you will have a better chance at USDO. Just my personal opinion. You always can give it a try.
  3. Summer is here !!!

  4. 1. My USMD interviews helped my Canadian MD school's interviews a lot (USMD interviews were a few months before Canadian interviews normally). 2. By appling MD student LOC in both sides Canada and USA from multi-banks at the SAME TIME (apply TD Canada Trust, RBC, BMO, Citi, Bank of America, TD Bank (USA), etc) sometimes (50% ?) you will approved by two or more banks, which give you $500K+ LoC to finish your 4-years USMD/USDO). Trick is you must apply in the same time before any bank approved your LoC applications, you are in GREY AREA, because technically you didn't lie your financial situati
  5. My personal experience, you should add Case Western, Wayne State and SUNY Upstate.
  6. Just my 2 cents, you have to make up your mind by yourself. Once you have multi-inteviews, your applications are fine, you just need: 1. Apply more schools. Apply out-of-province MD schools, USMD, USDO, just to get more interviews. 2. Prepare your interview skills and experiences. A year job with human touch experiences (customer services, human resouces, etc) also can help your MD schools interview a lot. In your case, you should apply at least 10 USMD/USDO and 10 Canadian MD schools, I'll aim for more than 5 interviews next year. I will do a job with a lot of human touch and I
  7. Just my personal 2 cents, not best answer. Replace Boston and Howard with Wayne State, SUNY-upstate, the best Canadian friendly USMD schools in my experience. If you do this, you will have around 50% get interview for your top 7 schools that will generate 3~4 interviews and hope for 1~2 acceptances. Get interview first, acceptance will come. if you have multiple acceptances, then choose one to go next year. Even you have 4.0 perfect GPA and 40+ MCAT, none of any USMD will guarantee you an interview.
  8. I don't think AMACS (primary application) can help you. Your best solution is email or upload your IB transcripts to each USMD by secondary application and explain everything to them your situation and hope for the best. For me, I took extra credits on humanities and social science courses at my last year.
  9. Let's assume we entering medical school without debt, saving, income, etc. All we got is $250K LoC and student loan. We have to pay tuition and living costs (mainly rent) at least $15K/year (Quebec, Newfoundland, Manitoba, Sask, etc), other provinces or cities are higher, maybe around $20~40K/year. We can use $250K LoC to buy a condo or house without mortgage (maybe with some help from family) and rent out a room or two, we become a landlord and collect rent(s) monthly. If the rent income + student loan > tuition + living costs without rent + LoC interest (prime rate, around 2.7% n
  10. Jefferson is very Canadian friendly, it's a private school, tuition is cheaper than state university for Canadian.
  11. As I know, Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan interviewed hundreds Canadian every year, accepted more than or near 100 Canadian every year, around 40 Canadian studied MD there every year. It's like 7th medical school for Ontarian. They accepted only Canadian citizen, not Canadian resident.
  12. Let's assume your GPA is not downward 3.9/3.8/3.7/3.6 and you are Canadian citizen With MCAT 510 and average ECs. You need a list like: Wayne state, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Oakland, SUNY-upstate, NYMC, Albert Einstein, Rosalind, Jefferson
  13. I guess you have near 50% to get one or more interview in Canada and USMD, If your ECs really above average and you didn't screw in the application process. Your interview for USDO is much higher than 50% at every Canadian friendly USDO school, MSU (Michigan state university) has a special DO program for Canadian. Just my guess, no guaranty, sometimes you need luck and direction. Good luck. I will NOT go international.
  14. Can you tell us, what kind investment is 7% very stable/safe ? I really like to know. I think investing on Canadian Big-5 banks is stable and safe with "some RISK", but only have around 3.5% divined return. I think you are talking about REIT, especially D.UN ? I'm very tempting to use my LoC for some D.UN for a few months, but still a no at this moment.
