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  1. How would this impact grad applicants? Would we still need to have our supervisor write a letter?
  2. Hey, did you end up figuring out if IB HL English credit meets their english requirement?
  3. Selling the newest version of Casper Sim for the Mind for $30. Just bought it two weeks ago before my test, so it is in mint condition. I can email you pictures if you would like to see it's condition. I can drop off in GTA or London, ON (Western Campus).
  4. Thanks for getting back to me Meridian. Are there good schools that I can attend for less that 400K? I'm including all the costs, i.e. tuition, rent, textbooks, etc. My parents are willing to help me as much as they can, but I think that is maybe up to maximum 100-200K. Would I be able to get the LOC if they are my co-signers? What are the implications of that?
  5. Do you guys have any advice on how to pay for tuition/cost of living overall for US med schools? Looks like the cost will be around 400-500K in Canadian dollars.. so how does someone pay for this?? (coming from a middle-income family, Asian therefore ORM). Are there scholarships available for Canadian students attending US med schools? From what it looks like, the largest loan you can get is 275K...so how would you find the rest of the money? Also, how long would it take to pay off this debt? Please feel to correct me if I cited anything wrong. I think I have decent chances to get into a
  6. I need to include a minor note about my transcript in the academic explanation part of the applications. I think I may have a minor anxiety disorder (self-diagnosed, have an appointment soon with doctor to find out more).. Is that going to be a red flag on my application? Should I avoid putting this down in case they may think that I cannot handle the stress?
  7. Hi guys, I was wondering how you convinced your mentors (i.e. lab PIs, professors, etc.) to support you on your path to medicine? How did you convince them to support you to become an MD rather than pursuing a career in research/academia for example? I'm asking because I'm trying to get my PIs (who are also MDs) to support my efforts to pursue medicine instead of getting a PhD (or even an MD/PhD). What challenges have you guys had regarding research supervisors (or other mentors) who have a strong opinion on you joining their field of work instead of medicine?
  8. https://theconversation.com/ca/health This site seems to have good articles on current events in Canadian healthcare! Worth checking it out!
  9. Hi guys, I know lots of people have been posting these already so I was hoping to get some feedback as well. I just finished my 4th year of UG and I decided to do a 5th year to bump up my GPA. For reference, my GPA is: 1st year GPA: 3.52 2nd year: 3.743rd year: 3.79 4th year: 3.83UofT wGPA: 3.86Queens (2YGPA): 3.81MCAT 1st try: 504 (127/122/128/127); Retake: 510 (130/125/126/129) Although my GPA trend shows an upward trend, it wasn't ever a great improvement to 3.9+ so it sucks I kind of plateaued there, but hopefully I can get at least a 3.9 in my 5th year if I really just
  10. Hi guys, I was wondering if there is anyone in Montreal right now who would be interested in preparing for the CASPer test and start looking to prepare for interviews as well? PM if you're interested!
  11. Yeah I didn't graduate. Do you think I should contact schools to verify if they check if my 5th year courses are degree or non-degree?
  12. @rmorelan Is it okay if I'm doing a 5th year, but technically already did the required courses for my degree? As long as I follow the 3/5 rule and still continue taking courses related to my program, would the school be able to verify if the courses I took were "non-degree courses"??
  13. Does anyone know the Western scale? i.e. is it really: 80+ = A = 4.0 70-80 = B = 3.0 etc.
  14. Hi everyone, I'm in my fourth year of undergrad right now, and I've sent in my application for UofT, McMaster, Queens, Western although I am not too optimistic yet because of my numbers. 1st year GPA: 3.52 2nd year: 3.74 3rd year: 3.79 4th year: TBD UofT wGPA: 3.85 Queens (2YGPA): 3.77 MCAT 1st try: 504 (127/122/128/127); Retake: 510 (130/125/126/129) ECs: research as a work study study in summer after 1st year, volunteered in the hospital, research assistant for 1.5 years (no pubs yet, but did 1 poster presentation), 1 summer student research award, lots of volunteeri
  15. Yeah I'd be down! I'll be taking it around that time too
  16. Hey, when is your test date? I'm taking it in the summer, and I'll be in London studying as well, if you're still interested in forming a study group!
  17. Hey rial2, I'll be retaking the MCAT this summer and I'll be in London studying as well! When do you plan to retake it? Also, are there any specific areas that you are aiming to improve? For me, my main focus is CARS, but I'm still going to try to get higher scores in the other sections as well.
  18. I'm going into 3rd year honors spec IMS, and I was wondering what kinds of courses you guys take in 3rd and 4th year? There's so many options, I'm not sure what to choose. Here's what I'm thinking about so far: 3900 lab (0.5) 3120 phys (1.0) 2500 micro imm (0.5) So far, that's 3.5. I still need another 1.5, and probably from group 1. Suggestions? Also, I may want to try to get into honors spec Phys in 4th year, so how can I keep that option open?
  19. Hey, I'm also going into honors spec IMS right now, but I was wondering what you have to do to be Honors Spec IMS + Major in Phys? i.e. courses and stuff? Are you thinking about going into honors spec Phys in 4th year?
  20. What kinds of things do you listen to on CBC?
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