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Everything posted by Dodo

  1. I think it's very useful to give a bit of an explanation at least for the 2-3 activities that really define who you are. It's a tremendous opportunity to give a short interview answer before getting an actual interview and it makes your CV much more personal. When I applied we could not submit a personal essay, so I inserted parts of what I would have liked to communicate in the CV.
  2. I would say put it under awards
  3. I suggest you speak to Kate Hooton from the Admissions Team, maybe it’s not too late to work something out, if not this year then the year after. Your circumstances seem pretty exceptional I wouldn’t be surprised if they accomodate you.
  4. I don't want to engage in virtue signaling here, I swear. I'm curious to know why you say "Yikes"? More people getting in would be a good thing, not a bad thing IMHO. At the end of the day only 11% of applicants were admitted and I don't think there's an enormous difference among applicants at the later stages of the selection process.
  5. I was rejected before getting in. The single most important thing for me was to craft a new personal narrative that was compelling, coherent and catchy. Instead of feeling like I prepared an answer for the question "Why medicine?", it felt like I convinced myself I was destined to practice medicine and I was confident that my admission would follow at some point. I became enthusiastic about sharing my story and showing my personality to the interviewers. I had to truly convince myself before I was able to convince them. The process is obviously very personal and you probably have a solid
  6. I'm about to finish a PhD and start med school, so here's my 2 cents. Time is right to say that many discoveries are found by people without PhD. But more importantly, think of how many people with a PhD will NEVER discover or invent anything that is slightly relevant not only to non-initiated people, but even within their own field of study. And this is true within science, not only in humanities. I can't help but think that there's a huge part of academia that seems so disconnected it only acts as a self-licking cone (publishing research to add papers in your resume to get more fund
  7. If both +1 COE docs and IM geriatricians do essentially the same job, I assume the IM geriatrician might have more opportunities in the city due to longer training? Can the IM geriatrician bill more for the same work?
  8. In your opinion, would it possible or common for someone with the +1 in Care of the Elderly to focus exclusively on elderly/residential care in Vancouver? what does the job market look like for IM geriatricians vs FM +1 in COE in the city?
  9. You may also find CEGEP courses offered exclusively in the weekend (these are rare I concede). I think 202-NYB was offered at Dawson College on Saturdays.
  10. Ahahaha it was a nightmare because I drove to get there, but if the bus/train schedules allow you to get to Mtl on time, I sincerely think it's worth it. You can sleep/study during the trip. CEGEP courses are so inexpensive that it's probably cheaper overall than say Athabasca
  11. I suggest you also consider looking on the other side of the river. By taking CEGEP courses in Gatineau, you are 100% guaranteed to have them approved. If you don't speak French, look for Heritage College. If you speak French, there's Cégep Outaouais and Collège Universel. The main issue is that none of these CEGEP offer night classes. You could take 203-NYA Mécanique through distance education at Cégep@Distance (in French). For some classes, I drove to Montreal after work to attend night classes at Dawson College (in English) and Collège Ahuntsic (in French), so that may be another option. Ot
  12. I did CHEM 2203 at Carleton (Prof. Peter Buist is the best prof ever, you WILL enjoy Organic Chemistry!) and CHEM 217 and CHEM 218 at Athabasca. All three courses were approved by McGill.
  13. If nothing is currently available, I'd like to get in touch with med students who are interested in developing such bilateral training program.
  14. Physicians who completed their D.O. in the US and come to Canada after their residency can practice just like any M.D. (from what I understand). Even if I'll be studying allopathic medicine rather than ostheopathic medicine, I'm intrigued by the Ostheopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) taught at D.O. schools. I was wondering if it's possible to complete formal OMT training in the US as a Canadian M.D. student and obtain a US accreditation to use the techniques in Canada. Has anyone ever heard of some sort of exchange between D.O. and M.D. schools or OMT training tailored for M.D. students loo
  15. Les médecins qui ont complété un DO aux USA ainsi qu'une résidence et qui viennent au Canada ont le droit de pratique, tout comme les détenteurs d'un MD. Je suis intrigué par la technique OMT qui est enseignée dans les écoles de DO. Je me demandais s'il était possible d'acquérir une formation en osthéopathie aux USA pendant les études de MD au Canada et d'obtenir une certification formelle qui permette d'utiliser légalement ces techniques au Canada. Existe-t-il un programme en osthéopathie pour les étudiants de médecine allopathique?
  16. I did CHEM 217 through Athabasca with home labs and it was accepted so I assume the same applies to PHY202
  17. My deferral request was approved today! IP waitlist should move soon
  18. I just submitted my deferral request this morning. Hopefully it will all work out and the waitlist will move up one more spot in the IP category!
  19. I assume CHEM 350 would count, I did CHEM 217 and CHEM 218 and both courses were accepted.
  20. Given the long-term planning required to gain admission into medical school, I think it would have been more appropriate to advertise any changes two admission cycles in advance and let people adjust instead of changing things all at once...
  21. Je comprends ton point : si on annonce que 50% du score est basé sur les MEM et que 50% est basé sur les notes scolaires, mais que dans les faits les MEM valent pour plus, il s'agit un peu de fausse représentation. En revanche, je ne crois pas que ce serait "injuste", bien au contraire. Les universités francophones accordent une importance beaucoup trop grande aux notes scolaires selon moi. Le GPA a un impact disproportionné dans la mesure où il est comptabilisé à deux reprises dans le processus (avant et après les entrevues) et que le CV, les activités extra-curriculaires et l'implication soc
  22. Le plan suivant a été approuvé par le directeur du pré-externat, conditionnellement à mon acceptation en médecine et à la réussite de la première année! Pour tous ceux qui sont intéressés, ça signifie qu'il est techniquement possible d'avoir 6 mois pour faire de la recherche au début de la 2e année au lieu du début de la 3e année. Pour les étudiants actuels, pensez-vous que ce parcours occasionnera quelques difficultés (étant donné que l'ordre des cours est différent)? Plan-MD-PhD (1).pdf
  23. Merci pour ta réponse! Crois-tu qu'il y aurait plus de marge de manoeuvre durant la 2e année d'études?
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