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  1. Hello! Thanks for sharing this feedback! I was thinking over the weekend that I will just spend a few hours creating the Excel file for myself lol -- shortcuts usually do not work when it comes to applying and working in Medicine so this is a helpful reminder!
  2. Hello! I am wondering if there is anyone who has a handy summary of how all medical schools in Canada determine eligibility for Fall 2021 applications (for example: how they calculate GPA, how they determine cGPA, if they remove Winter 2020, MCAT/GPA cutpoints for graduate students, deadlines)? Or would anyone be interested in putting this together like in an Excel or Word document? I am a non-traditional applicant that would like this summary to determine where I should apply -- I definitely know that this information is all readily available on websites, but it would be so helpful / rea
  3. hello! those activities sound awesome -- great job! i am actually really interested to hear more about the food recovery project and the virtual shadowing?!
  4. Again -- sorry to hear you did not have luck with UofT but you have excellent stats and I am sure you will get in next year!
  5. Yes for sure -- and obviously UofT is the odd university out since it looks like you received interviews at all of the other schools you have applied to, which is pretty amazing! Best of luck!
  6. With such a great MCAT score and really decent GPA, I guess this does demonstrate the importance of research for UofT, but still surprised about the R for you and I am sure you will get in somewhere else (especially with your life / leadership experiences)!
  7. Agreed -- I am disappointed and confused for you too!!! Great to hear that you at least have received other invites -- does Queen's only use wGPA if you have a full course load (3 courses per term) all years of undergraduate? But you have an excellent MCAT score, your cGPA is still very high and you had a CASPer good enough for McMaster! [confused emoji] Wonder if anyone will have insights!
  8. Hello! Thanks very much for your helpful response! I agree about your ethical points -- which is why I included a "?" in the title of my thread -- I agree that now is not the time to be trying to add a new clinical shadowing experience, I was just curious if I was missing out on this, especially as it leads up to the Fall applications -- I will definitely continue to reach out to clinicians to see if I can help them in non-clinical environments... thanks again for your feedback!
  9. Hello! I am a non-traditional hopeful applicant to MD programs in Ontario, but I completed my PhD and Post-Doctoral Fellowship about two years ago and since then have been working with the provincial ministry of health -- in my undergraduate / graduate years (and even up until finishing my PhD) -- I had a fair amount of volunteering and was able to get some clinical shadowing spots with clinicians that I knew -- however, it has been a few years and before applying this Fall, I am feeling like I need to show more recent clinical shadowing -- of course with the pandemic, I am finding it ha
  10. Wow you are both amazing and inspiring for someone who is also working full-time while studying! I cannot imagine raising kids amidst the studying too -- kudos! I really like both of your tips and will work towards putting them in place for myself too -- hope you were happy with your MCAT score after all of that work and dedication!
  11. Hi Everyone! I am wondering if there is anyone who has taken the MCAT with a high score that could spend some time preparing cheat sheets and using online teaching sessions to help me focus on high-yield MCAT material. I will be studying amidst working full time and previously have a PhD, but am very rusty on the basic biochem/chemistry/physics topics that are important. I will be writing the MCAT at the end of September and I would be very interested to coordinate something suitable in terms of schedule and payment. So, if you have done well on your MCAT, are looking for some extra $
  12. Agreed -- fantastic improvement -- how did you complete your second degree? (online and/or using a lot of transfer credits?) Congratulations!
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