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  1. Regrets Time Stamp: 6:48 PM Location: IP Stream: English wGPA: 3.91 Current year: 5th ECs: Research, clubs, sports, charities, etc. CASPer: Thought it went alright.
  2. Trying to follow the topic, but now I'm super confused. So does the saying that "if you leave Canada to pursue med, it is harder to come back to Canadian residency?" still hold some weight? I've been hearing this for the past 4 years but if USMD graduates have equal opportunities and chances alongside CMGs wouldn't it be worth to keep the doors open to US MD schools (Assuming one can sustain the financial burden as a US international student)?
  3. So, it's saturday and the rain is pouring and I am extremely bored, so I thought I start a discussion. Recently, I came across Alberta's new rule change that requires applicants to complete their degree or already have it conferred prior to admission to their MD program. This essentially means they have ruled out their 2nd/3rd year applicants completely. Now I thought it would be a great discussion to see what members of the forum think in regards to 3rd year vs. 4th year applicants. Pros? Cons? Do you think admissions across Canada should also enforce that students complete their deg
  4. Having seen a diversity of people go through to medical school, I wonder if people knew anyone that changed for the worst when they got into med school? Recently, I had a few friends who just completed their first year at med school, enjoy it and I'm definitely happy for them. However, at times, at social events with other friends, they often start talking and treat the rest of us as we are inferior beings to them. This has never happened in the past until they got into medical school. Well I can't say that med school is the reason for their behaviour, I was wondering if anyone else notice a c
  5. How many times can you use a verifier for activities? Is there like a limit? Reason I'm asking is that I have about 12 activities since the age of 16 from high school, and it'll probably be easier to use one high school teacher who's known what I've done through out high school (since you know, teachers come and go in the education system).
  6. Thanks! I also just got a reply from admissions recently and they said not to worry about online courses not being indicated on a transcript, apparently, they will certainly know whether the course is online or not (i.e. How they would verify and know will be complete mystery...)
  7. Hey for those who have experienced applying to Ottawa, how did you disclose the information to Ottawa that some of your courses were completed online if your transcript does not indicate it?
  8. Hey I was just wondering how we do we indicate a course that was taken at another institution to admissions? In my Fall term, I had taken 4 courses at my home institution and one online course through Athabasca on a letter of permission. Would I need to send a copy of an approved letter of permission to indicate that the course was taken as part of my Bachelor's degree? Mainly asking this in terms for Ottawa as I know Western requires me to send a copy to the admissions through their email, UofT requires me to write the Academic explanation essay, and it doesn't matter for queens.
  9. I will definitely take a look tomorrow as it extremely late and sleep is key to mental health !
  10. That's a good idea, planning and thinking of a timeline from now to your future. This is probably key to me since I should be focusing on what I can do now and what I can't do until later. For me, I do feel a bit isolated and stressed - I dont wanna sound arrogant - but at times I feel like I'm the person my friend's are always trying to catch up to. For example, being the top of the class, people are constantly seeking you for help, ideas, advice, opportunities, I guess in a way I've developed into a good role model for my peers. However, what would you recommend to do if you just want to tak
  11. Hey everyone, I understand that trying to become a doctor is a marathon...but what kept you motivated to keep going? I've talk to many of my science friends on how burnt out and unmotivated I've been feeling after this past academic year where I was taking a full course load and at the same time putting 25-30 hours a week as an Undergraduate researcher to complete my side project to submit for a publication (I've been told that my project is equivalent to graduate thesis-defence by my supervisor and some grad students as well as graduate alumni.). However most of my science friends would
  12. Hey, I know that Ottawa requires you to be detailed with the time commitment with the ABS. What happens if we don't know the approximate hours for a school club that we been an executive for, but we know the amount of years we committed to it?
  13. @Chels1267I'll keep that in mind, usually I heard that people are able to finish their thesis defense by June 30th of their 2nd year. Question: @OldManLoganwhat did you ultimately decided to do during your gap year? @MarsRover, for sure. Ultimately during the gap year, I plan to make a little bit of income (hopefully as a research/clinical assistant), maybe go traveling to Asia or Europe since I haven't had an academic term off yet (been taking full course loads for the whole academic year (Sept-Aug) since first year). Ideally, I guess I would like to build up a little bit of f
  14. Hey, contemplating whether or not to do a gap year or apply for a masters. I guess I'm looking for advice which of the two would be more time worthy? For me the only turn off about going the masters route is that I lose a year/chance in applying :/
  15. Hey everyone, I've been trying to find an answer on the forum but couldn't find it. In regards to athabasca courses are they accepted towards the course load if you started on September 1st and ended it at the end of February (6th month) ? Mainly concerned regarding full course load wgpa schools such as UofT and Ottawa
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