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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from hbmed in CMA c2025 backpack colour choices (w/ pics)   
    As a bumblebee, I would like to formally welcome the pylons to the profession of medicine!
    Real talk though, I was against yellow, but orange takes the cake; at least it's a darker orange I suppose?
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from PreMed#219099 in CMA c2025 backpack colour choices (w/ pics)   
    As a bumblebee, I would like to formally welcome the pylons to the profession of medicine!
    Real talk though, I was against yellow, but orange takes the cake; at least it's a darker orange I suppose?
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from Bic in CMA c2025 backpack colour choices (w/ pics)   
    As a bumblebee, I would like to formally welcome the pylons to the profession of medicine!
    Real talk though, I was against yellow, but orange takes the cake; at least it's a darker orange I suppose?
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from SlowandSteady12 in Does the UofT medical school admission requirement for a full course load allow flexibility with the course selection?   
    So long as you hit 5 per semester as well as the pre-reqs somewhere in your degree you’re good to go!
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from Anoumdphd in Strong Leadership Role (Supervisor) or 2nd Degree?   
    Sadly Gpa is in fact king, so while your leadership position would probably be better training for all things other than md admissions (and probably would modestly improve your non-academic part of the application), a 3.6 cGPA and 2-year 3.7 Gpa will all but shut you out from everywhere that isn’t western (assuming those best years were full time and each 3.7 or better) and NOSM in Ontario imo (and that’s assuming you have the rural factor to be competitive at NOSM). Maybe Mac too, but 3.6 and 127 Cars would be a real long shot there as well.
    Wouldn’t be unreasonable to throw the application at Western, crazier things have happened, and maybe Mac if you have spare $, but if you’re serious about Ontario med schools unfortunately a second undergrad with stellar grades would do much more for your chances than anything else, including the new job/role. Really just a matter of if that sacrifice is worth it to you personally to keep pursuing med, and imo it’s definitely something to seriously think about.
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from MasherMD in UofT Waitlist Thread 2021   
    FYI to the wait list peeps, we heard from the department today that while the MAM class is full, there are a “few” spots left at STG. Hope some of that good news comes through for some of you still here!
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to oofers in UofT Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted 2021   
    waitlist movement has started, I received an offer at 3:20 pm. Good luck to all of you waiting!
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from hellolettuce118 in UofT vs Mac vs Ottawa   
    Congrats on your success! Feel free to pm me if you’re still interested in talking Toronto med life!
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from DoIDoPharm in Is my GPA Good enough for medical school?   
    Also consider western if your MCAT is balanced the right way, as they have a 2yr gpa formula too (assuming you’re full time both years). Knowing your exact gpa for the 2 years you have (assuming you drop year 1) for ubc would also be helpful for folks to assess your competitiveness and give advice, as gpa doesn’t always cleanly translate to percentage
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to Aetherus in Why you should pick McMaster?   
    My strong recommendation is that unless you have a very strong reason to select a 3 year program, you should chose to go to a 4 year program. In my opinion, there is no question that the quality of education is far superior in a 4 year program. 7 weeks of lost clinical activities is significant. Some people will do well at Mac, but my argument is that those people probably would have excelled wherever they went. When comparing the strength of the program, you have to look at the worse quartile of the class and see what the school is doing to help these students be competent physicians. In my opinion, a lax curriculum coupled with 3 years of schooling is a recipe to create poor clinicians or at the very least unbalanced clinicians.
    The rankings mentioned in this thread have literally no bearing on your education. Having world renowned researchers will do nothing for you as a clinician. 
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to melikit in UofT Waitlist Thread 2021   
    I think they just mean that once you are given an offer, you cannot switch campuses. In that sense, no waitlist really exists for each campus. I'd be surprised if they were referring to the actual waitlist that we're on. 
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from winterberry in UofT vs. Queen's vs. Western, please help!   
    Feel free to PM me if you want to chat about Toronto Med life! Personally I’ve found the community here awesome, but obviously it’s hard for me to compare to other schools haha
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to EthicsForBreakfast in CMA c2025 backpack colour choices (w/ pics)   
    I’m team bright pink but will settle for bright blue. 
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from justamom in UofT Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted 2021   
    Welcome to the MAM Fam, you won’t regret it! <3
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from Gazoo4242 in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    1) Most important that you find a genuinely knowledgeable/helpful advisor than one who's close imo. 
    2) Not really, but often times you'll need a letter of enrollment or something similar from the school, which often can't be obtained until you're actually registered (closer to Sept). If you can get away without it then no harm in getting it going early!
    3) Can't help you here (I'm with CIBC), sorry!
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from AB27 in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    Anecdotal from people I've talked to and the experience of friends (so hopefully others can chime in on this if I'm wrong), but yeah I think osap does result in lower LoC offers, seen tit happen a few times, i.e. it does count as debt for that purpose.
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from DrOtter in May 11 Countdown Party 2021!   
    HELL YEAH. Awesome job, super happy to hear! 
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to PopShoppe in Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted??? (for current applicants)   
    Thanks dude/dudette! Really appreciate the kind words

    Honestly super thankful for all the supportive people that I've gotten to meet and chat with on here and for all those who have given me advice over the years.
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from Scrubadubdub in May 11 Countdown Party 2021!   
    HELL YEAH. Awesome job, super happy to hear! 
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    TheFlyGuy reacted to MMK in UofT Accepted/Rejected/Waitlisted 2021   
    Result: Accepted!! (St. George)
    Timestamp: 9:35
    wGPA/cGPA: 3.88/3.75
    MCAT: 519
    ECs: standard employment, research, academic awards. volunteering that was specific to my community 
    Essays:  worked a lot on these, really pushed on the lessons I learned and how my experiences shaped me as a person
    Interview: was fine, didn't feel amazing afterwards. I didn't connect too much with the prompts but made sure to incorporate personal stories
    Year: gap after UG
    Geography: IP
    Congrats to everyone who got an offer and good luck to those waiting! Need to choose between UofT and Mac (can't even believe I have a choice lol), kinda leaning towards UofT at the moment.
     
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from MDMD2021 in May 11 Countdown Party 2021!   
    HELL YEAH. Awesome job, super happy to hear! 
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from PreMed#219099 in May 11 Countdown Party 2021!   
    Far as I know it's always 2 weeks, so there's usually the biggest bulk of movement within the first 14 days. That said, some schools will let the waitlist move throughout the 2 weeks as people decline, whereas others will wait until the 2 weeks passes to begin letting the waitlist move (so for these schools around the 25th there'd be a massive chunk of movement). Best of luck in the wait, hope things work our for you!
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from MDMD2021 in May 11 Countdown Party 2021!   
    Far as I know it's always 2 weeks, so there's usually the biggest bulk of movement within the first 14 days. That said, some schools will let the waitlist move throughout the 2 weeks as people decline, whereas others will wait until the 2 weeks passes to begin letting the waitlist move (so for these schools around the 25th there'd be a massive chunk of movement). Best of luck in the wait, hope things work our for you!
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from reginageorge in May 11 Countdown Party 2021!   
    I wouldn’t read much into the button post-D-day regarding ButtonGate theories. It came and went before last year’s D-day before showing up for its intended purpose when the time came. Could be wrong, but I doubt the same glitch would happen two years in a row that specifically. Unless some folks have it and others don’t even now? 
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    TheFlyGuy got a reaction from Gm1001 in May 11 Countdown Party 2021!   
    Good luck friends. May the luck of the process be with you, and regardless of what happens don’t let the process define you. Everyone’s worked so hard to make it to this point and no one should ever forget that regardless of the outcome!
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