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    dh. reacted to Kidbuu in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Accepted!
    IP (NB)
    GPA- 3.9
    MCAT- 510
    Will be declining Mun in favour of Dal
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    dh. reacted to eye_guy in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Accepted!
    IP (NS) 
    MCAT: 508
    GPA: Either 3.9 or 4.0 (Can't remember what it was converted to on the application)
    Second time applying after being waitlisted last year! Never give up!
     
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    dh. got a reaction from dankmeme in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Hey, thanks!
    By non-traditional, I mean that I don't have a pre-med or science background. I completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts (major in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts) in 2011. I bought textbooks and watched youtube videos to teach myself the MCAT material while working full-time.
    I highly recommend a gap year. Or two, or three, or ten. I'm biased, but I think a broad range of life experience is very helpful when it comes to understanding people and the challenges people face, and I believe that understanding and compassion are key to good primary care.
    Best of luck! 
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    dh. got a reaction from h.pylori in Acceptance letter release date?   
    Ha! That’s amazing! Congrats!!!
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    dh. reacted to h.pylori in Acceptance letter release date?   
    I received a quick reply.... and an acceptance !!!!
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    dh. got a reaction from Anaik in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Accepted!!
     
    IP (NS)
    GPA: 3.9
    MCAT: 509
     
    Lots of unusual but weirdly applicable work and volunteer experience. Very very nontrad applicant.
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    dh. got a reaction from TicTocDoc in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Hey, thanks!
    By non-traditional, I mean that I don't have a pre-med or science background. I completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts (major in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts) in 2011. I bought textbooks and watched youtube videos to teach myself the MCAT material while working full-time.
    I highly recommend a gap year. Or two, or three, or ten. I'm biased, but I think a broad range of life experience is very helpful when it comes to understanding people and the challenges people face, and I believe that understanding and compassion are key to good primary care.
    Best of luck! 
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    dh. reacted to 88risingsun in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Accepted!
    IP (NS)
    GPA: 4.0
    MCAT: 508
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    dh. reacted to dankmeme in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Did a double take when I saw that score...super high! Obviously no guarantees, but if I was in your shoes I wouldn't feel bad at all about that score - but I'm sure you knew that!
    Congrats everyone joining the Dal Med family   For those on the waitlist or who didn't get an offer this year, remember that each individual's path to medicine is different. For some, the road is a tiny bit longer, or is slightly more convoluted - but with dedication, hard work, and perseverance you can all get there!
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    dh. reacted to TicTocDoc in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Accepted!!!
    IP (NB)
    MCAT: 510 / GPA: 3.9
    Non-trad (10+ years working in tech / R&D)
    2nd year applying to various schools. No interviews last cycle.
    10+ years of various volunteering experiences in multiple sectors (sports, academia, innovation, community NGO's)
    interview experience: I actually had a lot of fun with it once the jitters wore off.
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    dh. got a reaction from LittleMonkey101 in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Accepted!!
     
    IP (NS)
    GPA: 3.9
    MCAT: 509
     
    Lots of unusual but weirdly applicable work and volunteer experience. Very very nontrad applicant.
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    dh. reacted to PrimaryCareful in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Accepted!!!
    OOP (Ontario)
    GPA: 3.9
    MCAT: 513
    First time applying and I thought it was a long shot as I don't have a maritime connection. I'm honestly shaking rn. It doesn't feel real. I am going to be accepting my spot. Goodluck to everyone else! 
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    dh. reacted to Colour_A in Acceptance letter release date?   
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    dh. reacted to Chels1267 in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    People who are accepted do not see their scores.
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    dh. reacted to themix in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Accepted! 
    OOP
    MCAT: 513
    GPA: 3.8 
    Finishing up MSc
    3rd time applying and finally paid off! Congrats to everyone else accepted and good luck to those on the waitlist and anyone who wasn't accepted this year. Don't lose hope.
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    dh. reacted to shel2323 in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Accepted! Second time applying, I was waitlisted last year.
    IP (NS) 
    MCAT: 504
    GPA: 3.7 
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    dh. reacted to Anaik in Accepted/Rejected/Deferred/Waitlisted for Current Applicants   
    Accepted!
     
    status: IP (NB)
    4.0/517
     
    lots of leadership (coaching, TA, president of student groups etc.) and some unique awards.
    Interview: all around I felt really great about it. Had a blast! Will update with more info later
    Also accepted at MUN, so got a decision to make! Leaning towards dal.
     
