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  1. Yeah I ended up emailing a supervisor and it worked out fine. Very much the same process as undergrad.
  2. Hey friend, I feel what you're saying, I too just started med at 25 and have these thoughts sometimes. Here's what helps for me: try not to compare yourself to others. Other people's paths really don't mean anything to you. Focus on your next goal at hand and your success will come with time. I always think about how I will look back at my mid 20s when im like 65 years old after a 30+ year career (probably drinking beer in the backyard too). And ask myself: "why did I worry so much back then?" "Everything turned out perfectly fine". I speak to my dad about this sometimes and he basically
  3. Sorry to hear about the score drop. I asked the same question as you last year when I got a 124 CARs. I decided to let it go and just focus on my app for the very few schools I was eligible for. For you specifically, depending on your other MCAT section scores, a 127 isn't the end of the world. You're truly only on the fence for Western as their cutoff fluctuates between 127/128 and possibly mac depending on GPA. Can't speak about non-ontario schools tho. Goodluck
  4. Im a newb too but if you wanna do critical care medicine following anesthesia you need a fellowship (two years?? I think).
  5. Interesting discussion. On the CARMS stats it says that the ratio between first choice discipline to number of spots available in anesthesia is 0.82-ish. Would this be considered a moderately competitive speciality? Also, if you check out individual program descriptions, for example at uOttawa, there's approx 600 applicants for like 8 positions.. am I reading that right??? Seems super competitive haha
  6. Isn't the limiting factor residency position funding, and not number of medical graduates LOL
  7. In all seriousness, im pretty sure this will not affect you whatsoever. I think I had a friend who got in and had some typos. I dont think the admission committee is that harsh LOL
  8. I agree with the above posters. I know people who did kine and got into: med, law, physio, optom, pharm, etc. I even know of others who transitioned from kine to a business masters who are on their way to completing an MBA. Even know of a couple doing a JD/MBA. At the end of the day, kine isn't super focused on one area of science that will limit you. I think it gives you the opportunity to learn health but also be marketable to other professions of society - but you need to be willing to make those transitions if a healthcare field doesn't work out. A BSc and even a MSc in basic science
  9. Write the academic explanation essay and apply. Worst case you apply again next year
  10. Yeah if there is formal proof you recieved it then I think you're good. If you "think" you're going to get it (maybe because you hit a certain GPA for example), but they have not yet officially sent out the award then I dont think thats okay
  11. Just a curious question because I think this is interesting: what kind of "cons" would come with a decision like this? What has happened at other schools in the past?
  12. 0 publications is still considered adequate
  13. I think that's a great score tbh (for ontario specifically, can't comment on other provinces). The only school that you're on the fence for is western - their CARS cutoff may be 127/128.
  14. Don't we have both anatomy (optional) and PSD in person? Starting relatively soon
  15. In the FB group its mentioned that 1 day a week is mandatory for in-person (thurs for psd). And then another day is optional but highly recommend we come in (for lab). So its safe to say we will be in person for 2 days a week.. unless I'm mistaken!
  16. I can only speak about physics. Never took a physics class in my life and I self taught it. It wasn't that bad at all. I watched alot of Kh@n academy and pretended they were my lectures
  17. I think a health science degree provides way more opportunities for someone who does not make it into med. You can be exposed to topics like global health, community health, health policy etc. All areas of health that have good government jobs. Or you can choose to pursue stuff related more so to physiology and hard sciences, it's all your choice. I find that biology and biomed degrees try to push students to pursue a career in research only, which 95% of people do not like and then they're stuck with a degree that had very limited focus. Health sciences is far more outreaching and broad and u
  18. I put manuscript in progress and it was all fine for ottawa. Don't put a journal name as you might not even be accepted to that journal. "In progress" is well defined in the scientific community
  19. We have three schedules from three different websites
  20. I'm not sure how people finish med school with 100k debt only. Ottawa tuition alone is like 28k a year or something
  21. So let's say you finish med school and now a resident with somewhat of an income. Whatever you have remaining on your LOC can be used for a downpayment for property? Its interesting this topic just started, I've been wondering how I'd be able to get into the market as a young trainee after med school...
  22. Hey everyone! I checked out Elantra. I have a feeling it's not 100% updated yet. For example, some weeks theres like 1 english class for the whole week, and the rest I'm seeing its all in french. What do you guys think??
  23. So like, you cant bring people into the building (as expected). But is it safe to say that we can take pics and stuff with family OUTSIDE the building? LOOL just trying to figure out if my parents should come or not. What's everyone else planning to do?
  24. Seems like there is a virtual white coat ceremony, as indicated in the latest email. Really hope there is an in-person ceremony eventually ....
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