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  1. For clerkship you are likely going end up at various sites throughout the city (i.e. RAH, UAH, Mis, etc.), so buy somewhere accessible to transit if you are concerned about commuting. Otherwise, you can shell out cash for a parking pass and not worry about it. Even if you are central and close to the UAH, you will end up commuting in clerkship.
  2. Hello all, I was trying to look up PARA health and dental benefits but it requires login credentials. I was hoping a current AB resident could please DM me some up to date info on dental, specifically orthodontic (i.e. invisalign) coverage. I found a PDF from 2015, but I am unsure if it has changed much in 5 years. Just trying to figure out if it is worth waiting another 2 years or to go for it now. Thanks!
  3. The heritage youth research summer student (HYRS) program is actually exactly what you would be looking for. https://www.ualberta.ca/medicine/about/communities/community-engagement/student-summer-prgms/hyrs-student-summer-research-program-2020 You won't be able to do anything this summer (it's too late, and COVID is an issue), but you could potentially get a position next year. Generally speaking unless you go through a formal program like HYRS you just need to email professors and ask if they would let you work in their lab for the summer.
  4. Do you already have your PhD? That can give you a bit of a leg-up for admissions if you have already convocated (that said, policies vary widely). If you're currently working on your PhD, most policies wont help you at all. How low is your undergrad GPA, broken down year by year? Unless you give specifics about your situation you won't get very good advice. Also look into policies at the schools you're applying for, whether you count as IP, etc.
  5. Chances are you will need to be in Edmonton for some in person small group sessions
  6. Location? Schools you're planning on applying to? Determine how each school you're considering applying to will calculate your GPA for application purposes, as this will be a key factor for determining where you stand. Have you written the MCAT? If so, what is your score breakdown? Admissions policies vary widely, so these are all crucial details for the best possible advice. Even schools which take your best/last 2 years puts you at 3.65, which is on the lower side. Ideally you want at least a 3.8+ for apps, so another UG year with close to a 4.0 as possible is your best option.
  7. I think your timeline for writing the MCAT is a little unreasonable, given your lack of background in the key subjects. Taking courses over summer is going to make it nearly impossible to dedicate enough time to prepping, since 10h per week is not nearly enough in my opinion. If you're just starting out in mech engg and have a few more summers at your disposal, I would suggest writing the MCAT next summer so you can dedicate enough time to get a high score. There is no point in writing it without having put in 110% effort into prepping, since a sub-standard score won't do you any good. You lik
  8. These are questions your university awards contact person could best answer.
  9. Depends on if you are at the top or the bottom of the list. Your university should be able to give you your ranking and a decent idea about your odds.
  10. Kylo is correct, each school is allocated a certain number and they are non-transferable.
  11. They probably count the F because you successfully completed the course (i.e. did not withdraw).
  12. https://time.com/5809630/nyu-medical-school-early-graduation/
  13. Re-taking the courses in spring/summer won't replace your grades from when you took the courses the first time.
  14. Neither UofA or UofC have pre-reqs, so those are by far your best options. Honestly since you're IP there it doesn't seem worth it to complete any pre-reqs.
  15. Speaking of reading... https://www.inc.com/kat-boogaard/6-key-tips-to-respectfully-disagree-with-someone.html
  16. You're right. Lets just keep letting the discussion become more and more polarized until its just fascist ANTIFA members versus the neo-nazis. No compromise allowed!
  17. If you're looking at Canadian schools, see how each of them would calculate your GPA for admissions purposes and look at their admissions stats from previous years (they're generally available on school websites). At first glance your GPA is uncompetitive, so you need to figure out whether or not it is worth it for you to complete 2+ years more of full-time undergrad to achieve a more competitive (i.e. 3.9+) GPA.
  18. more undergrad to boost your GPA is probably going to be necessary.
  19. CIBC is largely the same, 350k LOC at prime-0.25 with interest only payments until 2 years after MD + residency. After that you can either restructure as a loan (with the same interest rate) or keep the LOC as is and pay it down whenever you want (always making the interest payments). As far as perks go, they do the free account and credit card for the duration of medical school. After that, you may have to pay the monthly chequing fee, albeit the credit card will always be free as part of the bank account bundle. If you speak with an advisor, it's pretty easy to get them to agree to keepin
  20. Out of curiosity, why stay away from MD financial/Scotia? They seem to offer fairly competitive services
  21. I couldn't disagree more. The whole reason they allow deferrals is because they want to discourage people from dropping their grad studies. Even if your project isn't a wet-lab resource intensive project, your supervisor will still have invested a lot of time into training you. If you drop out of your grad studies, you've effectively wasted their time. OP: if you want to do grad school and will see it through, do it. As mentioned above, Dr. Hillier is very accommodating for research. If you're only doing it to fill some time and would consider dropping out if you're accepted, do somethin
  22. Luckily the studies suggest most DO grads abandon OMT once their training is finished and just focus on the actual evidence based medicine, despite the monetary incentive.
  23. Why? OMT is bunk science that thankfully seems to be dying due to its lack of efficacy.
  24. Minor entries may not count for much, but they certainly will be better than an empty space.
  25. Hey all, Anyone know when entrance scholarships and all that stuff are given out? Or if we need to apply for anything separately? UME scholarship lists are long and don't seem particularly organized by type (i.e. discipline or years eligible). thanks!
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