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  1. 19 minutes ago, ChemPetE said:

    Depends on what you want for your lifecycle for your iPad. iPad is handy for one note and notes, but any serious excel work and/or research project it will help to have a full computer available, either laptop or desktop. 

    My current workflow at the end of residency uses a mix of a first gen iPad Pro 12.9" + pencil and smart keyboard, and a 2018 MacBook. Simple things the iPad is nicer to use, but anything more serious the MacBook gets taken out.

    Thanks for the input! I do already have a MacBook, so I think the iPad will mainly be for notes.

  2. 30 minutes ago, xiphoid said:

    If you're not a RBC client already, their LOC is quite competitive (free iPad, Visa Infinite Avion credit card, $1000 overdraft protection as the main tangible benefits). Otherwise, if you're like me and were already a RBC client, I would not go with them because you're not eligible for the iPad which makes the monetary value of their LOC benefits a lot less than Scotia and TD.

    Hi! Do you know what kind of iPad RBC is offering to new clients?

  3. Result: Accepted! 

    Geography: IP

    GPA: 3.89

    MCAT: 505 (126 CARS)  - Yes, it's very possible to get in with a low MCAT!!

    Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology, minor in Chemistry (2013); MSc in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (2017)

    E.C: Long-term, but not overly diverse IMO. Competitive soccer player; varsity at an NCAA Div 1 school in the US for 4 years, team captain for final 2 years; Mission Trip with my soccer team, plus other volunteer work in our local community. LOTS of research; completed a thesis-based MSc and currently work as a clinical research assistant; quite a few research presentations (oral and poster, national and international conferences) and awards (including NSERC-CGS). I'm also fortunate to have 4 publications.

    Interview: First interview at UofA. Really enjoyed the panel portion. I found the MMI questions much more easy to relate to than UBC's. Came out of it feeling pretty good... a few stations definitely felt better than others, but overall it was a positive experience!

    Congratulations to everyone who got accepted today! I will likely be turning down this offer to attend Calgary (wanting to stay closer to home), so hopefully this helps someone on the waitlist!! :)

  4. I cannot believe this is real! Still in shock!! Longtime lurker here haha... I've never posted, but I figure today is the day!

    Time Stamp: 2:24 PM (MT)

    Result: Accepted!!!! :D 

    Geography: IP

    GPA: 3.91 (as calculated by UCAN)

    MCAT: 505 (126 CARS)  - Yes, it's very possible to get in with a low MCAT!!

    Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology, minor in Chemistry (2013); MSc in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (2017)

    E.C: Long-term, but not overly diverse IMO. Competitive soccer player; varsity at an NCAA Div 1 school in the US for 4 years, team captain for final 2 years; Mission Trip with my soccer team, plus other volunteer work in our local community. LOTS of research; completed a thesis-based MSc and currently work as a clinical research assistant; quite a few research presentations (oral and poster, national and international conferences) and awards. I'm also fortunate to have 4 publications.

    Interview: Third interview at Calgary. Overall, felt it was my best one yet and I guess I was right!! Unlike previous years, I didn't think I bombed any of the MMI stations coming out of it. The panels were alright, though one felt slightly awkward... I had trouble connecting with the questions and interviewers. Definitely spent the last 2 months overanalyzing everything I said in that panel and was positive that a rejection was coming because of it. 

    I felt very welcomed by the other interviewees and current med students at interview day! I definitely got a good sense of the tight-knit community vibe. As a more mature applicant, it was so nice to feel so welcomed by everyone at Calgary :)

    Congratulations to everyone who got accepted today! I will be awaiting the UAlberta results before deciding, but there is a good chance Calgary will be my choice!

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