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About powdermonkey13

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  1. The Foothills campus (FMC) is away from the main campus (30 minute walk from Crows Nest Hall as per google). As Bdizzle stated, the St. Andrews heights area is where a number of students live and probably the most cost effective area in terms of travel time, parking and gas.
  2. Waitlisted last year. Initiall accepted batch have 2 weeks to respond. You will not hear anything until then likely. The first waitlisted batch is released basically on the day they set out. Then I believe in small batches after that. Lots of movement in years past, keep faith and good luck!
  3. Call Telus and ask. Their deals always change. When I looked into it last year, it wasn't a great discount.
  4. Your high school career has no bearing on whether you will end up in dentistry. You need a high GPA to get into your chosen field. You might find that having a goal helps you focus and study more, or maybe you don't need to study more, just more efficiently. Do well in your undergrad and work from there, you know what your goal is. And on a slightly different note, dentistry/med programs aren't particularly difficult and needs everyone to be perfect students, it's just that there are not enough seats for all those who want to get in.
  5. Im 39 and currently in first year at UofC and left a career making 100-120K a year and moe in the future. I completely agree with Maturemed86's comments. ER and anesthesia are my two top choices, but ending up in FM is also very okay. One of my mentors told me "You're going to be old, why not be old and a doctor if thats what you want." Feel free to DM me and we can set up a time to chat if you would like.
  6. 39 yo, physiotherapist, currently in 1st year, loving it. Feel free to DM me and we can chat.
  7. Whatever you would wear at a traditional interview.
  8. I am 39, just started first year and planning on doing a 5 year residency. I have a family and minimal money coming in. Couldn't be happier. DM me and we can set up a time to chat.
  9. Don't know much about NOSM, but just wanted to say. Apply with what you have as long as you meet the cut off. It sounds like you have some amazing experiences and knowledge. Get help with writing your application. Im a non-trad, previous healthcare professional and older than you. Just started my first year at UofC.
  10. Your CARS is sweet, your GPA is on the lower end (check past reference stats and cut offs). With everyone I speak to, in this position you have 2 choices. Do extra years and bump up your GPA or go out into your community and do something that you are passionate about. Masters and PhD are up to you...again are you passionate to do these? Your life skills and experiences is what makes you stand out from other applicants. The latter is by far more important in my books, but bumping up your GPA can't hurt. Feel free to DM me.
  11. Where does your GPA end up at for Alberta schools? CARS?
  12. I'll keep this short. But happy to talk further, DM me if you do. You have the GPA. You have a tonne of extra curriculars. How you present these is key. Sit the MCAT and see how you do. I'm significantly older than you and just began my first year at UofC. Loving it. You'll make way better money in finance, like you said. Not everyone ends up where they initially envisioned when starting medicine. If you're ok with that, then I think you have a decent shot.
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