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  1. I had no problem in my year. I literally got my result 10 seconds after noon.
  2. Yeah, it does happen to go deep down the ROL... I spend quite a lot of time carefully deciding my ROL from #1 up to the very last one. And I didn't rank a program I absolutely didn't want to be at for the next 5 years of my life. I do believe it's a valuable advice to those who are applying (will apply someday) to carefully consider every single program in their ROL. When doing my ROL, at every entry I'd ask myself "if I match there, how would I feel about staying in that program and location for next years and doing that special for the rest of my life?".
  3. Je connais des personnes qui avaient fait toute leur formation hors-Québec et ont été accepté sans avoir besoin de refaire/faire des cours de physique/math etc. Ça va vraiment dépendre de comment ton dossier va être vu/interprété. C'est impossible pour n'importe qui sur le forum de te donner une réponse avec 100% de certitude, que ce soit "oui, tu n'auras pas de problème" ou "non, tu devras prendre/reprendre de math/physique etc". Je te suggère de contacter la Faculté et/ou le bureau du registraire afin d'avoir une réponse officielle.
  4. I had a medical LOA that made me join the next class, I got 16/18 interviews, nobody asked anything about it during the interviews and I matched to my 1st choice.
  5. Best of luck, folks. Time will really fly by. I wish you all have a positive match result and get the discipline/program of your choice.
  6. You definitely should apply. I know people who got in with a GPA in the same range as yours and who did not have an "extraordinary experience".
  7. À l'époque, avoir une couverture pour les soins médicaux en situation d'urgence lors de mes voyages étaient quelque chose que je cherchait dans une carte de crédit, alors ça faisait toute la différence chez nous. Aujourd'hui ce n'est plus important parce que nous avons une couverture qui est même supérieure avec un autre produit :)
  8. C'est l'art de la négociation. J'ai eu la Visa Infinite Voyages gratuite avec RBC pendant le MD. Je vais demander qu'elle soit gratuite pour les 5 prochaines années de résidence aussi. Disons que c'est un "investissement" assez avantageux pour la banque, et s'ils refusent il y a toujours d'autres options sur le marché. :)
  9. Lors d'un stage le directeur du programme m'a dit que ce serait beaucoup plus probable d'être sur le haut de leur liste pour le CaRMS un candidat avec des résultats scolaires moyens mais ayant fait un bon stage sur place, qui a demontré être travaillant, capable de bien s'intégrer à l'équipe et quelqu'un qui ne poserait pas de problèmes pendant les 5 ans, à la place d'un candidat avec un GPA parfait, un gros CV avec des publications etc mais qui n'y avait pas fait un stage. En bout de ligne, il n'est pas possible de faire une évaluation équivalente pendant une entrevue de 30-45 minutes si l'on
  10. Ça arrive de temps en temps, surtout avec le téléphone. Je fais juste fermer la fenêtre et ouvrir une nouvelle.
  11. At Laval we have 2 x 3 weeks electives in 3rd year and 3 x 4 weeks (or 2 x 4 weeks + 2 x 2 weeks) electives in 4th year. But there's a catch for the 4th year, since 50% of the students will only get 4 weeks electives BEFORE CaRMS deadline, with another 4 weeks in January and the last 4 in March, while 50% of the students have 8 weeks before CaRMS. Also, at Laval we all have a 2 weeks mandatory rotation in Radiology, so it definitely helps to get those 2 weeks before CaRMS. From my experience, you'll definitely look competitive by simply showing up for observerships (even though it's
  12. Given the current trend and situation elsewhere in the country, we (Laval) got very good numbers with "only" 6 going unmacthed this year, and all 4 previous year graduates matching this year.
  13. Laval has also approved the transition to the pass/fail system. If I'm not mistaken, it will be implemented with the next cohort in Fall 2018. That being said, several programs at Laval have already made adjustments (such as eliminating the cutoff GPA to consider applications) and you shouldn't have any problem when/if applying to Laval's programs. Good luck!
  14. The Shadow of the Wind, from Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
  15. Je ne savais pas que Dalhousie avait un site à Saint John. Je pensais qu'au NB il y avait juste le site de l'UdeS à Moncton.
  16. Il n'y a pas de faculté de médecine au NB. Ceux qui font leur médecine à Moncton dans le fond ont été admis à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
  17. Agree. I was 8 when I decided I wanted to be a doctor. And it was because my grandmother had cancer. All she and my family went through, the help and the support we had from physicians, and several other reasons, made me decide at such a young age what I wanted to do later as a career.
  18. 3.88 is the average, so people with a lower GPA will get invited. I do know of a person who did a Bacc in nursing at Laval and got admitted to Med school at McGill right after that. However, I don't know him personally as to give you any further details. I just wanted to let you know that it's definitely possible. Good luck.
  19. Pas vrai. Je connais au moins 3 personnes avec un bac en génie qui sont en médecine actuellement à Laval. Je connais aussi 2 autres ingénieurs qui sont maintenant en résidence et qui ont fait leur médecine à Laval...
  20. Definitely NOT the same reality we have at Laval, where the Female/Male residents ratio in General Surgery must be something like 3 F: 1 M, about 90% of residents in Obs-Gyn are Female as well as about 40-50% of Uro residents.
  21. It really stinks. I've been there a few times. But I knew where my heart was, and I worked really hard for what I wanted. In the end, I got in and I was even rewarded with a "way more than I expected scenario". I agree with SunAndMoon: do think carefully about what happened. I guess doing that was the thing that helped me the most when I didn't get in. You obviously did something right and good during the MMI, only that others did more/better. You know you have a great application package, otherwise, you wouldn't have been invited to the interview. So work on that part of the applicati
  22. I've been following the thread the whole week and it brought me so many memories from a few years ago. I just checked here to see if answers had been made available today or not. Geez, I'm almost as frustrated as you are. Anyways, good luck Monday, folks. Hope your dreams come true. For those who won't get in, If you applying because Medicine is where your heart is, do not give up on your dreams. For those waitlisted, good luck. I hope the list will run down and you'll get your admission offer too. Have a nice weekend you all.
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