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    whatdoido got a reaction from Galaxsci in Stereotypical Hobbies & Interests Per Specialty   
    i cant believe i've signed myself up for a lifetime of dealing with people this neurotic
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    i cant believe i've signed myself up for a lifetime of dealing with people this neurotic
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    i cant believe i've signed myself up for a lifetime of dealing with people this neurotic
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    whatdoido got a reaction from KitKatCo in What should I take for my undergrad degree   
    Whatever you think you can get the highest GPA in. This doesn't mean pick the easiest major out there, because if you have zero interest in a "bird" major, your grades will reflect that. Most premeds admittedly people go the bio/biochem route- pros include becoming well-versed in the scientific background you need for the MCAT & medical school as well as developing study habits that'll serve you well in med school. Cons- they're decently difficult majors, and you could end up with a GPA that won't get you in medical school. Psychology is okay, extremely easy (at least it was at my school), gives you lots of time for ECs, but you will need to self-teach bio/biochem/physics/chem for the MCAT.
    Also, no major is "frowned upon." Med school admission does not factor in what you majored in beyond making sure it qualifies (which means, for most schools, a 4-year degree). Only your GPA matters.
    edit: something else to consider is that certain schools require you taking certain classes, so make sure you follow those requirements as well.
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    whatdoido reacted to sweaterweather in OTTAWA INTERVIEW 2020 DISCUSSION   
    OMG I GOT IN!!!
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    whatdoido reacted to CoffeeNerd in May 12 Countdown Thread 2020   
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    whatdoido reacted to SoftTings in May 12 Countdown Thread 2020   
    Some advice: Only speak to him if your anonymity is assured. You don't want this haunting you down the road
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    whatdoido got a reaction from HugeEuge in March 28/29 thoughts   
    they will disqualify you and ban you from ever applying again because you were 2 seconds over. I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, best of luck with a different career path
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    whatdoido got a reaction from Crunch in March 28/29 thoughts   
    they will disqualify you and ban you from ever applying again because you were 2 seconds over. I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, best of luck with a different career path
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    whatdoido got a reaction from medicallyricalmiracle in .   
    Mac doesn't use the ABS. I highly doubt they will begin using them despite the unusual circumstances, because applicants could have feasibly applied to only Mac and left their ABS blank (it's happened in the past).
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    whatdoido got a reaction from HighAltitudeMedicine in OTTAWA INTERVIEW 2020 DISCUSSION   
    I interviewed on Feb 29th and they all offered me their hands. Queens explicitly told us not to shake hands with anyone though
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    whatdoido reacted to Lizardtits in McMaster Interview Invites/Regrets 2020   
    Timestamp: 9:14AM 
    Invite/Reject: Invites!!!! 
    GPA: 3.18
    CARS: 126
    Casper: really didn’t study but did it before for nursing school. Thought the nursing one was tougher tbh lol. Clearly did pretty well 
    -IP
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    whatdoido got a reaction from GamingMD in McMaster Interview Invites/Regrets 2020   
    Timestamp: 9:06am
    Invite/Reject: Invite
    cGPA: 4.0
    CARS: 130
    Casper: Despite fast typing, I more often than not didn't finish the third answer, so who knows
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    whatdoido reacted to bruh in Steps to get into MD program ??   
    The most important thing is your GPA. It doesn’t matter at all what program you do. Go to an easy university and take easy courses. You don’t need to do any chem or bio courses except the ones required as prerequisites. You can study for the MCAT without taking a lot of science courses. I did all this and was able to get a high GPA and MCAT score.
    Another thing to consider is your geographical location. If you’re from Ontario, you’re in the most competitive environment for MD admission. If you do your undergrad in Saskatchewan, BC or Alberta, you’ll be considered an in province applicant to those med schools and your chances will be much higher for admission. 
     
    Start volunteering in first year and do meaningful things, and do them for as long as you can. Don’t just volunteer in a club for 4 months. Try to do continue it throughout your entire undergrad. 

    Read books, keep yourself sharp. It’s a good hobby and it does help with CARS section of the MCAT. 

    You don’t worry about residency at all until you are actually in med school.
    Finally, make sure you have considered other careers before going for med. You will be in school for 4 years after your 4 years of undergrad, and then 2-6 years of residency. Your life will be very stressful in med school and residency, very little downtime. If you want a cushy 40h/week job, med is not the choice. You will be working much more than that + on call. But if you are okay with all that, and can’t imagine doing anything else, go for it!
     
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    whatdoido reacted to mdpwns in 2020 Entrance Stress   
    No sense stressing about it, no one here has any idea what it means. They could contact every single one of your verifiers or none. Your application is done, it is out of your hands, enjoy your life for the next few months. If you get an interview, do your prep, interview and then again, just wait. I saw so many people stressing about verifiers/ starting to worry about interviews they hadn’t even received yet last cycle. It’s not healthy to cause yourself so much stress when it isn’t needed. 
     
    Not trying to be critical I just think it is important to separate ourselves from the process until we are required to be involved again. 
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    whatdoido reacted to anonymouspls in It's taking me forever to write Western's ABS. Desperately need advice.   
    Don't stress about it. Like I said in the thread it took me a few days and im a fast writer, it took some of my friends a few weeks to finish the ABS. Its not a bad thing if its taking you some time to think things through.
    to get things rolling a bit ... physicians interact with and lead multi disciplinary teams, act as mentors and teachers for patients and their families, interact with canadians from every background, work long hours under high stress situations, have to resolve conflicts with patients or coworkers, have to communicate sensitive information to patients, have to act professionally at all times as leaders in their communities, collaborate with other physicians or allied staff, etc etc
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    whatdoido reacted to bruh in Total MCAT and CARS Score to aim for every Canadian medical school   
    Hi all,
    I think it's important to note the importance a good CARS score plays into admission for most medical schools. I have compiled a very very simple chart that demonstrates the minimum CARS score you should be aiming for to be competitive. Data is based on OOP residency. So, if you are IP for any of these schools, this chart may not be helpful! For some of these schools (i.e., Mac, Manitoba, Saskatchewan) a lower CARS score may still be okay but must be supplemented with either a higher total MCAT score or GPA. But do note that for most of these schools you must have the stated CARS score in order to not get screened out!
    Obviously, this is just a general guide,. There are many parts of your application that also play a part in getting the actual interview, but I think it's a good idea to see what CARS score to aim for when you're writing the MCAT. An important takeaway from this is that If you are in Ontario, a 128 will take you a lot further than a 127.

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    whatdoido reacted to bruh in How old is too old to apply for medicine?   
    I'm 25 and I am already starting to feel old for medicine, so I understand your concern. Just to add on top of what everyone else is saying, what has helped me persevere despite aging, is understanding that I am going to be aging either way. Whether you go to med school or not you are going to be 30 or 40 years old. The question you can ask yourself is: would you rather be a doctor or [insert other profession here] at 40? I know the answer is 100% doctor for me. If I'm going to be 40 years old one day, I might as well do what I have dreamed of doing all my life.
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