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Everything posted by Koopatroopa

  1. I'm not really sure, I would email USask admissions and see what they say about it to be sure. But, I do know that how they consider it depends on whether the courses/program was done online or in-person. I don't think it will help you in the application process but depending on the circumstances there is room to explain extenuating circumstances surrounding failed courses on the application itself. Hope this is at least a little helpful!
  2. I completely agree with the above advice. All I would add is that, while things may make an acceptance harder or further away, if medicine is what you want to do... you can do it. The most important thing is learning from everything you do, and don’t get caught up in absolutes. I have two bachelors degrees (BA in psych and then BSc in biology) and am starting med school next week. It didn’t go exactly how I’d planned, but I’m here. Best of luck! You’ve got this.
  3. I think it’s more about showing them your passion for medicine rather than trying to convince them. If they are not supporting you on your path to medicine it might be worth sitting down with them and discussing it. Also, if you are planning on applying soon, you could ask them about providing you with a strong reference letter for your applications. This might help you break the ice. My research supervisor was rumoured to hate premeds, but he was the most supportive of my goals when he saw my potential and motivation. Best of luck! KT
  4. I just received the welcome package to my USask email.
  5. I’m also eager to get the orientation package! As for the schedule: Did you receive an email (to your application address) with your paws login? Once you log into paws, check your sask email and it includes the details for how you can register for the courses. That gives you an idea of the schedule. I also found a weekly fall 2018 schedule here (https://share.usask.ca/medicine/one45/kbase/Curriculum Calendar.aspx) I’m not sure if it’s completely accurate, but it’s way more detailed.
  6. I have two thoughts... Is there an incorporated name that the business is under? A lot of business owners have sort of a 'personal' business name along with the company name. The other thing I thought is to put the name of the business owner, and not the business. I mean, these aren't ideal, but they at least maintain some truth... You gotta do what you gotta do. I can definitely think of some jobs I wouldn't want to include in my apps.
  7. Accepted/Waitlisted/Regrets: Refused In Province (IP)/ Out of Province (OOP): IP AGPA (x.xx/4.5): 4.0 MCAT (xx.xx/528): 508 Rural/Non-Rural: Some rural aspects, not full rural Advanced Academics (PhD, pubs, academic appointment): 0 Congratulations to everyone who received acceptances today!! And for everyone with refusals - keep trying!! This is a numbers game
  8. I just asked for confirmation of receipt today from admissions. I think that it's probably all good, but I'll feel better hearing from them that they received it. I'm a little surprised there's no way for us to check our app statuses online, nor do they let us know when our documents are received... It's difficult to ensure that our apps are complete. I'm still dying from excitement to meet everyone in August!! I can't believe how quickly it's coming up.
  9. Congrats!!! I’m so happy for you right now!! So excited to meet everyone in August!!
  10. I definitely found it helpful!! As a first time applicant it was really nice to know what to expect. I found the acting stations difficult to prepare for, but I think maintaining professionalism in the face of challenges was really important during these stations. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this document together.
  11. Hmm, that would suck. I have an offer from UofS, but have to decide by May 25... so if I get in to UofM on June 4 it won’t matter, as I’ll obviously be accepting the offer I have.
  12. UBC and USask were both staggered. I imagine UofM will be the same. We should all receive a decision today afaik
  13. Creeping back, It seems like previous years have released acceptances by 3pm, so hopefully by then...
  14. Time: 1:42 MST Accepted to Regina campus (First choice)  Geography: OOP AP GPA: 85ish MCAT: 508  Interview: I felt the worst about this one tbh. I blew my first station completely, but recovered by the end haha. Definitely must have done better than I thought! I’m so excited to meet everyone in August! I’m 95% sure I’ll be accepting my offer!
  15. Congrats!!!! would you mind sharing the time you got your email? Thanks!!!
  16. Haha I’m happy to say I haven’t gotten anything done in days. This prolonged waiting is a killer.
  17. Congrats! And good luck!!! I’m still waiting... and checking my email every 1 minute! Hopefully news comes soon.
  18. I’m snuggling my dog, enjoying some beer. Hoping that tomorrow’s results come early. Hows everyone trying to pass the time tonight?
  19. I was creeping back in the forums and it seems like probably early afternoon. I’m not sure about the order, there aren’t many time stamps. Im glad I’m a couple hours behind, so will sleep through some of the waiting
  20. I’m dying. I got regrets from ubc yesterday. Am really hoping for USask!!! I love the school But am definitely not overly confident about getting in this year.
  21. I’ll have to move regardless of where I get in. But getting into smp means moving twice. And leaving my fiancé, dogs and house. At least for now. And the Vancouver rental market has me sticker shocked lol. Im just praying for ubc tomorrow. It’s my first choice by far - to any campus!
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