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    theevilsloth reacted to polymerase325 in -   
    idadmin@ualberta.ca you should have gotten an email from this address about your CCID, your UofA email is CCID@ualberta.ca 
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    theevilsloth reacted to coolmom in Queens Interview Invites/Regrets 2021   
    Yes I did! They apologized for the technical glitch and confirmed they received my acceptance of the invite.
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    theevilsloth reacted to doingmedforthemoney in Queens Interview Invites/Regrets 2021   
    when this coming out 
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from Borat Sagdiyev in uOttawa Interview Invite/Rejection 2021   
    Invite/Rejection: Regrets
    Time Stamp: 
    Location: IP
    Stream: English
    cGPA: 3.94
    Current year: BSc. 2019
    ECs:   Interviewed at Western, Toronto, Alberta OOP last year. Average/well-rounded. 
    Casper and snapshot: No Mac interview with 3.84 and 128. Didn't do snapshot. 
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    theevilsloth reacted to newmy88 in UBC MD Interview Invites/Regrets Thread - 2020/21   
    Wishing everyone luck today 
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from premed1989 in How to get into medial school and dental school without getting lucky   
    How ironic..
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from TheFlyGuy in -   
    bruh
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from Liquidflow in How to get into medial school and dental school without getting lucky   
    How ironic..
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    theevilsloth reacted to MedicineLCS in Bad Grade   
    I would strongly advise against writing a "the instructor was unfair" academic explanations essay. It comes off as grade grubbing, especially if the assistant dean also agreed with the instructor. Not to devalue your experience (I'm sure it wasn't pleasant), but I don't think the academic explanations essay you would write would have the effect you want it to have. If for some reason both the instructor and assistant dean are in cahoots and have it out for you that's unfortunate, but beyond complaining at progressively higher levels at your university, I'm not sure how the essay would go over. 
    Picture this, you're sitting at home/work reviewing essays, and mixed in between heartbreaking tales of loss and recovery, overcoming mental health issues, etc... Is someone complaining that their instructor, and the assistant dean, was unfair and they actually deserve a higher mark. You could write a moving essay about how the instructor had it out for you, but in the end, it's going to be hearsay, it's not like you're going to get the instructor/assistant dean/school to say "Yes, we dislike ajhienz and deliberately lowered their grade to be mean". At it's worst the essay reflects negatively on you and makes you look arrogant and petty (the person reviewing the essay only has a paper understanding of you, they don't know how humble you are in everyday life), which may backfire in the end. 
    Remember, how you're perceived is how the person evaluating you sees you in reality, so try to avoid doing things that could be perceived negatively. 
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    theevilsloth reacted to PequalsMD in Withdraw MCAT from 2021 Canadian Med School Admission   
    Maybe they shouldn’t become a doctor then and expose themselves any further... what exactly is an immunocompromised doctor going to do. Why is everyone so entitled to med lol. If I don’t have hands I shouldn’t think of becoming a surgeon. And I know what you’re going to say about rad/path where you don’t see patients, but come on schools not using MCAT for any applicants bc of that?
    So let’s say it is manageable and they can be a doc, why do they have to write the mcat this year? They should prioritize their own safety first and not write it this year haphazardly, that’s their own responsibility, not the med schools to hold their hand.
    But tbh I’d rather someone take it as far as you then to go the other extreme and think the pandemic isn’t real. I guess I’m just trying to caution you to be realistic. Don’t take it too personally. But there is a lot more to this topic than simply making med more accessible to applicants. Doing that would not be addressing the issue at all, in fact your suggestion is arguably vastly more unfair for those that are relying on their mcat to secure them interviews with the worse/lack of gpa weighting.
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from Maryxz in Answers for the Why Western question   
    No one is going to say that. This is Ontario, we all know that we take what we can get lol
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from Neuro_bertagirl in Worth applying OOP with a lower GPA?   
    It comes from this website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/health-drug-coverage/msp/bc-residents/eligibility-and-enrolment/are-you-eligible
    You need a BC Services card to be considered IP, and you can apply for this card after 6 months of living in BC.
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from frenchpress in Worth applying OOP with a lower GPA?   
    For sure! For some it can take a couple of months to get this card I believe
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from frenchpress in Worth applying OOP with a lower GPA?   
    It comes from this website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/health-drug-coverage/msp/bc-residents/eligibility-and-enrolment/are-you-eligible
    You need a BC Services card to be considered IP, and you can apply for this card after 6 months of living in BC.
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from Excel-erate Your Breath in Worth applying OOP with a lower GPA?   
    It comes from this website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/health-drug-coverage/msp/bc-residents/eligibility-and-enrolment/are-you-eligible
    You need a BC Services card to be considered IP, and you can apply for this card after 6 months of living in BC.
