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  1. Your GPA for your last 2 year, best 2 year, and overall seem out of favour for all schools in Canada. I would suggest looking into masters if you want to pursue a PhD if medical school doesn't pan out, and you are okay with that. Otherwise take the Aus test and go through medicine from there. For those that have masters degree, they aren't placed in a separate pool that's for sure, just a small bump here and there. And with the popularity of folks doing such master's increasing, it's going to be a smaller bump in the future as well.
  2. Aww man, now I'm feeling bummed out. When will this competition go away lol. I wasn't even applying to a competitive school for EDP too.. (3.75/511 school stat avg) Feel as if my GPA (3.94) is useless lol. Note my ECs should be well above average, each thousands of hrs of clinical experience, research, and volunteer/paid activities. Maybe I'm underestimating myself after all these failed Canadian attempts. But EDP is my only hope right now, or it's going to be Australia for me.
  3. Is there reason why it's not favoured for internationals? Does it mean its used for in-state applicants more than out-of state? I've never applied EDP, but have heard from others its the way to go for desperate Canadians that can't apply to many US medical schools. As long as you are eligible for applying for the school as an international/Canadian, shouldn't they place you in the same regards as an out-of-state resident (as stated on their websites).
  4. sorry you are correct, there is no guarantee to get in even if you meet the criteria. I was just referring that if you are more competitive than regular applicants (in my case 3.94/513), it would be much easier to get in and not worry about the hassle applying everywhere. Plus applying ED makes you stand out even more, as the schools know you want them and taking the risk. The ED criteria for many of the schools are much higher, some even explicitly say don't apply if you don't have a 3.75+/510+ application. It's risky as you can't apply anywhere else but same time..the odds are in your favour
  5. You get visas to work in the US, however some schools give out very restrictive visa types (J1), where you need to come back to Canada for 2 years, so you need to be wary. I'm probably gonna find my soulmate and get my green card from them lol.
  6. I'm in a similar situation, willing to gtfo of Canada at this point after two failed rejection cycles with a 3.94/513. US medical schools is the way to go and now that Step scores are P/F, you will be pampered going to medical school there and matching. However if you do apply to the US, if you don't submit within the first few days of application submission deadline (first week of June), you might as well not apply. It's a first come first serve type of application. This is one of the most important factors to getting into a US medical school based on my those I know that got in.
  7. yes it does it if has their own credit and grades given.
  8. The things you mentioned are definitely good to do and continue. You might want to look into building some hobbies/skills or volunteer more in the community. Keep yourself involved in at least 2-3 different ECs outside of work maybe? The amount and type of ECs you need to be involved is not something that can be answered as its really diverse, but the more engaged you are the more it shows that you are a well-round individual. Check out the profiles of those that have been accepted to check out what an accepted student looks like (ofc don't get too overly attached, they are only a small group
  9. Best way would be to try to do another 2 years of undergrad, maintain 3.9+ and assess the situation from there. Is it worth doing an online undergrad? I honestly don't think so as you are missing out on the other big chunk of the application, which is ECs. Not saying you can't do those when you're doing an online undergrad, but you will be hindered. As you will be working to pay your mortgage, I'm assuming you won't have time to be involved, which possibly decrease your chances to get into EC focused Western and Queens schools. Have you tried looking at other professions in medicine outs
  10. Why so?: Grading curve doesn't have as many 4.0s than other universities per class. More focus on details in class contents What do they teach there?: Don't know what you meant, they teach the exact same things as other universities but harder tests and more details What program I took: Biology specialist (but it was basically a mix of normal biology and chemistry classes with one actual molecular biology class) What do you mean by "just keep your high gpa to get such opportunities"? : If you want research opportunities in Toronto and those big hospitals, you need to have a
  11. Sorry for the last reply, I applied to 6 Canadian friendly schools. Not sure what you mean by verifier's information, but if you mean EC sections, then yes you would have to wait till they say they can be your verifier, although I don't see why you couldn't submit before if you 100% sure they will say yes (like you know them and this isn't no random university staff)
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