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    MDC3P reacted to VeryNiceGuy in Help me please! Really need it...   
    I know people who got their grades erased (shown on transcript as "withdrawn - medical reasons" or something like that) several years after the courses were taken. Certainly give it a try but it may depend on the school and how the doctor's note was written. Good luck!
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    MDC3P reacted to cleanup in How competitive is it for Ontario residents to get outside of province dental schools?   
    There are things outside of Ontario?
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    MDC3P reacted to frenchpress in Help me please! Really need it...   
    It would certainly be worth talking to your university advisor’s to see if they have any options for you.Just don’t worry too much if you’re unsuccessful. In my experience with undergraduate advising at UBC, there’s a lot that they can do in the moment while you’re taking the course, but the options dwindle once you’ve written the exam / had a grade assigned. But it depends on the school and the issue. Try looking up your school’s policy on ‘academic concession’, which is what it’s typically called. That should give you more info about the process and what you’d need to succeed.
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    MDC3P reacted to Distancea in Mac and EC's   
    Nope. Although having really cool ECs might come in handy during the interview if the interview questions happen to relate. 
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    MDC3P reacted to frenchpress in Help me please! Really need it...   
    You aren’t likely going to be able to get them removed from your transcript. I have seen schools allow late withdrawals from a course because of hardship issues so that the withdrawals don’t show up on transcripts. But once a grade is recorded on the transcript that’s pretty much it, and there’s not much you can do retroactively. As @IMislove pointed out, a few credits in a degree of 120+ credits is really not going to have a huge effect on your GPA. The best thing to do is to try to focus on doing well as you go forward with your future classes — if you’re able to do that, you’ll be in good shape. Getting caught up in worrying about these few grades from the past is just going to make you miserable and won’t actually change anything!
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    MDC3P reacted to IMislove in Help me please! Really need it...   
    only 3 courses is not bad. I do not know how you'd remove them, but i know schools will usally want to see transcripts from all post-secondary. If you do 4 full time years and get 3.9s and 4.0 then it would barely affect you. Especially for school that take best/last two full time years, or last three with like Ottawa. I don't think your cGPA will suffer that greatly with 30 courses that are 3.9/4 (given 5 courses per semester, 4 years).
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    MDC3P reacted to heyhellohi in CARS score   
    According to this post by Mac (https://mdprogram.mcmaster.ca/docs/default-source/admissions/classof2020.pdf?sfvrsn=2), 4 people accepted last year had a CARS score in the 123-125 range.  It doesn't say what their GPA was, but if I were to guess, I'd say it was 4.0 or close to 4.0 (>3.97). 
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    MDC3P got a reaction from bananabread1212 in CARS score   
    Based on the statistics there are usually 2 or 3 people who get interviews/gain acceptance with around a 125; assuming your CASper and GPA are perfect its technically possible but not at all likely.
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    MDC3P reacted to Koopatroopa in Help me please! Really need it...   
    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. 
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    MDC3P reacted to frenchpress in Help me please! Really need it...   
    No, not at all. A bad first year like this is pretty common, and people with this sort of history still get into med school. 
    The more important thing is for you to very carefully examine what led to the situation and be very honest with yourself about what you need to do to avoid it happening again.
    Depends on the school. Some take your best last two years, in which case, you’ll likely be in ok shape to apply. Some have other adjustments, like dropping your worst year, which could also help you. You should look carefully at the criteria for each school you want to apply for to see what they do and when you’ll be eligible - e.g. at ubc you need 90 credits to be eligible to drop your worst year.
    This I don’t know enough about to comment on. 
    I have a BA. It can make it more challenging to get the prerequisites and learn the science material for the MCAT, especially if you have to do all this as electives outside your program or on your own time.  But it also has advantages — for example,  if you do a lot of reading heavy courses and psychology you’re likely to have a much easier time with CARS and Behaviour sections of the MCAT than many people who do a BSc. And for schools that are really looking for students from diverse backgrounds, I think it can also help.
    So don’t worry too much about the BA. You’re best off studying something you like and can really succeed in — that will make you the happiest and position you best for applying.
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    MDC3P reacted to mkd in Help me please! Really need it...   
    I dont think you should focus on what happened in the past because you cant do anything about that now, it'll just give you anxiety for no reason. All that matters is you trying your hardest, also keep in mind that you dont have to rush and apply third year. If your grades are good then great go ahead. But you can apply fourth year as some med schools look at two best years or one year with a conditional offer (western), where they only take in account those years. 
    Good luck!:)
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