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  1. I believe that applies to the entrance bursaries, which you have to apply for on Minerva. OP was asking about Med entrance scholarships which are “automatically” awarded according to their website.
  2. I'm from Montreal, and I just wanted to say to everyone not to worry too much about finding a place. Finding a place in Montreal is very easy (it may be less easy after July 1st), but most students who move to Montreal for the first time make the move in August or September anyways (and it may be easier this fall since many new undergrad students won't be making the move). Montreal is a very student friendly city and it'll be pretty easy and affordable to find a place here whichever month it is
  3. Can someone post such table's number or the link to that data? I have been able to find every other piece of data except this specific one...
  4. You're right in the sense that my initial commet was vague.; I never meant that the competition was among the medical students themselves. Since this was posted in the medical students forums, I didn't worry too much about promoting false stereotypes since I assumed most people here are familiar with U of T's medical school. Your explanation about the curriculum and academies is certainly helpful for who are unfamilair with U of T. I simply didn't appreciate how you called my comment evidenceless and assumed I was feeding into negative/false stereotypes.
  5. I am very well aware about the differences between undergrad and med culture at U of T, and you don’t need to explain to me the differences between the two. Since you’re an incoming student yourself, I wouldn’t necessarily 100% trust your perspective on the school either. Of course, the upper med students will not tell you that U of T is competitive, they are happy, and I assure you almost every med student is satisfied with their medical school (not just U of T, but likely every other medical school in Canada). When I said U of T is competitive, I didn’t mean that everyone is a gunn
  6. The gunner mentality itself doesn't hurt your chances, it's just an issue with higher chances of dealing with annoying people like you said lol. U of T would definitely not hurt your chances for competitive residencies.
  7. U of T is known for research, and being extremely competitive. U of T students are also more likely to be gunners compared to any other school (this is fuelled by how the curriculum is structured and student mentality).
  8. We need to respond by June 10th (so in two weeks)
  9. I found this! https://www.mcgill.ca/ugme/mdcm-curriculum-joint-programs/special-notices-covid-19-updates-ugme/faq With this in mind, perhaps it's best to prepare for living in Montreal for the fall...
  10. Also 10:29 (posting on behalf of a friend). Although this could be by alphabetical order btw...
  11. Yes, Toronto has more hospitals, but it is also more competitive to get opportunities. When it comes to doing electives and residency, all of Ontario students (and the country) will have their eyes on Toronto, which may not work in your favour and may make it harder for you to stand out. For competitive specialties, this will suck because you may not benefit from the home-school advantage as much as you would benefit from the home-school advantage at McGill. So in a sense, one could also argue that it would be easier to network at McGill when compared to Toronto. Also, I'm not sure a
  12. Yes, Toronto has more hospitals, but it is also more competitive to get opportunities. When it comes to doing electives and residency, all of Ontario students (and the country) will have their eyes on Toronto, which may not work in your favour and may make it harder for you to stand out. For competitive specialties, this will suck because you may not benefit from the home-school advantage as much as you would benefit from the home-school advantage at McGill. So in a sense, one could also argue that it would be easier to network at McGill when compared to Toronto. Also, I'm not sure abou
  13. I agree! The mentality that a certain applicant only got in because they were X certainly exists, and it is horrible and it undermines the accomplishments of said applicant. If I were to have any reservations about this program, it'd be because of the small number of people who pose or "pretend" to be a certain group just to gain a statistical advantage in the admissions process.
  14. I see, I apologize for the mistake in numbers. Thank you for correcting my mistake. Thank you for sharing your experience. As I mentioned earlier in my previous comments, I absolutely believe that there is underrepresentation in medicine. I am aware of those additional factors and I am not arguing against the existence of the program. I just had to raise the question against the statistics of applicants admitted under BSAP. 17 offers were made, and I am guessing that the number of people invited for interviews was significantly higher than 17. Given that the acceptance rate
  15. I agree, many applicants may worry about bias against their ECs if they were heavily involved in the black community. Also, not that it matters that much, but I'm pretty sure in that PDF the number of applicants was between 50 and 60. I also don't fully understand how such applicants could hesitate to apply to U of T. A med school applicant has high grades, already took the MCAT, and spent so much time and effort for at least +3 years. At that point, how and why would they be "hesitant" to apply to U of T? I agree that there needs to be more representation in medicine, but I cannot belie
  16. Not commenting on what the previous poster said, but I do not believe this is the case. BSAP applicants need to meet the requirements like everyone else (minimum MCAT score and GPA), but they are assessed against one another in a parallel applicant pool. Another note is that, the year before BSAP was established, there was only one black student among 259 (which is unacceptable). The following year after the program's founding, there was about 50 BSAP applicants, of which 18 applicants were offered admission.
  17. Take a look at the AFMC report. This is the case with every Med school in Ontario. Successful applicants tend to get accepted at multiple places and the waitlist moves quite a lot (least movement is for U of T, ~100 seats movement for other Ontario schools).
  18. Look up data published by AFMC. 100 people were offered and registered, 98 declined their offers (most likely accepted somewhere else).
  19. That’s false. The waitlist literally moves at least about 100 seats every year.
  20. I want to end up working in Toronto. Reason is proximity to family and old friends, and also I like living in a big city.
  21. How significant is the home school advantage (when applying to residency) at U of T? I have the option of attending medical school at my home province (which will be much cheaper than attending U of T). Given that I want to do my residency in Toronto, people have been saying that it’d be best to just go to Toronto now to increase the likelihood of matching there afterwards. Since going to Toronto would incur a lot more debt, I’m wondering if this homeschool advantage would be worth it.
  22. Exactly. Moreover, with a LOC you'll accumulate a lot of interest over the years so it really should be considered a last resort
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