Jump to content
Premed 101 Forums

jerrypremed_45

Members
  • Content Count

    15
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About jerrypremed_45

  • Rank
    Member

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Hello, I am applying to American Medical Schools for this upcoming cycle and I am confused about the GPA conversion. As you know, UWO gives percentages instead of letter grades. However, when I looked at their letter grades, I noticed at UWO only gives A,B,C,D and excludes + and -. When converting my grades to AMCAS gpa, do I convert my 80-84 courses to a 3.7(A-) or 4.0 (A)? - Is it true that all grades 80+ count as a 4.0 or do I convert it to a 3.7 according to OMSAS? I am applying to an Israel school that uses the same GPA calculator as AMCAS however it does not compute my GPA for
  2. @premed72 thanks for your comment, that gives me hope! I’m still banking on Ottawa! I’ve wanted to be a doctor for a long time and believe that I can find a way back to Canada, just not sure the best route or how long it will take. Maybe I’m just being optimistic, but everyone I know that went oversees got back, whether it took them 1 or 6 years. That being said I only know 8 ppl who went IMG which is a very small sample size
  3. I think I've pretty much took writing it another time off the table. I studied all summer last time and it's unfortunate that I underperformed on Cars. I've talked to multiple people and it seems like writing another time can actually do harm than good. Even if I kill the MCAT, it does not guarantee me getting an interview as I have friends with a 3.9+, 515 who did not receive any. At the same time, I'm in a masters and taking 2 courses so I will not have any time to study. I'm still dealing about Ireland but I will be applying to Israel due to its strong reputation as an IMG school. I u
  4. @bearded frog yes I’ve read that too. That is why I’ve included Israel as even though it’s not as popular as Ireland, I’ve heard great things about matching to top schools in the US - specifically New York. I understand that if I go to the US I won’t be considered an IMG, however I’m worried about delaying another year. Do you think my stats are good enough to be accepted by a well-rounded medical school, for example Wayne state? also how do I reply to specific comments? Can’t see a reply button.
  5. Thanks for your response! I am aware of the UofT exception and have also applied but my chances are still low applying to only 2 schools. That is why I'm open to IMG and possibly planning to apply to the US next year. I know the US is better than IMG but there's no guarantee I get into the US either as even though I have a higher GPA than most schools need, my MCAT is average and that is what a lot of schools prioritize. I appreciate all the advice about Canadian schools however this is my third year applying and that is why I am asking about IMGs.
  6. @shikimate thanks for your reply and input. Correct me if I'm wrong but are US med schools just as expensive, if not more than the IMG route?
  7. @JohnGrishamThank you for your response. While I have heard success stories about people coming back from Canada, I have also heard many stories of ppl who could not. If I am not able to come back to Canada for residency I plan to apply to the US as well and hopefully return to Canada later in the future. I am very interested in applying to the US, however I wrote my MCAT late this summer and was told that it was too late to apply in September. Therefore, I am looking to apply to Israel/Ireland to start Sept 2021. I know there is no rush, however I am about to finish a master's and want
  8. I'm more nervous about taking it again and not improving. I've gone through basically all the AAMC Cars material 3x and TPR, uWorld and EK101 cars material. I think that I have been primed on many of the AAMC cars questions and the other material isn't too representative. As well, I read that taking it another time can hurt my chances if I do not see a major improvement and some school may see 3+ MCATs as a red flag - for the US and IMG, not Canada. Therefore I want to keep all my options open as I know people with 129 in Cars, 3.9 GPA who cannot get into Canadian medical schools.
  9. Hello,I am a master's student who is interested in applying to medical school. While it is my goal to gain admission into a Canadian Medical School, I do not have the Cars score. My overall GPA is 3.9; however, my MCAT is 509 with a 124 Cars. This was my third time rewriting. In my first two attempts, I got 125 on cars but a lower overall score - not sure what happened on the latest test as I was averaging 122-127 in cars, it happens :(.Due to my low Cars score, I do not think I have a great chance anywhere besides Ottawa. Therefore I am looking at international schools. Specifically, I have h
  10. Hello, I am a master's student who is interested in applying to medical school. While it is my goal to gain admission into a Canadian Medical School, I do not have the Cars score. My overall GPA is 3.9; however, my MCAT is 509 with a 124 Cars. This was my third time rewriting. In my first two attempts, I got 125 on cars but a lower overall score - not sure what happened on the latest test as I was averaging 122-127 in cars, it happens :(. Due to my low Cars score, I do not think I have a great chance anywhere besides Ottawa. Therefore I am looking at international schools. Specifically, I
  11. Just got an email and was put on the waitlist (I'm a domestic student). Kinda disappointed but does anyone know how likely it is for waitlist people to be accepted in the future?
  12. Hi Guys, Looking for some advice. I just completed my undergraduate degree, however, I have not yet been accepted to medical school. I am still very eager and determined to achieve my goal of becoming a practicing medical physician, however, I am not sure which route will provide me with the best opportunity to achieve such a goal. I have a strong cGPA (3.88-89) depending on how I finish the year, with my 2 best years likely first and fourth - 3.92 in first and somewhere between 3.88-3.9 in fourth year. I did not well amazing on the CARS section on my MCAT, so I will be writing it ag
  13. Hi, I'm a fourth year student in the process of applying to medical school. My best year was first year and I dropped off a bit but have been pretty consistent. Can someone help analyze my gpa and if I am a competitive applicant for Ontario medical school First year: 3.92 Second: 3.87 Third and Fourth: 3.88 Does it look bad that my first year gpa was the highest and that I got the same GPA in third and fourth year? The reason for the decline, is that while I continued to get the same amount of 85-90's, I received a high 70 in a course in third and fourth year, which af
×
×
  • Create New...