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    dh. reacted to MedicineLCS in How will COVID-19 affect applicants this upcoming cycle?   
    Is there a plan that is truly fair to everyone? I don't think so. 
    Let's say everyone adopts a "ignore the semester" philosophy. As noted, some people feel that it's unfair to them because they worked hard, but this semester isn't really great at accomplishing what school's use GPA for; a longterm indication of your ability to handle learning concepts while busy with courses and life/ECs. Yes, it's nice that your GPA would increase, but Corona ruins the predictive power of this which is why schools use it (and to winnow their applicant pool, in all fairness). Let's also think about how the changes at different schools have been applied differently. I've had profs inflate grades by making up cancelled midterms by adding the weight of the cancelled midterm to the highest grade items. Is this fair to you and others if I reapply with a semester with  more A+s than normal (potentially 5 straight A+s) because of this? Not really. What about easier cheating in online classes? Not every institution is doing a great job; I've had midterm averages jump up 10-15% in most of my courses. Is it fair to assume everyone who did well this semester was cheating? No, but schools can't rule it out. The predictive value of this semester is not great. 
    Now let's look at "optional use it/don't policy for the semester". You did well, so you opt to use your semester. Good for you (notwithstanding the reasons above why this matters less, which are significant). So you did well, but guess what, so will be everyone else who chooses to use grades, making your achievements less notable. Ultimately, this is a zero sum game, and if people can choose to use/not use their grades watch your average GPA go up. What about the individual course option (if some school allowed it)? How are schools supposed to adjudicate this? So you P/F some courses, but not others, should schools let you use that semester? Is it fair to let someone use a semester's grades when they may have had the opportunity after seeing their grades to switch all the marks they want to P/F? Absolutely not. On the flip side, can we really judge someone for doing this? What about someone who had small children at home, sudden changes to the grading scale that hurt instead of helped them, or suffered from reduced mental health because they were shut-in or actually had a family member or themselves suffer from it and wanted to reduce their schoolwork burden while safeguarding their time and money investment? Are we going to make them all fill out academic explanations essays (increasing admin work) to accomplish the same aim as the other (ignore it) option? Now let's take another scenario, someone is at a mandatory P/F institution, is it fair to them to let you use your grades when this decision was made for them? There have been so many different responses that schools would be swamped trying to come up with a catch all policy that isn't ignore it.
    The easiest option, and universal option, is to take the Dal and UofA route. Does it hurt some people, sure, but what option doesn't? I'm fortunate to be in a student-facing role and I've heard many stories of people hurt by the switch to online and social isolation. Optional also has issues, and the current policies on P/F definitely are not going to work. 
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    dh. reacted to Kidbuu in Acceptance letter release date?   
    Here’s to hoping it’s this week!
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    dh. reacted to Chels1267 in Acceptance letter release date?   
    I'll jump on board anyone's crazy train theories at this point lol.
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    dh. reacted to ramjagsingh in Acceptance letter release date?   
    Tinfoil hat is on, let's do this
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    dh. reacted to Jessletmein in Acceptance letter release date?   
    Anyone else thinking it could be today? I'm reaching.... but if they DO in fact meet on Wednesdays they could have finalized virtually yesterday and be setting up the emails for release this afternoon (recall last year they released on a Thursday afternoon) ... would be soooo nice for everyone involved to know before the "holiday weekend".... I might just be losing it and want it so bad I'm making crazy theories but really its been weeks since they postponed and if it is true that they had raw scores why is it taking so long to tie up loose ends... you'd think with everything else they likely have on their plates they'd want this task out of the way ASAP..... A girl can dream right?
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    dh. reacted to Anaik in Accepted/rejected/waitlisted/deferred (Current applicants)   
    Status: NB applicant
    Accepted
    timestamp: 9 am ish
    GPA: 93% (I think... too lazy to check)
    mcat: 517
    ECs: a lot of leadership (coaching, tutoring, student groups on campus). And always worked.
    interview: Had a blast at the traditional, MMI was good minus one station.
     
    super excited, but I think dal is my #1 choice right now so also hoping to hear from them soon.
     
    congrats to everyone accepted!
     
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    dh. reacted to RepresentativeSalad in Acceptance letter release date?   
    I probably wouldn't envy the classes ahead who are having their education significantly disrupted by this pandemic... 
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    dh. got a reaction from takasugi in .   
    Suppose you are a family physician who is beginning to see more and more cases of what appears to be COVID-19. There is currently no cure, and no vaccine. However, a small unreplicated study suggests a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin may improve patient outcomes.
    The use of these drugs has not been approved for this purpose, and further studies are underway but so far incomplete. The president of the United States, along with other influential members of society, have widely praised this drug combination (without adequate proof), and some of your patients have started asking for it.
    These drugs are easily ordered, but already some parts of the world are facing shortages—and they're needed to treat other serious diseases.
    Your colleague suggests ordering a small stockpile, just in case the research shows these drugs help your patients. He also suggests keeping some for personal use.
     
    What do you do?
     
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/sanctions-canadian-doctors-experimental-drugs-1.5511244
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