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  1. As of right now MMI's are a go at the U of S, with some extra precautions. We announced our 2nd case of COVID-19 today. Based on what I've heard I would prepare for a potential in-person interview as well as an online interview if the need arises. Having said that, I would be surprised if something didn't change between now and next week.
  2. @BarbellsAndBicarb I would love to, but I don't want to misinform. We just had an "Admissions Retreat" about a week ago with 50+ stakeholders from across Saskatchewan and the College of Medicine. The goal of the retreat was to try to help create a picture of what type of students we would like to attract/admit to the U of S and how we are going to get there. It was a great session, and I am hopeful for the future of admissions, but I don't think I can say much outside of the fact that I expect we will end up with a more "holistic" approach in the future. I expect it will be relatively slow
  3. Hi Everyone! My name is Lucas King. I'm a 2nd year student at the U of S and I'm one of the CFMS uCMG File Leads for the year. We are currently in the process of recruiting past uCMG's for the 2020 Peer Mentorship Network. I would greatly appreciate any help you can provide with helping to spread the word about this initiative. Our recruitment message is below, but if you have any questions please let me know! "The CFMS is recruiting past Unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates (uCMG’s) for the 2020 Peer Mentorship Network to help support anyone who goes unmatched during the 2020 R1 CaRM
  4. The CASPer is being added as an additional layer of screening, in the same way that the U of S has used references, and will be used simply as a "rule-out" for people who score below a designated threshold. It's become commonplace at the CaRMS/residency entry level, and has been used very successfully at the U of S for that purpose, so it's now being introduced for admissions. We are also in the process of doing a complete admissions review, so expect more changes over the next few years.
  5. This is the opposite of the truth. You will not have an offer withdrawn for being in a graduate program, but you likely would if you failed to provide accurate transcripts & educational background. Deferrals happen regularly at the U of S.
  6. DEs it means the person passed the interview, not that they will be offered admission. Last year, I believe the OOP cut-off was roughly the 40th percentile in the interview, so anyone above that had their references contacted.
  7. The U of S does a lot of deferrals, there are 5 from the last admission cycle entering next fall for example. I know of at least 4 deferrals in our class as well. I would recommend looking at the website, they address this in the application guide, then emailing Sherrill if you still have questions.
  8. Hey everyone! It's short notice, but if you are in or around Saskatoon this weekend I would like to invite you out to the 2019 U of S Med Charity Date Night Auction! This event is an annual fundraiser organized by the 1st year class reps & the 1st year class, Class of 2022, to support SWITCH & SEARCH. SWITCH & SEARCH are both student run medical clinics that the College of Medicine is highly involved with, in Saskatoon & Regina respectively. The details are below, but if you have any questions let me know! I would love to see some of this years applicants out to the ev
  9. It sounds to me like the RBC advisor is digging hard & using fancy terms to try to win you over, something I would personally hate to see in an advisor. In reality most people in this situation are just going to end up taking money out of their LOC once a month in order to pay the interest, like @Eudaimonia & @dantheman24 mentioned. From experience, it just ends up being more of a hassle than anything because if you had the money to make a payment you would make it immediately, regardless of when the payment is due, in order to minimize interest over time. The Scotiabank set-up is m
  10. Love this approach! It's the difference between having outcome based goals & process goals. Focus on what you can control & impact now, rather than worrying about things you have no control over. Sometimes you do your absolute best & it's not enough, but knowing & accepting that you did everything you possibly could is one of the most satisfying feelings I've ever felt.
  11. To be honest I'm not too sure, they may or may not accept that. This past year we were required to submit tax documents for our family as the primary source of information, then were required to provide references that were able to verify our background and circumstances that we claimed in the questionnaire. I was not required to provide tax documents for my parents (Note: I have a dependent), however I did need to provide references for some of the other claims I made regarding out low-income status from my youth. It was actually quite difficult to find references that fit the criteria. I
  12. As of this year the U of S has actually done exactly that. For this years class 6 seats were reserved for IP applicants who come from lower income families. There were a number of different things that could get you additional points for these seats, but the 1st criteria that needed to be met was an average household income of <$60 000 for the past 5 years. It's called DSAAP (Diversity and Social Accountability Admissions Program) if anyone is interested.
  13. Lets get this started! Class of 2022 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1948060105218573/?ref=br_rs U of S College of Medicine - https://www.facebook.com/groups/236043476589326/?ref=br_rs
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