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  1. I feel like having a doctor as a director makes it easier for them to understand if you must change your plans mid-program or something. I asked two directors and they were very categorical of the 2 years implications and all for a master thesis (even about finishing the master part-time or during med school). This lead me to think it was pretty much usual for a director to refuse med applicants (or to ask them to post-pone their admission). Thank you for your posts, it showed that it is not a common situation!
  2. Hello, I can only talk about #1. I asked the admission last semester and they told me that for the pre-reqs they take your best grade into consideration, so if you re-do your chem1 for example and you have a better grade, they will only take the second one into consideration. So, I don't think you need to re-do ALL of your pre-reqs to have a better science-gpa, only the "worst" grades or something like that. And for the class, the easiest way I found is at a cegep. Where I went, you can take the whole sciences naturelles program in the evening & summer (but it was in french). If
  3. Hello! Here is the situation: I am finishing UG this year, next year I will be able to start a master degree. I am starting to receive responses and I am a little stuck with choosing the program, so I would like if some people could share their experiences (PM if you prefer). If you are in a research master (or PhD) and you are accepted after your first year (or 2nd, 3rd year for PhD), what do you do? You stop your ongoing program? Did you have an agreement with your PI? Or did you choose a "professional" or course-based master for that reason? easy to stop if you get accepted?
  4. Wish you the best of luck Hope you get accepted!!
  5. It's helping for sure! Thanks I would appreciate to have your impression of your results since we have a similar pathway, thank you so much for your help. Good luck!
  6. Hello! Thank you! Yes you are right we have a similar pathway, it's really encouraging to see and I will try to highlight my nursing experiences for sure! I won't have points for professional degree unfortunately, but I hope it will still be enough.Thank you for the tip on casper, what book did you use? Would you say it helped? I hope everything goes well for you since you just did your interviews! Good luck! Thank you all for your help it's seriously reeeaaallly encouraging
  7. Hi, I'm sorry, i am not a med student so for the whole process of admission, i'm clearly not the best to answer (and also for my english, not my first language). But from what I understand, what is important is not exactly what you did when you were 20, and 21, 22, etc. It's more how you present the situation, that you had obstacles, you overcame them, you worked hard, and now you have grown from your experiences and you have the maturity, the experiences and you truly know how the patients would feel in a given situation. And even if it's something that seems meaningless for you, can alw
  8. Thank you for your advice, veeery helpful! If I can ask, what kind of highlight did you use to make yourself stand out? Was it clinical, or more like a hobby? Thank you again everyone!
  9. Nice! Thank you for your input, really appreciate!! Another question. IF i'm incredibly lucky, beyond possible. Let's say they make a mistake, and i'm accepted next year. Is there an alternative instead of dropping the master (after 1 year)? Or can I finish it part time while doing my first/second year? During the summer maybe? Thanks again!
  10. True! IP, First time applying Casper: I will pass the casper test this year, I haven't done it yet. But when I will apply, it will be the second time. My first undergrad was a professional degree (gpa too low, about 3.3/4.3), my second is a microbiology program (gpa around 3.8/4 probably) EC: working as a nurse, some volunteering not a lot per week but since a veeery long time (10+ years), waiting for another possibility too. Few sports quite diverse, as hobbies, not competitive but started a long time ago. Music as a hobby also. Research: I have a few experience in re
  11. Hey! I don't know what to do next. I'm finishing my second undergrad, cGPA will probably be around 3.8/4, I am going to apply next year to Mcgill 1. What are my chances? 2. I don't know what to do next year, research master? Professional master? 1 year master? something else? I honestly don't know what are the best options to be considered as a better candidate for next year application!! Thank you all for your answers, best of luck!
  12. Hi everyone, I just calculated my wGPA for U of Ottawa and I am 0.013 to meet to cut-off... ;( Anyone knows how to gain that extra 0.013 GPA (I am ending my bachelor this year, so doing another year into this current bachelor's is not an option) Thanks!
  13. Hello! If i can ask, what kind of experiences do you have in order to be competitive? what did you do to make up for a lower GPA? Thanks!
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