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  1. might hurt your "overall academic merit" section a little but all in all if you're GPA is decent (and you have all the there stuff) you should be fine.
  2. Just as a follow up, I've shadowed 15 ophthalmologists over this summer and a couple of them seem to have an appreciation for handblown glass. I've been looking into getting into glass blowing to help with CARMS but would appreciate any suggestions. Would it be enough to take lessons maybe once a week for the next 3 years or should I invest in a home setup so I can practice more (~$5k to $25k which ofc I would put on my LOC). Alternatively are there similar hobbies I could try instead? I have a real fear of heat/fire but if necessary this is something I am willing to take on.
  3. Just out of curiosity where are you living where you can but a house for 100k?
  4. Any channels or websites in particular you would recommend? I always kinda assumed most of the resources online were more aimed at an american curriculum.
  5. Seems like a good idea, theres a chance they might not even notice it OP.
  6. OP do you know how are you assessed in this program? Is it pass fail?
  7. Cant speak for this year but thats how it worked last year. Maybe send the email and then confirm with your referee?
  8. Also to add to this, how does osmosis compare to something like Boards and Beyond or even the USLME step 1 book they put out (first aid I think?)?
  9. Say I loved my part time job, do you have a ball park of how many hours a week I could commit to putting into it while in first year med school? or would it be to variable to guess.
  10. Keep us posted on what you end up doing
  11. Last year I believed it was weighted as a individual course, this is based on how little my GPA went down (the calculated one that appears on the secondary application in the fall after you submit) having 2 A- at the time for my MSc.
  12. Thanks, didn't realize deans letters had bad stuff on them too. Always thought they were kinda like a reference letter.
  13. What kind of red flags would typically show up on a MSPR (aka a deans letter right?)?
  14. Just my $0.02 but for now I would focus on nailing your senior year. A 4.0 puts you around a 3.5 which is low but would keep you in the fight for UofA and UofC. A masters won't do anything to improve your GPA at UofA or UofC, so I would try to decide if you feel a small increase in your GPA from one more year of undergrad would outweigh a year dedicated to improving your ECs.
  15. I would also keep in mind that this year was a bit of a weird write off. Maybe you're actually really good at MMI and will be competitive assuming UofA goes back to that format post covid.
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