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  1. That’s why I’m moving to Australia for medical school, I’ve had enough of this joke of a process. I’ll take my chances. Some of the stuff you said applies to me and earlier on in my undergrad I did do some academic exploring because I was curious and wanted to discover new things. I never failed anything but my grades in these things were mostly B/B+/A-‘s. I don’t have anything lower than a B on my transcript. The result of this foolish decision? Can’t go to medical school in Canada now.
  2. In all seriousness self care is important. Try not to forget that. If you feel overwhelmed there isn’t any shame in talking to someone. Hope you feel better.
  3. Just a list of things I feel you should know. 1) Caribbean match rates to Canada are notoriously low. Like just don't do it. Your priority in order should be Canadian or US MD, US DO, Ireland/UK/Aus/NZ>>>>>>>Caribbean 2) High scores on the MCCQE does not mean you will match into a primary care residency in Canada. Many IMG's with high scores do not match, even into FM. 3) A high USMLE score (240+) will definitely help you a lot if you want to match to a primary care residency in the USA but again, it is not guaranteed. Better odds in lower desirable areas.
  4. Bruh..... This is the pinnacle of pre med neuroticism. Go outside and have some fun. Stop thinking about GPA and MCAT for a few hours.
  5. The same way from any other country. Do some clinical rotations in the US, get good letters of reference, and write the USMLE's (and score well).
  6. For what it’s worth I appreciate your no BS approach and calling people out for their clear stupidity and ignorance. OP is the last person who should go to medical school. Viewing getting your MD as an opportunity to open a business and make over 200k. What a sick joke, people like OP are all that is wrong with this pathetic rat race. And before anyone says it, yes I am bitter.
  7. No it won't help in fact it will make everything worse but good luck!
  8. Yes. Do not P/F prerequisites for medical school even if they are non science
  9. All Canadian MD schools are pretty similar but USask is often regarded as the worst if you really want to pay attention to rankings and all that nonsense. And yet it is still 100% no questions asked better than going to Ireland. You can have a decent shot at basically any specialty you want and avoid the entire hassle of being an IMG. Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of dollars you would save. I don't even know why this is a question.
  10. This is the best advice. This way at least you have something to fall back on.
  11. I wanna just chime in. Your stats are good but your CARS score is holding you back. If you really want to go international stick to Ireland or Australia. Even though yes you would be considered an IMG in the match, I think you will be worse off if you go to a school that is not well known. I know the match rate for Australia is a bit over 50% too. Personally I would re-write and apply for a few more cycles before considering going overseas.
  12. Could not have said it better. Writing to a local newspaper? Petitioning the office? Nah people. Not going to work. Universities can do what they want. At best, a current legal challenge is in motion regarding residency positions for CSA's. That actually could potentially result in some changes, as there has been a similar instance of that in the past. But if you're mad that you got rejected by a medical school you just can't do anything. Sorry, nobody cares. That's the harsh truth. This is the system we live in. Your better than average stats does not give you precedence over someone else. B
  13. I could say the same although then again most of the lawyers I know are corporate and criminal lawyers. Maybe it varies haha.
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