  15. VR11 and cGPA 3.52 with outstanding Casper, McMaster still have a chance. For USMD, apply Wayne State, SUNY-Upstate, Rosalind, Oakland, Jefferson, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, NYMC, Albert Einstein, etc. For USDO, your chance is much better than Canada and USMD. Good luck.
  16. Check McMaster, I think some of them (10ish each year) got in at GPA < 3.7, your CARS 129 is VR 12 which is very good, above average 11, with good casper, your chance for interview is very good. Yes, 5th UG maybe not help you for 2016/17 cycle, but will help you for 2017/18 cycle. For me USMD is a backup plan, I really don't have the money for it unless I got LoC $250K plus some scholarship or my parents second mortgage our home and both worked two jobs for me. I will give myself another two cycles aiming McMaster, Western, Queen (Ottawa for 2017/18 cycle). But if you have the money and lik
  17. 1. I will apply Western, McMaster and Queen in Ontario and keep working on 5th year UG aiming 4.0 GPA to improve last 3 years wGPA to 3.9 for Ottawa and total cGPA 3.7 for McMaster. 2. For USMD, Private schools are around US$50K, state universities are around US$65K and higher, so you should aim Oakland, Jefferson, Case Western, NYMC, Albert Einstein, Rosalind, etc. YES you need complete your 2nd application early in June to give yourself better chance for interview. If you have the money for state universities, SUNY-Upstate and Wayne state you have 50% chance for interview. 3, For US
  18. Basic it's ONE very old building with TWO entrances, you can google street view for these two addresses. If you applied 1st day when you got your acceptance letter in May (Yes, You need medical school's acceptance letter to apply HSC housing.) HSC housing office will put your name on waiting list, when available notice email to you a few weeks or months later, you have about 24 hours to make a deposit and schedule to move in. School starts in middle/late August. you have less than 50% chance to get a studio before Sep. 01, 50% chance on Oct. 01, more than 50% chance on Nov. 01 and after
  19. Please read http://www.macleans.ca/education/university/gambling-on-an-m-d/ You will find your answers.
  20. This is just my personal experiences and opinions for you. - Average 3.75 GPA means some get in at 3.95, some get in at 3.6, don't rule yourself out just because your low cGPA. - Your AMCAS and OMCAS GPA is not your GPA in other medical schools in Canada, you have to check each school to calculate your GPA for each Canadian school not in Ontario. 1. Your best bet is in Ontario, you will have good chance for interview at Western (BEST 2 years GPA), Queens (last 2 years GPA), Ottawa (last 3 years GPA), McMaster (3.64 cGPA is low, but VR11 and good Casper will get you in), UT will drop y
  21. McGill will give you 30 university credits and you start from 2nd year like Quebec CEGEP graduated. Pro - you can graduate in 3 years (at age 20) most medical schools in the Prairies will count your IB courses into your university GPA calculation (assumed your IB grades are most 7s and some 6s) most USMD will notice and value your IB works and McGill (the only university in Canada using USA's 4.0 GPA system), they are more holistic reviewing your application. Cos - you will have much LESS time to prepare your ECs, GPA and MCAT You still need to complete som
  22. I was told if you move to Yukon for a few years (study or work there) then you will be IP in most provinces for medical school application.
  23. I didn't apply to USDO, I know MSU has a special DO program for Canadian, and USDO schools did value more upward GPA. Beside USDO, I think you still have some chance at Canadian MD schools, if you did a 5th year UG (special year, extra year) and get 3.7+ : 1. Western Ontario just need Any two years GPA 3.7 2. Queen's need Last two years GPA 3.7 3. Ottawa only look your LAST three years GPA 4. Saskatchewan only need 83% 5. Manitoba and Toronto will drop your worst 8 to 10 courses from your GPA, your 3.15 GPA may convert to 4.0 or more for Manitoba's 4.5 GPA system 6. Other schools
  24. Yes, you are right at Ivy MD schools. But it's not true at some USMD that only accept US citizen, US PR, and Canada citizen like Wayne State University. Here's the link http://admissions.med.wayne.edu/nonresident.php.
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