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    theevilsloth reacted to Dr. Shqipe in 2020 Waitlist Thread   
    Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you all know (and future years looking at trends) that I got in yesterday! Thank you all again for the incredible support and being there for each other and myself every step of the way from interview invites to the waiting and the OMSAS button controversies. Each step both good and bad was a pleasure to experience with you all! I wish you all incredible luck and please know my inbox is always open if you wanna have a chat! Once again thank you all <3
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from AlteplaseStat in References in primary application   
    @AlteplaseStat Thanks you for the update, I'm in the situation you described and it's nice to be able to start the EC section without locking in the 2 references.
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from justdoingmybest in Seriously, we need a revolution   
    I love this argument so much, this is really all that needs to be said. Almost every single time a 'Winter 2020' thread is posted, this response is all that is needed to show OP how selfish they're being.
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from popfossa in Seriously, we need a revolution   
    I love this argument so much, this is really all that needs to be said. Almost every single time a 'Winter 2020' thread is posted, this response is all that is needed to show OP how selfish they're being.
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    theevilsloth reacted to medicallyricalmiracle in Seriously, we need a revolution   
    can't think of an opinion i disagree with more tbh.
    1. Schools didn't exclude winter2020 grades for people that failed, they did it because it was an outlier. Many people thrived off of cancellations and empathetic professors and had their "first 4.0 semester". This high achievement is attributable to the pandemic and thus, is not a fair data point for peoples' performance. Thus, the most fair approach is to ignore it.
    2. Please do not assume you have the competence or experience to occupy high-ranking academic positions in faculties of medicine that have been around longer than many COUNTRIES. I am Black, grew up quite poor and had no mentors or role models through my journey. I still pushed myself through every obstacle required to get into medical schools. I didn't complain, and still don't. Why? Because there are thousands of students who would kill for the chance to be in my position. You think premeds won't happily put themselves through the application process regardless of recent changes?
    The only revolution that needs to happen is with your attitude.
     
     
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    theevilsloth reacted to rmorelan in My Honest Review of Medapplications Application Editing Service   
    ............yeah. well thank goodness for the discount. we wouldn't want any abusive pricing. 
     
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    theevilsloth reacted to premed72 in AFMC: What happens if I don't hand in the immunization by July 17th.   
    For argument sake: let's say they revoke your offer (which I'm 100% sure they wont), the next person on the waitlist to receive admission will need to rush and get this report done well after their proposed deadline. So logistically it doesn't make sense if they revoke you. They're probably just putting some pressure to get it done asap. I wouldnt worry 
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    theevilsloth got a reaction from greysweater in UoT’s Brief Personal Essay Qns   
    The BPEs seem easier on the surface and less philosophical than last years quesitons 
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    theevilsloth reacted to INTJ-A in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Having been explicitly told that medical school was "impossible" to get into for an immigrant like myself, I am posting the following as an encouragement to those in a similar predicament.
    Result: Accepted
    Timestamp: May 11th at 17:09 MT
    Geography: IP
    cGPA: 3.68
    MCAT: 515
    Degree: B.Sc. x 2
    EC: was 9/17 (max 12) last year, might have gone up to 10/17 this time thanks to an added leadership role +more volunteer hours; work in customer service, intense job in frontline harm reduction, research for two years, conference presentations, one second-author publication, international awards for undergraduate assignments, founded and ran a city-wide immigrant club, volunteer math tutor, taught ESL, hospital volunteering (700 hrs), music as a hobby, and travel
    Interview: prepared extensively: read a few books on MMI and Doing Right, practiced multiple times a week once I got the invite, and even sought counseling to be able to speak about personal adversity & its relation to medicine without welling up about it (like I did last year); I thought the interview went well overall, found the panel attentive and welcoming, made them laugh three times
    The key is to practice A LOT and to seek out someone who has been through the process and knows what they're talking about, it's an excellent idea to practice with other applicants but do not limit yourself to them, they may or may not be giving you helpful feedback.
    PS: I felt euphoric when I received the offer, but I also felt drained by years of worry. Many have expressed a similar sentiment on these forums and I will repeat it: I found the entire process of (re)applying highly discouraging and dehumanizing.
    This was my third time applying and second time interviewing.
    I have written the MCAT three times because CARS was so low at first (123 --> 128) *am ESL
    A word of encouragement to all those who were not accepted this year: it goes without saying that there is an element of luck to this process, you are not defined by your stats, it is only a matter of time, the most important thing is to remain patient and persevere.
    I know it is difficult, but I highly recommend you to treat rejection as an opportunity, use this year for something you won't be able to do once you're in med school/residency/full-time workforce. For me personally that meant 8 weeks of travel and starting on a novel that I have been putting off for ages. Also, having a concrete plan B in mind will help your confidence, and it is so easy to crash and burn without one.
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